“Guesterizing”

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“Guesterizing”

Our largest number of first time guests checks out our church on August 17 and 24. On August 17, age graded classes promote in SMBS. We will be recognizing educators and our special partnership with Sabal Palm Elementary. On August 24, new college students beginning the fall semester arrive en masse. These are great Sundays […]

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Sending and Receiving

According to Acts 18 and 19, a group of people converged in Corinth for a unique season of ministry: Paul, Priscilla and Aquilla, Apollos, Silas, and Timothy. Each one has a special place in God’s plan in Acts. If we tracked their mission across the Mediterranean world, we would be following in the footsteps of […]

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Faithfulness and Generosity

Thank you for giving during the second quarter of 2014. Because of your generosity, God has multiplied your gifts in tangible ways, filling the lives of children physically and spiritually. When I wrote to you in April at the end of the first quarter, we were off to a slow start financially and slightly below […]

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Sabbath This July

At Walgreens this weekend, the new clerk struggled with the touch-screen register. I stood in one line; he was trying in vain to check out customers in the other line. Exasperated, he called the manager over and said, “I keep pushing buttons, and nothing is working.” The manager replied, “The more buttons you push, the […]

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Learning From the Kranks

Luther and Nora Krank are religious empty nesters featured in John Grisham’s novel Skipping Christmas. With their daughter Blair safely away on a Peace Corps mission to Peru, the Kranks decide to give themselves a Christmas gift. Normally, they host an annual Christmas Eve neighborhood gathering. People have come to count on it in this […]

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Go On Speaking

According to Acts 18, Corinth was a thriving capital of commerce and industry based on business, sports, and religion. There was only one thing missing: a church committed to working with the city. The people credited for the spiritual turnaround in Corinth are usually Paul, Priscilla, Aquilla, and Apollos. Corinth had two very large ports […]

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Responsible Stewardship

Before Kelly and I visited Israel in 2011, we updated our will to make sure our families were cared for through our estate. Stewardship is a responsibility we take personally in life and death. I want to invite you to an important seminar designed to help you plan and provide for the people and church […]

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Show the Truth

Christian love moves in four directions simultaneously—up, in, out, and across. We look upward to Christ as he reaches inwardly to change our hearts. We extend our hands outwardly to those who need this love, working together across the church with Christian sisters and brothers. 1 John 3:13-16 defines this four-fold love this way: “We […]

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Sabal Palm Partnership

When we say “Love Tallahassee,” there’s no better sign of success than the people who have volunteered at Sabal Palm. Under Rhonda Smith’s leadership and a great ministry group of leadership appointed by the missions committee, these volunteers have delivered the good news through good deeds. On Sunday, we told just one story about one […]

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We Love Weekday

Let the little children come to me, and forbid them not; for such is the kingdom of heaven. When Jesus said these words, he spoke to busy disciples trying to keep him away from children. The instructions still challenge us today. Our church has a tremendous ministry with parents and children of unreached families in […]

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