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A Living Word-The Bible in 4D

Posted on September 16, 2019 | By Robby White

Experiencing the Bible in 4D Some years ago I went to a 4D movie at the World of Coca-Cola with my grand boys. I had never attended a 4D movie and had no idea what to expect. They issued 3D glasses to us as we entered the theatre. As the movie started, there was a scene […]

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The Enneagram: Some Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on May 31, 2019 | By Sam Hawkins

Hello. This summer at Locust Grove, we’re preaching a series of sermons called Wonderfully Made: Finding Our Place in the Body of Christ.  We’ll be using the popular Enneagram of Personality to structure the outline of what we’ll be examining each week as we look at how persons from the Bible illustrate important truths about […]

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Community-Wide Easter Egg Hunt – April 20

Posted on April 10, 2019 | By Linda Hill

Locust Grove will host their annual community-wide Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20th from 10AM – Noon. All children from birth through 5th grade are invited to participate. Lunch (hot dogs, chips, & drinks) will be served. There will be crafts and activities for the kids in addition to the egg hunt. Admission is […]

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Such Is The Kingdom

Posted on March 27, 2019 | By Robby White

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.” Matthew 19:14   So often we talk about the kingdom of heaven as if we were talking about a place out beyond time. After all, isn’t heaven a […]

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My Goal

Posted on February 21, 2019 | By Robby White

My Goal I’m a planner. Maybe it’s part personality and part an effort to be effective. To be honest, it can be a great source of frustration. The best made plans can turn out to be nothing more than an unused roadmap some days. Other days, your plans pan out and you feel as though […]

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The Power of Encouragement

Posted on January 24, 2019 | By Robby White

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Encouragement is such an important part of the Christian life and yet we often dismiss it as something minor or insignificant. On the surface, we consider encouragement as nothing more than a pat on the back. The truth is, […]

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The Conversation Changer

Posted on December 6, 2018 | By Sam Hawkins

If you live in our area, you’ve seen the bright blue signs Locust Grove has distributed as part of the “Change the Conversation” campaign. We jumped into this movement because it’s clear that public conversation is not currently in a healthy state. Sadly, it’s a mess. There’s too much anger, too much fear, and too […]

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God With Us

Posted on November 26, 2018 | By Robby White

The Christmas season is one of my favorite times of the year. It also turns out to be one of the most stressful and difficult times of the year. There are so many activities and demands placed on each one of us that stress levels seems to be turned up. You can see it on […]

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Daily Readings for April 1, 2018 (Easter: Resurrection of the Lord)

Posted on April 1, 2018 | By Sam Hawkins

In the reading today from Acts, Peter shares the Gospel – the Good News, the proclamation of good tidings – that Jesus was anointed by God (i.e., God’s Messiah) and that God has raised Jesus from the dead as a sign that he has been given authority as Lord. This is the Good News that […]

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Daily Readings for March 31-April 1 2018 (Easter Vigil)

Posted on March 31, 2018 | By Sam Hawkins

The Easter Vigil is observed by many churches that have a high liturgical tradition. In these churches, the Vigil is held in the hours of darkness between sunset on Holy Saturday and sunrise on Easter Day. As night gives way to day, it becomes the first official celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus. The reading […]

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Daily Readings for March 31, 2018 (Holy Saturday)

Posted on March 31, 2018 | By Sam Hawkins

Holy Saturday obviously does not capture the Christian imagination like either of the days surrounding it. In many Christian traditions, the day has been relatively neglected. However, in recent times there has been increased attention paid to the question this day raises. What should it mean to Christians to contemplate a day in which God […]

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Daily Readings for March 30, 2018 (Good Friday)

Posted on March 30, 2018 | By Sam Hawkins

Good Friday is the most solemn day of the Christian calendar. It is in every way an antidote to a view of Christianity that is too sweet and shallow to grapple with the realities of existence. Good Friday sees, in concentrated form, the evil and darkness that damages God’s good creation. In following Christ, we […]

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Daily Readings for March 29, 2018

Posted on March 29, 2018 | By Sam Hawkins

Today’s readings pull together several threads of salvation that run through the Old and New Testaments. The reading from Exodus recounts the extremely important establishment of the Passover.  Christians sometimes fail to appreciate the relationship of the events of Holy Week to Passover. The timing of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and everything that follows is […]

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Daily Readings for March 28, 2018

Posted on March 28, 2018 | By Sam Hawkins

Today we again read Isaiah 50:4-9a, which is the third of the Servant songs. As we think of the servant’s sufferings, let us also think on the servant as a teacher who knows “how to sustain the weary with a word.” We can be inspired by knowing that God sustains us through weariness. In Christ, […]

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Daily Readings for March 27, 2018

Posted on March 27, 2018 | By Sam Hawkins

Isaiah 49 contains the second of the four servant songs in the Book of Isaiah.  Here the servant expresses both the past and future aspects of God’s plan. Israel has been called into a covenant relationship with God that will advance God’s glory and fulfill the ancient promise to Abraham to bless all the nations […]

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