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Archive for January 2009

On the Road

We’re on the road this week.  We worshiped at Redeemer, Lynchburg this morning.  Hallie’s family attends there.  It’s a great church.  They’re about three months into their first foray as a mulit-site church.  It was really exciting to worship with them this morning.  My plan is to pattern our work in Culpeper after the Lynchburg model.

Tomorrow night we’ll be in Charlottesville for a fund raising dessert.  It will be held at Grace Community Church and will comprise people from both Grace Community and Trinity.  What makes it so profound is that Grace Community was a plant of Trinity.  So tomorrow night will be a meeting with three generations of church plants: Trinity, Grace Community, and now Culpeper Mission.  How amazing to be a part of God’s Kingdom extension throughout this portion of VA.

I keep telling people that we are claiming Jesus’ promise that when he is lifted up, all men will be drawn to him.  Our goal is to lift Jesus up, to exalt him and his work.  He accomplishes the rest.

Lift him up!

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Written by Joe Holland

January 11, 2009 at 2:39 pm

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Books I’m Looking Forward to Reading in 2009

With a fresh year begun, I’m already looking forward to setting my reading plan out for the year.  There are two particular books I’m anxious to read.

I also continue to plod through Thomas Boston’s 12 volume works.  In addition to those I plan on embarking on a study of CS Lewis’ works in 2009.

What are you excited about reading this year?  Any suggestions about any other books I should be excited about?

Written by Joe Holland

January 1, 2009 at 2:13 pm

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