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What Happens When I Die? | Pastor Rachel Billups

What Happens When I Die? Rachel Billups Death has lessons to teach us about life. I’m not going to be able to tell you the five steps of death, what exactly happens to your body and your inner spirit once you’ve left this earthside existence. There’s another conversation around death I’ve been noticing we need to have, and that’s the talk about loss – and grief. We’ve all experienced loss Most of the time we don’t handle it well. We live in a culture where we avoid experiences of loss: loss of relationships, divorce, job change or loss, careers

May 31st, 2022|

How Do I Find Clarity In Confusion? | Pastor Mike Fitzpatrick

How Can I Find Clarity in Confusion? Mike Fitzpatrick | 2 Kings 2:23-25 At first glance, our Scripture for today may not seem like it has a lot to do with gaining clarity in the midst of confusion. I have read all the way through the Bible several times and there are many passages that I come across that have a question mark or exclamation points beside them. These are the passages that I just don’t get, or that seem shocking, or that I want to come back to. This is one of those passages. “Elisha went up from

May 24th, 2022|

When Is It Time To Let Go? | Pastor Karl Penn

When Is It Time To Let Go? Pastor Karl J. Penn | 1 Kings 19:19-21 Everything is going well, the family is good, the job is good, the day couldn’t get better…so why do you feel unsettled? Well, maybe it’s time to move on. Maybe it's time to let go. But how do we know if the time is right? Let’s look to 1 Kings chapter 19:19-21 for a little help. "So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat.  He was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen, and he himself was driving the twelfth pair.  Elijah

May 17th, 2022|

How Do I Hear God’s Voice? | Pastor Rachel Billups

How Do I Hear God’s Voice? Rachel Billups | 1 Kings 19:9-13 Have you ever struggled in the wilderness of defeat, desperate to find answers? Maybe you’ve heard other people say they hear from God but you think to yourself, how does that even happen? How can I hear God’s voice? In 1 Kings 19:9-13,  The prophet Elijah has moved from the excitement of triumph to the wilderness of defeat.  He’s on the run and desperately needs to hear from God – but doesn’t exactly know how that’s going to happen. “And the word of the Lord came to

May 10th, 2022|

New Discord Server Launches for Ginghamsburg Church | What is Discord and Why Should the Church Care? | Dan Bracken

New Discord Server Launches for Ginghamsburg Church What is Discord and why should the Church care? Dan Bracken A quick Google search reveals that Discord is a chat app geared specifically toward video game players, providing them with ways to find each other, coordinate play, and talk while playing. It supports video calls, voice chat, and text, allowing users to get in touch however they please. The gaming world has evolved since I was destroying my High School friends in Goldeneye (slappers only) on the Nintendo 64. Truth be told, I exited the arena when Counterstrike consumed my dorm

May 5th, 2022|
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