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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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Ingleside Pandemic Protocols

In today’s blog, I want to: (1) remind you of our pandemic protocols; (2) invite you to watch “Christmas with Ingleside,” (3) make sure you know about the Christmas Eve livestreams; and (4) outline our holiday worship schedule through December and into the New Year. Ingleside Pandemic Protocols As you may know, we have been back meeting for in-person, on-campus worship since Sunday, June 14. On a typical Sunday now, about 900 people gather in four services on campus and about 800...

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Christmas with Ingleside – December 12 & 19

In today’s blog, I want to: (1) invite you to “Christmas with Ingleside; (2) tell you about the Christmas Remembrance service; and (3) outline our holiday worship schedule through December and into the New Year. Christmas with Ingleside – December 12 & 19 In a typical year, literally thousands of people would gather on our campus in multiple presentations for a joyful musical celebration of the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. However, this is not a typical year.  So, given...

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Christmas with Ingleside – December 12 & 19

In today’s blog, I want to: (1) invite you to “Christmas with Ingleside; (2) tell you about the Christmas Remembrance service; and (3) encourage you to make your reservation for Christmas Eve. Christmas with Ingleside – December 12 & 19 In a typical year, literally thousands of people would gather on our campus in multiple presentations for a joyful musical celebration of the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. However, this is not a typical year.  So, given the realities and...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

In today’s blog, I want to: (1) wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving; (2) invite you to “Christmas with Ingleside; and (3) celebrate good news regarding the SOGI ordinance. Happy Thanksgiving! The Scripture says: “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:18, ESV). This exhortation means that even though this year has been full of unexpected challenges and the future may still seem clouded with more uncertainty...

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Thanksgiving Celebration – November 24

In today’s blog, I want to make sure you know about: (1) our Thanksgiving Celebration service; (2) our “Christmas with Ingleside” television outreach; and (3) next steps related to the SOGI ordinance. I hope you have already made plans to join us for our Thanksgiving worship celebration on Tuesday night, November 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the Worship Center.  We will have great music, I’ll share a biblical message, and we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper together. Seating will be...

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Let Your Voice Be Heard

The Scripture says that there is a time to be silent and a time to speak (Ecclesiastes 3:7). Now is the time to let your voice be heard. The Macon-Bibb County Commission is scheduled to vote on a sexual orientation and gender identity ordinance on Tuesday, November 17 that will impact every business and place of public accommodation in our county.  You may read the ordinance here. Where does it stand?  The ordinance passed the Committee of the Whole meeting of the Macon-Bibb...

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