Category Archive for: Spirituality

A Firm foundation Week 4: The Church and Discipleship

Introduction: 1) What negative thoughts come to mind when you hear the word “church?” What positive thoughts? The Church: 2) Last week we talked about sanctification –AKA “Holiness” – John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement once said “You can no more be a Holy hermit than a Holy adulterer” – what does he…

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Firm foundation week 3 – Holy spirit & Sanctification

Holy Spirit/Sanctification: Opening: 1) What are some negative things that come to mind when you hear the word “Holy?” What are some positive things? Holy spirit: 2) Did you grow up hearing about the “Holy Spirit?” or “Holy Ghost?” what have you heard about it? 3) Read John 14:26, Romans 8:26, Acts 1:8 – what…

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Firm Foundation Week 2: Grace

Opening: 1. What comes to mind when you hear the word grace? 2. What is the difference between mercy and grace? 3. Can you think of a time that someone (other than Jesus) extend irrational seeming grace to you or someone else you know? Prevenient Grace: 4. Read Jeremiah 1:5 , Ezekiel 34:11, 16, John…

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Firm Foundation Week 1: Jesus & Scripture

1. When you hear the name of Jesus what comes to mind first? 2. Read Philippians 2:6-11 – what does this verse tell us about the character of Jesus? 3. What are some ideas about Jesus that you or your friends/family have had that you now believe are wrong? What caused those ideas? 4. Read…

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There are no after photos in the Christian Faith

You ever see those commercials for workout programs and equipment? I always find it so amazing to look at the before and after photos on these things. Men and women, many of whom are my age, who may have struggled with their weight for years and just decided that they were tired of it. They…

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Stop being crazy about mental illness

It might start with an elevated heart rate. Then you can’t catch your breath. It feels like you’re looking at your life through thick, foggy lenses. You can’t stop the wave of panic. Then it subsides and you wonder when it will return. You start waiting for the other shoe to drop. You don’t want…

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Seeing Dad’s Hands

  Yesterday in worship we played a video that had a shot of Matthew Gamble, a Frazer Staff Member, filling out our new connect card. Matt happened to be walking by when I was shooting the video and I asked if he could be my hand model. We got the footage and I threw it…

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My last day in my 20s: What I’d wish I’d known then, and what I hope to do next.

This entry is more to express my feelings, goals, and blessings at this point in my life.  As well as maybe to offer some thoughts on what I’d wish I’d known when I was 20, so that anyone who’s younger than me might could benefit from my ignorance. When I turned 20 I remember having…

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Listen to the Rocks and Donkeys: How Christians should approach Movies, TV, & other media. (Videos)

If you’re not letting the rocks cry out or donkeys speak to you occasionally I think you’re missing out, because it happens to me all the time. How it started for me: When I was a kid, like most children who grew up in a Christian home, my Mom was concerned about the kind of…

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Thoughts on getting my play produced

I recently had the honor of having a play that I wrote produced as a part of the Frazer’s annual musical drama production. It was a story of a family that is dealing with their Grandfather’s dementia, and each other, during the Holidays. While I did base certain quirks within my family on certain family…

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