Posts from July 2013

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Friday, July 26

by Naples OPC

All week long I’ve had on my heart the wonderful truth that the Lord is absolutely Sovereign, even over the seemingly random conversations I have with people as I go about my day. Every single person I talk to is a potential member of our new church. Every single person I greet may be one […]

Saturday, July 20

by Naples OPC

One of the things that has been on my heart lately is  to find a suitable place to worship for our new mission church.  There are so many things to consider: cost, location, parking, atmosphere, acoustics, available extra rooms (for a nursery, Sunday School, pastor’s office).  Here are some of the places along U.S. Hwy. […]

Friday, July 19

by Naples OPC

I woke up this morning thinking of the task before me as a church planter–called here to Naples from Ada, Michigan to form a new congregation of the OPC–with Abraham on my mind. Hebrews 11:9,10 says of Abraham, “By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land…for he […]

Sunday, July 14

by Naples OPC

What a full week we’ve had of getting unpacked, moving in, seeing old friends, scoping out the neighborhood, and making new contacts. The most exciting part of the week has been hearing total strangers say, those whom God brings across our path, “How can I find out about your church?  I’d like to come visit!” […]

Monday, July 8, 2013 – We arrived in Naples!

by Naples OPC

Late last night we arrived safely at Donna’s mother’s condo here in Naples after a 700+ mile trek from Lookout Mountain, Tennessee.  We had anticipated stopping in Gainesville, Florida for the night but decided to press on and keep driving to stay with Donna’s mom to avoid a hotel cost and to arrive here a […]

Friday, July 5, 2013

by Naples OPC

Scripture – Zechariah 4:10  “Who has despised the day of small things?” The last couple of days I have had this verse on my mind when the Israelites returned to Jerusalem from exile in Babylon and were discouraged at the smallness of the foundations for the new temple and the greatness of the task before […]

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

by Naples OPC

               Scripture – Acts 1:8  “…but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses…” We’re finally on the road, heading south toward South Florida, taking about week to get there. We had lunch with dear friends yesterday near DeMotte, […]