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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Purpose: Service to God and Neighbor

Last year, during the season of Lent, I was sitting in a small group and we were discussing the purpose of the Church.  We were using the following scripture and talking about the very radical nature of the ministry of Jesus. “Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing [...]

Purpose: Growing Together in Love and Service to God

I had a seminary professor who began every class by sharing one reason he loves God.  He would start by reading a passage from Scripture, a devotional or theological work, or a prayer, something like: Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no [...]

Purpose: Growing Together

It’d be an easy thing to live apart from others.  We could go back and forth to school, to work, to church, to the gym, anyplace really, with almost no meaningful contact with others.  We might have to endure the expected superficial pleasantries of things like the “Good mornings” and [...]