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29May 2014

by: Tim Shorey

Ten Reasons Why We Should Care about Global Missions

Gayline tells me that blog posts and Facebook statuses often run with the theme of “Ten Reasons Why…”. So this means that this post reveals either that I am trendy or that I am creatively challenged. Nevertheless, to follow up my message, entitled “To All the Nations”, recently delivered at Covenant Fellowship Church, let me offer 10 reasons why each and every...

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22July 2013

by: Tim Shorey

Pleasure Bursts

Pleasure Bursts By Tim Shorey* (Manager’s Note: this is the second in a summer long series on creational theology. Enjoy!) A Happiness Theology I have a theological couplet I often share. I use it to connect some big ideas to my life: There is happiness in holiness; There is holiness in happiness. I’m quite sure that most Christians would at least realize the truth of the...

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15July 2013

by: Tim Shorey

A Theology of Pleasure

A Theology of Pleasure (1) Tim Shorey* (Blog Manager’s Note: This is the first in a series of pastoral team reflections on what is often called Creational Theology. We’re going to spend the summer months meditating on aspects of creation which have been created for our pleasure and worship. We hope you will enjoy!) A Theology of Pleasure? Do you have a theology of pleasure, an...

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3July 2013

by: Tim Shorey

The Great Work of God

The Great Work of God: Rain (Job 5:8-10)  (Blog Manager’s Note: the following piece by John Piper will blow you away. Enough said!) Thinking about Rain But as for me, I would seek God, And I would place my cause before God; Who does great and unsearchable things, Wonders without number. He gives rain on the earth, And sends water on the fields. Job 5:8-10 If you said to someone...

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20June 2013

by: Tim Shorey

Living and Finishing Well pt.5

Go Hard After God You’ll remember that I started a series on finishing well a few weeks back, and it all began with a look at King Uzziah. Uzziah was a man who started well, but then failed to cross the finish line in good form. He fizzled out in his later years, and so we’ve been trying to think about how we may do better than he. Along with the other things we’ve...

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13June 2013

by: Tim Shorey

Finishing Well pt.4

Not Finished about Finishing A few more thoughts on finishing well are in order. I’m not quite finished about encouraging us to finish well. There’s another concept that has been working on me a bit as I try to avoid obsolescence and old fogy status. Invest Much in the Younger Generation. This is of course a command from the Lord as texts like Psalm 78:1-8 and 2 Timothy 2:2 and...

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6June 2013

by: Tim Shorey

Finishing Well pt.3

Continuing the thoughts of the past couple of Thursdays, let me suggest that to finish the race of life well, we also need to think about, and then act on, the following: Avoid Obsolescence We need to plan and prepare not to become obsolete, but to stay intentionally and irresistibly relevant. We cannot allow ourselves to get stuck in our old ways or to resist legitimate change. Certainly...

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30May 2013

by: Tim Shorey

Finishing Well pt.2

Following up last Thursday’s post, let me suggest that it is never too early to think about and make plans for finishing well. No matter how young we are and no matter how well or poorly we may feel we’re running the race right now, we can find grace to run well from here on out, and to finish the race with grace and victory in Christ. Without wanting to create any kind of...

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23May 2013

by: Tim Shorey

Finishing Well part 1

A while back, a dear friend of mine who is a lot older than I am (at lease 3-4 years!), said the following to me: “More and more I want to finish (life) well.” Finishing well is a concept that I first encountered in Scripture some 10-15 years ago. I remember preaching/teaching it a number of times. I also remember thinking as I did: “I hope that as my years accumulate, I...

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6May 2013

by: Tim Shorey

Grieving Sons and a Word to Moms

Grieving Men A while back I attended the funeral service of a mom of one of my good friends, John. I could feel his grief. The same week I sat with my dear friend Tim as he wept over the dramatic “turn for the worse” in his mother’s life. On December 1, I’ll mark the eighth anniversary of my mother’s death; an event I cannot give more than a few seconds thought...

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