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2017 - The Year of Love

What a year it has been...!
2017—The Year of Love A year ago, I felt like the Lord was calling us to focus on Love—real Biblical love—as the theme for the year.  So, 2017 became for us “The Year of Love.” … http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/12/2017-year-love/

LOVE Changes Things

LOVE Himself—Jesus—who is Immanuel to and in and with us by the Holy Spirit, changes the environment around us.
LOVE Changes things As you read this, Tina and I are beginning our time with our oldest son, Joey, and with his beautiful bride Ana and her family.  We are grateful to the Fathe… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/12/love-changes-things/

Loving the Christmas SOUL

Our Souls are caught in the middle between our risen spirits and our fallen bodies. May they choose time with the Risen Jesus this year!
Loving the Christmas SOUL! We are spiritual beings, we are physical beings.  In Jesus, our SPIRIT has been reborn and is in full communion with the Risen Savior!  Our BODY, on t… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/12/loving-christmas-soul/

Kingdom Love, Christmas Love

The Christmas Store is upon us--as is a sense of greater and clearer vision!
Kingdom Love, Christmas Love As I write this, a whole team of folks are preparing the building for Saturday’s Christmas Store.  As you know, the store will be twice as large thi… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/11/kingdom-love-christmas-love/

Thanksgiving Love

Look what the Lord placed in our lap!!
Thanksgiving Love Thanksgiving is a decidedly Christian Holiday – and one that has lost much of its meaning as our fallen human culture has shaped the day to focus mainly on sel… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/11/thanksgiving-love/

Loving the Fight

Men were wired by God to Fight. It's time we learn together WHICH fight, and how better to fight...!
Loving the Fight With the gigantic Thanksgiving Day “Love on the Mountain” experience coming up in just a few days and the equally gigantic Christmas Store on December 2nd, the … http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/11/loving-fight/

Love on the Mountain

Thanksgiving Day is going to be amazing...!
Love on the Mountain You never know when a God-opportunity is going to arise.  But what we do know is this:  When they do, it is best to be quickly obedient to the Lord’s will a… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/11/love-mountain/

Miracles of Love

God is inviting us to experience a Miracle together in just over a month...!
Miracles of Love The disciples were overwhelmed by the size of the crowd... but the Lord fed the multitudes—with 12 baskets left over… The disciples were unprepared for a terr… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/10/miracles-love/

Real Love Heals

Love. Real Love. It is more than a slogan, a conference, or an idea. It is the power behind the very best of what church can and should be...!
REAL LOVE HEALS! I am heading to my 40th High School Class reunion.  If you would have told me as a seventeen-year-old that 40 years later I would be happily married with four a… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/10/real-love-heals/

Persistent Love, Humble Love

Two stories, closely connected, should speak to everyone of us!
Persistent Love, Humble Love Luke 18:1-14 (Part of our Life Journal Reading for October 5) Jesus told a story showing that it was necessary for them to pray consistently and n… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/10/persistent-love-humble-love/

Reformed Love

The Gospel (Good News) of Jesus Christ is profoundly...Simple!
Reforming Love October marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s posting of his 95 theses on the church door at the Wittenberg Castle in Germany.  An Augustinian Monk and a… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/09/reformed-love/

The Heartbeat of First Church

Our Heartbeat is to glorify our Head...!
The HEARTBEAT of Livingston First Church Our Heartbeat is:  To love God and Neighbor in Worship, Word, and Life Groups. “Christ is the Head of the Church, which is His Body… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/09/heartbeat-first-church/

Jesus' Love Changes the World

Would you invest in something that would absolutely change your life?!
Jesus’ Love Changes the World Jesus didn’t come to earth to change a few things around, or to tidy a few things up, or to teach some really good stuff.  Jesus came to change the… http://livingstonfirstchurch.com/blog/2017/08/jesus-love-changes-world/

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/

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