"Giving Our Thanks: Is That Worshipful?"

"Giving Our Thanks: Is That Worshipful?"

We had a wonderful day here at First Covenant this Sunday, enjoying our annual potato bar and Christmas decorating party to get ready for the Advent season -- and yet still getting out of the building and back home before the hard weather kicked in!  We even had some familiar faces popping in from out of town, so it was nice to welcome some “classic FCCers” back home…

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"God Misbehaves: He Chooses All the Wrong People"

"God Misbehaves: He Chooses All the Wrong People"

What a fun day at First Covenant Church we had this week! First off, we finished off our Adult Sunday School class on Paul’s letter to the Philippians (the studies are all online through our website), and it was a wonderfully uplifting experience to go through the book together.  I’d tell you what we’re starting next week, but where’s the fun in that?

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"God Misbehaves: He Overreacts"

"God Misbehaves: He Overreacts"

What a beautiful morning we spent together with the Lord this week!  We had a great discussion in Sunday School -- which meant that I only got through literally half of the material that I’d planned to cover.  But as I’ve said so often over the years, I learn more through teaching than I ever do in my own personal study, and a large part of that is due to the wisdom that everyone else brings into our interactive discussions over the text…

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"Small Little Letters: Restoration Within the Church"

"Small Little Letters: Restoration Within the Church"

There are times when life feels really, really nice.  Wendy and I helped introduce roughly 197 InterVarsity students to the Morton Pumpkin Festival when Megan and Alex brought them in on Friday night to experience the wonder, and that’s always fun (though I never did get to drive my bumper car this year).  Then we had more fun the next morning with the kids (and our godchildren Olivia and Philip) grabbing tons of candy and catching my annual Frisbee from Keith Sommer at the parade…

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