Church 4: Lifetree Cafe

by: Larry Davies | November 23, 2014

Thanksgiving Day, offers the opportunity to pause and reflect. Paul, wrote: “You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God’ people but is […]

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Church: Prayer, Care, Share – The Thirty Day Challenge

by: Larry Davies | November 15, 2014

Last week, I asked: How do we take God’s amazing grace outside our church walls? How do we focus more on bearing fruit for Christ? How can I present myself more as a fellow-pilgrim rather than an expert? How can you be an activist, whose actions speak louder than words? How can we witness better […]

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Church: Searching for Answers

by: Larry Davies | November 8, 2014

Gabe Lyons, author of The Next Christians met Rev. Billy Graham at his home in Montreat, NC. Gabe shared some of the work they were doing in third world countries. Rev. Graham reflected on everything, he shared with him, smiled and said: “Back when we did those big crusades in football stadiums and arenas, the […]

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Church: Searching for Purpose

by: Larry Davies | November 2, 2014

Before becoming a pastor, I managed an automobile dealership which involved spending a good portion of my time training and leading sales people. At least once a week, there was a sales meeting with demonstrations, stories, times of sharing and teaching moments. I always wanted the meeting to be motivational and stimulating but… The meeting […]

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Praying for… Me?

by: Larry Davies | October 26, 2014

Dear God, Please: Teach me. Keep me. Hold me. Help me. I want to be better than I was yesterday. Amen. – Christian Today This is a good prayer… for me. But should prayer ever be about me? Shouldn’t I be more concerned about the needs of others? When airline attendants review safety instructions before […]

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Honoring Our Clergy

by: Larry Davies | October 19, 2014

God knew Israel would need a code, so Moses was given a love for the law. God knew the doctrine of grace would need a fiery advocate, so Paul was set ablaze. God knew what your generation would need and gave it. God designed you. — Max Lucado We are designed by God specifically for […]

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A Simple Prayer

by: Larry Davies | October 12, 2014

I read a devotion that listed ten very common and practical prayers. Say each of these ten prayers out loud. Can you picture yourself using each of them at one time or another? Help. Please. Don’t. Show me. Guide me. Change me. Are you there? Why’d you do that? Oh. Thank you. When the pressure […]

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Remember to Look Behind You

by: Larry Davies | October 5, 2014

Sometimes, the joy of being a follower of God seems far, far away. Have you ever experienced one of those days when nothing goes right? • The boss is giving you those, (I can’t believe you work for me!) looks! • Your kids are whining, dogs are barking, the phone is ringing, your head is […]

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Park View Community Mission – Pastoral Care Welcome Center

by: Larry Davies | September 28, 2014

“If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.” Ecclesiastes 11:4 Every month, Park View Community Mission provides food for over 700 families. But God is clearly moving Park View to be involved in helping the community more, not less. We can do more to help families break the cycle of poverty. […]

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Park View Community Mission – The Miracle Continues

by: Larry Davies | September 20, 2014

“If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.” Ecclesiastes 11:4 Every month, Park View Community Mission quietly provides two weeks’ worth of food for over 700 families. They have become one of the largest food giveaway programs in our city. Every Wednesday night Park View provides a hot meal accompanied by […]

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