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Fast Food or Thanksgiving?

There are some profound differences between sharing a Thanksgiving meal as compared to grabbing a quick bite to eat at a fast-food joint...
I am writing this on Wednesday afternoon, and I can’t seem to get food off of my mind… Still, have you ever thought about the difference between fast-food and a Thanksgiving me… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2014/11/fast-food-or-thanksgiving/

Report of the Pastor

Each year, I write a report on the condition of our congregation. It seems right to share it with you here...
Largely unencumbered by the buildings and many of the trappings, systems, traditions and financial concerns we have in place now, the early Methodists were able to impact the live… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2014/11/report-pastor/

All Saints Day

We have a chance to pause and thank God for the people who have most shaped our lives for the good...
I have written a series of blogs of late that have been heavy with theology, vision and challenges.  I have done so under the leading of the Holy Spirit and love the fact that fol… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2014/10/all-saints-day/

The Spiritual Building Comes First!

God is using discussions concerning a possible move in the physical realm to do some deep healing in the spiritual!
The Spiritual Building Comes First! In my last several blogs, I have tried to openly share with everyone interested that: 1)      We are (of course!) a United Methodist congr… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2014/10/spiritual-building-comes-first/

The FAVOR of God!

Nehemiah prayed for favor--so must we!
Our Life Journal readings on the 9th included the first two chapters of Nehemiah.  In them, Nehemiah cried out to God in a beautiful prayer, asking for God’s favor with King Artax… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2014/10/favor-god/

Count the Cost

Following the model of the New Testament Church comes with some real costs...
We received an incredible compliment recently from a visiting Tennessee-born missionary who was home briefly from Africa.  While back in the States to teach at a conference in Nas… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2014/08/count-cost/

The Un-American Church

The Church is America is dying--even as it is growing rapidly in other parts of the world.
The Church in America and Europe is failing—and fast.  Over the past 100 years, 4,300 people have left the church daily in Europe and North America—and that rate is increasing rap… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2014/08/un-american-church/

Crowning Prayer

God is calling us to eight months of intense corporate prayer. Principalities will fall. People who were formerly trapped in bondage will be freed. A New Beginning is coming!
God gave Don Ragland—and Don gave us—a powerful image that bears repeating as we begin our eight month commitment to daily prayer.  This prayer is two-pronged.  As a united congre… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2014/04/crowning-prayer/