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Sunday, November 13 2016 00:00

August 12th the rain came down . . . August 13th the water came in and the tears began to flow.  Since that day and the subsequent days that followed so much has changed.

We’ve all learned how to gut out or mud out (knowledge we could have lived without).  We’ve gained skills we never wanted – while haggling with people that held our futures in their hands.

It’s been a rough three months.  But we’ve gained during this time as well.

We’ve gained experiential knowledge of God’s grace.

We’ve gained new relationships with wonderful folks from all over the south who came to help!

We’ve gained a fresh determination to build something much more than buildings.

The flood swept so much away . . .  so much so that if we’re not careful we’ll fail to notice what it brought.

Father, help us not only to rebuild but to build something more permanent with You as the foundation.  To trust not in horses and chariots but in You and Your might!  Refresh us as we labor, increase our love as we help our neighbors.  Help us to follow You and You alone!

– Dale

 
BE ON GUARD PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, August 07 2016 00:00

What we as Christians often fail to grasp is that we have a real enemy who is in constant and continuous motion.   Meaning that he’s always actively involved in deceiving and destroying.  In John 10, Jesus calls this enemy a thief.  A thief with a purpose – to kill, steal, and destroy.  Using this motif allows us deeper insights into what we’re up against from this tireless foe . . . A thief is subtle, deceptive, quiet, using subterfuge to accomplish his objectives.  Understand that this enemy of ours will use any and all means at his disposal to bring about your downfall.

As Christ-followers, we must be on guard against allowing this adversary to use us.  When we lead with hate rather than our love, we become tools in his hand.  It’s when we neglect others rather than connecting with others that we give him ground in our lives which causes damage to our witness.  Living according to God’s precepts, we make ourselves available to God's protection and unavailable for the enemy’s use.

“The Lord is my Rock and my Fortress and my Deliverer, my God, my Rock, in whom I take refuge, my Shield, and the Horn of my salvation, my Stronghold.”  Psalms 8:2  ESV 

He is our protection from the enemy!

– Dale

 
CHURCH OF COMPASSION PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, July 24 2016 00:00

We have determined that through loving people, sharing the gospel and building community we express ourselves as a church of compassion.  These cannot be mere words that we contemplate occasionally, but rather heartfelt truths that move us to action.

If any part of our community feels unloved, unappreciated, or even unwanted, what does that say about our commitment in following a loving Savior into His world with His truth?  We, the church, exist within our communities as the very presence of Christ.  We are the light, the compassion of God moving among men.

Comite Church of Compassion, make your presence known – make His presence known among the frustrated, hurting, or hope-drained.

Be The Church of Compassion every day!

– Dale

 
NO EXCUSES PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, July 31 2016 00:00

“But the Lord said to me, ‘Do not say, ‘I am only a youth’; for to all to whom I send you, you shall go, and whatever I command you, you shall speak.”  Jeremiah 1:7

Put in southern-ese: God said, “I don’t wanna hear it!  Buck up and do what you’re told.”

Jeremiah was no different than any of us today.  If we can find an excuse that we think will fly – we’ll use it to get out of an uncomfortable situation.

God was well aware of Jeremiah’s age . . .
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” (verse 5) . . . so the age thing was not a valid excuse for God.

But to be fair, this was a real issue for Jeremiah not just a lame attempt to pass the buck.  He knew his culture – it’s  proclivity to dismiss the young.  He knew the cultural bias might interrupt the message.  However, as we see here, God is more interested in Jeremiah’s obedience than any perceived man-made impediment. 

Are you presently clinging to self made excuses circumventing what God has called you to accomplish? 

God’s pleasure would be for you step over any excuse and follow through!

– Dale

 
PEACE PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, July 17 2016 00:00

Peace equals environment.  Is that true?  If there is no open hostility within our carefully constructed world, then we have peace . . . or so it would seem. 

So, the natural solution is that we intentionally channel our lives (to the best of our ability) in order to avoid the hostile places that cause us concern – makes sense!  Of course we know the fallacy of this narrow view of peace because we live within its daily contradiction.

Peace is more than a place, an environment to be controlled –
Peace is organic, it’s fluid, it involves our heart and soul.
It is a divine gift!

True peace flows from a source that overcomes impediments such as environment, deep-seeded fears, hatred and mistrust.

Peace is more than just the lack of hostility . . .
Peace is a gift.
Given by the best gift-giver of all.

Being aware of all that we need – He pours His peace into His people regardless of the environment.

“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart.  And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give.  So don’t be troubled or afraid.”   John 14:27 (NLT)

– Dale

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