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Trim Tabs by bob

January 27th, 2009

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One hundred Hickory leaders gathered in Corinth’s Fellowship Hall Monday for our first “Corinth Leaders Forum.”  All but a handful are members of Corinth. They were there to brainstorm trim tabs. The first order of business was to hear John Moretz tell us what some of us knew and others of us feared.  The downward economic cycle […]

Leading by Faith by bob

January 25th, 2009

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“Leading by Faith” (Luke 7:1-10), January 25, 2009 What is leadership?  Leadership is influence.  Leaders influence the minds of others so that they can make things happen.  Followers accept what is or do what they’re told.  (And we all need to be followers from time to time.)  Leaders understand the past, they live in the […]

Good News for the Poor by bob

January 11th, 2009

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“Good News for the Poor” (Luke 4:14-30), January 11, 2009 So a number of years ago, a gay man came to Corinth.  He sat down with me and told me his story.  He wanted to join the church.  He openly professed Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, but he said he was just looking for acceptance, for friendship, […]

What Should We Do by bob

January 4th, 2009

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“What Should We Do?”  (Luke 3:7-18), January 4, 2009 Speaking of Catholic priests, I had an interesting phone conversation with one this past week.  He and I have both been counseling members of the same family, and we needed to consult.  He rather shattered my stereotype of Catholic priests, perhaps reinforced by my recent review […]