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Fare Thee Well, Garrett Andrew

By   /  December 29, 2013  /  Faith  /   Comments

Tweet This is not your typical Faith column today but it is written from the heart and with a heavy heart. This morning, Rev. Garrett Andrew of First Presbyterian Church, downtown Albany, will preach his final Sunday morning sermon. While I am not a member of his church, I have come to know Garrett in [...]

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Worship is about God, not us

By   /  July 21, 2013  /  Faith, Rev. Andrew, Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet I have been away in Chicago for three weeks where I am working on a doctorate in ministry degree. Before I say anything more, please know that I will not be receiving this degree for another two years and in no way do I want to be called “doctor” upon its completion. I simply [...]

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Appreciation

By   /  November 5, 2011  /  Rev. Andrew  /   Comments

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Tweet During my first year here in Georgia I was a bit surprised to discover that October is Pastor Appreciation Month. I was further surprised when I learned that it is a “national” month. Seems like something I would have heard about before, but alas I had not and I enjoyed receiving gifts and cards. [...]

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Some Good Medicine

By   /  August 20, 2011  /  Rev. Andrew  /   Comments

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Tweet A cheerful heart is a good medicine, but a downcast spirit dries up the bones. – Proverbs 17:22 (NRSV) How do you know this is true? When have you been good medicine for someone who needs it? When have you dried up bones because of a downcast spirit? Can you give life?

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The audacity of faith

By   /  July 10, 2011  /  Rev. Andrew  /   Comments

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Tweet Then Jesus told him, “You believe because you see me. Those who believe without seeing me will be truly blessed.” – John 20:29 (NCV) What do you believe? What is it like to believe in a God you cannot see? Do you wish you could see some proof? What proof would be good enough? [...]

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A blessed life

By   /  June 24, 2011  /  Rev. Andrew  /   Comments

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Tweet Then he said, “Do you understand what I have done to you? You address me as ‘Teacher’ and ‘Master,’ and rightly so. That is what I am. So if I, the Master and Teacher, washed your feet, you must now wash each other’s feet. I’ve laid down a pattern for you. What I’ve done, [...]

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Words aptly spoken

By   /  June 18, 2011  /  Rev. Andrew  /   Comments

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Tweet A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver. – Proverbs 25:11 (NIV) What are good words you have told someone else? Who has cheered you up with an encouraging word? While I am not sure what an apple of gold in a setting of silver is, I know it [...]

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The one who won’t give up

By   /  May 21, 2011  /  Rev. Andrew  /   Comments

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Tweet “‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’” – Luke 15:31-32 (NIV) What is the father doing now in this parable? [...]

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Because He lives

By   /  April 28, 2011  /  Rev. Andrew  /   Comments

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Tweet “Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live.” – John 14:19 (NIV) What does it mean to you that because Jesus lives you also will live? What kind of freedom does that offer you? How do you live in that freedom? [...]

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A fool for Christ

By   /  April 14, 2011  /  Rev. Andrew  /   Comments

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Tweet There is little doubt, that in the history of our grand religion, no holy day is as important as Easter. The day of resurrection that occurred on the first day of the week nearly 2000 years ago. So important was this event to our understanding that we refer to Sunday as, “The Lord’s Day.” [...]

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