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The Truth About Life: A Case for Church (Rev. 1:12-20) Chris Altrock – 6/14/15

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series The Truth About Life

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series The Truth About Life I met Jerry on a Sunday afternoon in the oldest neighborhood in Fort Worth, TX. He and I had gathered with a small group for Sunday dinner at the home of Steve and Lindsay. Steve preached at a nearby congregation. He and his family of five practiced a ministry of presence in this racially and economically diverse neighborhood. After devouring Lindsay’s pot roast, we pushed back from their long wooden plank table and shared stories. Most of our tales had a common theme: church. Steve and I preached for churches. A married couple at the table were training with Pioneer Bible Translators so they could take the church and its Book to others. Jerry and his wife taught the junior-high students at their church. We listened while Jerry discussed his desire to share Jesus with his patients and bring them to church. As a cancer doctor, he intersected the storylines of peoples’ lives in some of their most challenging chapters. Jerry believed God had called him to not just treat their bodies, but their hearts and souls as well. Still, he explained, he hadn’t been sure how to do this. He noticed another doctor who modeled one approach. This physician aggressively evangelized patients, sometimes explicitly telling them they didn’t have long on this earth and, unless they changed, they didn’t have a shot at heaven. Not only was the method ineffective, it was unethical. A visit from members of the medical board ended his pugnacious proselytizing.     

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The Truth About Life: Cloudy Forecast (Rev. 1:4-8) Chris Altrock – 6/7/15

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series The Truth About Life

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series The Truth About Life A British scholar recently interviewed 1,000 young women between the ages of 13 and 20. [i]  She summarizes the result of those surveys with one word. Do you know what that word is? What one word describes young women in the […]

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The Truth About Life: When You’re Not Sure Who You Are (Rev. 1:4-8) Chris Altrock – 5/24/15

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series The Truth About Life

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series The Truth About Life For most of the last school year I spent several Thursday mornings with a group of parents who met to pray over the students at my son’s school. Each Thursday we’d pray over a list of names of students, faculty and […]

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The Truth About Life: Your Calendar’s Most Frequently Recurring Event (Rev. 1:4-8) Chris Altrock – 5/17/15

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series The Truth About Life

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series The Truth About Life The movie and book The Time Traveler’s Wife tell the story of a man whose greatest challenge is his calendar. The man, Henry DeTamble, was born with a genetic disorder. This disorder causes Henry to time-travel. Usually during times of stress, […]

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