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Weekly Blog

Remember the Poor

Posted by Roger Hendricks on

In Luke’s Gospel, the author mentions the poor more than any of the other Gospel writers.  As Luke describes the beginning of Jesus earthly ministry, he records the following mission statement:  “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring...

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The Need for Guides and Mentors

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In the Book of Acts (an inspired description of the early Christian Church), we are introduced to a young follower of Jesus, named Timothy.  Timothy, who became an apprentice of the Apostle Paul, would later become a significant 2nd Generation Christian Leader.   We are introduced to...

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Next Generation Disciple

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In the Apostle Paul’s letters recorded in the Bible, he introduces Titus as a mission partner and apprentice that Paul was grooming to be a Next Generation Leader.  Paul specifically mentions that Titus was Greek and not Jewish.  In a very real way, Titus represents the Next...

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Purpose in Marriage

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This past week, I started reading an excellent book written by Francis and Lisa Chan entitled “You and Me Forever.” It is subtitled, “Marriage in Light of Eternity.” The introduction grabbed me when I read … “People accuse me of going overboard in preparing...

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Thoughts on Coaching

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We know in the world of athletics that so often the effectiveness of a team begins with the Coaching Staff.  As we consider the important role of leadership within a church, we can draw some important parallels between church and sports.   The Apostle Peter wrote the following...

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Ultimate Victory (Salvation in Christ)

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In it only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water, and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God.  It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus...

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New Approach to Sharing Faith

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It is so important to embrace a humble, submissive approach to all relationships (marriage and family, at school or at work, and in recreational settings) and yet the Apostle Peter says it should also impact the way we share our faith with others … or as we typically say around Southwest...

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The Disciple and Government

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Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. For it is God’s will that by doing good you...

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Living with Hope

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"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This...

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Reflections at the Beginning of New Year

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During our Christmas Eve/Day Service last weekend, we looked at the first 14 verses of John 1 … and as follow up let’s look at three important verses following the announcement that the Son of God Became Human.  John writes …   16 From his abundance we have...

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