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Table Talk

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Communion is not merely symbolic, I think it's the real presence of Christ disguised as a simple meal of bread and wine - it's amazing; it's one of those mysteries in my faith. So as I utter the words "the blood of Christ shed for you," I think to myself: this is the only hope to see real change in our fractured world - it's a game changer. Consider that the Lord's table is radically open - it's the feast to which both Judas the Christ-betrayer & Peter the Christ-denier both ate. Let's talk about Communion! Join us Wednesday August 29th at 6:30pm, starting with a meal followed by a Conversational Study at 7pm and Communion @ 8pm...#pkes #MetroLifeChurch #MinMChurch Directions to Ministry in Motion

Why Didn’t the Father Say No?!

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Once there was this man who had two sons. One day the younger son came to his father and said, “Father, eventually I’m going to inherit my share of your estate. Rather than waiting until you die, I want you to give me my share now.” Why didn’t the father say no? Instead, he liquidatedassetsand a few days later this young man gathered his wealth and set off on a journey to a distant land.Meanwhile, the eldest son stayed home, attended to the family’s affairs…and fumed. The young man blew his money on prostitutes and riotous living, he wasted everything he owned including his dignity. When the wealth was gone, when the shame was too great, when his options seemed limited, he headed home.
The Prodigal Son-Rembrandt, c. 1669
It’s pretty cool to note that in this story of the Prodigal Son, that upon the son’s return home, the father never lectures him, asks for an explanation or demands an apology — he just demonstrates his love for his wayward kid. In fact, he is ready and eager to accept hi…

Back to Skool - Adopt a Teacher

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Each year, when I pay my property taxes, I’m surprised to see how much of my tax $$ go to our local independent school district. I don't begrudge the allocation, I'm just stunned when I hear our teachers say they have to pay for school supplies 'out of their own pocket' 💬If you are or were an educator, I'm sure this is not a surprise or news to you.
In the past, Ministry in Motion, like many other non-profit 501C3’s, donated school supplies and backpacks at the beginning of the school year. These supplies either go to anonymous kids or to the schools directly to be distributed as the administrators saw best.
This year we took a different tact. We made our involvement more intentional, more personal. We adopted teachers. We said we would meet their supply needs, not only at the beginning of the school year, but throughout the year - including those times in the Winter and Spring when teachers are being stretched to their limits and supplies are being maxed out.
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Back To The Future

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Back to the future of our Christian faith. I’m intrigued by the lifestyle of the early Christians. They brought about an astounding transformation, culturally, socially and personally.  So much has been written about their persecution & their martyrdom. While it would be a mistake to romanticize the early Christ-followers, I am curious, what kind of lives did they lead and what examples and instructions can I apply to my way of life in 2018?
Justin Martyr, a noted early Christian theologian, wrote to EmperorAntoninus Piusand described the believers:

"We formerly rejoiced in uncleanness of life, but now love only chastity; before we used the magic arts, but now dedicate ourselves to the true and unbegotten God...
...Before we loved money and possessions more than anything, but now we share what we have and to everyone who is in need...
...Before we hated one another and killed one another and would not eat with those of another race, but now since the manifestation of Christ, we ha…

Deliver Me From...

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God, deliver me from what the enemy is trying to orchestrate in my life: Spiritual ApathyChaosSelfishnessConsumerismEvilWhat would you add to the list?
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A Hard But Beautiful Lesson

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Today, find someone you think is wrong, someone you disagree with, someone who isn't like you at all, and decide to love that person the way you want Jesus to love you. Because... ... “Every time I wonder who I should love & for how long I should love them, God continues to whisper to me: Everybody, always.”@bobgoff #MinmChurch #MetroLifeChurch