“Derek and Rebekah go to church, continued…”

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.1 Corinthians 15:58 - public worship tells the story! Last week, full with excitement and celebration and tradition and so much more, …

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If we do Lent right then we won’t get Easter wrong!

 As the time approached when Jesus was to be taken up into heaven, he determined to go to Jerusalem.Luke 9:51 Plan ahead and order now: My calendar tells me we are fast approaching the season of Lent, the weeks leading up to Palm Sunday, Holy Week, Good Friday, and the explosively joyful celebration that is …

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Easter Sunday 2021 – Meeting Jesus in Galilee

But [the young man] said to them, “Don’t be alarmed! You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised. He isn’t here. Look, here’s the place where they laid him. Go, tell his disciples, especially Peter, that he is going ahead of you into Galilee. You will see him there, …

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Grandkids: packing a full week of action into twenty-four hours!

My job as Grandaddy Derek is to love David and Beks with the cumulative love of all these decades, to nurture them spiritually in ways I'm only now beginning to grow into, and to share with them the stories I couldn't possibly have known thirty years ago because I had yet to live them.

it’s still the 8th day of creation!

DON'T MISS OUT! Seriously, folks; don't miss the opportunity for vibrant worship, dynamic fellowship, beautiful community, and the opportunity to serve God. This is Jesus we're talking about, the one who not only defeated death but invites each one of us to participate in a new kind of life!

Images of Resurrection – Easter 2016

Easter 2016 turned out to be yet another amazing celebration of resurrection here in Wake Forest! I'm with my grandchildren in Richmond this morning for extended birthday fun, so today's post will simply comprise a collection of images from Wake Forest Presbyterian Church. There is no greater testimony to new life in and through Jesus …

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planting resurrection trees for Easter morning

 "So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!" - 2 Corinthians 5:17 Blessed Resurrection Morning! Rebekah and I have a tradition over the Easter weekend. We started this back in Pensacola, and we've found it's a beautiful way to deal with the …

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