It’s A Living Thing, Week One

Something new is underway at Good Shepherd. We’re reshaping, refining, and revisioning what our church is all about. And it all starts with the Big What: what is it that we are doing? What is our purpose in establishing this presence on this corner? After almost a...

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And Another

I remember once seeing a church sign that had as its tagline: "that in all things Christ might have preeminence" (Colossians 1:18).Let's give that one a C for marketing but an A+ for theology.Colossians 1:15-20 is one of my favorite carried away passages from Paul's...

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Still Carried Away

It's no exaggeration to say that the book of Ephesians brought me back from the brink and into faith.Yesterday, I spoke of the role of Paul's first prayer in Ephesians 1. Now look at his second prayer in Ephesians 3:14-21:14 For this reason I kneel before the Father,...

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More Getting Carried Away With Paul (Part 2)

Top Five Tuesday will return next week. I'm carried away with Paul.In 1986, I was in a dark place spiritually. I was living as a mid-80s yuppie, feeling disconnected from any call into ministry, and wondering at times if it wouldn't just be easier to live without any...

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Getting Carried Away With Paul, Part 1

I have found myself wanting to get carried away like Paul recently.What do I mean by that?Scattered throughout his letters, there are times when Paul becomes so exuberant about the subject at hand that he simply gets carried away. It's almost always when he is...

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The World Was & The World Is — A 9.11 Remembrance

We've got something unique planned for this Sunday, September 11, 2011.We're remembering the 10th Anniversary of the 9.11 attacks with a reflective service that includes choir, visuals, message and response. It's a stand-alone worship time, not connected to either the...

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The Value Of A Good Life

Peter says this to the early church:Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us. (I Peter 2:12)I'm as struck by what Peter doesn't say as by what he does say....

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Boundaries With Kids Rewind

Boundaries With Kids is one of the most personally rewarding series I've been part of at Good Shepherd.I say that for several reasons: * I didn't even want to DO the series at this time, so I KNOW God took over; * So many people who do not have children nevertheless...

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Boundaries With Kids, Week 4

You have an unexpected ally in the battle against entitlement in your children and grandchildren But I can't tell you yet. And don't miss our video that closes the experience and the series. I will on Sunday. 8:30. 10. 11:30....

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