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Incarnation Is Not A Flower (But God With Us)

Incarnation is not a flower, but like a flower it is beautiful and glorious — the life of God animating physical matter.  Describing Jesus Christ, John the Beloved said:  “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.”  God didn’t … Continue reading

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Christmas Is About Judgment

Here’s a surprise: Christmas is about dealing with judgment. Our sinful thoughts, choices, and behaviors have been judged and we are guilty and condemned men and women. If our condemnation is merely canceled, the result would be chaos and injustice. … Continue reading

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What The Church Can Learn From Sports Tailgating

Millions of people love to gather in stadium parking lots for pre-game tailgating parties.  According to the American Tailgaters Association (more than 300,000 members), between 20 – 50 million Americans tailgated in a stadium parking lot in 2006. Here is a quotation I found … Continue reading

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If God Died Would It Make Any Difference In Your Church Service Next Sunday?

I once heard someone ask:  “If God died would it make any difference in your church service next Sunday morning?”  That’s a good question.  I had to answer “no.”  The church I attended would have carried on as usual whether God … Continue reading

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Can A Sunday Church Meeting Be Like A Family Gathering? It’s Happening In Nashville!

Church is family, brothers and sisters in Christ sharing a kinship of the heart. Nobody ever asks the question: “Where do you go to family?” Family is not a place; it is relationships. So with church. Who are you joined … Continue reading

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The Most Unique Church In Nashville

  This isn’t documented with an official survey or anything, but I think McFerrin Park has Nashville’s most unique church. It is diverse economically, racially, and socially. It has no pulpit and no sermons.   It has a different worship leader every … Continue reading

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Ask Not How A Preacher Can Minister To You; Ask . . .

Ask not how a preacher can minister to you; ask how you can minister to others. Then you will begin to experience the “one anothers” of the New Testament and God’s love will no longer be a theory, but will … Continue reading

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