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Doing Church

42 They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Acts 2:42 I’ve always considered this passage (and the verses that follow) as the description of a well-oiled, fully … Continue reading

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Real Christianity–Hebrews 10:22-25

22 Let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Hebrews 10:22 Our first step towards practicing real Christianity is … Continue reading

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What a Baby Boomer Expects Out of a Millennial…

There’s a lot of talk about how churches are missing the mark with the Millennial generation. Frankly, I don’t see any consequential difference is the stresses and strains of this group compared to my generation. You’re always going to have … Continue reading

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Not Far from the Tree

I found this shot of my grandfather and his oldest son taken outside their church in downtown Tampa in the mid 1930s. Turns out granddad got a group together to play gospel music there, and he made his own bass … Continue reading

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Finally Getting It

 15 For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and your love for all the saints, 16 do not cease giving thanks for you, while making mention of you in … Continue reading

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Life Support

As Peter, James and John were so-called pillars of the early church (Gal. 2:9), so was Timothy to be in Paul’s stead in Ephesus. Paul couldn’t hop a plane to Ephesus. Ergo the following instructions were vital to the life of … Continue reading

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Time to Throw a Party

2An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach…1 Timothy 3:2 It’s easy to be hospitable to someone you like, to someone who looks like you and talks like you, … Continue reading

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