Saturday, February 27, 2010
First Photo Caption Contest for 2010.
It is a bust! No comments - No contest winner. So sad.
On Sunday - February 28th I begin a new teaching series in preparation for Easter 2010. The series is called Jesus: Liar, Lunatic or Lord!
Here is the sermon bumper:
Thursday, February 25, 2010
At the most recent meeting of the church board at NRN a unanimous decision led to the appointment of Dr. Page Wages as the Director of Global Perspectives. This is the first step in developing our missions ministry with a global perspective.
As part of our refocus and revitalization process we have prayerfully evaluated the effect of our church in world missions. In harmony with the manual of the Church of the Nazarene we are launching a process to establish a foundation of global perspectives for the future development of our global outreach effort as a local church.
You are invited to join us for a weekend of special insights February 26-27th. This event is Friday night 6:30-9:30 pm and Saturday afternoon 2:00-6:00 pm. If you are interested in helping to establish the foundation for future global ministries of NRN – join us for this weekend.
If you are ready to step "outside the box" and see God in a BIG perspective - join us on Friday and Saturday. This weekend will launch a new day of missions with a global perspective at North Raleigh Church of the Nazarene. If you have a longing to be part of a global outreach and have a heart for missions - you will want to be here for this event!
Take a moment and watch this clip as you consider becoming involved in this new ministry. This weekend is the launch of a series of classes to begin soon.
COME JOIN US THIS WEEKEND AT NRN!
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
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Thursday, February 18, 2010
Psalm 62:5-8 says: Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.
In You I've found my home
Saturday, February 13, 2010
When I was very young I was smiling as a boy scout:
Now you can see - I have smiled most of my life. I am still smiling:
I am a blessed man. I have so much to be thankful for. As I sit alone in my office I have just finished by time of prayer at the church. It is a moving time for me as I walk throughout the worship center and place my hand on every chair and pray for the person God will send to sit there tomorrow. I sing the songs in preparation for worship. The message is prepared - the notes are printed - now I spend a quality time alone with God to prepare myself to bring the message tomorrow.
Tomorrow I conclude the teaching series:
Here is the clip I plan to use to conclude the message:
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Last Sunday at NRN a member of our church (Patty Benzie) gave me a clipping from her local newspaper about a new Christian film coming to the Garner Towne Square 10 on Friday February 19th. The film is called "The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry." I am a big fan of Gavin MacLeod in Christian films since I saw him in the movie "The Time Changer". (I have this movie on DVD)
I decided to investigate the film to see if I could preview it and consider recommending it to our family at NRN. When I used the contact information on the website for the film I was contacted by a representative that lives in the area. Here came the special opportunity.
They had been working and praying about a location for a showing for pastors and lay leaders in the North Raleigh area. That preview showing in going to take place at NRN this coming Sunday - Sunday - February 14th - at 6:00pm.
We will be promoting the viewing on Sunday morning and encouraging people to come and see for themselves the impact a Christian film can have. We will then encourage individuals to invite friends to join them in the opening weekend of the film on Friday February 19th. The film was released earlier (September 18, 2009) with great reviews and endorsements. Now, the film is set for re-release. This is truly a unique opportunity to preview this heart moving family film.
The movie is about twelve year olds Dustin (Jansen Panettiere), Albert (Frankie Ryan Manriquez), and Mark (Allen Isaacson) are best buddies looking forward to a summer of fun in 1970.Dustin has a crush on Tanya (Bailey Garno) and wants to ask her out on a date, something he has never done before. His main obstacle though is Nick (Taylor Boggan), the town bully, because Nick likes Tanya too. When Dustin mows the lawn of Jonathan Sperry (Gavin MacLeod), an elderly man he has seen at his church, a new friendship develops.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Zeke has been our family dog since 1997. It was very apparent that he was suffering from age and possible disease. Sharron and Stephanie took him to our trusted friend and great veterinarian - Dr. Page Wages. The report following extensive testing was heart breaking. Zeke was diagnosed with cancer throughout his body and several infected areas. The difficult decision was made that it was time to place Zeke into his final sleep.
Immediately tears swelled in my eyes. Zeke has been a loved member of our family since our girls were in high school. He was rescued by Sharron when he was only a few days old. He was so small I could hold him in my hand. Here is an early picture of Zeke as he slept in the window sill at the house of a friend, Jana Blankers [now Ward] in Marion, Indiana.
Stephanie and Alyse took time to say their farewells to Zeke before they departed back to Charlotte. You can read Stephanie's tribute to Zeke and see her pictures on her BLOG. We knew it would be difficult for Danielle to say goodbye. She drove from Charlotte on Saturday afternoon and said her farewell to Zeke on Sunday morning before we departed for church.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
On Sunday afternoon I ventured out to see the road conditions near the church. As I drove down Six Fork Road I was sure the right decision had been made to cancel church. I drove into the unplowed parking lot at the church - and there was Bob Floyd completing the job of clearing the main area near the entrances to the facility. Bob is truly a blessing as he came by the church to give his time and energy to clean the area. Thanks Bob for your servant spirit and labor of love to the Lord!
Here is one of the songs planned for tomorrow and I continue in the teaching series: How BIG is God.