Life on Court Square

Life on Court Square

  1. Love is…

    What I will try to do here is to lift our eyes, yours and mine, beyond the early passages to the place Paul is going in the later part of the chapter and in chapter 14. What’s the big picture here? Love clearly is not something grandiose! It is not some squishy feeling! It is not for our own entertainment. Paul certainly details what it is not.

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  2. Why Session is considering adding deacons to leadership

    The First Pres. elders are considering a proposal that would add the role of deacons to our leadership structure. Following the Biblical model we find in Acts 6 and 1 Timothy 3, deacons would assist in the church’s care and compassion ministries by working closely with (and being part of) two standing committees – Congregational Care and Local Missions.

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  3. A holy hope

    Last night was so powerful. The Holy Spirit was working in ways I couldn’t wrap my head around to heal and restore people, and I think part of how he was doing that in me was in not letting me understand or control it. If God’s work depends on us understanding and controlling it, God’s work would be very limited, and God is not limited. Yet in his grace He does his work both in and through us. We get to be conduits, and even as God’s grace passes through us to others we ourselves are transformed.

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  4. We’re better together

    One of the best parts of this trip has been experiencing it with Scott Dove. Scott has taught the middle four of our 10 lessons, wrapping up his part earlier today, but even before he taught his first lesson, the students had discerned his heart.

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  5. All to Jesus

    In our evening worship the other night we sang the hymn “All to Jesus” with its repeated refrain “I surrender all.” It has proven an apt prayer for our time here, as those we have been with truly have surrendered so much to follow Jesus.

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  6. Better than selfies: new photo directory coming

    It’s been six years since we created a photo directory, so it’s definitely time we do a new one.

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  7. Fired up for the work of evangelism

    Revelation 2-3 records seven letters from Jesus to seven of his churches in what is now Turkey. Today, Scott Dove and I were able to visit two of those churches: Philadelphia and Laodicea.

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  8. 6 reasons to join a small group during Lent

    Will you be joining a Lenten Life Group this month? Lenten Life Groups are sermon-based small groups that will meet on a weekly basis during Lent. Life Groups will use Sunday sermons as a launching point for meaningful conversations and fellowship. The Lenten sermon series is…

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  9. Wake up and pray!

    “Wake up!” After having traveled for nearly 24 hours straight with very little sleep I didn’t think sleep would be an issue but while I had no problem falling asleep I woke up at 4:30 a.m. local, which was 8:30 p.m. back home.

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  10. Weather alert: February 20, 2019

    Due to the weather, the church office is closed today. All activities for February 20, 2019, are cancelled. GriefShare will not be held, but will begin next week.

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