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MOST RECENT

What a great first night of discussing Theologies of Resistance! We had almost a dozen people come out to share in fellowship and talk about theology, faith, truth, and more. Thank you to @foothillsbrewing for letting us meet at Footnote.
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Join us next week as we continue this study, exploring deeper into theology and what it means to resist. Bring a friend! Same place and same time: 7 p.m. on Monday at Footnote.
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To sign up for email reminders about our #BrewTheology discussion group, and to get access to the Theologies of Resistance study materials from Homebrewed Christianity, see the link in our bio.
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All 300 bookbags are stuffed and supplied! We can't thank you all enough for choosing to make a difference in your community!
Join us Saturday, July 21st
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
@emergingchurch

Lake Brantley High School:
991 Sand Lake Rd, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714





#love #Orlando #church #churchflow #jesus #joy #serve #operationbackpack #backtoschool #emergingchurch

All 300 bookbags are stuffed and supplied! We can't thank you all enough for choosing to make a difference in your community!
Join us Saturday, July 21st
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
@emergingchurch

Lake Brantley High School:
991 Sand Lake Rd, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714





#love #Orlando #church #churchflow #jesus #joy #serve #operationbackpack #backtoschool #emergingchurch

WEEK 4 TASKS.

My wife had a conversation with a Christian acquaintance the other day and they got on the subject of sin and judgment. My wife, being an Old Testament Gangster, tends to favor the fire and brimstone approach to evangelism. Her only real witnessing line is, “Hell is HOT.” She is aware that her stance is lopsided, and that she has some work to do in the areas of grace and mercy. So, it was entertaining to listen in on her conversation with this woman, who had the opposite approach view.
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She stated quite assuredly, “It is not my place to tell anyone about their sin, my only job is to love them.” Also, “I just follow what Jesus said.” My wife asked about sexual immorality…nope. Abortion? Nope. There was’t a single behavior that she would condemn or tell another person was sin, “I just wouldn’t do it, it is not my place to judge their truth.”
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The culture today is one that rejects sin, guilt, shame and responsibility…nobody is allowed to feel bad - for any reason whatsoever. This philosophy lays the groundwork for the rejection of a Savior. If nobody is sinful, then nobody is guilty, and therefore there is no need for Jesus. No doubt that we are commanded to love others as a witness to God’s love toward us, and that love needs to be the foundation of our heart toward an unbelieving world…but the good news of the Gospel must be preceded with the bad news. We are all sinners that deserve judgement, and God’s wrath is revealed against those who hold truth in unrighteousness. Only sick people need medicine. As people who have the cure, part of our job as Christians is to help the lost see their illness. Sometimes loving people means giving them God’s truth.

WEEK 3 TASKS.

I’ve never considered myself very patriotic, and I don’t believe that Christians should put any faith in the political systems of this world. *
Despite this, I am extremely grateful for the freedom we have in this country. We enjoy a degree of freedom that other parts of the world can only dream about. *
We have unprecedented opportunity to redeem the time we’ve been given, to know and fulfill our purpose in this life. What are you doing with the opportunity God has given you?
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Happy birthday Murica.

*Power corrupts, and all large institutions eventually become corrupted. It is innate in the very nature of institution, that as an organization grows larger it gets further from truth and accountability. This is especially ugly when it happens in the Body of Christ, when a congregation becomes a corporate institution. *I saw this demonstrated vividly when a friend of mine got fired from his ministry position at a large church over a personality dispute. It was infuriating to listen to the staff use words like "restructuring" and "transitioning" in a scramble to explain their decision. I heard corporate buzzwords like these used all the time during my years in the military. They are meant to spare feelings and whitewash elicit motives, but they don't fool anybody. *Although corporate modeled churches may have the most comfortable seats and the best coffee, they do not make disciples and are by their very nature incapable of carrying out God's mission. They produce passive consumers, full of knowledge and obese with inaction. To accomplish the mission He has set before us, we don't need huge budgets, or latte's, or next level ministry...whatever that is. We just need in Jesus. *Imagine a group of Christians who are Loving, Godly, and Resilient, impacting their community for His Kingdom. Small, flexible groups of Believers, filled with the Spirit of God, living as sent missionaries who can change the world...can you see it? I can.

A few of the church peeps I get to serve along side of! Just blessed that they have said yes to serving so that someone can come to know Jesus! Even the little peeps! So cute. #theyhelptoo #teachthemyoung #Serve #lovegodloveothers #makeadifference #lovethem #Lifegiving @emergingchurch #altamontesprings #orlando #church #emergingchurch

WEEK 1 TASKS.

Detachment 78 is a brotherhood of Christian Disciples focused on three pillars of development: saving the soul, transforming the mind, and purifying the body. *Save the Soul - Love God and our Neighbor as sent missionaries, who declare the Gospel and demonstrate God’s Kingdom by following Jesus’ example of sacrificial love. *Transform the Mind - Grow in Godliness and Wisdom as new creatures with the mind of Christ, who believe God and overcome this world by faith in Him who dwells in us. *Purify the Body - Endure Resistance and Hardship as living sacrifices, who bring our body into subjection by hardening ourselves against the world, the flesh, and the devil.

Thru shared IDENTITY, PURPOSE, and COMMUNITY, we become the best version of what God made us to be.

So this is happening right NOW!! Brand new state of the art Auditorium “New Emerging Church Home” @emergingchurch coming soon!! We could not be more excited!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼♥️♥️🙌🏼🙌🏼♥️♥️
#lakebrantley #NewChurchHome #EmergingChurch #altamontesprings #itshappening #LoveGodLoveOthers #knowgod #findfreedom #Discoverpurpose #makeadifference #thereisalwaysmore #aboutmyfathersbusiness

On Father's Day: *

1 in 3 homes dont have a father in them. The children in these homes are significantly more likely to experience abuse, neglect, poverty, obesity, drug abuse, incarceration, teen pregnancy, and mental/behavioral disorders. The importance of dads cannot be overstated. Too often we see the roles of fathers and especially men diminished, considered uneccessary, or even toxic. *

My family history was a mess, a story of drugs, abuse, and violence...most of which was the result of poor choices my father made. To his credit, in the midst of all that chaos he somehow managed to hold a blended family together until his death. More importantly, despite his flaws, he was present and I knew that he loved me and he had my best interests at heart. Because I knew this, I graded on a curve...I didnt hold his mistakes against him. *
I reflect now about how different a life my kids have...no drugs, no abuse, no violence. It strikes me how much of a difference we can make in a single generation by submitting to God, loving the right woman, and choosing to love, grow, and endure. I am confident in God's ability to keep me as a man, husband, father, and disciple...empowering me to live a life that glorifies Him and leaves a legacy for generations to come. *
Godspeed gents, and long live the Patriarchs!

Save your Soul *
Before God saved me at 23, I was an athiest...a God denier. I understand now that it was not that I did not believe God existed, but that I refused to ackowledge it. He began to put people in my life that were pointing me towards Him, a co-worker who refused to stop inviting me to church every week, a friend who dragged me to a Bible study, and a girl (who would eventually become my wife) who's steadfast faith I could'nt shake with my best logical arguments. I could feel Him pursuing me, I felt His weight pressing down on me, drawing me by His Spirit to the truth I had so arrogantly denied all those years. The night I finally gave in, I fell on my face and sobbed...begging forgiveness for not giving Him the glory He so richly deserves. *
God created us to know and to serve Him...it is our purpose. All religion seeks to bridge the gap between God and us, and prescribes a remedy of works to close the distance. The good news is that God doesnt wait for us to make it up to Him, He came down to us, down into the muck and the mire. While we were still His enemy, denying His very existence...He saved us. His response to our hatred...was to love us.
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In Him I find my identity and fulfill my purpose in this life. I can only respond to His overwhelming grace with total submission, trust, and love. He saved my soul, and now I am His. Amen. *

Do you agree?
What would you like to experience more of in Worship?
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Urgent! Looking for a portable stage for our church for our temporary location. Do you know who would have one to borrow, purchase, rent etc. #PortableStage #Stage #Portable #Church #Urgent #EmergingChurch

Bishop-Elect @ronaldgodbee 🗣speaks #TheRiverEmerges #EmergingChurch The River is doing things in church that have never been done before in church!  #DISH #StomachCancerScreening #Duke #HealthAndWellness #Relationships #TheCitiesChurch #Pioneers

I get asked a lot about what “kind” of pastor I was back in my churchworld days. Maybe this will help.
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This is me as Lead Pastor in 2011, sitting on the edge of the platform where I preached every Sunday, as seen in a nonprofit partner’s promo video. I believe I’m talking about the power of developing true and vibrant community, which is pretty much everything I ever talked about haha...
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