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mike p
Lumberton, NC - L-town!
Interests: spending alone time with Keyna, reading, hangin'-out, sports (espn), video games, music-music-music, getting inside the minds of succesful people.
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That's a good word David! Isn't it amazing that the Holy Living God would call out to His creation, fallen and broken, in this way? Thank Jesus for Intervention!
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DANG DAVID!!! PREACH DUDE!!!! YES, can't wait for Sunday!
Toggle Commented Sep 13, 2011 on Sunday Nite (September 11) at WholeHeartedLife
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Andrew: you are too kind. Bree: it was a great day... God's presence was very tangible. And not just for salvation... I want believers to walk, TO LIVE in their salvation. Love you too. Rhonda: give it to Him and leave it there. Give it all away!!! Amen.
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2011 on Sunday Nite (September 11) at WholeHeartedLife
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Love, love, LOVE comments like this one!! Much praise and love to Jesus for breaking down those barriers. I am Praying with you for your friends and am SO THANKFUL to have you two on our team. So proud of you!!!
Toggle Commented Sep 7, 2011 on Sunday Nite (September 4) at WholeHeartedLife
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They're DEFINITELY listening man. I'm just praying that JESUS is the One they're listening to (grin)
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2011 on Sunday Nite (September 4) at WholeHeartedLife
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Bree that is so kind. I love and appreciate you and your family. Thanks to you and Tom for doing the testimony last night - so great! I can't wait either but I'm trying to savor the moment and not wish it all away - this has been such a fun journey.
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2011 on Sunday Nite (August 21) at WholeHeartedLife
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Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this Deb. It is a big thing in our eyes as well. As a church who's vision is to "help people who don't like church to meet God" we put much into helping put people at ease in our building. Everything from the parking lot to even the bathrooms are thought through in doing everything we can to make a 1st time visit memorable. Of course, the fact that these people do what they do in the power of the Holy Spirit takes it from programming and almost makes it prophetic - they are proclaiming Christ in all they do. I am very proud of the work they do. Your comments as an outsider are a great encouragement and are helpful as well. ps... you can hear the music that you missed here - it's the first link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/vertical-church-podcast/id419111609
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Thanks Jeff! I am amazed at what I see is happening at Lifesong. I hope that the time will soon present itself that I might learn from great leaders like you.
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(grin)
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I'm guessing that in heaven we'll have something even better!!! Imagine that :-)
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2011 on Rejoice Like Angels Do at WholeHeartedLife
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BOY, DON'T MAKE THE BAPTIST COME OUT IN ME!!! (Grin) Andrew, it is my desire to lead a movement that understands that friendly fire is dumb and unchristlike. May we lay down our territorialism in Jesus Name, rather, celebrating God's greatest miracle: sacrificially saving undeserving people who call upon His Name (Rom 10:9-13) By the way... better a party than a witch hunt.
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2011 on Rejoice Like Angels Do at WholeHeartedLife
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I totally agree, Andrew. To be honest, this post isn't in reference to what people have said about it - I just see an opportunity to teach, lead and challenge through pushing the limits of what "this thing can do" (kinda like you probably did with that killer mustang). As I said in the post, "Good preaching is good preaching whether the person is breathing the same air as you or not. Using this excellent series gives me the opportunity to speak this truth into our people."
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God must have given it to me for you! Have a great day - I'm praying for you right now in Jesus Name.
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Well good morning Mrs. Amy! Thanks for the encouraging words. We miss seeing you and yours as well but I do check out your pics when you post on fb - always great, great work! So what about you, are you in the boat or yelling from the shore?
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Thanks Gregg! Awesome to be part of this!
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Glad you see that as well, beth. Years ago I saw a video from North Point of a baptism testimony and as I sat there crying from this powerful story I thought, "this is what a baptism should look like - a person saying, 'this is who i was, but today I declare that I have a new life leader, Jesus'" I am SO thankful that a part of our structure says, if Jesus has truly changed your life then you must tell someone about it (at least once). Glad to have you and your family on this journey - it's gonna be a wild one!
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That is a GREAT comment. There are definitely multitudes drowning... let's pray and play the role of lifeguards, throwing the life preserver of salvation their way! Thanks Connie.
Toggle Commented Apr 26, 2011 on A Lot Can Happen in a Year at WholeHeartedLife
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So I guess we can mark you off the list, huh? Have a great Wednesday!
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Cool Mike. Psalm 150 is awesome!!! Let me say that we love all our sister churches in the Robeson, Bladen and Columbus region and hope to partner with them to reach this region. I hope that our difference from them will not be a division, but rather, make us all stronger as a team to reach people that those churches may not be positioned by Jesus to reach. Thanks for the comment - looking to see you again!
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Exactly! We know it's unrealistic that everyone will always be happy but hopefully we can do our best to accommodate people's needs without lowering that which is important to us. Thanks Sarinne.
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I'm with you on being too quiet... nothing sucks the life out of worship like it being too low... literally distracting in my opinion (which once again demonstrates we are dealing in opinion) Thanks Deb.
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Deb, You will be happy to know that our worship is nowhere near what people would call "super loud worship", remembering that volume is definitely subjective to an individual. We work really hard to have a very full sound without being overly loud. I think the only people who would truly think we're loud are people who are only used to quiet church :-) everyone who is used to the music they listen to having "life" both personally and at church wouldn't think anything about our volume. Always good to hear from you!
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And by the way... most of what I've learned through the years about creating the right environment in the worship center I learned from the always helpful staff at Elevation Church in Charlotte. To let you read someone discuss this who is better than I, I searched and found this old post that rocked my world from '07: http://access.elevationchurch.org/2007/05/30/room-seating-dynamics
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Adam, People have no idea how much conversation we've had about this. I don't want one person to misunderstand our motive (which I'm sure they do) but like I said, for us it's a greater good issue.
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Balenciaga - your faith in Jesus is the reason you will meet Him someday. We want to help people who don't feel like they fit in find what you have. Thanks for commenting.
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