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Thoughts From The Back Pew

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Thoughts from the back pew, a thought provoking, interactive study, exploring the issues we all encounter on our spiritual journey. Maybe within this study you'll  find a fresh perspective as I share stories from my view, in the back pew...#Pkes This Week, Wednesday July 18th @ 7pm: 
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When Did We Find You Hungry & Give You Food?

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"...when did we find You hungry and give You food? When did we find You thirsty and slake Your thirst? When did we..." "...I tell you this: whenever you saw a brother or sister hungry or cold, whatever you did to the least of these, so you did to Me..."
The only difference in the sheep and the goats is what they did or did not do... Or, As God told Israel, “You’re doing all your religious exercises, but those things mean nothing if you ignore the poor."  So each month Ministry in Motion rents this truck, full of fresh produce, to share with our friends at the The Well on Masters Road. Lean in and be part of MinM family. #MinMChurch#MetroLifeChurch

My God!

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My God! He is not an Episcopalian, not a Catholic, not a Baptist, not an Evangelical. His politics are not left leaning nor do they hedge to the right. He will outlast Mt Rushmore; He is not represented by a bald eagle but a descending dove.  Every nation has churches that are shaped by their society’s cultural values and by the political landscape of the day. America is no different. But we must always remember that the God of the Scriptures is the God of one ideology, His. 
He is the God of the poor and stranger(s), Lev 19:10.  God, residing in his holy dwelling, is a father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, Ps 68:5.  The Eternal preserves the stranger [foreigner].        Ps 146:9 
I love America, my country - I’m committed to liberty and justice for all. But way to many churches are reflecting the ugliness of our age rather than the beauty of the risen Christ.  Pray with me: Lord, save us from ourselves. In your great mercy, restore and heal each of us, wherever we reside; grant us…

Privatized Salvation?

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The Christian life is not just about a personal relationship with God, even if personal faith and responsibility are absolutely necessary. When too much emphasis is placed on a privatize salvation, we run the potential of getting so much wrong.

Avoid the draw to escape church citizenry.  Becoming a disciple of Christ was never meant to be a solo expedition. Doing so means we expose ourselves to totally missing the opportunity to see the Eternal and His Holy Spirit in action: in real communities, in actual churches, in non-partisan politics, in obvious differences, in honest-to-goodness marriages, in authentic social discussions and during hard theological disagreements. You can't go it alone. Following Jesus shouldn’t be about intellectual assent, but rather it's communal activity, where-by we help ensure we don’t run the risk of missingthe Word who came to dwell among us. Consider that believing in Jesus and being mentored by the Holy Ghost is largely a group activity, albeit a…