200 men, on their feet, shouting!

“Do not give a war cry, do not raise your voices, do not say a word until the day I tell you to shout. Then shout!” - Joshua 6:10When the trumpets sounded, the army shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the men gave a loud shout... the wall collapsed; so everyone charged …

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This just in…

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” - Jesus, John 16:33 - Author Derek Maul Saturday morning my weekend men's group talked about the general topic of, "Is it possible to be a Christian part-time?" Many …

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love is never transactional

The person who doesn’t love does not know God, because God is love. This is how the love of God is revealed to us: God has sent his only Son into the world so that we can live through him. - 1 John 4:8-9Tell them to do good, to be rich in the good things …

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Streaking at Gethsemane (staying awake, but still running away)

He came and found them sleeping. He said to Peter, “Simon, are you asleep? Couldn’t you stay alert for one hour? Stay alert and pray so that you won’t give in to temptation. The spirit is eager, but the flesh is weak. - Mark 14:37-38One young man, a disciple, was wearing nothing but a linen cloth. …

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God’s simple question: “Didn’t I trust you with this message of Reconciliation?”

So then, if anyone is in Christ, that person is part of the new creation. The old things have gone away, and look, new things have arrived! All of these new things are from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and who gave us the ministry of reconciliation. In other words, God was …

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my pearls are getting trampled and I’ve got this log in my eye…

First, a word from our sponsor (that would be Jesus!) “Don’t judge, so that you won’t be judged. 2 You’ll receive the same judgment you give. Whatever you deal out will be dealt out to you. 3 Why do you see the splinter that’s in your brother’s or sister’s eye, but don’t notice the log in your own eye? 4 How …

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Jesus is all about retaliation (not pacifism, but activism)

“You have heard the law that says the punishment must match the injury: ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say, do not resist an evil person!" "If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also.""If a soldier demands that you carry his gear for …

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our mandate as people who accept Jesus’ invitation to be salt and light

I say to you that unless your righteousness is greater than the righteousness of the legal experts and the Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. - Matthew 5:20 My Wednesday evening men's covenant group is at the front end of what is already proving to be a fascinating study, focused on Matthew's …

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Morning Light in Wake Forest

“You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all …

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Success! Our first “in-person” men’s ministry gathering

Blessing and honor and glory and power    belong to the one sitting on the throne    and to the Lamb forever and ever.Revelation 5:13 This morning I want to share a moment of real joy. The Saturday morning men's group met "in person" for the first time since February. (Actually, even though we're only one of four, we …

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