4th Sunday Fellowship (Feb. 28) - Kincaid's

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Posted Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 6:23 AM

As a life group, we are designating the fourth Sunday of each month to meet and eat for lunch after church. You don't have to make a reservation, but we will coordinate a casual restaurant (with plenty of high chairs) where you order when you get there, sit, eat, and can feel free to move around and visit the different people who come.

This Sunday: Kincaid's Hamburgers


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NOTE: If you have any suggestions of where we can meet in the future, we'd be happy to hear them. Just leave a comment on this post.

This Sunday Morning - Store

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Posted at 5:32 AM

NOOMA Store  016 Rob Bell

This Sunday morning (Feb. 28) we will be watching and discussing another one of the Nooma videos entitled "Store". What makes you angry? I mean, what makes you really angry? Do you get angry over the littlest things in life, or is your anger reserved for bigger, more meaningful issues? Is anger the issue, or is what you get angry about.

Here's a preview: LINK.


Hope to see you there.

The Occasional Devo - The Middle Road

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Posted Monday, February 22, 2010 at 5:55 AM

"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt should lose its taste, how can it be made salty? It's no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled on by men.

"You are the light of the world. A city situated on a hill cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket, but rather on a lampstand, and it gives light for all who are in the house."

Mathew 5:13-15

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If you are like me, yesterday's sermon and life group times were very convicting and challenging. I really don't want to play the part of the Holy Spirit in people's lives, but I did run across this and thought the heart of the message was the same as what was presented on Sunday morning. The walk called the Christian life that we signed up for is a walk on a narrow road.

This Sunday Morning - NAME Speaker

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Posted Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 5:05 AM



This Sunday in Life Group, we'll be sharing our room with other groups to listen to a speaker from the IMB who's focus is on Northern Africa and the Middle East. Come, be encouraged, and learn something new about missions in this area.

Hope to see you there!

The Occasional Devo - God is good!

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Posted Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 12:56 PM

"Taste and see that the LORD is good.
How happy is the man who takes refuge in Him!
Fear the LORD, you His saints,
for those who fear Him lack nothing."
Psalm 34:8-9


This morning the question was asked, "Do you feel God is good? Always?" Whether you truly believe that God is good hits at the foundation of how you view the world. Is God 100% good or is there a part of God that is not good? If God's not 100% good, then how do we define evil? Where does right and wrong come from? Our tough times get interpretted as God hating us or finding pleasure in our misery. If we don't believe that God is good, then the difficult periods of our life become very discouraging very quickly; but if in our heart of hearts we believe God is good, then the difficult times don't get any less difficult but become more palatable because of our trust that God knows what is best for us (Luke 11:11-13).

Let me dispell any doubt quickly: God is good...All the time. How do I know this? The Bible? Jesus? Yes and yes, but he's proven it time and time again in my life. I love what the psalmist say in verses 34:8-9. He states a command, because he knows that God is good. Moreover, I like to read that verse as a dare, "I dare you to try a piece of the goodness of God. You'll understand that God is good and He'll change your outlook on life for the better."

So, I dare you! Live this week like you believe with all your being that God is 100% good 100% of the time.

This Sunday Morning - Kickball

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Posted Friday, February 12, 2010 at 8:51 AM

NOOMA Kickball | 006 Rob Bell
This Sunday morning (Feb. 14, Valentine's Day) we will be watching and discussing another one of the Nooma videos entitled "Kickball". We all know what's best for us, right? If I only had this, then I could do that. If only this happened, then I would be much happier about something else. We've all had these thoughts, whether we'd like to admit it or not.

Here's a preview of the video: LINK

Hope to see you there. Have a Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Genesis

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Posted Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 2:48 PM

Or, "Beginning." For those of us who speak English.

No, the title doesn't imply a new life group study on Sunday mornings. This post is to introduce the beginning of our life group's new blog. The hope is that this blog will be a place where the "Life Group Formerly Known As Adult 1" can keep a schedule of upcoming events, provide a glimpse into what we will be studying in the near future, and hopefully offer up the occasional encouragement. Think of this as blog as the life group's "Online Refrigerator Door," a place where virtual magnets hold notes and reminders that get looked at as you enter and leave the "information kitchen" we call the Internet.

I hope you enjoy, and I look forward to seeing our group grow.

P.S. Keep in mind that this is a work in progress, so feel free to offer up suggestions for improvement. Thanks and God bless.