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Is decorating sinful?


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Why are we losing Millennials?

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 others like it) church attendan…

First Corinthians Week 5 Truths


The “Inappropriate” Police

Image 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 but words can injure, assault, and kill with their in…

Prov 21:21


Quote by Morten Andersen on Saints/Falcons differences


Saints vs Falcons History

Falcons–Saints rivalry
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Atlanta Falcons–New Orleans Saints Atlanta Falcons New Orleans Saints First meetingNovember 20, 1967
New Orleans 27, Atlanta 24Latest meetingJanuary 1, 2017
Atlanta 38, New Orleans 32Next meetingTBDStatisticsMeetings total96 meetingsAll-time seriesAtlanta 51–45Postseason results Atlanta: 1–0 December 28, 1991, Wild Card, Atlanta 27–20 Largest victoryAtlanta: 62–7 (1973)
New Orleans: 38–0 (1987)Longest win streakAtlanta: 10 (1995–1999)
New Orleans: 6 (1986–1989)Current win streakAtlanta: 2 (2016–present) Championship SuccessSuper Bowl Championships (1) New Orleans (1) – 2009Atlanta (0)Super Bowl Appearances (3) Atlanta (2) – 19982016New Orleans (1) –

Quote from Politically Incorrect Jesus


Defining Church

What is the Christian church?
Digging Deeper....from Melissa  Spoelstra
It is NOT:

The church is not a buildingThe church is not an eventThe 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

God’s Purposes for the Church are Identical to Purpose for the Christian 1.Worshi…