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Jym Shorts - October 13, 2016

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This week’s article will be a bit “newsy,” as I relate to you three things about which I would like you to be aware. First, you may have missed it if you do not have a family member or friend with special needs, but we now have two new opportunities at the church that will help...

Jym Shorts - October 6, 2016

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Thank you for your prayers concerning my mission trip to Medellin, Colombia. As you read the highlights of the trip below please keep in mind the following biblical truths: God is glorified when the gospel is shared regardless of whether people receive it or reject it.  When someone...

Jym Shorts - September 29, 2016

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...

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