Apr 23 2014

Greater Things Are Yet To Be Done: 40 Day Walk With God — April 23, 2014

Day 3– CONGREGATIONAL EXCELLENCE 1 John 4:7-12 Dear friends, let’s love each other, because love is from God, and everyone who loves is born from God and knows God. The person who doesn’t love does not know God, because God is love. This is how the love of God is revealed to us: God has […]

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Apr 23 2014

ClergySpirit: Wake Up to God’s Love

It’s time to wake upBut your dead will live, LORD; their bodies will rise– let those who dwell in the dust wake up and shout for joy– your dew is like the dew of the morning; the earth will give birth to her dead. Isaiah 26:19 But all things become v…

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Apr 23 2014

Begin Again: Awake to the Imago Dei

“The only power that can effect transformations of the order is love. It remained for the 20th century to discover that locked within the atom is the energy of the sun itself. For this energy to be released, the atom must be bombarded from without. So too, locked in every human being is a store…

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Apr 23 2014

The Heart Of The Matter: The Power Of Showing Up

Here’s the skill set I needed earlier this week for my most impactful ministry moments since Easter:   The ability to drive.   A sense of direction.  The patience to sit for an hour.I didn’t have to go to seminary for any of th…

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Apr 22 2014

Simply Sherri: It’s often taboo to talk about this but here it goes!

Our church recently finished our annual stewardship campaign.  I’m not on the finance committee, so at this point I have no idea how it went as far as pledges go.  To me, it seemed like a fairly soft campaign and I can understand why… kind of……

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Apr 22 2014

United Methodist Worship: Ordination, Pneumatology and Ontology, Part 3: Ordination and Sacramental Authority

Ordination”Pour upon (Name) the Holy Spirit for the office and work/ministry of a deacon/elder/bishop in Christ’s holy church.” While we may have come to a greater level of comfort acknowledging God’s decisive “Yes” to our prayer for the outpouring of …

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