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Is the local church still relevant in today’s world? Share your thoughts as to why or why not.

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A while back I read a blog that really got me thinking about the different styles of worship in a service within the Church. I found myself not arguing with the author’s premise of what the big “C” Church needs to do to bring the people into an atmosphere of worship but more about the how’s of bringing that worship about.
The reason is this, I believe with all my heart, it’s not about lights, music, or style. Doesn’t matter if you have plasma screens or overhead projectors. Doesn’t matter if the building seats 25 people hands-worshipingor 25 thousand people, and it doesn’t matter if your band has electric guitars or drums or strobes or even a 70 year old saint with an out-of-tune piano to worship Christ.
 
I’ve both worshiped God through music as well as through silence. Through the heart pounding loudness of a Thousand Foot Krutch song and through the sweet softness of Amazing Grace sang acapella. Through dancing before Him and through falling on my face from the shear weight of His presence.
The only thing that really matters is that every time the doors open the gospel of Jesus Christ is presented in a very real passionate way, in order to reach the lost for the Kingdom of God. This is just as much worship to, for, and of God as any song, setting, or style can bring me into.
This I believe, with all I am, that it’s all about His name and not ours, His leading and not our agenda.
 
With that said I can’t help my curiosity, so for today’s Fill in the Blank Friday. I’d like to ask you what type of worship experience do you prefer and why?
 
I prefer __________ style of worship because __________.

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve been a sports fan for as long as I can remember, enjoying everything from baseball to boxing, so for today’s “fill in the blank Friday” post I’d like to get to know my readers a little bit better by talking a little sports shop about yours and my favorite sports team(s).
Just to let you know what a sports nut I am, here is a list of the teams that I love to watch as a fan.

 
1: Baseball – I’m a die hard Atlanta Braves fan. Have been since before the Dale Murphy days when they couldn’t see the top of the cellar for being so far down. (No “hitch a ride on the 90’s band wagon” for this boy)
 
2: Basketball – Not a big follower until playoff season starts, but come on, who doesn’t love my Phoenix Suns 🙂
 
3: Pro Football – As a kid I was a Dallas Cowboy fan (like by growing up in Northeast Texas I had a choice), but after Roger Staubach retired I switched teams and have been a Saints fan ever since. Now I know what your thinking (Ooo look, it’s the “Ain’ts”) but every team needs at least one fan, and I’m theirs.
 
4: Hockey – Ok, being the redneck that I am I know I’m gonna get some flack for this one, but I promise this is the only team I like North of the Mason Dixon line. After all, we all know that Hockey was never created to be a Southern sport. Nevertheless, I am a die hard New York Rangers fan. No matter how much geritol they have to take before hitting the ice, they rule!
 
5: Collage Football – Many of you know this already, but for those that don’t, let there be no mistake about my loyalty to the Alabama Crimson Tide. I’ve been a fan ever since the late 70’s when the greatest football artist to hold a coaching position ever walked the field, Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant. So for all you haters out there I got just two words for ya…ROLL TIDE!!
 
6: Last, but not least I’m a fan of the greatest endurance sport ever conceived in the mind of a redneck. You guessed it, Nascar baby! Stick me in the 24 car and let me run a lap for the boy’s at Hendrick Motorsports and I’ll die with a grin on my face. Now I know, some of ya’ll are thinking right now, “but John, why in the world would you think of Nascar as a sport, much less the ultimate endurance sport?” Well, the answers quite simple really. It’s because Baseball, Basketball, and Football only takes one ball. Rubbings racing! 🙂
 
Now how about you guy’s?
I am a fan of ____________ (sport(s)) and ____________ (team(s)) within that sport.

 

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Having spent the much of the past two days at http://www.catalystbackstage.com  it’s really gotten me thinking about leadership qualities. We all have leaders that we really admire and some that we just don’t care for at all, and I’ve found that the traits for each are common across the board whether they be leaders in nonprofit or for profit, the Church or corporations.
 
From everyone I’ve talked to over the past couple of days it’s become very obvious to me that we all know leaders that have traits that are admired and traits that are disliked, sometimes even despised.
 
For today’s “Fill in the blank Friday” question I’d like to hear from you all about is, what is the trait that you admire most in a leader __________, and what is the trait you dislike most in a leader _________.

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Deep Breath

We find ourselves struggling to catch our breath, realizing we can’t stay afloat on our own, we need help.
How do we find it? Is it through worshiping, reading the Bible, praying/praying with others, or hearing Gods word a different way? Maybe it’s something completely different and not even listed.
So today’s “Fill in the blank Friday” is about the breath of life. How do you fill your spiritual lungs?
 
I catch my “breath of life” through __________.

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Be Still!

Psalm 46 verse 10 says “Be still, and know that I am God;” Does that mean we are to stop moving forward? Stop doing good works for the cause of Christ? Except and embrace our weakness in light of Gods strength?
For this weeks “Fill in the blank Friday” I’d like to hear your thought on this verse. What do you think “Be still” means? What does it look like for you?
 
For me, being still means __________.

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I am gonna keep today’s Fill in the Blank Friday rather simple.
 
For today’s post/question I would like to ask all my readers with what church/congragation/fellowship do you partner with/are a member of and what drew you there. Now guys I know we together are the “C”hurch so I don’t want any bashing comments on denominations. It’s not hard to find fault with any denominations, most likely that’s why I don’t belong to any denomination including non-denomination. However with that being said, if you have a point feel free to make it. But if you have a beef go hash it somewhere else. So here is the Fill in the Blank.
 
I belong to _________ and its because ___________. (<—–what drew me here)

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