Pastor's Blog

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United by our Leadership (Part 6 of the Series)

For more than thirty years, Ingleside has been a remarkably united church.  Across those three decades, we have learned some important truths about our unity – some of which I am recounting in this series of articles. In earlier installments (read them all here), I have addressed (1) why we should talk about this topic now; (2) how unity is both a gift and a goal; (3) seven dimensions of our spiritual unity; (4) how we are united by what we believe – our doctrinal unity; and (5) how...

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United by a Common Purpose (Part 5 of the Series)

For more than thirty years, Ingleside has been a remarkably united church.  Across those two decades, we have learned some important truths about our unity – some of which I am recounting in this series of articles. In part 1 of this series, I offered three answers to the question of why we should talk about this topic now.  Part 2 focused on the fact that the Bible says that our unity is both a gift and a goal.  Part 3 looked at seven dimensions of our spiritual unity.  Last week...

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United by What We Believe (Part 4 of the Series)

For more than thirty years, Ingleside has been a remarkably united church.  Across those three decades, we have learned some important truths about our unity – some of which I am recounting in this series of articles. In part 1 of this series, I offered three answers to the question of why we should talk about this topic now.  Part 2 focused on the fact that the Bible says that our unity is both a gift and a goal.  Last week we looked at seven dimensions of our spiritual...

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Unity: 7 Ways that We Are One (Part 3 of the Series)

For more than thirty years, Ingleside has been a remarkably united church.  Across those three decades, we have learned some important truths about our unity – some of which I am recounting in this series of articles. In part 1 of this series, I offered three answers to the question of why we should talk about this topic now.  Last week, we focused on the fact that the Bible says that our unity is both a gift and a goal.  This week let’s look at seven ways the Bible says that we...

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Unity: A Gift and a Goal (Part 2 of the Series)

For more than thirty years, Ingleside has been a remarkably united church.  Across those three decades, we have learned some important truths about prizing and protecting our unity – some of which we are highlighting again now. Last week, in part 1 of this series of articles on unity, I offered three answers to the question of why we should talk about this topic now.  This week, let’s focus on the fact that the Bible says that our unity is both a gift and a goal. Unity is a...

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Bible Basics about Unity

For more than thirty years, Ingleside has been a remarkably united church.  Across those three decades, we have learned some important truths about prizing and protecting our unity – some of which probably ought to be highlighted again now. “Why”, some will ask, “does our church need a fresh reminder of what the Bible teaches about unity?  Is there some problem or issue?”  Thankfully, the answer is no. To my knowledge, our church remains strong and united with high levels...

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Biblical, Balanced, & Blessed

Do you remember when you learned to ride a bicycle?  Did you start with training wheels?  Did someone who loved you run along beside you steadying the bike with their hand?  What was the key to success?  It was learning to be balanced. What about roller skating or skateboarding?  Do you remember learning how to position your feet and shift your weight so that you could stay upright?  So many nuances, but the goal was simple.  Stay balanced. A few years ago I took a surfing...

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Biblical Wisdom for Unsettling Times

Would you agree that we are living in unusually unsettling times? Now more than ever, we need to turn to the Lord.  We need God’s wisdom and God’s power to help us be faithful followers of Jesus. We need to pray earnestly for those in leadership at every level of our government and for the honorable discharge of our own responsibilities as Christian citizens. So, I hope you will make it a priority to join us for worship -- either in person or online -- this Sunday, January...

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Happy New Year!

On this New Year’s Eve, I’m praying that our Heavenly Father would pour out his abundant favor and blessing on you, your family, and our church family in 2021! Psalm 84:11 says: “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly” (ESV). So, as we walk in joyful obedience to the Lord, I am asking him to withhold no good thing from us.  I am asking him to help us flourish and prosper in every way...

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Christmas Eve at Ingleside

In today’s blog, I want to: (1) invite you to worship today – either in person or online; (2) remind you of our pandemic protocols; and (3) outline the remainder of our holiday worship schedule. Christmas Eve at Ingleside Merry Christmas to you and yours! Even though this Christmas season has been colored by the coronavirus, we are still celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.  There is hope, joy, and peace for all who trust and follow him – even in the midst of a...

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