Mick’s Memo

Mick’s Memo – The Danger of Familiarity

For over 2000 years now, the followers of Jesus have been aware of His resurrection.  The first century eye witnesses both saw and touched the gloriously restored One who had been scouraged and crucified.  They had been immobilized by fear and hopeless despair with the image of His broken, lifeless body etched in their mind.  […]

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Mick’s Memo – Love’s Transforming Power

Last week, my daughter and I attended the production of “Les Miserables” at the Landmark Theater in Syracuse.  It was extremely well done.  I am a fan of that production because of the combination of moving lyrics with brilliant score and the powerful theme of redemption told through the life of Jean Valjean. At the […]

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Mick’s Memo – Heart Resonance

Asking myself, “What is God Really Like?” in this sermon series has been both challenging and rewarding.  It is rewarding and encouraging to reflect on the amazing combination of attributes that God has revealed about Himself.  It is simultaneously challenging. As followers of Jesus we are called to become increasingly “like Jesus” in Whom “all […]

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Mick’s Memo—“In”, But Not “Of”

As followers of Jesus we have conflicting callings.  We are to influence others with the influence God has had on us, while resisting the influence on our surroundings.  Jesus put it this way in His final intercession for His disciples found in John’s narrative of His life… “I am coming to you now, but I […]

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Mick’s Memo – The Spiritual Big Bang (Part 2)

Last week’s memo focused on the launching of the church found in the record of Acts.  I’d like to continue that discussion a bit this week.  What additional catalysts can we see in the historical record Luke transmitted?  We touched upon one catalyst last week, but I think there is more to consider—the transformation of […]

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