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My Vision For 2020

January 15, 2020 | Didi Bacon

"It's hard to remember that Jesus did not come to make us safe, but rather to make us disciples, citizens of God's new age, a kingdom of surprise." —Stanley Hauerwas, Duke University. Religion News Service, "Book Probes Post-Sept. 11...

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What comes to mind when you think about the word Baptism?

January 4, 2020 | Timothy Peace

If I told you to close your eyes and think about the word baptism, what would come to mind? For some, it might be an infant being sprinkled with water upon the head. For others, they might envision a classic paining of John the Baptist pouring...

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Do you know what the Bible word “gospel” means?

December 26, 2019 | Didi Bacon

Do you know what the Bible word “gospel” means? The literal translation is “good news.”  I like how Tim Keller puts it.  He says it means the joy news. Keller then references J.R.R. Tolkien (Author of The Hobbit...

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Hope In The Midst Of Dark Times

December 17, 2019 | Didi Bacon

“A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.  The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the...

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I will not pray for you to be safe. I will pray that God will make you dangerous

December 9, 2019 | Didi Bacon

I just love the story that Erwin McManus tells of teaching his son Aaron the truth that God with me is what I need to face a world not right with me. (Erwin McManus, "Seizing Your Divine Moment," Preaching Today, Issue 252)  One summer...

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