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Waiting Continually

April 23, 2014 | by: Brooke Martin |0 Comments

“So you, by the Help of your God, Return. Hold fast to Love and Justice, and wait continually for your God.” Hosea 12:6 When I first ran across these words a few months back in my study of Hosea, I was struck immediately. Being a dreaming, “what’s next?”-asking, restless soul, I knew why. Anytime the Lord exhorts me to “wait”, I squirm. Being that we have a patient, eternal God particularly interested in taking Hi... Keep Reading

The Slow and Steady Rise

April 9, 2014 | by: Gretchen Logterman |0 Comments

It's funny how life works sometimes. You go through periods of time where you think it very likely that you will be swallowed up by pain and sorrow and suffering. You feel alone in the most profound sense possible. Not lonely, exactly, just alone. Separate from everyone and everything else in the world. And then, suddenly, your world starts to become more populated. It seems appropriate to reach out to certain people. They may or may not be able to help yo... Keep Reading

Loving Our Neighbors with the Gospel

April 1, 2014 | by: Pastor Byron Peters |0 Comments

We’re looking for ways to “love our neighbors with the gospel,” right? What does that look like in the work place? Try these suggestions on for size. Think of them as friendly ways to provoke the 1 Peter 3:15 Question – “What’s the reason for the hope within you?” 1. Get to work early so you can spend some time praying for your co-workers and the day ahead. 2. Make it a daily priority to speak or write encourage... Keep Reading

A Prayer for Ukraine

March 24, 2014 | by: Brian Ellison |0 Comments

For nearly 20 years, George Kadyan was my enemy. George was, after all, a citizen of the Soviet Union, the sworn enemy of the United States. What’s more, he was in the Red Army – that military leviathan that stood ready at a moment’s notice (so we were told) to turn the United States into a cloud of dust. From my birth in 1962 until the late 1980s, the United States lived under the constant threat of thermonuclear annihilation. I didn&r... Keep Reading

Street Adopter's Prayer Initiative

March 14, 2014 | by: Pastor Byron Peters |0 Comments

Recently Greg and I had a lunch with several other pastors in the area hosted by two “prayer warriors” in our community—Pamela Ransohoff and Cheri Hardman. These women have been praying for Chapel Hill for over seven years, meeting each Thursday at 8:30 a.m. at Squid’s Restaurant to pray. God has led these women to spearhead a multi-church initiative that we hope you will want to be involved with. Here’s the vision: that ever... Keep Reading

His Presence Amidst our Circumstances

March 12, 2014 | by: Lori Stepp |0 Comments

Each week, as the children are released from Sunday school, if you are quick enough to catch a glimpse of them, you might see them carrying colorful “take-home” papers and crafts. On Sundays, children are engaged in the Word of God through Bible lessons, crafts and various games and activities. These colorful “take-home” papers are intended to help parents reinforce the lessons at home with their children, yet more often than not, r... Keep Reading

Church Retreat: Connecting with Christ in a Hyper-Connected World

March 3, 2014 | by: Mandy Pierce |0 Comments

May the glory of the Lord endure forever; may the Lord rejoice in His works – He who looks at the earth, and it trembles, who touches the mountains and they smoke.Psalm 104:31-32 Do you ever feel like you go days without thinking about the glory of the Lord? We’ve been teaching our young son to pray at mealtimes, and if I can be honest, on some days I feel like these brief moments are the only ones that I spend communing with my Lord. I may ev... Keep Reading

Are You Meeting Our Needs?

February 21, 2014 | by: Ben Yarnoff |0 Comments

We all have both physical and spiritual needs. Sometimes those two overlap or interrelate. During his ministry Jesus had compassion on the crowds following him and fed them (Mt.14:13-21; Mt. 15:32-39). He addressed the overlap of the physical and the spiritual when he said “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger and whoever believes in me shall not thirst” (John 6:35). The early church saw both needs as well and how they i... Keep Reading

Putting on the armor of God as a Community

February 17, 2014 | by: Maurice Perry |0 Comments

Do you consider much the reality of being in a struggle against spiritual forces of evil? If you’re like me, it may not often be at the forefront of your radar screen. It definitely was for the apostle Paul. In Ephesians chapter 6 he calls believers to stand firm against Satan and the spiritual forces of evil by putting on the armor of God and by fervently praying. Standing firm isn’t something we just do as individuals – we also stand f... Keep Reading

Ascertaining the Will of God

February 10, 2014 | by: John Reynolds |0 Comments

A book given to me recently has been both very beneficial and convicting. It's a story of a man who lived a "prodigal son" style of life. He was born into a family of means and was given a large sum of money in his youth to do with as he saw fit. His family was affiliated with the Lutheran church but Luther's message of faith in Christ did not penetrate his heart in his early years. In part due to the worldly background of his family and in part by being f... Keep Reading

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