Monthly Archive: March 2013

Mar 26

No Sunday or Monday LifeGroups at Church for Easter

Hello LifeGroup Leaders! Easter is fast approaching!  As a reminder to all LifeGroups that meet at the church campus on Sundays and Mondays: Please note that the church will be unavailable for LifeGroup meetings on Sunday the 31st and Monday April 1st. Everything will return to normal schedule on Tuesday, April 2nd. Please e-mail or call …

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Mar 25

Crying Stones

     Habakkuk is a short (only 3 chapters) book from the Old Testament. It’s what’s referred to as one of the “Minor Prophets.” The word “Minor” doesn’t mean that it is unimportant compared with the “Major Prophets,” but instead that it is relatively short in length when compared with the writings of a book like …

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Mar 20

For All Women In Your LifeGroups:

Hello LifeGroup Leaders! Please see the below note and information from Kim Burdick for all of the women in your LifeGroups regarding a Haiti Missions Trip: Dear Sisters in Christ,  Good Shepherd will be partnering with Dynamic Women In Missions, a ministry of One Mission Society, this July to invite Haitians into a living relationship …

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Mar 18

The Reliability of Scripture & The Woman at the Well

     Previously, in Thayer’s Thoughts, we’ve seen that the Bible was not originally written in English. It was written in three languages: Hebrew, Greek, and some Aramaic. In addition, all of the writings in the Bible, such as John’s Gospel, were originally written by hand. Unlike the simplicity we enjoy today in copying a letter …

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Mar 12

Serving Spotlight!

LifeGroups have three key areas we focus on in our communities: Live, Serve, & Grow. Today’s post is the Third of the “Serving Spotlight Posts” which “Spotlight” some of the creative ways that LifeGroups have served together. Hopefully these posts will give you some great ideas on how you can “Serve Together” as a LifeGroup! …

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Mar 11

The NT’s Use of the OT

     Whenever you read an Old Testament quote in the New Testament, the first thing you should do is read that section of scripture in its Old Testament Context. Why? Because when New Testament writers quote the Old Testament, they assume much of its surrounding context – impregnating their words with greater meaning than is …

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Mar 05

News to Know, March 2013 Edition!

News to Know 1.) Our Easter Service Schedule will be as follows:  Good Friday Service 3/29 @ 5pm (Worship Center) Saturday Evening Service 3/30 @ 7pm (Worship Center) Sunrise Service 3/31 @ 7am (Corner Campus) Sunday Services 3/31 @ 8:30, 10:00, or 11:30am (Worship Center) 2.) Easter Sunday is one of the two busiest church days of …

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Mar 04

Joseph & the Richly Ornamented Robe

            A couple of weeks ago, I talked about how the “Children’s Bible” version of the stories in scripture can be much different than the stories as we find them in the Bible. This week’s passage of scripture is no exception. The story of Joseph in a children’s Bible usually focuses on the “the coat …

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