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“New Wave” Ministries

Everyone has a preconceived idea of what it means to do a “Ministry”. This idea is formed by our experience with the church and with our culture. It’s dependent upon the ideas of those who were formative in our experiences of faith and of life. This preconception is mostly fixed in our minds and that’s too bad. Continue reading

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5-25-16 “Pastor’s Blast” -Don’t Hate

This Sunday we continue our series on the First Letter of the Apostle John entitled, “Making Life Enjoyable”. We’ll discover the Second Key to enjoying life in the second chapter: something we all know even if we don’t always practice it. It’s an old concept but John helps us to understand that Jesus put a new spin on it—new even today!
So read 1 John 2:7-17 to prepare yourself for a frank discussion about the effects of Hate on not only our faith but our life as well. We’ll also look at Ephesians 6:10-18 and see what tools we might use to defend against those forces that encourage us to be haters. Continue reading

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5-11-16 “Pastor’s Blast” – The Wolf at the Door

This Sunday, Rev. Ken Gruebel will bless us with his presence in our pulpit! He’ll bring us a message from the gospel of Luke entitled, “The Wolf at the Door!” Ken is a GPC family favorite and always has an entertaining and thought provoking message to share. Continue reading

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9-23-15 “Pastor’s Blast” – Breaking the ‘ISM’ Cycle

This Sunday we continue with the fourth message in our series “Faith That WORKS!” and take a close look at James 1:27-2:13. This passage contains what some scholars call “The Parable of the Nearsighted Usher” and is a scathing indictment of how churches inappropriately react to different types of people. James puts some Biblical Spectacles on us! Continue reading

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6-24-15 “Pastor’s Blast” – Who Do You Love?

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10 Rules Every Pastor Should Post (and Follow)

[Editor’s Note:  I think it is important to make sure everyone understands our limitations and to establish boundaries.  I wrote the article below to put in the newsletter of the church I now serve, Grace Presbyterian in Spring Hill, Florida.  … Continue reading

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New “Pastor’s Blast” Published

Each Wednesday, I send out a blast email to my church folk and friends.  They include a preview of Sunday’s message with scripture links, articles on issues facing the church to make you think, Upcoming events, and a few things … Continue reading

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