Monthly Archives: March 2016

More ‘Wood’ than People? — Part 4 by Rev. Scott Gress

“Go!” is posting Rev. Scott Gress’ blog series, “More ‘Wood’ than People?” Here is the fourth installment: You’ve started small.  The ladies society made cookies for the police department on valentines day and they are thinking of doing the same thing for … Continue reading

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What’s With the Empty Tomb — Watch and Learn More!

What's with the empty tomb? Easter baskets…plastic grass…jelly beans…chocolate bunnies…Peeps…an empty tomb…Easter egg hunts…wait, an empty tomb? Yeah an empty tomb! Big deal, right? Well it depends on why it's empty. Posted by Lutheran Hour Ministries on Thursday, March 24, … Continue reading

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Jesus, Greatest at the Table

1.         Jesus, greatest at the table           The almighty Son of Man,                Laid aside His outer clothing,           Poured some water in a pan;        … Continue reading

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Host a Neighbourhood “Bible Fun Time” for Children

It’s not a secret that most Sunday schools are poorly attended.  Sunday morning competition has relegated Sunday school attendance to a low priority even among church-going people. How might we respond? One suggestion is for Jesus’ followers to host a … Continue reading

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Church is More than a Building

Church is More Than a Building | Jeff Vanderstelt from Saturate on Vimeo. Want real-time training on what it looks like to be the church and make disciples in the every day stuff of life? Verge Regionals is partnering with … Continue reading

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More “Wood” Than People? (Part 3) — Rev. Scott Gress

Many followers of Jesus, and the congregations where they are members, are becoming less engaged in Jesus’ mission of seeking lost people and making disciples (Matthew 28:18-20). Rev. Scott Gress addresses how Jesus’ followers (and Christian congregations) can reverse this trend and become an evangelizing people.   … Continue reading

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Who Is Jesus? What Has He Done for Us?

For centuries, Christians have answered the two questions (Who is Jesus? What has He done for us?) by confessing the Nicene Creed: And [I believe] in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before … Continue reading

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Owen’s Mission — A Project of Lutherans for Life

Over 16,000 students have now heard about Owen’s Mission! Horton the elephant was right! The Bible agrees! In fact, the Bible says more: A person’s a person created by God (Psalm 139:13-14), a person redeemed by Jesus (Galatians 3:13), and … Continue reading

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Learning from St. Patrick

Rev. Dr. Peter Meier, the Executive Director of Center for US Missions, discusses the impact St. Patrick has, and still has, on mission methodologies in the most recent edition of “Mission Moments.” Meier writes, How will you celebrate St. Patrick’s … Continue reading

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What Does Your Talk Reveal about You and Your First Love?

In his discussion on Psalm 2, Martin Luther observes that our language tends to reveal that which a person loves or hates. Luther writes, “For just as the lover willingly talks at length about his beloved, so the hater keeps on … Continue reading

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