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[12 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 515 views]

A woman found lying in the snow outside a church in South Lanarkshire froze to death, it has emerged.
The woman was alive when she was discovered by the church organist on a path in the grounds of St John’s Church in Carluke on Sunday morning.
She was taken to Wishaw General hospital but died a short time later.
Police said there did not appear to be any suspicious circumstances. It is understood the woman, who was in her 30s, had hypothermia.

Strathclyde Police said a post-mortem examination had taken place.
The church organist …

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[18 Jan 2010 | No Comment | 672 views]

Over the last several years, our church has been involved in a type of outreach termed, “Servant Evangelism”, where we endeavor to bless our communities with the love of Christ without asking anything in return. Often, churches are perceived as constantly having their hand out asking for things, and we want to turn that perception upside down. Jesus said the second-greatest commandment is that you love your neighbor as yourself… and that’s what we’re attempting to do.
One way of accomplishing this is by way of Care-Packs, which are small gift-bags …

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[8 Mar 2009 | No Comment | 1,033 views]

I wonder how often we do a disservice to those we love who are out of the Faith?
Abram’s nephew Lot went to the sinful twin-cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. After a time, Lot is taken captive when the cities were besieged, and Abram sets out with his armies to defeat his captors. Afterward, the king of Sodom tells Abram, “you can have the goods, but give me the people.” Lot went right out of the captor’s hands and back into sinful Sodom and Gomorrah. I wonder if the defeat of …

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[4 Feb 2009 | No Comment | 806 views]
Hug Grand Rapids!

I wanted to post about a great outreach we’ve been doing in our community for the last few years. It has been a hit each year, and annually we do more and more hugs.
For Valentine’s Day, our small(but big-minded) church buys bags of Hershey’s Hugs, thousands of ziplock snack bags, and confetti, and printed up business cards with our “Hug” graphic (you can download it, and several other high-quality, printable card graphics I designed by clicking here.)

We assemble over a thousand of these bags during a church fellowship time, putting …

Illustrations and Research »

[29 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 416 views]

Sermon illustration in this.
How often souls are “dropped”… perhaps there are those who are willing to sound the alarm? Perhaps there are those who are willing to “gather by the river” to rescue them?
Or perhaps there will be many who simply drive by, watching through the safety of their car window and do absolutely nothing?
A father allegedly threw his four-year-old daughter off a bridge in front of the girl’s two young brothers and scores of motorists during rush hour in Melbourne today.
Witnesses said Arthur Phillip Freeman, 35, suddenly stopped his …

Ministry Development »

[26 Jan 2009 | 2 Comments | 629 views]

When I was Section Youth director about 10 years ago, I started a program called, ARC (Apostolic Revival Corps) that traveled to various HM churches in our district and conducted training, outreach and services. Our team was made up from 20 to 30 young people from our section and included musicians, young preachers and passionate youth from ages 14 to about 25. Each young person had to fill out an application, have it signed by their pastor, and get three reference signatures. In the early ARC missions, we would conduct …

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[18 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 2,369 views]

By Richard Whitman
I recently was asked the question, “How long has it been since you won a soul to the Lord.”
At first I was pleased to answer, “Just last week.” After all, last Sunday we had a man baptized in Jesus name and filled with the Holy Ghost. Then I began to relish some other memories of similar weekend services. Unfortunately, I also began to realize that several of the ones that I had “won to the Lord” were not living for God now and so I questioned if I …

Sermon Starters »

[29 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 307 views]

It does not matter where you are in life, whether you are a college student, a new accountant, or a single parent, every stage and position in life presents the opportunity to risk something valuable for God.
Living for a Cause (3 Hebrew children)
Prioritizing Priorities (Mary, sister of Lazarus)
High Risk Investing (Philip and Eunuch)
The Sake of the Call (Rich young ruler)

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[22 Nov 2008 | 3 Comments | 958 views]
Backpack Beverage Outreach – Black Friday and Beyond!

The day after Thanksgiving is “Black Friday”, the day when companies around the U.S. come out of the “red” and into the “black”. They do this by offering exceptional sales and make up profit in volume. The kicker is this… it’s COLD and people start arriving to wait in line at, like 4am for the doors to open!!
So what does this mean to us? OPPORTUNITY!!!
Our students and college/career groups will be descending on the major chains around our city with hot beverage packs, offering FREE coffee and hot cocoa as …

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[22 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 434 views]

The responsibility to reach the lost has never been more urgent!
The destiny of men and of nations is always being decided.   Every generation is strategic; but none more strategic to end time Apostolic revival than the present. We are not responsible for the past generation, and we cannot bear full responsibility for the next one; but we do have our generation. God will hold us responsible as to how well we fulfill our destiny in this age and by how completely we give ourselves to the task of evangelism. …