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Together Thursday: That’s Right–We’re All in This Together

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By MRP At our most recent church council meeting, I posted three statements that I was hoping our leaders would absorb. They are: We’re all in this together. Whatever it takes. Till Christ be formed in us (from Galatians 4:19). It’s this first phrase that caught my attention. Unwittingly, as I was preaching from Acts […]

What’s Up Wednesday: What P.I.P.E. are You Smoking?

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By MRP Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German preacher and theologian who helped the Christians endure the opposition and persecution of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany wrote one of the most influential books of the 20th century, The Cost of Discipleship. If that book, he wrote a paragraph about ‘cheap grace,’ that is, a grace that is […]

Theology Tuesday: What Does It Mean to ‘Save?’

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By MRP What do we mean today by the verb to save? Ask someone at random on the streets of Seattle what the verb “to save” means, and what will be the response? Someone who is worried about his financial portfolio may reply, “‘Save’ is what you’d better do if you want money set aside […]

Music Monday: “Armando’s Rhumba”

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By MRP Chick Corea and Gary Burton have some fun on the marimba with one of Corea’s compositions, “Armando’s Rhumba.” What makes this so much fun is that the audience did not know of Corea’s skills on the marimba, for he made his mark on the piano. Gary Burton, however, is a master marimba player. […]

T4G Friday: “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”

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By MRP I posted this on Facebook yesterday, but for the sake of archiving I needed to post it here today. Twelve thousand people singing that grand old hymn, “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” acapella! I fight tears every time I hear this. I believe part of our activity in heaven will be this. What […]

T4G Thursday: Pray for All Who Gather Here

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By MRP Twelve thousand people gathering in Louisville, Kentucky, for hymn singing and preaching. All ages from all over the world. You can watch via livestream at http://live.t4g.org. Join us, won’t you? …read more Source:: Gospelgripped       

What’s Up Wednesday: Understand the Importance of the Pace of Change

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By MRP Last Wednesday, I shared with you some principles from Sam Rainer’s book Obstacles in the Established Church and why some in those established churches resist change. Today, I want to share three principles from Rainer’s book on the important not just of change, but the pace at which leaders make changes. If you […]

Theology Tuesday: Heading to Together for the Gospel 2018

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By MRP Today, three of us (Scott, Sam, and I) fly to Louisville, Kentucky, to a conference known as Together for the Gospel. This is a bittersweet conference! The sweet part of it all is going and being awash in the singing of great hymns (old and new) and being fed by great preaching. We […]

Friday Funny: A Sock and a Sock, and a Shoe and a Shoe

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By MRP While we as Christians have been rescued from the law, we also turn around and impose our ‘law’ on someone else–even as mundane as how we put on socks and shoes. Here’s a funny clip from the early days of All in the Family (1971-1980) between Archie Bunker and his son-in-law Mike Stivic. […]