Missing Peace, Week 3 — “The Peace Dividend”

I am loving the "Missing Peace" series.  We had a strong start on January 5, and then Devin Tharp took the series to a whole nother level last Sunday. And then this coming Sunday, January 19, includes a section of Scripture I am eager to explore with you and a bottom...

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A Quick Way To Avoid Relational Pain

We've all had it: relational pain. Angry words. Intentional oversight. Passive aggression. Triumphant emails. Ended friendships. Whether you are naturally wired to pursue confrontation or avoid it, the end result is the same -- a relationship that had been at the core...

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One Pointed Point Or Many Dull Points?

I still remember my first one point sermon.  It was in the fall of 2006, during a series called Freedom, in a message on forgiveness involving Jacob, Esau, and Joseph.  It landed here: Forgiveness is learned, so teach it well. I tell you of that sermon from days gone...

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Missing Peace, Week 2 — “Through It All” This Sunday

If you missed last week's launch of the "Missing Peace" series, here's the highlight video: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2402600903386971   This week promises to be both relevant and helpful.  It's called "Through It All" (Not "Around It All," not "Avoid It...

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When You ATTEND A Wedding But Don’t PRESIDE At It

Back on December 28, 2019 (the last decade, depending on how you count it), I attended a wedding at which I did not preside. Huh? Eric Matras, a friend from church, married Angie Wiggins, ANOTHER friend from church.  It turns out that Eric didn't want me to be there...

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