Tag Archives: Hope

Productive Suffering?

May 5 – Worship Gathering (6:45pm @ Faith Community Church 3450 CR210, 32259) In 53 years of weekly church attendance, I’ve heard a lot of sermons on how to have a happy life, but not too many on the certainty … Continue reading

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Help from Christmas

It is a mistake to think the church has a mission.  The church does not have a mission.  God has a mission.  God’s mission has a church. God’s mission is most clearly evident in Jesus.  In Jesus, the God of … Continue reading

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Hope and Gratitude

Disciples of Jesus are called to be hope-filled people.  If there’s one thing this missional approach to life has helped me with, it’s hope.  God has a mission and invites us into it.  How can that not bring hope?  And … Continue reading

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The Power of Gratitude

This Sunday night, we gather for worship at 6:45pm in the St. Johns Room of Faith Community Church (3450 CR210, 32259) to be equipped to walk the journey before us with renewed joy and strength.  Come and discover the power … Continue reading

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Worship Report – Micropost

Just a brief word about Easter weekend. Starting with sunrise on Good Friday set the pace.   Unlike Easter sunrise services, on Good Friday, there aren’t many people on the beach.  We had a small group – about twenty in all … Continue reading

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Listen, Love, Pray and Healing

One of the most effective practices we’ve embraced at Love First Coast is praying for others in a way that brings restoration and healing.  It’s pretty simple, really.  We listen to folks who are hurting.  We love them where they are. … Continue reading

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Kingdom Authority. Kingdom Power.

  In short, God is a King.  We are his adopted children, the royal citizens of God’s Kingdom.  Like a good Father and a wise king, God does not spoil us.  He gives us vital and important work to do … Continue reading

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