Discipleship Matrix

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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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Prayer For the Church

O God, you are the fountain of all truth; we ask you to protect your church from all false teaching.

Protect the Church

From all teaching and preaching which would destroy people's faith;

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Making Room

"Unto us a child is born, to us a son is given... and he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."  Isaiah 9:6 

These words from the prophet Isaiah take on special meaning when we see them fulfilled in the coming and birth of Jesus Christ.   

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Membership: Raising the Bar

Membership in a church used to be a big deal.   Unlike a membership at the local gym or even joining the area golf club, membership in the church meant giving of yourself wholeheartedly to the life and ministry of the church.   Not only did you attend every worship service, but you gave generously of your time, talents, and treasures to the well-being and growth of the church you joined. Times are a changing!...
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Wisdom from the Garden

I grew up with a green thumb.   See, my dad was a gardener, and ever since I could tag along with him, he would have me work with him in the gardens.   Cutting grass, clipping hedges, trimming roses, planting annuals, laying new turf, weeding between the plants, watering the flowers.   I still enjoy gardening -- seeing seeds become plants and watching things grow.     There is much wisdom we can learn from the garden....
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