Weekly Update 6.19.17

I hope you all had a great day celebrating Father’s Day and spending time with your families!  I know many of you were on vacation this weekend and weren’t able to join us in worship yesterday.  We continued in our study of the Book of James as we launched into...

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Weekly Update 6.12.17

What did you do yesterday?  Did it go according to your plan?  Several of you shared with me yesterday after the service that you also struggle in the area of planning ahead.  The second half of James 4 really brings to light the subtle but profound way we tend to...

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Weekly Update 6.5.17

Allison, Allan, and I had a great weekend away camping with our family at Knoebels!  While we didn’t get a lot of rest, we did have a lot of fun with our nieces and nephews.  There’s nothing quite like a large, multigenerational family trying to stick together in an amusement...

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Weekly Update 5.30.17

As we celebrated Memorial Day yesterday, we also marked the unofficial start of Summer.  The school year is coming to a close, family vacations are starting, and the sun may even make an appearance…but clearly not today!  I’m sure everyone is getting excited for their summer plans!  I know I...

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Weekly Update 5.22.17

It sounds like many of us were challenged yesterday in the way we speak.  Isn’t it amazing how easily things can come out of our months.  And isn’t it scary what they reveal about our hearts.  As James tells us, no one can control the tongue…we need God’s help! I...

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Weekly Update 5.15.17

“ Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?  In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action,...

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Weekly Update 5.8.17

“Go and make disciples” – Matthew 28:19 Go!  Over and over yesterday during our time of worship I heard the command to go!  Did you hear it?  What is God calling you to GO and do? Go!  Go Beyond and connect with our community.  The week-long, Lancaster-county-wide service time is...

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Weekly Update 5.1.17

So how did you do on James’ self-assessment yesterday?  (If you missed the sermon, check it out here)  How is your religion…how is the outworking of your heart-felt relationship with God? Are you keeping a close eye on your tongue?  How are your words?  We are called to speak in...

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Weekly Update 4.24.17

Yesterday we started our new series through the Book of James…and what a way to start!  James doesn’t hold anything back as he launches directly into such a challenging topic.  How can we consider everything as joy in the midst of trials?  James states it pretty clearly but the application...

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Weekly Update 4.18.17

He is Risen!  He is Risen Indeed! I hope you all had an amazing Resurrection Sunday as we worshipped our Risen Lord and Savior!  Isn’t it amazing to think about God’s whole story of redemption, which started in Genesis chapter 3 when mankind willingly walked away from God, culminating on...

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