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Worship and Real Life

“When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation.  Everything must be done so that the church may be built up.”  (I Corinthians 14:26) If there is … Continue reading

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It’s Easy To Find Worshipers

“You [Samaritans] worship guessing in the dark.  We Jews worship in the clear light of day.  God’s way of salvation is made available through the Jews.  But the time is coming – it has, in fact, come – when what … Continue reading

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If I Only Had One Year To Disciple Someone: Missional Micropost

I am absolutely convinced that discipleship is the best way to bring about lasting change in the world.  So, if I only had one year to disciple someone, I’d ask the Lord to help me find a way to make … Continue reading

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FCMC Worship Gathering This Saturday, October 12

1) Have you paused to question if what you are doing really, ultimately matters? We’ll be looking at what Jesus had to say about lining up our lives with God’s ultimate purposes as we celebrate what God is doing on … Continue reading

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FCMC News and Locations

I wanted to let you know what’s coming up in the next few weeks with First Coast Missional Communities: 1) Worship – We’re holding our monthly worship celebration on Saturday, September 12 at 6:30 freshly renovated St.  John’s Room at … Continue reading

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Bivocational Pastor Reflections

A few days ago, I posted a short statement of Facebook about being a bi-vocational pastor.  But I’d like to give a more complete answer.  In doing so, I have two groups in mind: 1) those who may be thinking of … Continue reading

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Wounded Disciples

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and do not forget all his benefits– who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy… (Psalm 103:3 … Continue reading

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FCMC Prayer Requests

Please keep us in your prayers: The Stewards are meeting: (Jim, Rita, Cathy, Kent, Nicholl, Jesse, and Kris comes, too!) Jesse is preaching at the Presbyterian Church in Waycross in August. The Wehmeiers are sharing part of their story. Norma … Continue reading

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Why People Are Disillusioned with the Church AND Things To Do About It

Originally posted on LoveFirst Coast:
Why are people disillusioned with the church?  There are too many reasons.  In a short video, Mark Vanderstelt (Soma Communities) shares insight from a couple in his fellowship that had become disillusioned with church.  I summarize the…

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God Loves You.

God loves you.  God’s love for you in Jesus Christ makes you into something new.  God brings us into a relationships with himself that is real and personal.  Out of the greatness of his love, he gives us a new identity and brings us … Continue reading

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