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Archive for June, 2009

I find myself in a trend where I have learned something about myself, I would rather give up some benefits and spend a little extra money to support things and people I believe in.  A sense of community is always a plus.

Quick examples:

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I was at the gym today and had an interested passing conversation with one of the employees. A few of us were standing around joking with each other and someone mentioned I was a pastor. He said, in a jubilant way, “Me and Jesus are tight! We’re connected!”

I asked him in a more serious way, “Cool – How?”

It really threw him for a loop. He stumbled a bit and said “I don’t know. We just are.”

I told him the same thing I would tell you if you had this uncertainty….there is only way to be tight with Christ. He did all the hard work to make it easy for us.

“But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming: That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.” Romans 10: 8-10

There you go…..that’s the start of a beautiful relationship. Again, it’s the start but there is so much more! However, that would be a whole new blog…..that’s all I wanted to cover on this one.

See ya soon! Blessings!

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We will be going through the book “The Bible: the Smart Guide of the Bible” as a resource tool to skim through the whole context of the Bible over the summer. This study is designed to give you a good contextual feel for the over all story of God’s redemptive plan.

This study will be on Tuesday nights at 7:00pm at The Shepherd’s Fellowship. To make sure you have the latest details, visit the on-line calender for the church.

Here’s the product description for the book….

Product Description
The Bible is the best-selling book in history, but it can also be hard to understand. The Smart Guide to the Bible: The Bible guides you through all 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, so you can see both the big picture and the Divine details that support and carry forth God’s master plan. From “In the beginning” to the final “Amen” you will gain the knowledge, confidence, and clarifications you’ve always wanted about God’s words to you.

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OK – it’s been awhile so I thought I’d jump back in with something that became clear to me while working on the sermon for last week……. Unity is natural (in the spiritual realm). If you want the Scriptural reference for what I’m about to babble about, it is Ephesians 4: 1-16.

The first hint to this fact was in verse 3 which is “make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace”. This statement not only assumes unity as the starting point that takes effort to keep, but the unity is natural when rooted in the Holy Spirit.

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