Roger Federer’s RED Racket — And My Old Ones

The tennis world was intrigued last weekend when Roger Federer unveiled a brand new, bright red Wilson tennis racket.   It was surely the most vibrant of all the frames Federer has used through the years. Maybe he used such a brightly colored racket because of...

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For Charlotte, Week 2 — “For The City”

If at first you don't succeed ... well, you know the rest. Florence made an unwelcome visit last week, and while here she made us postpone our services and reschedule our emphases. But we're like those trees planted by living water -- we shall not be moved. So For The...

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Gospel Power

Romans 1:16-17 is a clarion call for New Testament Christians:   So the Gospel -- the life, death, resurrection, and ultimate return of Jesus -- is in a real sense "the power of God." It's a phrase I've been hearing in prayer recently: the Gospel has its own...

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Psalm 19 — Beauty At The Intersection Of Creation And Law

Psalm 19 is a glorious hymn that at first glance connects a theology of creation with a theology of worship: 1 The heavens declare the glory of God;     the skies proclaim the work of his hands. 2 Day after day they pour forth speech;     night after night they reveal...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Storm Songs

In the wake of last weekend's encounter with Hurricane Florence, there is one subject that seems especially appropriate:  Top Five Storm Related songs. Here they are:   5. Who'll Stop The Rain, by Creedence Clearwater Revival.  At times this past weekend, it...

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“After The Storm” — A Rewind Of A Sermon Rewind

No church yesterday, so no sermon rewind today. Except I have an ideal one from the vault:  "After The Storm" from the 2013 series (and book) The Storm Before The Calm. The message centers on one of the most embarrassing stories in the biblical library: drunk, naked...

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A Photo Of An Image On A Screen …

A Good Shepherd friend was unable to attend Sunday's service in person and so watched it on Facebook Live, took this photo, and then posted it on her Facebook timeline. While I always prefer the in person variety, it's encouraging to know our reach expands beyond Moss...

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On This Anniversary … The Supremacy Of Christ

On this somber anniversary, I find it meaningful to acknowledge the supremacy of Christ. My favorite verses in Scripture are those that describe the reality of the incarnation of God in Christ. The concept is such that human language is frankly inadequate to describe...

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