Another letter day in our church this morning. We wrapped up a month-long series on four of the letters from Paul to the churches in the New Testament. Today’s letter was his encouragement to the church in Phillipi, aka, Philippians. The overall theme we focused on today was Paul’s declaration that we should run for the highest prize. Here are the highlights (and lowlights)
There are days that a team just feels a bit out of synch. That was our locker room yesterday. It started with an unusually large number of our team being gone on various trips for a variety of perfectly normal and legitimate reasons. But there is a tangible difference when many of your teammates are missing. The energy level is different, the level of enthusiasm is somewhat diminished. The environment created for guests is effected.
I grew up in SC… Mother’s Day usually looks like a much warmer version of Easter. People are dressed in bright colors and enjoying brilliant sunshine. They smile as they think how wonderful the day will be as they enjoy a wonderful morning together in church and then pray that they will be fortunate enough [...]
How can a church without a pastor reach out and change its community? And why is this particular church meeting in a nightclub? The answer to both questions is creativity and vision. Mark Doebler, or Coach Mark as he prefers to be called, is the shepherd of The Grove Church in Peoria, Illinois. This three-and-a-half-year-old [...]
In our last installment on this topic, we established how critically important the family is for every man. That in the end, his family is his legacy above all else. It would seem that our obligations as men are so high that we will never live up to them. C. S. Lewis, as always, said [...]