Everyone seems to be missing the point: another “facepalm Jesus” column

Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he had compassion for them because they were troubled and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Matthew 9:36 So I failed - at least three times - trying to navigate one of those "follow these easy steps to make a meme" website. But I do at least have the …

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Going 7 for 29: stop lights and this critical moment we’re living in

- Rebekah & Derek go to church Last summer (and into the fall) after Rebekah retired and we launched our epic "Derek & Rebekah Go to Church" series, we visited congregations all over The Triangle. We went because we love God, we went because we believe public worship is not just a sacred duty but …

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This week is a pilgrimage (or it could be…)

 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes …

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Making travel plans – so excited!!

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.    The world and all its people belong to him. For he laid the earth’s foundation on the seas    and built it on the ocean depths.Psalm 24 I am pleased to report this morning that I am excited - giddy, almost - about the fact that Rebekah and I have some …

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Encouraging words, right when we need them:

- North Carolina writer Derek Maul This morning I turned on my computer to read a notice that said, essentially: "I know you only had a few minutes to write before heading out today, but you need to finish the new operating system instal you thought you'd already done during the night. This should take …

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Passion is a sure sign of life (if I were teaching Sunday school this week)

First, this important PSA: Let me know if you are interested in this "If I were teaching Sunday School this weekend" segment. I skipped it last week and I'm not sure that anyone noticed! If I Were Teaching - Week #4 Let’s start with links to the first three weeks. “New Weekly Feature” – introduces …

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Putting Jesus into Practice

“Stop collecting treasures for your own benefit on earth, where moth and rust eat them and where thieves break in and steal them. Instead, collect treasures for yourselves in heaven, where moth and rust don’t eat them and where thieves don’t break in and steal them. Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."- Matthew …

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My last Wednesday men’s group…

- After my last Wednesday men's meeting But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the …

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Trying on the new label: “BCoGaAoG”

For he is the complete fullness of deity living in human form. And our own completeness is now found in him. We are completely filled with God as Christ’s fullness overflows within us. He is the Head of every kingdom and authority in the universe! - Colossians 2:9-10 This summer there is an interesting shift in alignment surrounding …

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WFPC’s 2021 Confirmation Class are Commissioned to Shine

- 12 Youth joined WFPC via confirmation this week “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same …

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