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Category Archives: From the Pastor

  1. The worth of worship

    The words “worth” and “worship” are related, so what is worship worth to you?

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  2. The key to growth: Talking about Jesus

    I love it when I get a “Sacred Echo.” A few years ago I read a book by that same title that noted that God will often give us a “Sacred Echo” by repeating Himself in a variety of contexts. God certainly did this yesterday.

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  3. Martyrs and Leaders

    Yesterday was a rich day as we had a chance to learn more about what God is doing in Iran. Bottom line is God is mightily at work. The conservative estimate is that the church is growing at something like 19% annually.

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  4. A Great Cloud of Witnesses

    Today I visited Westminster Abby with the other 16 people of our group, all of whom arrived safely from a number of ECO churches scattered all over the USA.

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  5. Becoming a captivatingly diverse church

    I’ve been writing over the past few months about how the Biblical church in Antioch provides a model for us today. So far we’ve seen how the church was distinctly Christian, radically innovative, a teaching and leadership-developing church, and a church that practiced Spiritual disciplines. Now, let’s look at how the church in Antioch, and the early church in general, was captivatingly diverse.

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  6. Lent is a time of preparation

    The Church in Antioch, which I think is a great model for our church today, was a disciplined church. Look at Acts 13:2-3; “While they were worshipping the Lord and fasting the Holy Spirit said, ‘Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.’ So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off.”

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  7. 4 Ways We Can Develop Spiritual Leaders

    By Jon Heeringa | Pastor and Head of Staff Over the past few months I’ve used the Pastor’s Corner in The Piper to look at how the Church in Antioch, as seen in the book of Acts, is a model for us today. The Church in Antioch was distinctly Christian, radically innovative, a teaching and leadership developing church, amazingly diverse, a church that practiced spiritual disciplines, a sending church and a humble church.

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