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Reclaiming Biblical Love

The loving heart of God is both the most gentle and wonderfully warm embrace we will ever know, AND the strong and disciplining Hand of correction--all at the same time!
Reclaiming Biblical Love A primary reason the Lord called us as a congregation to declare 2017 as the “Year of Love” has to do with the fact that in our culture “Love” has been … http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/08/reclaiming-biblical-love/

The Opposite of Love

Apathy, not Anger, is the opposite of LOVE...!
The Opposite of Love For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. When dealing wit… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/08/opposite-love/

Love, Call, and Character

The greatest gambler of all time is... God!
Love, Call, and Character Father God seems intent on taking risks.  He certainly “bet the Farm” when risking everything in sending Jesus to rescue the world.  The necessity for … http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/07/love-call-and-character/

Our Identity is LOVE

Our supreme identity as Christians is...CHRIST!
Our Identity is LOVE Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new (2 Corinthians 5:17) Love Himsel… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/07/our-identity-love/

For the Love of Elders

God is calling us--for a bunch of reasons-to have an Elder's Body...
For the Love of Elders In this, the year of love, it appears the Lord is calling us to raise up an Elder’s Body in our Congregation to help shoulder the spiritual load.  The Lor… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/07/love-elders/

Elder Love

Wow! We are in a new and exciting season, Church!
Elder Love We had an amazing time last weekend as a church family!  I have had many tell me that this past weekend was a breakthrough for our church—the dawning of a new season … http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/06/elder-love/

A Weekend of Love

Two very important happenings are coming up in the next couple days!
A Weekend of Love Today, tomorrow, and Sunday are important days in the life of our Church-and could eternally impact your life, and the life of your family! Biblical Eldersh… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/06/weekend-love/

Wilderness Love

God spoke to me about what He desires for us in this time of wilderness training...
Wilderness Love I two-way journaled a couple weeks ago, thanking the Lord for the amazing Church Council meeting we had on May 23 and asking Him to speak to me about the Wilderne… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/06/wilderness-love/

Love in Action

God is moving in some very exciting ways - in our Family
Love in Action It is exciting to be part of this great church family!  Last Sunday was the most powerful experience of the Holy Spirit’s presence in a worship service that most … http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/06/love-action/

Love in Action

God is moving in some very exciting ways - in our Family
Love in Action It is exciting to be part of this great church family!  Last Sunday was the most powerful experience of the Holy Spirit’s presence in a worship service that most … http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/06/love-action1/

Healing School/Real Love Heals

October is fast-approaching, and will be a turning point in the life of this congregation and in many individual lives!
School of Healing/Real Love Heals As we begin June, I want you to be aware of a life-changing week that will be here before we know it.  I’m talking about October 16th through O… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/06/healing-schoolreal-love-heals/

Our Identity in Christ

Our Identity MUST be in Jesus FIRST as Christians; yet that means a willingness to change in every area--including our social structures...
Our Identity in Christ I felt the Lord say these words to me last week as I was asking Him to clarify our identity as a Church and my identity as a pastor: “My Church has an ide… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/05/our-identity-christ/

Returning to First Love

When we become numb to the Lord, we usually become hyper-sensitive to the people we love...
Returning to First Love As I was plugging in this laptop computer to write you this note, the oddest thing happened.  I dropped the cord on my foot—just the plug-in part—and it … http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/05/returning-first-love/

Love Overcomes Offense

Jesus warned these days were coming. Still, Love can and MUST prevail over an offended heart!
Love Overcomes Offense And Then (in the last days) many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.  Matthew 24:10 NKJV Jesus makes clear that the m… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/04/love-overcomes-offense/

Ginat-Slaying Love

I love the way David loved God. I want to be like him someday soon!
Giant-Slaying Love When I grow up, I want to be like David… David answered, “You come at me with sword and spear and battle ax.  I come at you in the name of God-of-Angel-Arm… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/04/ginat-slaying-love/

Secure Love

Jesus served out of perfect security; insecure people serve to try and be secure--at great expense to themselves and the Kingdom...
Secure Love Jesus knew that the Father had given Him authority over everything and that He had come from God and would return to God.  So He got up from the table, took off His … http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/04/secure-love/

Misunderstood Love

Jesus wept over a people who misunderstood Love...
Misunderstood Love When Yeshua had come closer and could see the city (Jerusalem), he wept over it, saying, “If you only knew today what is needed for shalom!  But for now it is… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/04/misunderstood-love/

Disciplining Love

The Early Church loved people enough to discipline them...
Disciplining Love One of the most telling areas where the modern church not only fails to act like the early church but actually rejects outright a major tenant to New Testament… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/03/disciplining-love/

For the Love of the Children

The Staff-Parish committee has named our new children's pastor!
For the Love of the Children I am very pleased to announce to you that your Staff-Parish Relations Committee (SPRC), after careful prayer and deliberations, has promoted John Pa… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/03/love-children/

LOVE Called, and Called to Love!

God has a call on your life and mine--a call from Love and a call to love...!
LOVE Called; Called to Love I am beginning to think that my beautiful wife may be up to something…  She has told me to stay off Messenger; she has forbidden me from opening any … http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/03/love-called-and-called-love/

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