This coming Sunday we are going to be celebrating what we have learned during our 40 Day All Church Spiritual Growth campaign. I used Google to check my memory, the irony of which will soon be apparent. I typed the word anamnesis into the search bar. That didn't work. Google's algorithms haven't yet figured out that I'm more interested in Greek transliteration than obscure illnesses. Before standing up and walking to use my Greek dictionary, I switched to the app Google Tra
I have recently started reading through the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, and just finished The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. I came across a wonderful part of the story where Aslan, Susan, and Lucy are celebrating the fact that Aslan has come back from the dead. Now, it is important to mentioned that Aslan is a Lion. Lewis described how they were playing tag, rolling around, and generally goofing off. Then in a fit of giggling and panting they lay together on the gr
This week’s theme for our All-Church Spiritual Growth Campaign is ‘Discipleship.’ The substance of this lesson is that we are created to become like Christ. We are created to become Holy – to become Whole. These two words are not just related phonetically.
I was recently having a conversation with someone about integrity; the definition is ‘ the state of being whole; entire – undiminished.’ Integrity also comes from the word ‘integer’ – a whole number. A whole num
Today, we are exactly halfway through our All Church Spiritual Growth campaign, 40 Days of Purpose. So far we have examined three topics:
1. Life's biggest question, “What on Earth am I here for?”
2. Our first purpose: to worship God,
3. Our second purpose: to participate in Fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Three purposes remain: Discipleship, Ministry and Evangelism/Mission.
Over the last 20 days, 16 groups with 140 members, have been engaged in con