Lance Brown

If my neighbor needs me…


Several of you may have heard this, but I heard it from my wife.  It really challenged me and encourage me! Martin Luther during a plague in 1527: “You ought to think this way:  Very well, by God’s decree the enemy has sent us poison and deadly offal.  Therefore I shall ask God mercifully to…

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Wont’ You Be My Neighbor?


Being a “good neighbor” is a biblical idea that we all tend to hear and think it’s a good idea. But, when it comes to the actual practice, we tend to drop the ball, especially when it becomes inconvenient. Let’s take a look at what it means to be a good neighbor.

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Connecting as a Worshiping Community


We are a worshiping community. In that community our joys are magnified, and our sorrows shared.  Unity, the experience of community that worships God together, serves together, loves together, and shares common purposes provides joy for the heart that cannot be found in isolation.  We’ll find five examples in the Psalms of Assent that illustrate…

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Seeking the Lost


Sometimes the dearest connections we make come when lost people find Jesus Christ. In church life there should always be more “room” to make new connections with lost people and new believers. This week, we’ll look at a very UNlikely lost person’s conversion to Christ, and how it happened.

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Ministry and Teaming


A church is not a building. The Bible makes it clear that the church is a body of believers ”called out” for a purpose, and each purpose may be different!  A church is a group of God’s people, in community, making a difference in the lives of people, for the glory of God.

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Running on Empty


I like to think of myself as a person who can accomplish a lot.  In fact, for good or bad, that’s been a source of pride for me for most of my life.  I can accomplish a lot in a short period of time.  I can focus on a task, and really push it through…’til…

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