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Common Purpose

I have been thinking a lot lately about why teams are so important to a healthy church. There are so many scriptures that show us that God never sends us out alone to accomplish His kingdom purposes or desires us to do it ourselves. In Ecclesiastes 4:12 it says “And if someone overpowers one person,…

Woven Together

Have you ever noticed in nature how things work together? I’m not a biologist or any type of scientist, but I sometimes notice these things. Alloys are elements that are stronger together than each individual element. (I think I learned that sometime back in high school, but double checked Google to verify!) Another such example…

The Body of Christ: For Such a Time as This

In Esther 4:14 and in Acts 17:26, we learn that God has put Esther/man where He desires in time to be His witness to the people around her/them. We also see this in Genesis 12 with Abraham where God promises to bless him so that he could be a blessing to others. God’s ultimate story…

Real Relationships

Over the past month or so, during my morning time with God, I have been reading a book entitled “Praying the Names of God,” by Ann Spangler. This particular morning I was reading about Qedosh Yisrael, which means the Holy One of Israel. As I finished reading the morning excerpt, an idea occurred to me…

Back to School 2017

Church Family, As many of you already know, school for both Dekalb and Gwinnett County starts back on Monday, August 7th. Would you commit to joining with us to pray specifically for the schools in your neighborhood? Pray for the: ~ Administrators ~ Teachers ~ Clerical Staff ~ Food Service Staff ~ Custodial Staff ~…

A Tale of Two Seas

Within the borders of Israel there are two great seas; the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea. These two bodies of water are connected by the famous Jordan River. Though these two seas share the same country and the same river, they could not be more different. The Sea of Galilee is in the…

Important Merger Announcement!!!

  In the fall of 2016, Briarcliff Baptist Church (BBC) began discussions with Clairmont Hills Baptist Church (CHBC) exploring the possibility of the two churches coming together to form a single, new church. The BBC Board of Directors commissioned a Merger Exploration Team (made up of our members: Jim Waldrop, Marty Hunnicutt, Amy Shey, Sam…

One Another

One of my favorite phrases in the Bible is “one another.” It speaks of community, unity, togetherness, and not being alone. This phrase reminds me that I’m not a lone ranger, a lone survivor, or even a lone wolf for that matter. “One another” beckons me to ask for help, seek encouragement, and reach out…

Spring Cleaning

For the last few weeks, my Saturdays have been filled with that wonderful chore known to many as “spring cleaning”. This is a time when we clear out garages, de-clutter our homes, clean out attics and prepare on our lawns and gardens to look fabulous. It’s a time to clean the mess, open the windows,…

Living on Purpose

Every day when you and I wake up there are a thousand possibilities of how our days will go. Sure, there is a pattern and routine to our lives, but there are also decisions to make, thoughts to consider, and people to interact with that will inevitably affect the outcomes of each and every day….