Tag Archives: Jesus

Jesus and Storms

(Next LFC gathering: 6:00 to 8:00pm at Plantation Park- 875 Davis Pond Blvd, 32259 – on Sunday, September 8.  We’ve reserved the pavilion.  Bring some picnic food to share.) “Do you know God?”  Someone once asked Soren Kierkegard that question.  … 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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Our Story So Far

The Story of LoveFirst Coast/First Coast Missional Communities (so far) – March 2017 version In the Spring of 2013, God pulled together about twenty people from five different churches.  We had several things in common.  Many of us had been … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Leadership Method

“Perhaps the ultimate test of a leader is not what you are able to do in the here and now – but instead what continues to grow long after you are gone.”  (Strengths Based Leadership, Rath and Conchie, p95.) I have … Continue reading

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Down Town Out

The Nicaragua Mission team leaves Friday night.  Pray for us! Our next worship gathering is June 18 at 6:30.  (We will probably gather in a home.  Stay tuned!) Down Town Out: How does missional engagement get going?   We’re learning. … Continue reading

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Loving Consumers of Religious Goods and Services

“By this they will know you are my disciples, by your love for one another.” -Jesus, John 13:35 A few days ago at the gym, my friend “Joe” introduced me to “Tom” (not their real names).  Tom and Joe both attend a large church nearby.  Later, … Continue reading

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Why People Are Disillusioned with the Church AND Things To Do About It

Why are people disillusioned with the church?  There are too many reasons.  In a short video, Mark Vanderstelt (Soma Communities) shares insight from a couple in his fellowship that had become disillusioned with church.  I summarize the reasons he shared below and offer … Continue reading

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With God, All Things Are Possible

Just a short word this morning. Jesus pointed out to his disciples once that it is hard to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Yep. We work hard at it. We try to muster our faith, to correct our doctrine, get … Continue reading

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Good Friday Sunrise Worship Service

“Surely, he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows…”  Isaiah 53:4 Every year, we gather with friends and family at the beach to worship God at sunrise every Good Friday.  It’s become a tradition for our family.  It was started … Continue reading

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Missional Community Experience Available in 2014

I’m really excited to share this news, too.  We are launching a new four month Missional Community Experience beginning in February. This will follow a January 26 informational gathering. These four month experiences are great ways to try out a … Continue reading

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