What I Learned From A Rabbi

Years ago, when preparing for a series called "Christianity & The Religions Of The World," I had an interview with a local rabbi.Of all that he said, this comment has stuck with me the most through the years: "You Christians believe that faith starts at the church and...

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Courageous Launch

At Good Shepherd, we believe that a living relationship with Jesus Christ begins at home. We’re not much interested in the kind of faith that plays nice at church and then turns mean behind closed doors.And we know that healthy households in the 21st Century –...

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Not Ashamed Launch

We admit it.We believe some things that might be considered unusual. Even embarrassing.Like we believe that the death of one man hung on two pieces of wood twenty centuries ago is at the center of God’s plan for the salvation of all people. And we also believe that...

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You Can Now Watch The WHOLE THING

We've recently expanded our camera system, upgraded our projection program, and increased the licensing fees we pay so that we can broadcast lyrics and music over the internet.The result?We can now show the whole worship gathering, not just the sermon. And . . . the...

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A Double Revelation

Yesterday's message at church had this as the one point:Worship is our RESPONSE to the REVELATION of who God is.So that was one "revelation" on Sunday ... that the more you are aware of the character, love, and forgiveness of God, the more you respond with sponateous...

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Down To Earth Week 3 — Monday On A Sunday

The Apostles Creed states that Jesus "ascended into heaven and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty."So when he ascended did he leave his followers powerless and alone?Not at all.Because we believe that after the ascension, Jesus sent his Holy Spirit...

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Down To Earth, Week 2 — Steady As She Goes

Down To Earth moves to its second week with a message I simply can't wait to deliver: Steady As She Goes.Check out Acts 11:19-26 and figure out if you can see why I'm so excited . . . and what in the world the Holy Spirit has to do with that little story in which not...

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Down To Earth Launch

What’s better than being called “down to earth?”We use that phrase to describe people who are sensible, humble, and wise. Except . . . what if God sent his power down to earth? What if, in an invisible yet irresistible way, God shared the beauty and glory of heaven...

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But For The Grace Of God, Week 3: Grace Invaders

It's not often that we change a planned ending at the last minute.But we did this week.I believe our concluding time will be an ideal fit with all that has come before it. Not only that comes before it this Sunday, but all that's come before it throughout the But For...

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Grace, Week 2: We HAVE Been There 10,000 Years

But For The Grace Of God got off to a terrific start last Sunday with well over 100 adults, teens, and children receiving God's grace in a decisive way for the first time. We sharpened our focused, adjusted our methods, and deepened our trust.And I believe this week...

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