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Decision Sunday

What is Decision Sunday about? I thought we, as a church, decided this matter already? Already, the church, officially, has decided about: A) The Master Plan (adopted in conference 3/11/11), B) Phase 1 "to include a new preschool/children's building along with a renovation of building D" (affirmed in conference 3/11/11), C) An 8-step recommendation of the Finance Comm...

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The Epic Motorcycle Ride

The epic ride, the one Chairman of Deacons, Mike Allmond and I started on May 15, ended in the Bay Area on May 18 when a fungus appeared in Mike's left eye. Doctors at San Francisco clinic the best eye doctors in the world, by the way say he could have gotten the fungus anywhere (his eye wasn't impacted by bug, rock, stick, dust, bird, etc) and the conditions behind his ...

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A Swift, Significant Five Years

Five years translates as 60 months, 260 weeks or 1,825 days. Any way you interpret it, time flies by swiftly and significantly. Significance The Francis Schaeffer Institute says that "50% of ministers, starting out, will not last 5 years." Maybe they mean, starting out as a minister - fresh out of preacher-boy school - or maybe they mean starting out with a local church....

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Duck Dynasty - Family Matters

Family Matters Update Sunday, April 14 at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, April 14 at 5:00 p.m. (for preschool & children's Bible Fellowship teachers) Sunday, April 21 at 5:00 pm. (for anyone unable to make a previous session)...

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MBC Increase Last Month

Morningside began the new year with an increase of almost 8% in worship participation over last year (7.98%). Thank you for your work and outreach. Outreach remains the key to transforming our world, city and community. Each one must reach one and help connect them with a Bible Fellowship class. Last Sunday's new members class stands as the largest in recent time. The ne...

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The Rachael Stevens Story

When I heard of Rachael's sickness last spring I immediately thought, what!? How can a 12-year old develop cancer? cancer Incredulity turned to astonishment when I learned that a number of youngsters her age develop cancer in some form. The difference between Rachael and the rest, her cancer stood and stands in a category all its own. all its own Rachael's cancer was...

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A number of Morningside men stand ready to set the pace next year and beyond. During the past few weeks, the church chose its Deacon and Elder leadership class of 2015. Take a look at the names of your servants. Deacons Sonny Adams, Mike Allmond, Danny Amberson, Rick Beatty, Dewayne Burhenn, **Stephen Clark, Mike Davenport, Roy Davis, Winfield Flanagan, Bruce Hutchens, ...

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A DECEMBER TO...PLAN (sorry about the rhyme)

Remember (there it is), people are more open to the things of God, during the Christmas season, than any other time of year. Take this time of year to reach out to family and friends. Here are a few opportunities to help. Hanging of the Green (12.04.12 8:30 worship hour only) Hanging the Green isn't about decorating, it's about celebrating the birth of the Savior and sta...

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Fan Day Follow Up

Fan Day felt great! What a great day for Morningside and what a great time to consider a few follow-up items. a few items Guest speaker, Foster Christy spoke rightly, it is our mission to fill the auditorium for worship and worship affects your life. Both worship and outreach happen as a lifestyle. lifestyle Hosting and cheering your favorite team is fun and fitting on F...

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A September to Remember

This month brought a number of good things to Morningside. The good things came in various shapes and sizes. Sizes A number of you took advantage of the fall revival. You packed the Student Building - a.k.a Crash House - Sunday afternoon, for Authentic, and returned the rest of the week - Mon, Tue, Wed - for worship. Worship attendance grew at a rate of 22% (to date). Th...

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Steve Hale

I met Steve Hale twenty years ago. He preached a powerful message then so I expect the same unction now. Now The church needs revival now, this church, that church and every church in the Southern Baptist Convention plus. The church desperately needs a work of grace in the heart and a movement of God in the congregation. Congregation I am asking the entire congregation t...

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The final phrase of Hebrews 4:13 packs a punch and impacts everything we say and do as followers of Jesus. The full verse reads, "And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do." to do Whatever happens in life, according to the Bible, it is about "Him with whom we have to do." Our first impu...

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Welcome David and Brad

David Kelly and Brad Williams officially start their temporary terms of service at Morningside this week. So, what is a temporary term of service? Temporary The search for a Minister of Music continues. Nevertheless, for now next six months/end of the year expect to see, hear and worship with Brad and David. David Kelly leads the Celebration and Worship choirs. He also...

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The Morningside Ride

Rider, enthusiast or no, everybody ought to know the Harley-Davidson story. The nuances tell you something about the nature of organizations. Organizations cycle. During their lifespan, they expand and contract. The good ones continue through the seasons of life. Life, for Harley-Davidson, began in 1901. That year, William S. Harley drafted plans for a single-cylinder en...

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What's Going on with Family Matters?

How satisfying will it be to hear small children and see young families in new children's space at Morningside? How soon until the dream turns into reality? RealityQuite a few steps remain in the process, the biggest: the church makes a final decision- go or no go - sometime in the not-so-distant future. That writ, the next step remains with the construction team. Team E...

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Bible Fellowship

Bible Fellowship, what a great name for a fresh run at a time-tested method of outreach and growth! The name speaks volumes to the follower of Jesus, in terms of relationship and practice. Practice Jesus said, "man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God" (Matthew 4:4). Followers of Jesus carry an unmistakable hunger for the ...

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Family Matters Update

Family Matters helps MBC realize a dream, a big dream that the church saw 23 years ago. Family Matters moves us $1,695,864.45 closer to making the dream a reality ($1,695,864.45 henceforth referred to in this article as $1.7m for the sake of time). $1.7m is less than the stated goal of $2.3m for Family Matters, even in Rabbitown, GA, my hometown. That said, $1.7m stands a...

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Hope Now

Easter brings hope. The day, season and story signal better days ahead. better days Imagine how despairing and dark the disciples felt on the day of the crucifixion. Arrest, trial, flogging, mocking, betrayal, denial, death and burial created the perfect storm of chaos and confusion, doubt, worry, fear, apprehension and darkness: a literal and figurative darkness that gre...

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Heart of the Matter

The Bible says a lot about your money and your heart. Neither belong to you yet both lie under your control. That makes you a steward. stewardship A steward manages the affairs finances and/or property of someone else. Sooner or later, the steward must give an account to the owner. Owner God owns everything. Biblically stated, "the earth is the Lord's, and all it conta...

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Family Matters Now

This vision started long ago. I was 12 months old in 1962 the vision started with the people of Morningside who wanted to reach a community, a community in the Morningside district, a community full of new homes and young families. Those families mattered to God so they mattered to this church. That original community has grown. It now stretches beyond the Morningside dis...

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Where Columbus Families Worship

The family has always been under attack. The Adversary ambushed the first family but Adam and Eve, Cain and Able never saw it coming. Never before has it been so easy to cheat on a spouse. Facebook, Zoosk, social media apps, and web sites enable you to "reconnect with the one that got away. It doesn't hurt to look. No regrets." You never saw that coming. Never before has...

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Meet David Kelly

David Kelly has served as a Minister of Music for over 17 years. His last full-time ministry role was with Beallwood Baptist, here in Columbus. David left Beallwood to go back into business but, as of last Sunday, agreed to come help Morningside on a supply basis. Supply means he fills the role of Minister of Music/Worship Leader at Morningside on a temporary, we need you...

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