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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

Unexpected Turns

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Posted by Kerstin Brown on

Life has a way of seldom going the way we expect. Kerstin Brown shares her recent experience and the hope that grounds us in the middle of the unexpected turns in life.

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Tags: christmas, family, hope

Letter from War

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Posted by Chris Shelton on

For several years now there has been a framed letter we have proudly displayed in our livingroom. While neither the frame nor the piece of paper contained inside are of much value themselves, it is what the letter symbolizes that is of significance to us as a family.   The frame contains a...

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Tags: veteran's day

The Morning After

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Posted by Chris Shelton on

…the Most High is sovereign over all kingdoms on earth and gives them to anyone he wishes… Daniel 4:17, 25, 32; 5:21 NIV  He controls the course of world events; he removes kings and sets up other kings.  Daniel 2:21 NLT  God is still God. God is still...

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Tags: election, president

When the foundations are shaken

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Posted by Chris Shelton on

When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?”  The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord is on his heavenly throne. He observes everyone on earth; his eyes examine them... For the Lord is righteous, he loves...

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Tags: current events, disunity, election, unity

Responding to Storms

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Posted by Chris Shelton on

He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. Psalm 107:29 NIV If one part suffers, every part suffers with it... 1 Corinthians 12:26 NIV    This morning, Hurricane Matthew is bearing down on the southeast coast of the U.S.  Over the last...

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Tags: disaster relief, hope, hurricane matthew

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