Category Archives: Lenten Reflection

Resurrections Part Deux

Last Sunday we tried something new for us.  Even though we are a modern worship-style mainline church, we still like some of our traditions.  We like the altar in the middle of the stage.  We like the communion elements present … Continue reading

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Resurrections

So Easter was last Sunday…hope that is not a news flash for you.  It is the “special” day on the calendar when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.  Interesting piece of trivia about the 27 manuscripts that we call the … Continue reading

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NCIS – Set Aside

Holy week – Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday.  It is a week that represents the breadth of human emotions – jubilation to despair. As a preacher and teacher, I am personally intrigued by the back story of what transpires when … Continue reading

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NCIS Week 5 – Neighbors

I mentioned on Sunday that our team is reading Andy Stanley’s book “Deep & Wide:  Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend.”  In the chapter titled “Rules of Engagement” he talks about clarifying your “win.”  In anticipation of those who … Continue reading

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NCIS – Week 4

I was searching through my notes for this series of messages and I found one of the early research documents that I had printed.  It is from the website discoveringidentity.com.  Highlighted on my printed page are these words: “Identity is … Continue reading

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NCIS – Week 3

One of the most powerful underlying themes of our American identity is our rugged individualism.  Historically we showed fearless courage as we pressed from the eastern shores of our founding to the unknown western coast.  Families in wagons pressed on … Continue reading

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NCIS – Reflection on First 2 Weeks

This week my blog will be a reflection piece from the past two weeks.  Since Matt preached on Sunday his blog (www.preachinmoose.wordpress.com) for this week will give deeper insight into his message on having our identity in Christ. To start … Continue reading

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