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Questions about Rockin’ Christmas?

December 16, 2016 | Christ, christmas, Gary Combs, God, gospel, mission, outreach, Rockin Christmas

For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those… Read more »

4 Ways to Celebrate Your First Love

September 1, 2016 | celebrate, Gary Combs, God, great commandment, jesus, love, worship

“Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love” (Revelation 2:4 NKJV). “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” (Mark 12:30 ESV). Have you noticed that we tend to celebrate what we love… Read more »

The 4 Commitments of Life Changing Small Groups

August 25, 2016 | church growth, community groups, faith, fellowship, Gary Combs, koinonia, small groups

“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers” (Acts 2:42 ESV). We’re not a church with small groups. We’re a church of small groups. Our church started in my living room with seven people. So, we’ve considered small groups to be one of the keys to fulfilling our… Read more »

What motivates your God questions?

May 20, 2016 | agnostic, belief, Christ, faith, Gary Combs, God, jesus, questioning, questions, understanding

“And Zechariah said to the angel, ‘How shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is advanced in years’” (Luke 1:18 ESV). “And Mary said to the angel, ‘How will this be, since I am a virgin?’” (Luke 1:34 ESV). As a pastor, I get a lot of “God questions.”… Read more »

Two tombs that point to resurrection life

April 1, 2016 | Christ, Gary Combs, God, Israel, jesus, Lazarus, life, resurrection, tomb

“Jesus said to her, ‘Your brother will rise again. ‘ Martha said to him, ‘I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.’ Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you… Read more »

Proclamation follows passion

March 11, 2016 | Christ, evangelism, Gary Combs, God, gospel, jesus, passion, proclamation, sharing, witness, witnessing

“In your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15 ESV). “What you say flows from what is in your heart” (Luke 6:45 NLT).… Read more »

Gospel-centered living

March 3, 2016 | Christ, church, easter, Gary Combs, God, good news, gospel, jesus

“Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person” (Colossians 4:5-6 ESV). Over the next few weeks we will be discussing how making the gospel the center focus of our lives will… Read more »

Rank strangers

January 22, 2016 | Gary Combs, God, heaven, jesus, ralph stanley, rank stranger, Wilda Dillon Combs, willow branch quartet

This album made in 1969, was one of their later recordings. (Pictured from L to R) Tommy Hall, J.C. Leonard, Wilda Combs, Ettie Dillon and (seated) Ralph Bays “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.In My Father’s house are many mansions;if it were not so, I would have told you. I go… Read more »

Why we’re doing “Rockin’ Christmas”

December 10, 2015 | Christ, christmas, church, Gary Combs, gift, God, jesus, WCC

“All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: ‘Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel’” (which means, God with us)”(Matthew 1:22-23 ESV). Some have been wondering why we’re doing an event that has such a secular feel to it. With… Read more »

I don’t feel any different

October 23, 2015 | assurance, belief, Christ, commitment, faith, feelings, Gary Combs, God, jesus

“And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know… Read more »