Monthly Archive: May 2014

May 25

Bad Company Corrupts Good Character

      My favorite professor in Seminary is an incredibly brilliant man. He pushed me harder intellectually than anybody else ever has in all of my education. I struggled greatly in his classes at times – particularly one of my Hebrew courses. I still remember writing my final paper for that class and telling …

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May 20

Prayer Focus: Big House Youth

Prayer Focus:  BigHouse Youth May 16 – May 31, 2014 ______________________________________________________________ BIGHOUSE is more than a night of the week. It’s more than a building. It’s more than just a youth group. BIGHOUSE is a family of 6th-12th grade students, along with some dedicated adult leaders, who are looking to deepen their living relationship with …

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May 19

Who Were the Samaritans?

       Where were you September 11, 2001? I’d be willing to wager that you know exactly where you were and what you were doing. Now: where were you on February 18, 2001? Unless you had a momentous occasion on that date or you have an uncanny memory: odds are your recollection of that day is …

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May 13

News to Know, May 2014 Edition!

News to Know, May 2014 Edition 1.) Summer is fast approaching! A consistent question I receive from LifeGroup leaders is what to do with the group when so many people are in and out for vacation, graduations, etc. That’s a fantastic question! The answer: be intentional, and communicate clearly. Be Intentional: Decide as a group …

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May 12

Self-Centered vs. Other-Centered

     “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of others.” I don’t know whether to laugh or cry when I read these two verses from the second chapter of Philippians. The idea …

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May 05

Brainwashed or Washed Brains?

     3 seconds. That is the approximate amount of time before modern TV shows and movies change camera angles or switch to different a scene. It’s incredible to watch an old movie or TV show and see how much longer camera shots or scenes last. I don’t know if this has contributed to or is …

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May 01

Prayer Focus: Hope House

Prayer Focus:  Hope House May 1 – May 15, 2014 The Hope House is the home for underage girls who have been rescued from the sex traffic industry that the community of Good Shepherd purchased, renovated, and then gifted to On Eagles Wings Ministry. GSUMC is still actively involved with the Hope House and below …

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