It Takes A Group

Earlier this week I was enjoying a conversation with one of our Growth Group leaders, talking about life and ministry.  Our discussion ranged to the place of “community” in the life of a Christian, and my friend reminded me of something C. S. Lewis said in his book, The Four Loves. Lewis would regularly meet with a group of friends …

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The Spiritual Impact of Public Reading of Scripture

Hello GRC! This past week, as a congregation, we experienced something profoundly simple, yet deeply, spiritually impactful. It sounds silly to say, but…we read the Bible, out loud, in our sanctuary, and streamed it to the world. We read together in groups. We read as families (including a 1st grader!). We listened to others read, while sitting in the sanctuary, …

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How to Enjoy Life

On October 30, 2002, rock musician Warren Zevon made his last appearance on the David Letterman show.  Zevon had been diagnosed earlier that year with inoperable cancer, and as the two old friends conversed, Letterman asked Zevon how the diagnosis had affected his life.  Zevon memorably responded, “You put more value in every minute.  It’s more valuable now.  You’re reminded …

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Public Reading of Scripture

Hello Grace Redeemer! Since we’re less than a week away from our public reading of Scripture, I’d like to clarify a Lenten preparation email that I wrote on March 5th in the hopes that it will answer any remaining questions you may still have. Next Wed, April 10th, at 5am in the sanctuary, we’ll begin a unique effort to read the …

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