Wisdom Online

  Sunday, April 12, 2020 The other day I received an advertisement for a new book. The author was warning people about the ways online interaction falls short of true Christian fellowship. Of course, the book and advertisement were put together months ago. Neither the author nor the publisher anticipated

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Church Outside the Building

Sunday, March 22, 2020 I have always taught that the church is not a building but a group of people. The Coronavirus pandemic is testing whether we genuinely believe that. We cannot meet in our building, or gather anywhere as a large group for at least three weeks. Thanks to

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Neon Youth Coronavirus Update

Monday, March 16, 2020 As you know, our nation, state, and communities have been adjusting to the Coronavirus spread. We are going to be adjusting too.  We are cancelling our Wednesday meeting, as well as Sunday school, this week. As for next week and beyond, I will update you as we get closer. 

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Thoughts on Baptism

Baptism can be a touchy subject. For centuries, Christians have debated what baptism really amounts to (salvation, conversion, professing faith, joining the church, or receiving the Holy Spirit), when someone should be baptized (in infancy, immediately after professing faith in Christ, or after reaching a certain level of spiritual maturity),

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Choosing a Bible

Buying a Bible can be confusing. Bookstores offer several different translations in countless formats. Why are there so many options? How do you make a choice? Here are a few thoughts to help. One reason for the variety is that the Old Testament was originally written in Hebrew and Aramaic

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Winter 2020 Growth Groups

Plan to join us as we begin a new eight-week Growth Group session in our Sunday morning adult class on Sunday February 2. We meet for prayer at 9 a.m. and then divide up into men’s and women’s groups for a time of interactive Bible study. We will go through

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Fall 2019 Growth Group Study

What can turn a struggling church around? What can help a church which has sold out to the culture; which is riven by division; which is dominated by me-first materialism; and which is uncertain about the gospel itself? “Be on your guard”, wrote one church planter to just such a

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2019 Annual Report: Everyday Disciples

And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”  Luke 9:23 ESV I am always thinking ahead—anticipating, planning, speculating. But these annual reports are good, because they force me to look back over the past

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New Series for Summer 2019

The gospel is good news. It is the message of forgiveness and eternal salvation that Jesus purchased by his death. Spiritual life begins when we believe it, but we do not then leave it behind. Jesus wants it to become the burning passion of our hearts. In Luke 14-19, Jesus

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