Monthly Archive: March 2014

Mar 27

You’re Invited!

Hello LifeGroup Leaders! If you haven’t already done so through the e-mail invitation you received on March 13th, please take a few moments to fill out the below LifeGroup Leader Invitation RSVP form. We look forward to seeing you at training! God bless! Chris Thayer

Mar 24

Do James and Galatians Contradict Each Other?

     I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how our context – our circumstances, personal and cultural perspectives, etc. – influences our reading of scripture. This is unavoidable. There’s no way to read anything without some sort of preconceived notion entering into our understanding of it. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing or something to …

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Mar 19

LifeGroup Leader Training Event!

Hello LifeGroup Leaders! Last Thursday, March 13th, you should have received an invitation in your e-mail to the upcoming LifeGroup Leader Training happening on April 3rd & 6th (you choose only one to attend). If you haven’t already done so, please take a few moments to RSVP through that e-mail invitation. If you have any …

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Mar 17

Who Ezekiel Prophesied To

     Previously I’ve talked about how important it is to understand the overarching history of the Old Testament time period in order to comprehend what we read in our Bibles. This week’s sermon, highlighting one of the most grotesque images in all of scripture (Ezekiel 4), is taken from the book of Ezekiel. Without understanding …

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Mar 11

News to Know, March 2014 Edition!

News to Know, March 2014 Edition 1.) On Sunday, March 30, 2014 Good Shepherd will be having another Radical Impact Project! During the three Sunday services we are going to pack meals for Stop Hunger Now. Because of this Radical Impact Project, we are asking all Sunday morning LifeGroups to cancel their March 30th meetings …

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Mar 10

Did Jesus Really Rise From The Dead?

      The roof of the wing of the church directly outside my office window is being repaired. Today is a windy day, and therefore not friendly to the constant climbing required of the men who are finishing the job. Quite to my dismay, just a few moments ago, I caught glimpse of one of their …

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Mar 05

Jesus, Scripture, Israel, And Palestine

Hello LifeGroup Leaders! James Michael Smith, (a Good Shepherd Church member, former Director of Discipleship, and teacher of many Bible classes we offer at GSUMC) – is going to be one of the two main speakers in a discussion on Israel and Palestine being held at Gordon Conwell Seminary’s Charlotte campus (2 miles from the …

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Mar 03

The Effect of Rejecting God

     As humans we tend to think of ourselves as made up of distinct pieces which are brought together to make the totality of our person. For instance we often refer to our emotions, intellect, body, and soul as the building blocks of who we are. These distinctions have merit because they do make it …

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