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Thirsting For God

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We live in a thirsty world. A popular song by Bruce Springsteen said, everybody's got a hungry heart. Everybody's got a thirsty heart too. Spiritual thirst is a universal human condition. We are born with a thirst for something that this world just can't ever seem to quench. In John 7 Jesus goes to the Feast of Booths and calls on anyone who is thirsty to come to him for ...

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Welcoming the Outsider

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Launching Into Battle Part Two

Where is your battlefield? ...

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Launching Into Battle Part One

David asked, “is there not a cause?”......

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For the Sake of the Call

Guest speaker Phil Courson continues our current series "Launching Out With God"....

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Launching Into the Unknown

Pastor Allen Snap begins the series "Launching Out With God" with the first message "Launching Into the Unknown....

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Real Life Real Fellowship Real Joy

Real life. Real fellowship. Real joy. That’s what the Lord has for us in Christ and will give to us in this amazing letter. ...

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New Series

Pastor Allen Snapp begins the series "Practically Spiritual"....

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The First Shall Be...First?

Jesus said the first shall be last, and normally that's true. But Andrae Seu Peterson offers a unique way that we can go first and still be first....

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The Indispensible Man

When we think we're indispensible to God, this simple poem can set us straight!...

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How Does Jesus Come To Newtown?

John Piper's article on how Jesus comes to a site of tragedy and heartache such as Newtown, Connecticut....

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The Creeping Charlie of Legalism

I am fighting a battle right now with an enemy that is relentless, merciless, and only multiplies when you try to mow it down. You guessed it, I am battling with the weed called "creeping charlie"! It began behind my shed and is now taking over not only my lawn, but two of my neighbors lawns as well. I bought some weed killer specially formulated to kill creeping charlie b...

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Saint Patrick's Day: A Christian Response

Saint Patrick's Day is tomorrow and that means shamrocks, green beer, parades and leprechauns all in celebration of...wait...what? Is it the celebration of the little short guy with the red beard and funny hat, the Irish heritage or just the color green? I'm not sure-any excuse for a party, right? Well, like most holidays today, the meaning and significance of St. Patrick'...

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A Good Reminder

Below is a post that Mary left on the GCC Facebook page. I was encouraged and provoked by it and thought we would all benefit from a reminder of the "why" behind what we do. Thanks for posting Mary. The following is written by Tam Hodge, the wife of Pastor Brent Hodge (Cross Point Hendersonville near Charlotte, NC) and I thought it would encourage GCC servants of the Lo...

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Fear of Failure

Nobody likes to fail...but we all do. As human beings who are weak and finite, we often find ourselves on the other side of decisions, goals and ambitions picking up the pieces; thinking about what went wrong; what we did wrong; what "they" did to wrong us; what could have been if... Our experience with failure starts early in life and our learned responses to failure o...

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It's A Wonderful Life

It's A Wonderful Life is one of our family's favorite Christmas movies. It may be one of yours as well. We watched it again last night for the first time...this year...and I realized something. This movie is so loved, so easy to watch over and over not because we love the characters or the happy ending; though we do love both. What makes this movie so enduring is what the ...

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Got Rest?

"...as self-made men with idols that look just like us, we are constantly chasing after mere shadows of goodness, truth, and beauty."...

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Ambition?

What comes to mind when you hear the word "AMBITION"? This may not describe you, but in many Christian circles the word ambition conjures up negative feelings. More often than not, it's used to describe things that we desire but shouldn't be pursuing and is frequently preceded by the word selfish. Granted, James rightly instructs us as to the destructive nature of selfish ...

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The Faithfulness of God

This past Sunday we looked at Genesis 12:10-20; the story of Abram and Sarai going down to Egypt. After leaving his home country in faith, believing in the promises of God and the God of the promises, Abram encounters famine and fear. Trials lead to self-reliance which give way to failure as faith turns to faithlessness. But God reveals Himself as faithful, rescuing Abram ...

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Dug Down Deep

Dug Down Deep has eleven chapters--eight of which are reflections on key Christian beliefs including the Doctrine of God, Scripture, the Person and Work of Christ, the Atonement and the Holy Spirit. Personal and narrative-driven, Dug Down Deep shares the questions, misconceptions and hang-ups Harris had what it's meant to allow Scripture's truth to reshape his thinking....

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How do you remember...?

Sunday, Allen told us that just as God remembered Noah (Gen. 8:1) He also remembers us. He remembered us at the cross, He will remember us in the future and God remembers us now. But is this the paradigm in which we view our lives? Do we believe that God has always known us, has always been with us, and has always “remembered” us? And if not, how does that affe...

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Life is Wasted by Driblets

Recently I've been reading from one of my favorite morning devotionals, Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon and the devotional from November 24 was challenging to me and I thought I'd pass it on. It follows up well with Matt's last post too....

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