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Pastor's Note November 20, 2017

Psalm 121

Like the bricks that make a building, each one has its responsibility for the integrity and function of the entire building. So it is with the local church body. 266 more words

Pastor's Notes

United In Christ

In chapter three in of Nehemiah, at first glance you we read about a unique situation, Israel was working together to rebuild the wall. This task was not small as the perimeter around the city of Jerusalem consisted of almost 2 ½ miles of destroyed wall with multiple gates that needed to be rebuilt. 992 more words

Christian Life

On Tithing: Some nuance we all can use

Two of the things that contribute to faulty interpretation of the bible are; quoting it out of context, and ignoring the Spirit of the letter. These two have influenced a great deal of the conclusions reached in the most recent episode of the perennial debate about tithing. 2,127 more words

Personal Faith

One Mind: United

Topic Scripture:  “… Encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace.  And the God of love and peace will be with you.”   2 Corinthians 13:11… 431 more words

Insight

Between Me and You

Wednesday:

During one of my favorite college courses, my professor asked the class, “Where do you end and another person begin?”  It was a pastoral care course and she was genuinely asking for us to point out the specific spot where we draw the border between “me” and “you.” 382 more words

Devotions

PRIESTLY PEOPLE

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary TimeLectionary: 151

Reading 1 MAL 1:14B-2:2B, 8-10
A great King am I, says the LORD of hosts,

and my name will be feared among the nations. 911 more words

Missal

within (orthodox) Christianity thinking outside the lines

I was recently musing with someone over the thought that it would be nice if there was just one church in the world which let people disagree on a host of things, but was intact and centered in what the Bible is centered in: the gospel. 441 more words