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11/12/15 ~ Midweek Meditation - The Power of Unity & Diversity

"To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good." 1 Corinthians 12:7 The metaphors that the scriptures give us to help us understand God's vision for the church point to His deep commitment to unity and diversity. The church referred to as a "body" points to our physical identity as a very diverse set of organs, systems and processes that nonetheless...

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11/05/15 ~ Midweek Meditation - Chasing Joy

"Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4 On Sunday, Pastor Joe gave us a Grand Canyon fly over of the book of Ephesians, reminding us of the staggering realities of who God is and what He has done and is doing here on planet earth! He then zeroed in on the command to be filled with the Spirit in Chapter 5. He offered three ...

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10/29/15 ~ Midweek Meditation - We are God's Masterpiece

"We are God's Masterpiece" Ephesians 2:10 This past Sunday, we all gathered at High Point to celebrate our rich season of ministry there and were reminded that we, the people of God are actually his"poiema", his masterpiece. What an amazing truth that we are a beautiful picture of his character and mission painted in the three bold primary colors of up (worship first), in...

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10/21/15 - Midweek Meditation ~ Be Holy

Reflections on Sunday's Sermon...

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10/14/15 ~ Midweek Meditation - A Way of Escape

"For the Son of Man came to seek and save the lost." Luke 19:10 As you drive or walk up and down Gulf Boulevard from Clearwater down to St. Pete Beach, you periodically run across little round blue and white signs that indicate a nearby evacuation route. Sometimes the signs feature an arrow hinting at the right path, some bear the international sign that indicates a tropi...

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10/07/15 ~ Midweek Meditation - The High Bar

""Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to my Father." John 14:12 I don't know about you, but I walked away from our time of worship this Sunday a little all-over-the-place. I found myself swiftly alternating between feelings of disappointment and the fervor of exhil...

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09/30/15 ~ Midweek Meditation

"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." John 10:10 This past Sunday, we looked at these profound words from the Gospel of John. Just twenty-one words to be exact. And yet, there may not be twenty-one more powerful and transforming words in all of human history. In John 10:10, Jesus confronts the religiou...

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09/13/15 ~ Midweek Meditation - Entering In

Wednesday Reflections on Sunday's Sermon 09/13/15 "You shall love your neighbor as yourself" Matthew 22:39 The past couple of weeks, we've been talking about the Bible's call for us to live a three dimensional life: "up" by growing in our love of God, "in" by seeking to "love others" well, and "out" by bringing the good new of Jesus to those near and far who have not cho...

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09/06/15 ~ Midweek Meditation - The Blameless Life

Reflections on Sunday's Sermon "For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him." II Chronicles 16:9 At the beginning of Pastor Joe's sermon this past Sunday, he referenced the well-known words of II Chronicles 16. In that passage, the prophet Hanani is speaking to King Asa at a time ...

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08/23/15 ~ Midweek Meditation - Remember Jesus

Wednesday Reflections on Sunday's Sermon "Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our maker!" ~ Psalm 95:6 This past Sunday, Pastor Joe reminded us all of the destructive impact that unresolved or unaddressed fear can have on our lives. It hurts our relationships with God and others. It makes sin more attractive. It leads to dysfunction, distra...

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