Beach Party Wash-out! (let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love)

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. - …

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applying some thought, imagination, and creative intention to spiritual growth

Brothers and sisters, we have confidence that we can enter the holy of holies by means of Jesus’ blood, through a new and living way that he opened up for us through the curtain, which is his body, and we have a great high priest over God’s house. Therefore, let’s draw near with a genuine heart …

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Why worship – “together” – is still critical to being Church!

We should think about each other to see how we can encourage each other to show love and do good works. We must not quit meeting together, as some are doing. No, we need to keep on encouraging each other. This becomes more and more important as you see the Day getting closer. - Hebrews 10:24-25 …

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Sunday on vacation – no reason to skip worship

To be honest, it's always mystified me why church attendance goes down in the summer. Sure, when you're on a boat it's impossible to show up at church building; but the majority of the time, no matter where we are, there's pretty much nothing that can stop us from gathering with some community of faith, some church, some body of believers.