Category Archives: PASSION Reflections

Four Ways to Participate in a Baptism Service

Our church baptized three of our young people yesterday.  What a glorious day it was! Before we did the actual baptisms, I reminded everyone that we were all there to participate in the baptism service.  It was not just for … Continue reading

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Not Offended

Have you noticed that everyone seems to be offended?  Even outraged!  Several weeks ago a school decided not to have a Valentine’s party lest someone be offended.  But of course their decision offended other people.  Facebook is full of the … Continue reading

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Missions Focused Small Church: Choose Missionaries

In past two posts we looked at the need to get focused and be strategic. Today we want to consider choosing missionaries. Of course your church probably already has missionaries, but as opportunities arise to choose new missionaries, here are … Continue reading

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Missions Focused Small Church: Be Strategic

Two weeks ago, we began by considering the need to get focused – and to create a missions team to do just that. Today, we want to consider the need to be strategic. Three thoughts to consider: Power of One … Continue reading

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Missions-Focused Small Church: Get Focused

My church has been learning how to be a mission focused small church these last few years, and in the next few weeks we are going to consider some ideas that have been helpful for us on how to be … Continue reading

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A Church Prayer

Father, Thank you for good news of Jesus, thank you for your grace in our lives. May your work in our lives spur us on to share the good news with others. May the gracious welcome of Jesus lead us … Continue reading

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Welcome One Another

Therefore, welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. – Romans 15:7 How has Christ welcomed you? Was it based on your good works that he welcomed you? Was it based on your behavior? Was … Continue reading

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10 Reasons We Should Flee Coveting

The tenth commandment forbids coveting. The Bible fleshes out that command by giving us several practical reasons to flee coveting: 1. Life does not consist in the abundance of our possessions – there is more to life than stuff (Luke … Continue reading

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Four Good Reasons We Should Speak The Truth

The ninth commandment forbids bearing false witness. The command alone should cause us to commit to speaking the truth. But God gives us at least four more good reasons to speak the truth: 1. God hates lying. Proverb 12:22 tells … Continue reading

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From Stealing To Giving

The Eighth Commandment tells us not to steal. We must not shoplift, take items from work, waste time while on the clock, lie on our expense accounts, or cheat on our taxes. We must not kidnap, embezzle, or commit fraud. … Continue reading

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