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Fall Ministry Begins!

The first of September is always an exciting time at First Christian Church! For one, we are just coming down from the high of Disciples Together Worship. A little more than a week ago, we had 414 people from all four of our worship services make the trek to Rand Park for a beautiful day…

Disciples Together!

I’m always a little anxious about doing something out of the ordinary at church – like picking up four completely different worship services and combining them together outdoors in a park! Not only are there often logistical and technological challenges, but it can be disconcerting for people who are used to doing the same thing…

The Last Word

This past Sunday, we began a two-week sermon series called “The Power of 12 Revisited” exploring Romans 12.  Last fall, we kicked off the year with a similar series on 1 Corinthians 12.  In both of these chapters, Paul addresses the importance of believers working together in love in the body of Christ.  It seems providential that both of these chapters lifting up…

The Last Word

As I write this week’s column, the General Assembly of the Christian Church is already well underway.  I’ve had the opportunity to attend amazing worship services and challenging workshops. Something I’m hearing over and over again is that we can no longer afford to wait in our buildings for people to come to us.  In the same way Jesus and his disciples…

The Last Word

We’ve been in our home off of River Road now for about 2 ½ years.  The first summer, we noticed a few hummingbirds would stop by our window to inform us the previous owners had been thoughtful enough to put out feeders for them.  This summer, we finally got with the program and have been enjoying watching them come and go ever…

The Last Word

For the past year or so, I’ve been following a new show called “Turn: Washington’s Spies.”  It tells the story of the Revolutionary War from the perspective of ordinary people (many of them civilians) who helped win America’s freedom.  The show is based on actual historical figures. As I’ve watched the dramatic inner workings of America’s Revolution, I get the same feeling…

The Last Word

During the summer months, some things on our church calendar take a break.  For instance, Wednesday night L.I.F.E. Groups and youth groups won’t start up again until September.  However, other things take off!  Indeed, summer might just be the best season of the year to see the heart of First Christian Church at work. I believe one of the reasons God has blessed…

The Last Word

The other day I ran across a word I’d never seen before: “lifewithoutspacemakesnosense.” Of course, it didn’t take me long to realize the spaces had been left out.  Add the spaces back in and you have the makings of a great sermon: “life without space makes no sense.” As we enter into the summer months, many of us will make time for…

The Last Word

Pentecost seems to be one Christian holiday Hallmark just doesn’t know what to do with.  Christmas has Santa and Easter has the Easter bunny – but what about poor Pentecost.  I read about one preacher who went out shopping on the Friday before Pentecost and noticed there was no indication whatsoever that there were only two shopping days left until Pentecost.  He…

The Last Word

We are in the midst of updating our church website and I was given the job of writing the “Who We Are” section.  It has turned out to be more difficult than I thought it would be.  Do I focus on the variety of worship services we offer?  Do I highlight the amazing music we have at all our services?  How about…