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Goodbye, EDGE...

For 13 years, the EDGE has been a fixture in this town. It has been quite an adventure...
Saturday will be a bittersweet day for me as we have the auction at the Edge.  I am sure it will be for others as well.  Although I have no doubt that the Lord is behind the sale … http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2015/12/goodbye-edge/

Days of Service

Last Sunday was incredible--let's do it again--and in the same spirit!
Last Sunday, our service of worship was centered outside the sanctuary rather than inside of it.  While we shared about 45 minutes of powerful worship together around the Lord’s S… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2015/12/days-service/

Four Devotions, Two Locations

God birthed the Church right...! Being authentic to His birthing helps birth great things in us!
And the devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers... And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bre… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2015/09/four-devotions-two-locations/

What Are You Doing Here?

Stuck on a mountain of despair? God has a Word for you!
What are you doing here? God asked Elijah that question not once but twice after Elijah had run to Mount Horeb.  Elijah ran in fear of Jezebel’s wrath and in despair for the sp… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2015/06/what-are-you-doing-here/

We Need A Miracle!

God has certainly called us to move into a place of trust in Him that the world considers crazy...
Are we crazy enough to believe in miracles?  Are we so solid in our faith that we expect God to do things beyond our wildest imaginations?  Are we willing to look foolish by calli… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2014/12/we-need-miracle/

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/

Prayer Heard 'round the World

Prayer, not human strength, empowered our Founding Fathers. Prayer empowers us--here and now!!
On July 4th, 1776, the founding fathers of this nation issued a declaration of independence that sent shock waves around the world.  Prior to ever issuing that declaration, howeve… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2014/07/prayer-heard-round-world/

Looking Forward, Looking Back

After 13 years as your pastor, it is exciting to look back at what the Lord has done - and to look forward to what He is bringing next!
Last Sunday marked the end of my 13th year as your Shepherd, and this Sunday begins our 14th year together.  It seems right, therefore, to take a quick look back at what the Lord … http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2014/06/looking-forward-looking-back/

It's Still Pentecost!

The season of Pentecost began for the Church about 1980 years ago, and is still going strong! God has called us to walk fully in His Presence, Power, and Purposes to usher in his return!
This week, the sign in front of a local church read “The Church of Christ: still meeting since Pentecost.”  Well said and so true!  The Christian Church has tenaciously and victor… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2014/06/its-still-pentecost/

Sunday is Pentecost Sunday

Sunday is Pentecost Sunday (5o days after Easter/Passover), and in a rare melding of Calendars, it is Pentecost in both the Western and Eastern Church. Over 2 Billion Christians—Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant—will (should be!) be celebrating Pe…
Sunday is Pentecost Sunday (5o days after Easter/Passover), and in a rare melding of Calendars, it is Pentecost in both the Western and Eastern Church.  Over 2 Billion Christians—… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2014/06/pastors-blog-june-5th/

Memorial Day

As we remember those who have fallen serving this Nation, lets also actively pray for those who are falling apart, falling away, and falling through the cracks...
Monday, as I hope everyone knows, is Memorial Day.  This holiday originated during the Civil War as citizens remembered and honored those who had died serving the nation—both Nort… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2014/05/memorial-day/

Prophetic Worship

True Worship is not about singers or songs or musical instruments. It is about the Spirit of prophecy speaking to and through God's chosen leaders. Prophetic Worship flows from the Holy Spirit and leads people directly to Jesus!
In our Life Journal reading this week, one of the things that jumped off the page at me concerned the importance of musical worship to King David—and ultimately to King Jesus.  In… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2014/05/prophetic-worship/

A Gentle Reprimand

As we pray together more faithfully, the Lord will address some deep character issues. let me share mine, by way of confession...
The Lord woke me up last night, gently reprimanding me for an attitude of the heart I had nurtured over the past few months.  Several years ago I read in a book written by our for… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2014/05/gentle-reprimand/

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/

Why First Church?

As is hopefully obvious, we have adopted new signage and a new logo, which simply says “First Church.”  As with every decision made in the life of this church, many people were in… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2014/04/why-first-church/

God is Using Conquering Control

I recently received a Facebook message from a couple of special Christian parents in another state. Their son had found Conquering the Game of Control on a book cart…at the local jail. While his incarceration was short and for a non-violent crime, he wa…
I recently received a Facebook message from a couple of special Christian parents in another state.  Their son had found Conquering the Game of Control on a book cart…at the local… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2013/08/blog-entry-1/