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Jym Shorts - September 29, 2016

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Posted by Nate Gast on

I think most of us would agree that the church in the West is in increasingly poor shape today.  Therapy has replaced actually knowing God, spirituality has displaced theology, the tyranny of activity limits day-to-day discipleship, marketing trumps mission, entertainment has replaced...

Jym Shorts - September 22, 2016

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Posted by Jym Gregory on

While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them." Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off. -Acts 13:2-3 The passage above marks the official starting point...

Jym Shorts - September 15, 2016

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Posted by Chris Hanson on

It is hard to believe it has been almost 2 full years since we first started talking about our building expansion. In November of 2014, we started the process of asking for pledges as we focused on the theme “Consider…Building for God’s Glory.” When the request for...

Jym Shorts - September 8, 2016

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Posted by Tony Guinn on

And he gave…the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry… -Ephesians 4:11-12 As the verses above teach, God gave pastors to his church for the purpose of equipping the saints for the work of ministry. All of the shepherds/pastors/elders (these terms...

Jym Shorts - September 1, 2016

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Posted by Jym Gregory on

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations… -Matthew 28:19 The passage above from Matthew’s Gospel has come down to us as “The Great Commission.” It is the final command of Jesus recorded from his earthly ministry. We are called to be a people who take the name of...

Jym Shorts - August 25, 2016

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Posted by Jym Gregory on

Two years ago I wrote in this newsletter about Matt Pitt, the locally popular founder of "The Basement" youth program in Birmingham, Alabama. At that time he had just been arrested for the second time in 18 months and was awaiting trial for impersonating a police officer. Since then, he has been...

Jym Shorts - August 18, 2016

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If you grew up in the church, you probably remember going to Sunday School class. For me, growing up in Berne, IN (population 3,500) and attending a Mennonite church, meant flannel graph Bible stories, a plastic church to put my offering in, singing traditional church songs and tile flooring...

Jym Shorts - August 11, 2016

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Posted by Jym Gregory on

My soul keeps your testimonies; I love them exceedingly. -Psalm 119:167 Does your soul love the teachings of God? That is one of my goals in life, I hope it is yours as well. We need to be very careful not to let our faith be something that we merely talk about, while not allowing it to be...

Jym Shorts - August 4, 2016

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Posted by Jym Gregory on

And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. -1 Corinthians 6:11 The passage above is Paul's finishing touch on his statement that "the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom...

Jym Shorts - July 28, 2016

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Posted by Jym Gregory on

Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God. –William Carey The past two weeks we’ve heard from two of our own short-term missionaries who have gone out this summer on mission – Rachel Cook and Anna Schmidt. I thought for this week’s Jym-shorts article...

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