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Missional, Incarnational Community…

In the movie Superman Returns, Superman comes to see Lois and explains why he left and came back.  He takes Lois for a flight through the night sky high above the earth.  As they hover, Superman says: S: What do you hear? L: Nothing. S: I hear everything.... S: You wrote "The world does not need a Savior, but every day I hear people crying out for one." Isn't that so true.  If you have [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:56+00:00 March 20th, 2009|Church, Discipleship, Love, Mission, Relationships, TLM Blog|5 Comments

ReThink Church: Pt 4 – What is our mission?

This has been an incredible journey for me to this point.  We have finished our last week in this series at The Dwelling Place, but have only begun to scratch the surface of how this all applies to us practically as the church.  Our goal was to lay a firm foundation for our ecclesiology.  I believe the first layer has been laid well.  It's now up to all of us to act as wise builders [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:56+00:00 March 18th, 2009|Church, Discipleship, Love, Mission, TLM Blog|1 Comment

ReThink Church: Pt 3 – What is Community?

In this 3rd week of rethinking church we are looking at The church as a community.  The word community itself tells us something about the church.  It is a common unity. "And all that believed were together, and had all things common..."     Acts 2:44 Throughout the scriptures we find the community of God's people who together share their faith and lives in common.  The description God most often gives to this community of believer and [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:57+00:00 March 13th, 2009|Church, Discipleship, Love, Mission, Relationships, TLM Blog|7 Comments

ReThink Church: Pt 2.3 Worship is "Giving All"…

"I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship."   Romans 12:1 In our relationship with Jesus, He gave us all and it cost God everything.  To Him, relationship with us was worth it.  In His presence I become aware of my need for His grace and He holds nothing back.  He lavishes His love and [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:57+00:00 March 11th, 2009|Church, Discipleship, Love, music, TLM Blog, Worship|2 Comments

Honor…

"Outdo one another in showing honor."               Romans 12:10 ESV In I Corinthians 12:22-27 it tells us that God places the members of the body where He desires and bestows greater honor on those who lack it so that there is no division in the body and that we can have the same care for one another.  If one member is honored we all get to rejoice together as well as if one suffers, we all [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:57+00:00 February 17th, 2009|Family, Leadership, Love, Mission, Relationships, TLM Blog|5 Comments