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Matt MacNaughton

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Far from home in a stay-at-home world.

Stay at home. That is the mandate we have been given to slow the spread of Covid-19. Many of us are still going to work and all of us are playing an adult version of an Easter Egg Hunt, just... Continue Reading →

Do not neglect to (virtually) meet together.

The book of Acts is the historical account of the early church and how God used the church to take the Gospel to the nations. At the end of Peter’s Spirit-filled sermon on the day of Pentecost, 3,000 souls were... Continue Reading →

Friday Favorites: “The Preacher’s Catechism”

I've read some great books this year, but none have been as impactful as "The Preacher's Catechism" by Lewis Allen. It was recommended to me by a good friend who is also a pastor. The chapters are short (3-4 pages)... Continue Reading →

Who’s Your One?

A few days ago, the Florida Department of Transportation held an open house in our community for an upcoming project that will cut right through our community. While the project has an estimated completion time of 2025, our community has... Continue Reading →

Friday Favorites: The Verses App

I'm kicking off February with a new weekly feature: Friday Favorites. This week's feature is The Verses App. We're emphasizing the importance of engaging the Word this year in our church. We realized that many people in our church who... Continue Reading →

Three Things: “Absolute Surrender” by Andrew Murray

There is nothing more dangerous than walking into a book store with no one with you to tell you to leave. Okay, I’m being facetious, but seriously, I have a difficult time going into a book store and leaving without... Continue Reading →

Celebrating our Sending Church

In Acts chapter 8, the church in Jerusalem was facing great persecution for their faith in Jesus. It caused the church to scatter throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria. They fled from a man named Saul who was, according... Continue Reading →

Three Things: “Prayer” by Tim Keller

Have you ever had a book that you’ve started reading but just haven’t been able to finish it? I’m sure we all have. In fact, I have several. Some of them have been great and I just never got around... Continue Reading →

3 Things: “The Holiness of God” by R.C. Sproul

“Three Things” is a series I started this year on books I’ve read. Instead of doing a traditional book review, I’m recording three things that stood out to me. This could be a quote, a chapter, a disagreement, or an... Continue Reading →

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