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Church Shopping 101

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Tis is the season for church shopping! Some people are getting back from vacation and want to try something new, while others are relocating for school, work or family reasons. Over the next month or so (especially in Raleigh), we will see a number of people visiting, watching and trying to decide if “Church A” […]

Easter and Redefining Church

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The following is a short testimony by Emma D’Antoni, a sophomore at NC State and new member at Midtown Community Church – she shared it this past Sunday before she was baptized. She talks about what church has come to mean to her. If this Easter you are thinking of re-engaging with church, I hope […]

Ruth Reflections 1:6-22

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As we work through the book of Ruth in our sermon series, I will be posting some devotional thoughts as I work through it with the help of the ESV Study Bible. The ESV Study Bible is a great resource and I hope that these weekly posts will help you as you process Ruth and grow […]

Ruth Reflections 1:1-5

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As we work through the book of Ruth in our sermon series, I will be posting some devotional thoughts as I work through it with the help of the ESV Study Bible. The ESV Study Bible is a great resource and I hope that these weekly posts will help you as you process Ruth and […]

The Comparison Game

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Yesterday Pastor Lindsey preached from Daniel 6 – you can listen to it here. One of the biggest take-a-ways that I left with was thinking through the idea of the quality of Daniel’s faith. Lindsey pointed to three aspects of the faith that Daniel had: a costly faith, a constant faith and a solitary faith. Its […]

Habakkuk 1:1-11 – Sermon Follow Up

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This past Sunday we looked at Habakkuk 1:1-11 and how in the midst of struggle within the kingdom of Judah, Habakkuk came to God honestly, looking for answers. Habakkuk asks God, “Where are you and why aren’t you acting, protecting, saving us from impending doom and internal iniquity – why are you silent?” God’s response […]

Piles of Leaves

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Fall in Raleigh is beautiful. As the leaves change color bright yellows and reds can be seen in most every neighborhood you drive through. But another thing happens in Raleigh during the fall season – piles of leaves. In our great city all you have to do is rake your leaves to the curb and […]

That Knot in Your Stomach

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You know that feeling you get when the norm gets disturbed? Perhaps you’ve experienced this when you’ve heard the word “cancer.” Two members of my family have heard this word, and the knot that comes into your stomach is one that is hard to describe, but I feel that you understand it in your life. […]

The Election: Helpful Reads

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This past Tuesday we saw one of the most beautiful things about living in America…the fact that we can freely choose people to serve us in elected office. At the same time social media blew up with all measures of hatred and malice. As you consider the election and your roll as a Christian, here […]

The ESV Study Bible

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One of my standard resources any time I study, preach, teach or research is the ESV Study Bible. The goal of any standard study Bible is to be as detailed at it can be, while at the same time keeping a commitment to covering all of the Scriptures. This means that any one study Bible […]