Monthly Archive: June 2014

Jun 30

The Unforgiveable Sin

     The Unforgivable Sin. These three words haunted me from high school into college. I never really understood what they meant, and whenever I thought about them I was overcome with fear that maybe I had accidentally committed this sin. Particularly, I was worried that since I had doubts about God’s existence: somehow that might …

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Jun 23

Keys to the Kingdom?

I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. (Matthew 16:19)      This verse has always been odd to me. Truth be told, I never really dug into it what it meant until I read …

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Jun 16

Hate Your Father & Mother?

     “Everybody look to your left. Now everybody look to your right. Only one of you will be here in four years.” That’s what everybody hears (or at least used to) at new student orientation when they enter into Virginia Tech’s Engineering program.      We know that statement is not literally true. The people …

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Jun 09

Messianic Expectations

     There are multiple facets to understanding the context (circumstances that influence how something is communicated or perceived) of the books of the Bible. As Talbot highlights in his sermon this week: what’s in the text (the actual words and the structure they’re in) influence how we should understand and interpret what’s written. In addition …

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Jun 05

News To Know, June 2014 Edition!

News to Know, June 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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Jun 04

Prayer Focus: Vacation Bible eXperience

Prayer Focus:  Vacation Bible eXperience (VBX) Running from June 16 – June 20 ______________________________________________________________ This Summer, Good Shepherds Children’s team is putting together another fantastic Vacation Bible eXperience! This year’s theme is Rescued, and it will run from June 16th to June 20th with the 20th being a Family Celebration on Friday evening, from 6:30 …

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Jun 02

Be Holy and Being Made Holy

One thing that I’ve learned about myself is that I have a propensity for extremes. For instance, when I begin a hobby, I don’t start slow. I go in all the way: getting all of the components before I need them, and devote an inordinate amount of time to it. Then, predictably, I get so …

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