κοινωνία – the invitational heart of the gospel – “Come”

God's arms open wide; the Creator's generous heart receptive to everyone who walks through the doors; the faith community speaking God's "Yes" with a distinct clarity into a world where affirmation is sometimes scarce; the invitation of Jesus in all its simplicity and power: come, everyone who is carrying any kind of a burden.

let’s not waste this opportunity to live!

 The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. - John 10:10 I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of. - John 10:10 (The Message) Looking back, my past few posts have …

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living victory in a messed up world

But when I am afraid,     I will put my trust in you.   I praise God for what he has promised.     I trust in God, so why should I be afraid?     What can mere mortals do to me? - Psalm 56:3-4 "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In …

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Why church is the right place to be even if you can’t imagine being a believer

I am a Pilgrim in Progress: I want this morning's post to stand (without any arm-twisting or guilt or leverage) as a persuasive invitation to let everything else go for a few hours, to show up at a church in your community, and to simply place yourself/ourselves in the presence of God. For this invitation I'm not even asking …

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it’s communion Sunday – come to the table…

I have just two words for this morning's post: Read yesterday's story (and pictures) about my trip to Lynchburg, Virginia. I didn't post till late in the evening, so you may have missed it. - Being disciples to make disciples to be disciples.... It's communion Sunday; so respond to the invitation Jesus graciously extends, and …

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