Notes From the Pastor

What is True Worship?

by Delesslyn A. Kennebrew Worship is not the slow song that the choir sings. Worship is not the amount you place in the offering basket. Worship is not volunteering in children’s church. Yes, these may be acts or expressions of worship, but they do not define what true worship really is. There are numerous definitions of […]

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Growing Together

A few months ago the board all sat discussing who we are as a Church. We talked about what is in our DNA, what makes us unique, how we do what we do here at TCNaz. At the end we began redefining our mission. For several years now the Churches’ mission has been: Loving God, Serving […]

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Hosanna

As a body of Christian believers we understand the purpose of Christ’s death and resurrection, but often overlook the deep rooted value that is found in Palm Sunday celebration. Never in history had there been, nor will there ever be again, a Savior King who comes into town riding on a donkey. This alone is symbolic […]

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There Is a Light

There is a lamp in my office. Tracy Waal, my former boss at MVNU, made it out of an old electrical box and antique gas light covers. The first time I saw it I was amazed. What a wonderful expression of the creativity and skill that God had given him. Everyday I turn it on as soon as I enter […]

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Home

Making a house a home is not an easy task. When we took steps to purchase a new home here in Tipp City it was so hard to see what each house could look like with our family in it. As hard as I tried there were some houses that envisioning what it could be seemed […]

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Billy Graham

Many of us were touched by the life and ministry of Billy Graham. Today’s devotional is from www.billygraham.org/devotion. You can find devotional thoughts written by Rev. Graham for each day of the year. Living in His Power By Billy Graham I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. —Philippians 4:13 Jesus had a humble heart. […]

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Brothers and Sisters

My identical triplet brothers and I were all kinds of trouble growing up. When I was 12 and the boys were 10 my sister Natalie was born. She was a feisty red head with a big heart, but that did not keep us from harassing her on a regular basis. Natalie was born with an […]

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Ash Wednesday

This week marks the beginning of the Lenten season, a time where we prepare for the death and resurrection of Christ. Lent is the 40-day period that comes before Easter. It parallels the 40 days Christ spent in the desert before His ministry. The business of our lives often demands that we go and do, […]

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Suffering and Perseverance

For those of you that missed yesterday’s service, I hope you will go online and listen to the powerful words God spoke through Tracy Waal. Today I opened up Streams in the Dessert and was in awe at how the words of L.B. Cowman tied into yesterday’s sermon: “And I will make you ride on the heights […]

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Mission

For those of us who have served in leadership positions, we often have mantras that stick with us. For me it has been these two main points: Anything with two heads is a monster. If you don’t know where you are going, you are never going to get there. Mission is critical. It is vital to […]

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