Category: Religion

What will they say at your funeral?

Uncle Bush Breazeale worried about what would be said at his funeral, so he wanted to have his funeral before he died!  Weird, I know, but in 1938 he did just that and became a local celebrity as thousands came to his funeral and he got to literally hear what people would say at his …

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Hell Talk! What Happens When You Die?

Well, we talked about hell yesterday as advertized.  We agreed to disagree and I encouraged everyone to develop their own theology of the subject. I didn’t skirt the issue and shared my beliefs – of which you didn’t have to agree! Here is a brief summary. -Hell is a literal place (we did hear the …

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Hitler, Manson and the Milwaukee Cannibal

This Sunday we’ll tackle the subject of Hell!  It’s the second in the series, What Happens When We Die. We will look at scripture to see if it’s the hell we think it is or believe it is.     In doing so we’ll address three tough questions: 1.  Is Hell for real? 2.  Who …

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Eternity – Forever is A Long Time!

We kicked off our new series, What Happens When You Die, today.  The first in the series was, Eternity – Forever is a long time! In case you missed it, here is a quick summary. Many people believe when you die one of 3 things happen: 1.  Go to heaven 2.  Go to hell 3.  …

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3 Places of Eternity

Our new series, What Happens When We Die? begins this Sunday, March 1. What do you think happens when you die?  Ever thought about it or does it creep you out? Many people prefer to skirt any conversations related to death, but I don’t mind tackling the tough conversations. I’m around it more than most …

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Passion filled life!

Well, we finished our series last week – One Month to Live – 30 Days to a No Regrets Life. Here’s a summary if you’re interested (Again from Kerry Shook)… If you’re going to live a regret free life then you must be passionate! 4 Pieces of a passionate life: 1.  Love 2.  Integrity 3.  …

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Transforming It’s Community

Friendship UMC is transforming its community in generous ways 2/12/2015 Love God, Love Others and Serve.  These words are printed and spoken regularly as they are the Mission/Vision statement of Friendship United Methodist Church in Athens (Northwest District).  These words are one of the high standards by which all ministry is measured, the litmus test …

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Seriously, let’s talk about death! (Spoiler Alert)

Talk about death?  YUCK!  Who wants to do that? I’m afraid that’s the point.  Nobody does, and when it invades our lives we don’t know how to handle it. So on March 1, we’ll start the delicate conversation that IS going to collide with our lives in at least 2 ways.  First, everyone will eventually …

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Not Cool?

Not cool to miss the last part of our One Month to Live series this Sunday! Learn the 4 pieces to a Passion filled life Learn how to turn your mundane routines (job) into something worth talking about Learn one man’s fate as he faces one month to live As an added bonus we’ll hear …

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Living the Abundant Life with No Regrets

The one month to live series continued at the church I attend.  This week the message started with an awesome video of a professional skim boarder ripping a few waves!  When all was said and done we were encouraged to finish our life strong by leaving a legacy. Kerry Shook was quoted noting that there …

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