You’ll Be Counting Stars

This week the Promises Kept series was all about Abraham's backstory--or the prequel, if you will. Here's a recap of all things Abraham. If you haven't listened to this week's episode of the new podcast, get the story here. Counting Stars Here's the "official" Abraham playlist. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2XVV8cBSELvgEAcXnzjc7x?si=uuUbTHFiRU-Abh2NPtAOyg This week's message. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOnExiF0DZ0 I hope you feel you know a little more about Abraham and have found some encouragement in this story of ...

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It’s August in America

It's August, y'all. Who thought this is where we'd be...in August? I still remember when churches had to cancel in-person Easter services and I thought, "well, at least this will make for some really fantastic Pentecost services." For those of you not familiar with the church calendar, Pentecost comes seven weeks after Easter--so of course, that didn't happen. But August? Really? Here we are debating whether or not kids should (or ...

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Looking for Jesus…or not

Take a listen to this song from Kate Campbell. It's one of her best. https://youtu.be/7xkaSNQJ_3o If you check out chapter 24 of Luke (which you can do in about five minutes in this handy video from the Bible Project), you'll see that it starts with people who are looking for Jesus, then some that have given up on looking for Jesus and then are totally surprised when Jesus shows up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb24Lk1Oh5M I ...

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No Direct Flight to Bethlehem

It's the second Sunday of Advent. The time is drawing nigh. Houses are being decorated. Christmas cards are being addressed. Menus are being planned. Cantatas and children's pageants are being rehearsed. Budgets are starting to strain, and nerves are beginning to frazzle. We swore last year that we wouldn’t do it again. We would not spend our weekends and evenings elbowing through crowds or driving around in the rain searching ...

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He’ll Meet You There

 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the tomb. 2 Look, there was a great earthquake, for an angel from the Lord came down from heaven. Coming to the stone, he rolled it away and sat on it.3 Now his face was like lightning and his clothes as white as snow.4 The guards were so terrified of him that ...

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Fishing for People

This Sunday's scripture reading and message Mark 1:14-20 New International Version (NIV) 14 After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. 15 “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” 16 As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were ...

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