A Word All Of Us Need To Hear From CharlotteONE

  As some of you know, I serve on the Board of CharlotteONE, a cooperative ministry seeking to provide 20- and 30-somethings in Charlotte with an opportunity to get connected, make a difference, and find their purpose. So on Tuesday night I went to a special...

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“Oppositionists” — Solutionists Sermon, Week 4

Well, I really enjoyed preparing and then delivering "Oppositionists."    Now: I always enjoy preparation and delivery, but I really, really, really enjoyed the process this time.   Perhaps it showed through.  After the 11:30 service a friend pulled me...

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Solutionists, Week 4 — Oppositionists

We have a great weekend ahead of us at Good Shepherd. First, we have the return of First Serve, where the church gathers together early Saturday morning, receives its assignments, and then fans throughout the city of Charlotte to make an impact with our different...

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“I Will Not Let Go”

One of the great lines of the bible is when Jacob says to the angel/Lord in Genesis 32:26: I will not let go until you bless me. Whether you are in a place of spiritual leadership or in a position of spiritual "follower-ship," when was the last time you declared to...

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The Best Ministry That Happened On Sunday

I had a lot to be grateful for this past Sunday: a raucous choir, a Bruce Springsteen special selection, a message I enjoyed delivering, good crowds, and an overwhelming response to the Radical Impact Project with our partners the Scouts and our friends at Loaves and...

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Food Network Solutionists

There are so many reasons to love Nehemiah:  he was bold, he was charismatic, he was optimistic, he did not wilt in the face of opposition. Yet this coming Sunday we will drill down on what I love most about this overlooked figure from Old Testament history: the short...

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The Return Of First Serve — May 2, 2015

  First Serve is back!  What is it?  It’s one of the best ways we have of inviting all people into a living relationship with Jesus Christ. On Saturday, May 2 (the first Saturday of May!  Get it?) at 9 a.m., we gather together at Good Shepherd on Moss Road to...

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