Life on Court Square

Category Archives: Discipleship

  1. Spiritual development opportunity right here in Harrisonburg

    The 2021 ECO National Gathering is a Virtual Conference that includes a weekend of leadership development, encouragement and a deep dive into God’s flourishing next step for your life and ministry. We want everyone in our church to register and participate!

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  2. 12 Books you should read in 2021

    It’s a new year, and a new opportunity awaits to dig in to some books to grow your faith walk. We asked some of First Pres’ leaders what would be on their 2021 must-read list. We got 12 recommendations, and hey, that’s enough for one each month. So, let’s go!

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  3. Looking for a way to learn more about racism? The Color of Compromise is a good start

    What is going on? In March, I asked it as we began facing the COVID-19 pandemic. And then, a few weeks ago, just as it seemed life was starting to head toward normal, I asked it again as racial divisions erupted across the country. What is happening? Why are we still grappling with racism? Why is there still so much pain and tension over race relations?

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  4. God is getting our attention on racial injustice

    These last few months have been strange, yet I’ve been able to rest in God’s promises and sovereignty. I’ve been able to pause and know He is God. He is working out all things according to His plan and purposes. I’m thankful for the ways God has gotten my attention. One of those is highlighting injustices that have occurred throughout history.

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  5. Preparing our Hearts for Resurrection Sunday

    Join us in this season of Lent as we prepare our hearts for Resurrection Sunday! There are various special services and events as well as Sunday services.

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  6. Highlights from our river baptism service

    Four children and youth from our congregation were baptized during a worship service held at the North River, and another of our adult covenant partners renewed her baptism vows. Watch highlights from the day.

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  7. 8 opportunities to grow your faith and connect with each other this fall

    A bunch of our regular groups are starting up again in September, so it’s an ideal time to jump in to grow and connect with each other.

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  8. Love never fails

    If God is love, and if love never fails, then we are left with a wonderful promise: Our Father will never fail.

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  9. Love endures all things

      That word love always makes you think of romantic ideals, happy things, joyous moments. Here in I Corinthians 13:7, though, Paul throws in a word that seems out of place.

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  10. Love delights in truth

    Let us be honest with ourselves. When something bad happens to someone you do not like or to an enemy, have you ever thought or said, “this person is getting what he or she deserves. I am glad that this has happened?” When you have these kinds of thoughts, you delight in evil.

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