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Feature Friday (4/14/17)

It’s the most important Sunday of the year. The greatest reason for rejoicing as a believer in Jesus Christ. The single most important remembrance and reality for all Christians of all times in all places. Easter! The celebratory day in which the glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ of Nazareth is remembered and celebrated.

Churches everywhere will likely see an uptick in their number of visitors. Churches will most definitely have more people in their services than their average attendance. And most churches will have more people use their bathrooms on this Sunday than any other given Sunday of the year. Which is why Aaron Buer wrote a vital article addressing “Why Your Church’s Bathroom Matters“.

Enjoy the read and the challenge on how impression and discipleship go hand in hand. As always, and maybe more so than any other week, be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day! And if you are in the Newport News VA area we would love to have you join us at Denbigh Baptist Church!

Feature Friday (1/29/16)

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Come on in! Make yourself comfortable! Can I take your coat? Would you like something to drink? So…all of these are common statements or questions when hospitably welcomed into someone’s home. But there is often some other focus in one’s mind during this time as well. The host seems to be very welcoming. The home seems to be in almost perfect condition, a place for everything and everything in its place. And then of course an superb 2-3 course home cooked meal is served. All of these things make for great hospitality right? If this were the case I am not sure my wife and I would have people over very often. Why? Because we are not always ready, rarely is everything in its place at our house, and a 3 course home cooked meal is a special occasion (even though almost all my wife cooks is homemade).

So what keeps us from begin discouraged to ask people over to our home? Something this article calls…”Scruffy Hospitality“. If you ever feel discouraged to open your home as a place of hospitality because things are not as perfect as you hope in your home, be encouraged, be ok with scruffy hospitality.

Enjoy and as always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!

Feature Friday (12/4/15)

cooking(image from: www.splendidtable.org)

Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you one of the greatest blessings about being married to my wife is her excellent cooking and baking skills. She can cook a mean homemade meal and an even more succulent homemade dessert. While it is true I am a foodie this is not the main reason I love my wife’s cooking and baking. The main purpose I love that my wife is a culinary connoisseur is because she has an amazing gift for hospitality to go along with it. And this article goes into further detail as to why these gifts are such blessings, “Sharing tables is one of the most uniquely human things we do. No other creature consumes its food at a table. And sharing tables with other people reminds us that there’s more to food than fuel. We don’t eat only for sustenance.”

Enjoy and as always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!

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