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The Last Word

This coming weekend we are beginning our “Not So Superhero” sermon series and our staff is very excited. Why? Because everybody loves superheroes! Superheroes have amazing special powers. Some are faster than a speeding bullet. Others can fly, swing from tall buildings, or have mastered incredible new technologies. What our favorite superheroes have in common is that they all put their powers…

The Last Word

Rabbi Harold Kushner once wrote, “In a society that segregates the old from the young, the rich from the poor, the successful from the struggling, the house of worship represents one place where the barriers fall and we all stand equal before God.” I’m always amazed at the diversity of people in churches – especially churches that are thriving and growing. It’s…

The Last Word

I’ve been enjoying Ken Burn’s “The Roosevelt’s” this week on TV. As often happens when I learn the details of history, I see the hand of God at work. I’ve heard it said, “A country gets the leaders it deserves.” But from my perspective, sometimes we get the right leaders at the right time. And God is able to use even our…

The Last Word

For those of you who are tied up with work or other responsibilities during the week, I can assure you there’s always something going on at First Christian Church. Right now, the line dancers are keeping fit in our fellowship hall (and obviously having a lot of fun doing so). There’s a crew of volunteers working on the new family/handicapped accessible bathroom…

The Last Word

I’ve seen it many times on church signs: “What is missing from ch__ch? UR!” That’s a cute way of saying that everybody has a place in the church and when you’re absent, you are missed. But for the Apostle Paul, this wasn’t something trivial. It was a serious spiritual issue. He described the church as a human body and each member as…

The Last Word

This week our annual Stewardship Devotional guide and faith card for 2015 were mailed out (if you didn’t receive one, call or pick one up in the church office). The theme for this year is “Test and See That the Lord is Good,” which is a mash-up of Malachi 3:10, “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse… Test me in this and…

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I just read an article in the New York Times that begins: “ONE of the most striking scientific discoveries about religion in recent years is that going to church weekly is good for you. Religious attendance boosts the immune system and decreases blood pressure. It may add as much as two to three years to your life.” My unscientific intuition is that…

The Last Word

When the Disciples of Christ movement rolled across the country in the early and mid-1800s, one of the central messages was that even though we are different from one another in many ways, we are all a part of Christ’s church. It was an idea that echoed Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians: “For just as the body is one and has many…