The “Back When Cain Was Able” Sermon Rewind

The Back When Cain Was Able sermon was delayed a week by our need to address Charlotte's State Of Emergency a week earlier. So, according to the calendar it was the third week of Nooks & Crannies, but according to life, it was the second. It was a passage I loved...

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Nooks & Crannies, Week 2 — Back When Cain Was Able

So it got interrupted. It's still really good. I can honestly say that studying for and then preparing this message was as much fun as I have had in a long, long time. And here's why:  so often when we read the bible -- the early part of Genesis in particular -- we...

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Preaching That Exhorts & Preaching That Evokes

I was speaking with a good friend several years ago about the difference between exhortational preaching and evocative preaching. Exhortational preaching challenges. Urges. Implores. It is filled with phrases like “you should” and “we ought” and “do this” and...

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Top (Not Five) Tuesday — Guest Blogger Ryan Gordon

Ryan Gordon is our Director of Children's Ministries at Good Shepherd, and he leads a crack team of staff and volunteers at inviting all children into a living relationship with Jesus Christ. This past Sunday was the first Sunday of our new, reimagined and...

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Candid Conversation In A Crisis

You will have to wait a week for the sermon manuscript of Back When Cain Was Able (and I think it will be worth the wait). But that's all because we interrupted Nooks & Crannies in light of this extraordinary moment in the city of Charlotte. Here are the notes and...

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En El Mismo Lado De La Calle

Since December of 2012, our Latino Worship Community (as well as our Student Ministry) has been en el otro lado de la calle -- on the other side of the street -- in our Corner Campus.     And this coming Sunday, that season comes to a close as the Latino...

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Series, Interrupted

Most of you know how much I like sermon series. And how meticulous I am about both preparing and completing them. Yet, in light this extraordinary moment in our city and region, we are interrupting Nooks & Crannies this Sunday. There are many voices speaking into...

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A City In Crisis And A Church In Response

    As our city is in a state of emergency, the people of God are called to intervene and intercede. So the full color congregation of Good Shepherd is having a Special Service Of Communion, Prayer, and Healing For Our City tonight at 7 p.m. in the Moss Road...

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