Monthly Archives: January 2011

Before the Message – January 29 & 30

What would it mean for you to be great? This weekend we will reference Mark 9:30-41 and look at the interaction Jesus had with His disciples around their debate about who was the greatest. It is easy to look at … Continue reading

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Devotions for Today – Divided Loyalties

      Since both the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers won and advanced to Super Bowl XLV, I have been repeatedly asked who I was cheering for.  I grew up in northern Wisconsin where being a Packer fan was as … Continue reading

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Before the Message – January 22 & 23

This weekend at Orchard Hill we will return to our study of Mark. We have called this study, The Mission of God, because we learn in the Mark about Jesus mission or bringing God’s Kingdom. We only now see glimpses … Continue reading

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Eleos Haiti – An Update from Shannon

First I want to thank everyone who made having a vehicle for me to use in Haiti a reality.  It has made ministry so much easier. I wanted to wash it before taking this picture, but I could not find … Continue reading

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Before the Message – January 15 & 16

This weekend we will look at Psalm 2 as we consider true blessedness or happiness. Richard Lovelace once wrote, “It is an item of faith that we are children of God, but there is plenty of experience in us against … Continue reading

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Before the Message – January 8 & 9

Henry Cloud just released a new book on the topic of happiness (The Law of Happiness – January 4, 2011).  In it he states: We fall prey to thinking things like: *  If I could just make a little more … Continue reading

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More on the Message – January 2

What would make you happy in 2011?  Many people have what they think they want and need, yet have a nagging sense of being unhappy.  Nathaniel Hawthorne once wrote, “happiness is a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our … Continue reading

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