Sin’s Splatter

We showed this as a lead in to yesterday's sermon:: The piece was conceived, written, art-directed, and recorded by people from within the Good Shepherd community. It helped reinforce the message's main idea: What you hide in order to have will haunt you. I suspect...

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What’s Ahead

Here's what we have over the next four days, a schedule about which we're not ashamed:Thursday, April 5 from 7 - 9 p.m.: Spring Breakthrough Closing Party at the Corner Campus, complete with surprise guest.Friday, April 6 from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.: Good Friday Prayer...

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A Unified Mission (Guest Blog)

Hello faithful readers! My name is Thomas Hinson and I am on staff at GS as a Student Ministries Assistant. Talbot has so graciously allowed me to blog on his behalf this wonderful Wednesday.For those of you who don't know, and those of you who do, we are just over...

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How India Wakes Up

One of our hosts here in the city of Balasore -- a man who has spent some time in the United States -- explained to me the difference between waking up in the US and waking up in India."In America, you wake up to silence," he said. "In India, we wake up to noise."As I...

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A Different Way To Keep Score

As a kid, I was fascinated with how scoreboards worked ... their size, the amount of information they included, and even whether or not they had a digital clock or an old school time dial.So maybe it's no surprise that more times than I care to admit I see ministry...

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Competition, Comparison, Futility

From the ages of 8-18, I had one goal in life: to become the number one tennis player my age in the state of Texas.The good news is that it actually happened. After a string of second place finishes, I finally won it all when I was 17. I liked it well enough that I...

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Top Five Tuesday — Top Five Scriptures On Eternal Life

While it can be dangerous to attach too much importance to single verses of Scripture -- thereby yanking them out of context -- nevertheless there is something so powerful about certain sentences in the bible.Especially those that speak of eternal life.These are the...

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When A Sermon Is From The Bible . . . But Not Biblical

It is quite possible to preach a sermon that appears to be from the bible ... but is not at all biblical.How do you do that? By taking interesting, provocative, preachable verses, yanking them out of their immediate surroundings in the text, and preaching them that...

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The Next Series

We were going to show this particular video promo at the conclusion of Sunday's service.Except it didn't really fit the mood that developed at each of our gatherings. We concluded our worship time with an old fashioned altar call, and then sat back and watched as God...

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