FULL OF GRACE and TRUTH

By |2020-06-17T13:44:56+00:00June 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|

People are hurting.   People are hurting others.  Mass murder, shootings, looting, demonstrations, political unrest, racism and pandemics.   Rick Warren says, "Hurt people, Hurt people."   In some way we have all been hurt or we are hurting with or without intention. I am meditating much on the 'fulness' of the Grace of God.  I think [...]

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PEACE In The Middle Of Chaos

By |2020-06-01T12:53:33+00:00June 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|

PEACE In The Middle Of Chaos “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”  - Margaret Mead “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try spending the night in a closed room with a mosquito.”  - An [...]

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JADED HEART – I CAN’T BREATHE

By |2020-05-31T11:02:47+00:00May 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|

JADED HEART By Dan O’Deens   Oppressed and enraged, No word can be spoken, my heart is so broken. The enemy’s weapon is taking its toll, effectively robbing the passion in my soul.   My mind is so heavy, my frame so unsteady. I cannot bear their pain. It seems like a constant strain. The [...]

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THE TALK…About Racial Injustice

By |2020-05-30T12:47:39+00:00May 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

THE TALK – Part 4 – dan o’deens Have you had the talk?   My good friend Pastor E.Scott Feather wrote this after the Ahmaud Arbery incident.  He said, “My great-grandpa never had to have “the talk” with my grandpa... my grandpa never had the talk with my daddy... my daddy never had the talk with [...]

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JUSTICE IS REDEMPTION – HOPE – Part 3

By |2020-05-30T10:31:15+00:00May 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

JUSTICE IS REDEMPTION – HOPE – Part 3 – dan o’deens Moving From Desecrated Space Into Sacred Space Christianity is not about sin management.  The Good News is not just good news about your afterlife. Justice is simply not condemnation.   It is not the ‘mercy’ side of our understanding only.  It also includes Grace.  Justice [...]

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FACING THE ISSUE OF RACISM – SILENCE – Part 2

By |2020-05-29T10:29:00+00:00May 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|

RACISM - #STOPDOINGWRONG  - “It’s A Sin Issue Not a Skin Issue” “Stop Doing Wrong, Learn to do right, seek justice, defend the oppressed.”   - Isaiah 1:16, 17 FACING THE ISSUE OF RACISM – SILENCE – Part 2 “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” [...]

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GOD IS NOT COLOR BLIND – EQUALITY – RACISM SERIES Part 1

By |2020-05-28T19:36:03+00:00May 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|

RACISM - #STOPDOINGWRONG  - “It’s A Sin Issue Not a Skin Issue” “Stop Doing Wrong, Learn to do right, seek justice, defend the oppressed.”   - Isaiah 1:16, 17 GOD IS NOT COLOR BLIND – EQUALITY – Part 1 “If we swim against the ‘current’ of racial privilege’, it’s often easier to recognize, while harder to [...]

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What The Corona Virus Is Teaching The Church

By |2020-05-25T12:47:07+00:00May 25th, 2020|Church, Church Leadership, Dan O'Deens, Discipleship, God, Leadership, Missions, purpose, Purpose Driven, Uncategorized|

BIBLICAL COMMUNITY and MISSION What The Corona Virus Is Teaching The Church Dan O’Deens  /  May 25, 2020 “Not Giving Up Meeting Together” - HEBREWS 10:25 (In Context) v.19  ‘brothers and sisters, we have confidence to enter the Most Holy place by the blood of Jesus’ When Jesus breathed his last and said it is [...]

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COVID-19 Part of the Redemptive Story

By |2020-04-24T09:22:07+00:00April 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|

There was no way the Israelites would have acknowledged in the moment that the plagues in Egypt were a part of the redemptive story. Beyond being a punishment to the Egyptians, the plagues were a step in the process of redeeming the world.  The final plague would be the Passover and would set the stage for [...]

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Addressing COVID-19 On Purpose Through the Local Church

By |2020-03-19T09:16:51+00:00March 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|

“ADRESSING COVID-19 ON PURPOSE THROUGH THE LOCAL CHURCH”   by Dan O’Deens / Breathe Partners What we are facing today is unprecedented.   A dual crisis of both health and economics.   The trigger is the COVID-19 and it will come and go, but the greater crisis in the world is one of economics and world debt. The real [...]

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