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Why Not?

Why Not? Steve Timmis has written a book called, “I Wish Jesus Hadn’t Said That.” In the book, he gives ten sayings of Jesus and explains what they mean, and why many wish Jesus had never said those words. The last saying he talks about is, “Go, and make disciples of all nations…” In his …Read the full blog…

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Having Gone

Having Gone I’ve been doing a little research into Matthew 28:19 – 20. Most of you know those verses as the Great Commission, where Jesus tells his followers to “Make disciples of all nations.” The English versions of the Bible usually say something like, “Go and make disciples of all nations…” There’s nothing wrong with …Read the full blog…

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Coming Together

Coming Together With the rollout of the mission statement, “Loving God; Transforming Lives; Sharing Jesus,” the Elders attached expectations to each of those three legs of the statement. One of the expectations was that members of RiverWalk be active in a class or life group at least once a week. For many years, we have …Read the full blog…

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It’s Not Really About the Cabinets

It’s Not Really About the Cabinets I was looking on my Facebook timeline recently, and ran across this piece of prose that was posted by a friend. I don’t know the author, but she has some genuine words of wisdom here. I think you should take a look. If you’d like, you can search for …Read the full blog…

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The Jesus of the Culture

The Jesus of the Culture Every so often, I find some kind of quotation or saying that resonates with me in ways that I can’t describe in words. Such happened to me just last week as I was perusing a website for Fatihbuilders, a faith-based non-profit in Wichita that helps families in crisis in various …Read the full blog…

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Why Do You Go to Church?

Why Do You Go to Church? OK. I’m truly confused. I guess some of you would readily agree with this statement, letting me know that I seem to be confused most of the time. While I don’t deny that in a lighthearted way, I have something more serious in mind. Why do you go to …Read the full blog…

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Making the Change

Making the Change I was watching an old TV special presentation called “Omnibus” last evening. The special featured Leonard Bernstein, the famous composer/conductor of the New York Philharmonic, as he explained what it means to be a conductor. The program was aired in the mid 1950’s. I didn’t realize, until about half way into the …Read the full blog…

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One Story Out of Many

One Story Out of Many Let me tell you a story. A woman called this week and asked to speak to me. Most of the time when that happens, it is some kind of benevolence request. And that was true with this call. On the phone, Angela seemed to be an articulate, well-spoken woman. She …Read the full blog…

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Please, God

Please, God ”Please, Lord. Just make it stop for awhile. I’d like to catch my breath.” It seems that these past several weeks have been filled with one tragedy after another. Children who have been horribly abused. Young and older alike who have taken their own lives. Friends who have succumbed to cancer or other …Read the full blog…

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Truth Time

Truth Time It is interesting to me that people often have nothing to do with a church of any kind until they hit a bump in the road of life and need help. Then a church is often one of the first places they contact for that help. Many of the people that I talk …Read the full blog…

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