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Washington County, Maryland e-Government Blog and Podcast.Summaries of Commissioners Meetings, interviews with local leaders, Commissioners' comments.Listen to your county government at work while you're on the move.Visit our Website: http://www.washco-md.net
 
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ACCEPTED BY GRACE People who were nothing like Jesus, liked Jesus. Jesus liked people who were nothing like him. "Follow Me" The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 NLT Some people brought to him a paralyzed man ...…
 
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IN THE BEGINNING, GRACE Why did God create anything? God made all sorts of wild animals, livestock, and small animals, each able to produce offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good. Gen. 1:25 NLT Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, ...…
 
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THE ENCOURAGEMENT APP There is a ratio in your conversations. The problem with encouragement is that it is't urgent. Three circles of conversation: - Inner - Influence - Life A conversation is an opportunity. Give freely and become more wealthy; be stingy and lose everything. Proverbs 11:24 NLT The generous will prosper; those who refresh other ...…
 
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Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud. 1 Cor. 13:4 NLT Or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 1 Cor. 13:5 NLT It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 1 Cor. 13:6 NLT Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always ...…
 
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Trying to outsmart God is a sin. We belief the primary purpose of confession is conscience relief Genuine confession serves as the first step towards repentance and reconciliation Genuine confession leads to genuine change Then the Lord said to Moses, “Give the following instructions to the people of Israel: If any of the people—men or women—be ...…
 
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THE REST APP Is life robbing you of the joy of life? Push back / Fight back There's no neutrality When Ahab got home, he told Jezebel everything Elijah had done, including the way he had killed all the prophets of Baal. So Jezebel sent this message to Elijah: “May the gods strike me and even kill me if by this time tomorrow I have not killed yo ...…
 
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THE FORGIVENESS APP God stands ready to help you release the grip of the grudge Forgiveness works better than grudge holding Start with the cross What Rome knew is that once you experienced someone dying on a cross, you’ll never ever forget it. What God knew is that once you come face-to-face with the Savior of the world crucified, you will nev ...…
 
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Application is Everything Application makes all the difference. The New Testament authors assumed a relationship with God. The New Testament says that insiders are not supposed to judge outsiders. If you are a Jesus follower, you really need to pay attention. If you're not, you get a free pass. It's what you do that matters. Believing without b ...…
 
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YOUR CHURCH Our non-negotiable: to draw people to Jesus When they had finished, James stood and said, “Brothers, listen to me.” Acts 15:13 NLT And so my judgment is that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God. Acts 15:19 NLT We are a church that unchurched people love to attend. You are our church. Following Jes ...…
 
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BEGINNING AGAIN We believe Jesus rose from the dead not because the Bible says so. We believe Jesus rose from the dead because of social media. Q: Do you know why Nero could persecute Christians in Rome 30 years after the resurrection? A: There were thousands of Christians who believe Jesus rose from the dead in the city of Rome and this was lo ...…
 
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ERASING EASTER Would it make any difference? You erase Easter you erase… If there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then your faith is useless and you are still guilty of your sins. 1 Corinthians 15:16-17 NLT The cross was the payment for our sins, but Easter is what completed th ...…
 
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4TH QUARTER All of us have a tendency to think God thinks about us the way we think about us. God has a future for me regardless of what I’ve done. When they arrived, Samuel took one look at Eliab and thought, “Surely this is the Lord’s anointed!” 1 Sam. 16:6 NLT But the Lord said to Samuel, “Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have ...…
 
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A WORD FROM THE COACH How do I know that's God? Have I put myself in a position to listen? Three Questions: 1. Is this decision consistent with the Bible? 2. Is this decision consistent with God's thumbprints on me? Rehoboam went to Shechem, where all Israel had gathered to make him king. 1 Kings 12:1 NLT When Jeroboam heard of this, he returne ...…
 
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TRADED God often directs through new opportunities that are connected to current opportunities. Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Colossians 3:23 NLT Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ. Colossians 3:24 ...…
 
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THE PLAYBOOK God's thumbprints on you are clues about His plan for you. What did you do with the talents and gifts I gave you? Do not neglect the spiritual gift you received through the prophecy spoken over you when the elders of the church laid their hands on you. 1 Timothy 4:14 NLT Give your complete attention to these matters. Throw yourself ...…
 
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CALLING AN AUDIBLE The 3 Elements of God's Will: *Providential will of God *Moral will of God *Personal Will of God The more familiar you are with the providential and moral will of God, the easier it will be for you to discern the personal will of God. They will say, “What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again? From before the tim ...…
 
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FUNDAMENTALS OF THE GAME God, what should I do with my life? Premise - There is a God and He has a great plan for your life. Promise - You're going to be equipped to understand how to find God's plan for your life. GOD'S WILL: *Pray without ceasing *Give thanks in everything *Rejoice always *Submit to authorities *Avoid sexual immorality *Be sa ...…
 
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IT TAKES 3 The key and goal is to empty the expectation box. What do you do with all this stuff in the desire box? Options for dealing with unsatisfied desires: *Ignore them *Stay bus *Find someone else In the same way, you who are younger must accept the authority of the elders. And all of you, dress yourselves in humility as you relate to one ...…
 
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PUTING YOUR "I" OUT When desires are translated into expectations we create a debt/debtor relationship. What does your spouse owe you? Nothing! How do you keep the expectation box empty? Don't throw Bible darts. The answer to the "I" marriage is that you invite in a third party. Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Ephesians 5:21 ...…
 
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KEEPING MY "I" ON YOU We don't want to work on it, we just want it to work. Once the big "I's" collide there are just a few options: *leave *conquer *conform *compromise Marriage moves from covenant mode to contract mode. When desires are translated into expectations we create a debt/debtor relationship. Behind these expectations are legitimate ...…
 
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REDEFINING TERMS * Structure - The church is a body, it is not a kingdom. All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it. 1 Corinthians 12:27 NLT Temple model = consume Jesus model = engage * Authority is to be exercised for the benefit of the led, not the leaders. You know that the rulers in this world lord it over thei ...…
 
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What Love Requires If you ever felt guiltier about missing church than mistreating someone at work... If you've ever sat around trying to figure out how close you could get to sin without actually sinning... If you believe there's some ritual that makes you right with God and removes your responsibility to make restitution to someone you've har ...…
 
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RECYCLED Our consciences determine religious realities whether they reflect reality or not. What is important is faith expressing itself in love. Gal. 5:6 NLT Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So yo ...…
 
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APOPLECTIC The Temple Model: *was built around a standard that only the elite could meet *required followers to come there to make peace with God *were nation specific Our consciences determine religious realities whether they reflect reality or not. They attempted to assimilate the Jesus model into the temple model. Judaizers - Jewish Christia ...…
 
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We still hold onto things that hold us back. Most of the things you resist about church are the things the church should also resist. The Church = a community of people following the teaching of a man sent from God, to explain God and to clear the path to God. Three Applications: 1. Love God 2. Love one another 3. Love your enemy Who doesn't wa ...…
 
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A Random Christmas Don't you just want life to make sense? Many people have set out to write accounts about the events that have been fulfilled among us. They used the eyewitness reports circulating among us from the early disciples. Luke 1:1-2NLT Having carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I also have decided to write an accur ...…
 
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GOING PUBLIC Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19 NLT Baptizo: *wash *plunge *soak *dip Similarly, they don’t eat anything from the market until they immerse their hands in water. This is but one of many traditions they have clung to—such as ...…
 
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RUTHIE & BO SAVE CHRISTMAS God was decorating for Christmas. In the days when the judges ruled in Israel, a severe famine came upon the land. So a man from Bethlehem in Judah left his home and went to live in the country of Moab, taking his wife and two sons with him. Ruth 1:1 NLT The man’s name was Elimelech, and his wife was Naomi. They weref ...…
 
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EXTRAORDINARY What would an extraordinary person do? The Israelites did evil in the Lord’s sight. So the Lord handed them over to the Midianites for seven years. Judges 6:1 NLT The Midianites were so cruel that the Israelites made hiding places for themselves in the mountains, caves, and strongholds. Judges 6:2 NLT Whenever the Israelites plant ...…
 
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NO ONE IS THAT STUPID What do you do when your body wants what your heart knows is wrong? One day when Samson was in Timnah, one of the Philistine women caught his eye. When he returned, he said to his father and mother, “I have seen a Philistine woman; now get her for me as my wife.” His father and mother objected. “Isn’t there even one woman ...…
 
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GOOD AT LOOKING Do you really want to be like everybody else? Average? Everybody else is taking their cues from everybody else. If you take your cues from everybody else, you will end up just like everybody else. Outside vs. Inside If you had known that living like that on the outside would leave you feeling like this on the inside... You did w ...…
 
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ONE KING LEADS TO ANOTHER I want to do what I wanna do. I wanna do what I want when I want with whom I want. So fear the Lord and serve him wholeheartedly. Put away forever the idols your ancestors worshiped when they lived beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt. Serve the Lord alone. Joshua 24:14 NLT The people replied, “We would never abando ...…
 
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STRANGER THAN FICTION While they were enjoying themselves, a crowd of troublemakers from the town surrounded the house. They began beating at the door and shouting to the old man, “Bring out the man who is staying with you so we can have sex with him.” Judges 19:22 NLT The old man stepped outside to talk to them. No, my brothers, don’t do such ...…
 
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When they returned to the other disciples, they saw a large crowd surrounding them, and some teachers of religious law were arguing with them. When the crowd saw Jesus, they were overwhelmed with awe, and they ran to greet him. “What is all this arguing about?” Jesus asked. One of the men in the crowd spoke up and said, “Teacher, I brought my s ...…
 
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Abraham demonstrated RADICAL faith After receiving instructions to sacrifice his one and only son, he started EARLY the next day in his journey of obedience. Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sa ...…
 
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Faith before politics. You don't see any conflict between your faith and your politics. Jesus answered them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners and need to repent.” Luke 5:31-32 They all ate as much as they wanted. Afterward, the dis ...…
 
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Sending Free Jesus' example gives the suggestion that at point anyone can have a new life. We get to recognize our shortcomings and have another go at it. CS Lewis said “Friends aren’t mandatory to survival but they do give it meaning.” To follow Jesus by ourselves is possible though when we find it harder than expected we slow down and sometim ...…
 
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You're Not Enough As long as you are all about you, you won't be happy. You can't fulfill you. You cannot acquire, consume or even exercise your way to happiness. You can serve and volunteer your way to happiness. How can behaving selflessly make myself happier? How can emptying myself leave me feeling so full? DIVINE DESIGN Sin separates us in ...…
 
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Pleasure and Happiness The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. John 10:10 NLT I'm my own worst enemy. “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep. John 10:11 NLT You: bought it leased it ate it drank it smoked it dated it Sin separates. Sin's p ...…
 
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Happy Money I thought I knew what would make me happy. How much more money would it take to make you more happy? to give you peace? More than you currently have. Money can contribute to your happiness if you manage it well. Here’s the lesson: Use your worldly resources to benefit others and make friends. Then, when your possessions are gone, th ...…
 
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Peace With God Happy people are at peace with: - Themselves - Others - God Peace with God paves the way to peace with ourselves and equips us to make peace with others. Do for others as your heavenly Father, through Jesus, has done for you. The conflict: - Sin - Your sin Something can be absolutely unfair and true at the same time. When Adam si ...…
 
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God doesn't want you to be happy, He wants you to be holy. If you're happy and you know it, repent. Blessed = Fortunate or happy Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them. Matthew 5:1-2 NIV Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. M ...…
 
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No Thing Happiness is more about who than what. Happiness is always associated with a who or two. Happy what always leads to happy'what else.' Global X syndrome - How can they be so happy, they don't have anything? In the end, you will have relational not possessional regrets. "I don't need anyone in order to be happy." When we can't get what w ...…
 
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Life Is Better Connected We want to build a community of Jesus followers who are in community and creating community. Circles are better than rows. We drift - if it is good for us we drift from it. We drift - the current of life rarely takes us in the right direction. Be careful then, dear brothers and sisters. Make sure that your own hearts ar ...…
 
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Separation Of Church And Hate Become like us and then you can join us. We were making a point but we weren't really making a difference. In the Gospels we find the picture of how to bring about cultural change: *They constantly leaned relationally in the direction of those they disagreed with the most. *They were constantly at odds with the rel ...…
 
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I Doubt I Can Make It Through The Storm The One who is in you is greater than what you are going through. Immediately after this, Jesus insisted that his disciples get back into the boat and cross to the other side of the lake, while he sent the people home. Matthew 14:22 NLT Nothing bad happens to Jesus followers? After sending them home, he w ...…
 
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I Doubt I Can Be More Like Jesus - It's one of the most challenging things about Christianity. - The closer I get to Jesus, the more my life is changed. As soon as Jesus heard the news, he left in a boat to a remote area to be alone. But the crowds heard where he was headed and followed on foot from many towns. Matthew 14:13 NLT Jesus saw the h ...…
 
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MY GREATEST DOUBT When they returned to the other disciples, they saw a large crowd surrounding them, and some teachers of religious law were arguing with them. Mark 9:14 NLT When the crowd saw Jesus, they were overwhelmed with awe, and they ran to greet him. “What is all this arguing about?” Jesus asked. One of the men in the crowd spoke up an ...…
 
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I Doubt God's Goodness In Times Of Trouble I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 NLT PROMISE: It happens PROMISE: If it is not good, it is not over And we know that God causes everything to work together for t ...…
 
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Trust God With Everything? Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV Tough areas to trust God: 5. ____________________________________ 4. ____________________________________ 3. ____________________________________ 2. ___ ...…
 
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