The Forgotten God, Week 2 — What Are You Afraid Of?

For me, it's rats.And heights.And failure.What about you?Where's your fear?For a lot of churches and ministries, that fear has to do with the Holy Spirit.Too much, too little.But we'll discover an entirely different kind of fear when it comes to the Spirit this...

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Forgotten God Launch

I believe Good Shepherd is at its best when it soaks up what the Holy Spirit offers.That's why we are intentional about dedicated seasons of the church's life to drenching ourselves in study and experience of the Holy Spirit.And this is one of those seasons.Inspired...

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What’s Next? The Forgotten God

We showed this yesterday as we concluded My Life Stinks and prepared for the next series, called The Forgotten God and inspired by the work of Francis Chan:I am most excited about the Pathfinders connection for The Forgotten God.Here's what I mean: each Sunday...

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My Life Stinks, Week 5 — The Forever Garbage Dump

Nice, huh?Can you imagine a place you would want to avoid any more than the rear of that dump truck at that moment?Can you imagine the stench?Could you bear the sights?Could you avoid those birds?So why would I ruin your appetite and show that picture?Why would we...

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Mission Trips Anyone?

We recently added a new feature to our website called "Impact Community."It details some of the mission trips we have planned in 2011.And if there's one thing I've learned about the people of Good Shepherd it's this: when you give them an opportunity to make a...

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My Life Stinks Week 2 — Good Smell Rising

Perhaps you remember Credence Clearwater Revival's Bad Moon Rising.If not -- or if so -- here it is:Well, this Sunday at Good Shepherd is not about a Bad Moon Rising.It's about a Good Smell Rising as we move to Week 2 of "My Life Stinks."It's a good smell that...

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GSUMC In The News

We've gotten some nice -- and unsolicited -- publicity for our What Child Is This effort in the battle against human trafficking.Just last night, the local Fox News affiliate ran this piece on our project:Why was Fox News even aware of What Child Is This? Because of a...

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My Life Stinks Launch

Here's our new series at Good Shepherd:As Paul says in 2 Corinthians 2:14-16:But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him. For we are to God the aroma of Christ...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Church Numbers From 2010

This past Sunday was a different sermon experience at Good Shepherd.The "Red Dot Sermon" was more a state of the church - a "You Are Here" message -- than a clarion call to action. (We'd had enough of that during What Child Is This.)As part of the message, I shared...

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