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Is decorating sinful?

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Curious about your Spiritual Gift?

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Go to either one of these websites and follow the instructions... You can discover where your Spiritual Gift lies....

Why are we losing Millennials?

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Sam Eaton gives us the Church some very interesting challenges.... His article  By Sam Eaton From the depths of my heart, I want to love church. I want to be head-over-heals for church like the unshakable Ned Flanders. I want to send global, sky-writing airplanes telling the life-change that happens beneath a steeple. I want to install a police microphone on top of my car and cruise the streets screaming to the masses about the magical Utopian community of believers waiting for them just down the street. I desperately want to feel this way about church, but I don’t. Not even a little bit. In fact, like much of my generation, I feel the complete opposite. Turns out I identify more with Maria from  The Sound of Music  staring out the abbey window, longing to be free. It seems all-too-often our churches are actually causing more damage than good, and the statistics are showing a staggering number of millennials have taken note. According to  this study  (and many oth

First Corinthians Week 5 Truths

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The “Inappropriate” Police

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picayuneitem.com /2011/02/the-inappropriate-police/ Have you ever been ticketed by the “Inappropriate police?”   They are the voices of people who always know better, lack tolerance, and in some cases look down their disapproving noses as they pronounce you inappropriate. Just the sound of the word sounds so proper and somehow … British. What drives a person to set the rules for all people? When did God appoint them police of all that is unsuitable? As a recovering minister’s wife, I have felt the receiving end of many a stinging censorious barb. I absorbed it, usually with indigestion, and put on a smile and never let them see me sweat.  I have a potent deodorant. However...I draw the line if the aim is at another person. When another soul is scourged by the very people who are suppose to be lovingly supporting, accepting, and being a role model to them, then its time to roll up my sleeves and say something. Sticks and stones break some bones

Prov 21:21

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Quote by Morten Andersen on Saints/Falcons differences

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Saints vs Falcons History

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Falcons–Saints rivalry From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Atlanta Falcons–New Orleans Saints Atlanta Falcons New Orleans Saints First meeting November 20, 1967 New Orleans 27, Atlanta 24 Latest meeting January 1, 2017 Atlanta 38, New Orleans 32 Next meeting TBD Statistics Meetings total 96 meetings All-time series Atlanta 51–45 Postseason results Atlanta: 1–0 December 28, 1991,  Wild Card , Atlanta 27–20 Largest victory Atlanta: 62–7  ( 1973 ) New Orleans: 38–0  ( 1987 ) Longest win streak Atlanta: 10 (1995–1999) New Orleans: 6 (1986–1989) Current win streak Atlanta: 2 (2016–present) Championship Success Super Bowl Championships  (1) New Orleans  (1) –  2009 Atlanta  (0) Super Bowl Appearances (3) Atlanta  (2) –  1998 ,  2016 New Orleans  (1) –  2009 Conference Championships  (3) Atlanta  (2) –  1998 ,  2016 New Orleans  (1) –  2009 Division Championships (11) Atlanta  (6) –  1980 ,  1998 ,  2004 ,  2010 ,  20

Quote from Politically Incorrect Jesus

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Defining Church

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What is the Christian church? Digging Deeper....from Melissa  Spoelstra It is NOT: The church is not a building The church is not an event The church is not a business Marks of a Church • Community expressions of worship • Preaching and Teaching of the Word of God • Biblical Leadership • Practice of Sacraments/ordinances • An accountable Community • Discipleship processes to help people mature in faith • A gospel mission to help others hear Gods message From Rick Warren…Purpose Driven Life Why do you need a church? * A church identifies you as a genuine believer * A church moves you out of self-centered isolation * A church helps you develop Spiritual Muscle * The Body of Christ needs you * You will share in Christ’s mission in the world * A church will help you from backsliding The Church meets 5 needs: 1. A Purpose to live for 2. People to live with 3. Principles to live by 4. A Profession to live out 5. Power to live