Jesus Food – Now That’s Good Eats

May 1, 2019 | Lonnie Harris

I love food!  Especially when it's prepared with some kind of international flare.  Korean Barbeque, Sushi, Chilean Sea Bass, any kind of Indian food, any kind of Caribbean food, and Lamb - don't even get me started on lamb.  Whenever lamb is on the menu, I always order it - I just can't help myself.  I absolutely love it!

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Encountering Jesus… or Joyce

April 1, 2019 | Michael Foster

You have to try to understand what it was like for Fen, who had only known about 2,000 square feet of this planet for the first 11-plus years of her life before we adopted her from China. And then not only does she meet us and three of her siblings at the same time in China, video chat with her other siblings and grandparents in our hotel room, and see pictures of many others, but she also, immediately and rather constantly, hears about this person “Jesus.”

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Hope and Help In The Hoosier State

March 1, 2019 | Michael Foster

For me, it was when I was sitting in premarital counseling, about three years after I had trusted in Christ as my Savior. I had read the Bible, had been devouring my devotions as I sought to follow Jesus closely in college, and had been developing a very high view of Scripture. But it was in premarital counseling where the lightbulb fully turned on – WOW – God speaks with wisdom to ALL the areas and issues of life.

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What’s In A Window

February 1, 2019 | Michael Foster

One of my favorite moments at Forcey so far was early on a Sunday morning in the fall. I met Rick Claybrook in the worship center around 7:30am as he was leading music that day. Noticing how the low morning sun was perfectly lighting the stained glass panes in the back, Rick began to explain to me the symbolism in our extraordinary windows.

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The Safori Story

January 1, 2019 | Michael Foster

I love it when the kids try to guess what’s in each box under the tree. It’s hard, of course, when all the gifts are wrapped with equal beauty. But once everything is unwrapped and the dust clears, it becomes obvious which gifts are the favorites. A child will spend the rest of the morning and often day and week delighting in that favorite gift. When I think back on the month of December, I rejoice in all the “gifts” we offered to our Lord Jesus – all of the ministry and worship we did for Him! But I wonder, what stands out in God’s heart from this past holiday season?

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The Most Wonder-Full Time

December 1, 2018 | Michael Foster

I do love this season. And I’m not alone. Christmas seems to start earlier and get bigger every year. It hasn’t always been this way. Jonathan was sharing with me about how when Charles Dickens first penned A Christmas Carol, there was not much of a market for Christmas stories. Now it seems there are multiple new Christmas movies on Netflix almost daily! We love stories – and movies – and they seem to have extra magic at Christmas. We are on a quest, it seems, for wonder.

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Oil and Water

November 1, 2018 | Michael Foster

I shared recently as I was preaching from John 17 how a Forcey member was burdened to share something with me last February when I was candidating to become pastor. After a question-and-answer time with the congregation, she approached me and expressed that she sees God using me here at Forcey like “oil and water.” Of course, usually when two things don’t mix well at all, we are known to say that they go together like “oil and water”! So, I was troubled by her word to me. She said, though, that it was a good thing, but that she did not know what it meant. Not knowing her that well, I kind of brushed it off at the time and determined not to worry about it.

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The Forecast at Forcey

October 1, 2018

I was going to write about something else this month, but two things that happened in our services on September 30th deserve real attention and reflection.

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