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Pastoral Team Articles

October 2020

Oct 31

Growth

GROWTH As Christianity grew beyond its Jewish roots in the second and third centuries, difficulties arose because of size and distance. Because the communities were spread throughout the Roman Empire, communication and contact became infrequent at best. These long periods of isolation led communities to develop individual forms of worship and...
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Oct 24

What Is Love? Part III

What is Love?  Part 3 If you have read these columns over the last couple of weeks you may remember that: Love is rationally willing the good of the other above your own. Also that you can only love someone as much as you know them and they can only love you as much as they know you. On their face both of these may be hard to understand...
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Oct 17

What Is Love? Part II

What is Love?          Part 2 Married couples have a great responsibility because we are called to be an example of Christ’s love for the church in our love for each other.  We are called to love each other fully, freely, faithfully, fruitfully, and for life. Fully: We are called to give...
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Oct 10

What Is Love? Part I

What is love?  Part 1 If you can get that song out of your head long enough to think about it you might just realize that you never really thought about it.  You know what love is but trying to put it into words can be difficult.  We say we love a lot of things: pizza, our new phone, chocolate, our favorite TV show, air...
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Oct 3

Relationships

Relationships I was thinking to myself the other day about how the pandemic and everything surrounding it has changed my life for the better. I wash my hands more. I am more aware of my surroundings. I have grown closer to my friends and my family. The last thing stood out to me because I should have grown further apart, I should have lost...
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