God Calls Us to Live in the New

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Guest blogger: Jayme Cloninger On February 19, Washington Plaza Baptist participated in the Baptist Women in Ministry’s Martha Stearns Marshall day of preaching by inviting Jayme Cloninger to preach, a recent college grad who is a friend of Pastor Elizabeth. Jayme currently serves as a human rights advocate for the Enough Project on the Raise Hope for Congo Campaign
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The Motive Gifts

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This weekend on Friday night and Sunday morning while gathered around the tables after sharing a meal together, Washington Plaza Baptist engaged in a study of spiritual gifts based out of Romans 12:1-8. Why did we do this? It’s the season of Epiphany after all– the time of the year when we think about Christian
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God Calls You to See What Others Don’t

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God Calls You: to See What Others Don’t  I Samuel 3:1-10; Romans 12:1-8 Several years ago while participating in the Lewis Fellows Young Clergy Leadership program, our group of 30 pastors gathered in Atlanta, Georgia for 3 days of workshops. One afternoon, our discussion sessions suspended and we were all encouraged to walk from our
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Say What You Need to Say

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“What brings you deep joy?” “What stirs up in your happiness that is long-lasting?” “How do you feel God has gifted you for service in the Body of Christ?” Such have been questions our adult Sunday morning class has been considering over the past two Sundays in our “Congratulations, You Are Gifted!” class. January in
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The Light Has Come! Christmas is Here!

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Let the Light Come: Christmas Eve 2011 Isaiah 9: 2-7 What are we celebrating tonight? (Christmas? Anyone excited about Santa? And still some of you might say it is Jesus’ Birthday?) Jesus’ birthday is the answer I learned as a child growing up in Sunday School. Christmas was all about Jesus’ birthday. Tonight is not Jesus’ real birthday
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Surprised by Joy

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Luke 1: 57-66 (CEB) 57When the time came for Elizabeth to have her child, she gave birth to a boy. 58Her neighbors and relatives celebrated with her because they had heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy. 59On the eighth day, it came time to circumcise the child. They wanted to name him
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