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The Church Blog (Page 17)

Connecting

Have you ever noticed that children can make friends with just about anyone? They seek out those they do not know, and they can hold a conversation with the best of them. Honesty is always their best policy. Kids will talk with people of all ages and skin color; economic status and religious background mean…

A Family in Memphis

  Since we now live about 3-4 hours from our hometowns, my husband and I are often asked how we like living in Memphis. If you asked Tucker 4 years ago, you may not even receive a verbal answer—just a frown.  If you asked me back then, I’d say I was just happy to live…

Great Oaks 2015 Vacation Bible School!

Our 2015 VBS is Sunday through Wednesday Nights, June 14th-17th, from 6:00-8:30 pm each night. This year’s theme is “TLC: Trust-Loyalty-Commitment,” as we explore 4 Bible lives that challenge us to live more faithfully with God.  We believe it will be a great week – everyone is invited! We have classes for all ages: children’s classes up through…

Find Your Identity in Christ

This week’s church family article is shared by Jen Farmer… Why is it important to know who you are? Your identity drives your actions! Have you ever tried to define yourself? This happens most often and simplistically when we introduce ourselves to a new person. We attempt to let them know who we are in…

A Step Further

This week’s article is shared by William Tingle… He probably had every reason to give up, but instead he chose to overcome temptations and adversity. When you think of Memphis, TN, what do you think of? Thoughts of Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Mississippi River, basketball, and Beale Street would probably come flooding to your mind.…

The Complexity of His Sacrifice

This week’s web article is shared by Stephen Marvin… Let us never forget the depth of the loving sacrifice that was made for us.  Jesus gave up so much for us. Have you ever thought about all that Jesus gave up as he died on the cross for you?  If you are a Christian, you have…

Poor, Yet Making Many Rich

This week’s church family blog article comes from Carter Milam… I could own whatever I want to in this world, but without God, I would possess nothing. “Poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything” (2 Cor. 6:10).  The first few times I read it I don’t think I completely understood what…

Can You Really Know the Truth?

This week’s church family blog thought is from Scott Rathkamp… When someone tells you “there’s no such thing as the absolute truth, it’s all relative!” what do you reply?  You ask “Is that absolutely true? … that there is no absolute truths?” You are having a lively discussion with a friend or relative and you…

The Pregnancy of God

This week’s church family blog thought is from Carren Marvin… When I use the pregnancy metaphor to think of God being “with” me, I feel a surreal sense of comfort.  Like the resilience of even a frail woman’s body, He protects me as I am being shaped and formed in His image. Pregnancy.  It’s a…