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A Chosen People

The church is not a religious institution, it is not a service provider, and it is not a retail outlet: it is a community of faith. The word for church in the Bible is “ecclesia” from which we get the word “ecclesiastical.” It comes from to other Greek words “eke” for out, and “kleisis” for a calling. When the Bible calls us the ecclesia, it is calling us “The called-out community”. That is why verse 9 says “he has called us out of darkness into his wonderful light. The “Ecclesia” is not an organization or an institution; it literally means a gathering of the people – a gathering of God’s people! Church is not a place – it is a people. Continue reading

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Just be a Christian…

“When we seek out that which is lost, we are loving our neighbor as we love ourselves and valuing people as God values them. If we as the Church keep this as our core focus and mission, we will never … Continue reading

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“Miracle” product

WD-40 is almost a miracle product.? Here is what it says it can do on the back of the package. Remove black heel marks, scuff marks and crayon from washable surfaces. Quiet squeaks. Lubricate drawers, windows, toys, snaps, zippers and … Continue reading

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As an instrument in the Kingdom symphony

“Make no mistake about it, this drama and this Kingdom’s agenda is at the center of the meaning of cosmic history and your own individual story. Like a grand conductor who calls in the flutes at just the right time, … Continue reading

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Purpose of Prayer

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Prayer: What we learn from Paul

Prayer serves many purposes in our lives. In the first message of this series we looked at how prayer changes our focus but another purpose is that prayer also changes our actions. Continue reading

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