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Belong (1 of 3)
Pastor Kerry Shook
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• Eph. 2:19 (LB)
1. BELONGING BEGINS WITH COMMITMENT
• 1 Peter 1:3 (LB)
2. BELONGING BENEFITS MY CHARACTER
• 1 Thess. 5:10-11 (NCV)
• Eph. 3:10 (NIV)
3. BELONGING BLESSES MY COMMUNITY
• Eph. 1:3 (LB)
Whew. I got that off my chest. I'm starting a new series today that I'm calling blog. The first blog started only about eight years ago, but now they've taken over the internet. The word blog comes from weblog. A blog is usually a website in which the blogger expresses their feelings and their opinions and they take surveys. Of course, people can post a response and it sort of creates a community of communication. That's what I want to do over the next several weeks in this series. I'm starting my own personal blog with much fear and trepidation. On Monday morning, tomorrow morning, you can log onto blogfotw.org, it's right here on this insert and I'm going to share with you some personal insights into my daily life. I'm going to start a daily blog, at least for the next three weeks. I really want you to respond to me because I want to create a community of communication over the next few weeks. Last week I went on a family vacation and we went to a lake in Arkansas and rented a houseboat. If you've ever done that, rented a houseboat, then you know what it's like. All six of us together on a houseboat in the middle of the lake in the middle of nowhere. Every morning we would wake up and we'd go, here we are on a houseboat in the middle of the lake out in the middle of nowhere. But the bonding was just great. Another thing was, I got to visit my old hometown, Hot Springs, Arkansas. We drove down the street to the very house at 105 Terry Lynn Drive that I grew up in. As we stopped right there in front of the house my boys were already saying, "Okay, dad, can we go now?" I'm going, "Just humor me for a little bit here," as I waxed nostalgic and I looked at that little one story brick house and the memories came flooding back to me. I'll never forget the most important experience of my whole life took place right in the living room of that house as I knelt beside the sofa and I prayed and I asked Christ to come into my life. That's where I made my faith commitment to Christ. That's where my spiritual journey began. I've come a long way since then. There have been a lot of ups and downs. There have been a lot of successes and failures. There have been a lot of strengths and struggles and there continue to be. I've got a long way to go. But that's where my spiritual journey began. What I want to do over the next several weeks in this series, blog, is really share with you the four principles that have made the biggest difference in my spiritual journey.