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Wisdom From The Garden(5): Too Much Manure Does More Harm Than Good

For churches to be healthy they require regular feeding.   But too much manure can do more harm than good.  

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Wisdom From The Garden(4): Placed To Thrive

Most plants you find in the local nursery have tags.   It doesn't matter if it is an indoor or an outdoor plant.   The tags will not only tell you the name of the plant; it will tell you where to plant it or where to place it. See not all plants thrive in every spot.   Some indoor plants thrive in a western exposure, where they will get lots of afternoon sun.  ...
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Wisdom From the Garden: No One Stands Alone

Healthy churches require good seed and deep roots.     That is the point I made in my previous blog .   In this blog we will discover more wisdom from the garden.   As I learned from my dad, when you plant a garden you must avoid overcrowding, but don't force plants to stand alone. It is like this, when you plant a garden, you first must make sure the young seedlings are not overcrowded....
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Preaching Deuteronomy Missionally

How central is mission to the message of the Bible and the identity of the church?   Over the past number of years, as CRC churches here in Australia, we have been exploring these questions as we seek to be churches that are reforming to reach the lost for Christ . In the last Recharge Conference held in Sydney (May 2013) Mike Goheen, Mark Glanville, and Erin Goheen-Glanville clearly showed how central mission is to...
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Wisdom From the Garden: Good Seed - Deep Roots

There is much we can learn about growing healthy churches and planting new ones just by observing a garden.   This is the point I made in a previous blog .   There is much wisdom we can learn from the garden.    In this blog I will explore the need for good seed and deep roots. For a church to be healthy, roots need to be firmly planted. This is a lesson I learned...
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