Category: Church

OUR CHURCH IS NOT FOR EVERYONE!

I know. The title sounds harsh and, perhaps, un-Christ like. But please hear me out. The Oldham Lane Church of Christ, where I am blessed to serve, has experienced tremendous…
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SOME FRIENDLY SUGGESTIONS FOR THE CHURCH VISITOR

I am blessed to serve at a church that is very loving and welcoming. We have had many visitors to our assembly who have raved about the reception they received.…
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STOP HITTING THE BALL INTO THE NET!

About five years ago, my son picked up the game of tennis. Although he had never played, he fell in love with the sport. I knew very little about tennis,…
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THE CHURCH WAS MEANT TO MOVE!

Change is not easy. Change usually requires one to step out, sometimes way out, of their comfort zone. Change typically means working harder. Change demands that one set aside personal…
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How to Listen to a Sermon

Listening is a skill that requires one to actively participate with the one who is doing the talking. The listener must pay attention. The listener must concentrate on what the…
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How Do You Respond to the “Check Engine” Light?

One of the most frustrating sights on my vehicle dashboard is the “Check Engine” light. The problem is not necessarily the light itself. It’s the fact that the light can…
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Our Church is Not for Everyone

I know. The title sounds harsh and, perhaps, un-Christ like. But please hear me out. The Oldham Lane Church of Christ, where I am blessed to serve, has experienced tremendous…
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SUNDAY PREVIEW: A Fresh Look at the Role of Deacons

For the last few years, the staff and the elders at Oldham Lane have been meeting periodically to discuss VISION. We call these gatherings Think Bigger. Do Better meetings, and…
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