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Posted by Brittney Wagner on

Why Connect? Friendship. Community. Tribe. Everywhere we turn these days, we are forced to “connect” with others. It’s almost as if the world isn’t okay with our isolated lifestyles. But have we considered that it’s not the world that’s hoping we'll find...

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Tags: community, connection

Who am I?

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Posted by Michael Board on

Who am I?  It’s a valid question and one that most of us have probably asked ourselves, and God.  Moses even asks God this question in Exodus 3:11, which honestly, I have always glazed over.  Most of us know Exodus 3 as the “I am who I am” (vs. 14) chapter, but...

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Tags: exodus

Superstition & Faith

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Posted by Chris Shelton on

Have you given any thought that today is Friday the 13th?  While some may think, What difference does that make?, there are many who associate it as a day of bad luck, where if anything can go wrong, it's somehow more likely to happen today verses any other day.  This superstition...

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Tags: faith, superstition

A Symbol of Unity

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Posted by Chris Shelton on

You may be familiar with the Oak Grove-Freedman's Cemetery, located at the corner of Church St. and Liberty St. in downtown Salisbury.  If not, let me give you a little background into what I've found to be one of the most significant symbols of unity efforts in our community.  In...

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Tags: racial reconciliation, salisbury, unity

The Unsettling Truth of Wisdom

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Posted by Chris Shelton on

The Unsettling Truth of Wisdom Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. Proverbs 16:3. Think about a time when you've had a big decision to make. Perhaps it was a move, a job, a school to apply for/attend, when to propose or when to ax the relationship. If you're...

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Tags: choice, path, wisdom, decision

Listen.

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Posted by Collin Denton on

Listen. What do we think when we hear the word listen? Do we think how desperately we want people to listen to us, to truly hear us out and to listen to our dreams, our failures, our successes, our pain? To share in that with us, to somehow by listening join us in our journey? Or perhaps you...

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The Gospel According to Cheerwine

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Posted by Chris Shelton on

The Gospel According to Cheerwine Shortly after moving to Salisbury nearly four years ago, we were immediately (and should I say, most appropriately) greeted with lots of Cheerwine. For much of my life, I had assumed Cheerwine was a world-famous soft drink. Iʼm...

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The Elder Son

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Posted by Chris Shelton on

Over the last two weeks during our worship gatherings, we have taken a deep and reflective journey into one of Jesusʼs most well-known and familiar parables - The Parable of the Lost Son. As we come to the part of the story where the younger (or prodigal) son returns home...

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A Look Back at Compassion Weekend at Life Church

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Posted by Chris Shelton on

Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.  Psalm 82:3   There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your fellow Israelites who are poor and needy in your land...

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One Word for 2017

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Posted by Chris Shelton on

What is your ONE Word for 2017? This was the focus of our conversation on January 1, 2017 as we kicked-off the New Year together during our ONE consolidated morning worship gathering. You can listen to the message HERE. The beginning of a New Year marks the time when many people make goals (or...

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Tags: 2017, my one word, new year

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