Small Steps

As children we are raised with high expectations. We are expected to achieve great things, regardless if we are ever told. It is assumed that we will continue to move society forward with discovery and knowledge. What I was taught in 3rd grade, now seems to be taught in 1st grade. We are in this race to have our children pick up wherever we leave off. It is overwhelming. In church life it is no different. I keep hearing two sayings either “we are the church of today” or “we are the church or tomorrow”.  I watch my mentors and I am in awe of the things they have achieved… Read More

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Vulnerable to the Spirit

Have you ever seen Radio? It’s a 2003 Sony Pictures movie based loosely on a true story of coach Harold Jones and Radio (James Robert Kennedy) – a mentally challenged man.  Whereas, the director took our some artistic licenses on some of the scenes, many of the events remained true (or at least the core principles behind the events). [at the final confrontation in the barbershop] “… but the truth is,we’re not the one been teachin’ Radio, Radio’s the one been teachin’ us – cause the way he treats us all the time is the way we wish we treated each other even part of the time.” http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0316465/quotes?item=qt2778575 What I… Read More

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Treated Like Family

Treated Like Family By James Stytle, Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. At the General Conference in October 2015, an LDS apostle shared a story about the beauty he saw at a Jewish service. I decided I would visit another church to see what it was like. I chose the Community of Christ congregation in Indianapolis, Indiana. I really enjoyed my visit, and I have been attending there since November 2015. I invited my wife to the Christmas Eve service with me, and she has attended with me since then. We also spent a weekend at the Kentucky-Indiana USA Mission… Read More

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He Has Risen “I have seen the Lord”

Easter Greetings!  What a glorious day to celebrate the risen Christ.  The congregation shared in a fellowship breakfast this morning and then shared in worship to celebrate the hope of this day.  As has become our tradition, we bloomed the cross as part of our service.  You can see a photo of the beautiful result.    John 20New International Version (NIV) The Empty Tomb 20 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalenewent to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.2 So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved,and said, “They have… Read More

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[07-24-2016] Ask, Search, Knock

What a nice service we had today, the theme was “Ask, Search, Knock.”  We enjoyed some ‘knock, knock’ jokes during the focus moment and then we talked about prayer and seeking God.  We were reminded to be thankful for everything no matter what – at the end of the day to review our day and be thankful for all things, even the challenging ones.  That is your challenge this week – be thankful for ALL things happening in your life. 7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and… Read More

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[06-26-2016] Discipleship is Demanding

We gathered in worship this to praise our God and consider the theme “Discipleship is Demanding”.  Mike W. brought our message guiding us through Luke 9:43-62 which talks about Jesus beginning his journey to Jerusalem.  Jesus knew what he was facing and resolutely set out to fulfill his calling.  We are also called to seek out God’s will for our lives and follow where God is leading us.  There are many things that compete for our time and attention, but we are called to make God our priority and specifically to share the Good News with others. Your Business Is Life 43-44 While they continued to stand around exclaiming over all… Read More

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