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Emergency Room   Leave a comment

The only people who enjoy being in emergency rooms are those that work there.  That’s been my experience, anyway.

Years ago I worked for a security company that had a contract with a local hospital.  I worked the night shift for the most part.  My biggest fear was working the night shift on a weekend that happened also to be time for a full moon.  Why do people always go crazy on those days?? Read the rest of this entry »

The Purpose of a Team – Sermon Summary   2 comments

Ephesians 4:1-16

While I divided this up into a two-part message, summarizing the point should not require nearly as much time or space.

I prefer the word “team” to a lot of the alternatives.  I’d much rather serve with a team than a committee, board, clique or even group.  In my mind, these words simply flip a trigger that tells me that one cannot become part of that because it is some form of exclusive club.  A team is something that I can be part of.  Not just a part, but a meaningful part.

In God’s team, aka the Body of Christ, aka the church, each and every player has a critical role to play. Read the rest of this entry »

Leftover Gifts   Leave a comment

I’m sure that Christmas around your house is the same as everybody else.  The entire tree is filled with boxes and packages, neatly wrapped and ready to be opened and adored.  One of the things I like the best is how only a few of those packages are unwrapped on Christmas day, and the following weeks are filled with joy because the other gifts will be opened on no particular schedule; just whenever somebody happens to feel like opening another present.  Just like the turkey, the leftovers can be just as much fun as the original.

YEAH RIGHT! Read the rest of this entry »

Posted September 12, 2008 by David N. Peppler, Sr. in Christmas, Church, Service, Spiritual Gifts