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Sick & Tired of Being Sick & Tired

In this Highlands Ministries podcast, listen as Pastor Mark Robinette & his wife Andrea joined Steve & Kara Murphy to discuss the topic “Sick & Tired of Being Sick & Tired”.


Are you too self-centered in your focus on your own family at the expense of the church community? How do we pursue serving within the church in balance with caring for our families? Does your rigid schedule keep you from flexing to meet the needs that your neighborhood and community have? Your children are an integral part of the church. How can you involve them in serving the community and teach them that the world doesn’t revolve around them? This episode we welcome special guests Mark and Andrea Robinette to join our conversation! Continue reading



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Serving the Church & Community as a Family

In this Highlands Ministries podcast, listen as Pastor Mark Robinette & his wife Andrea joined Steve & Kara Murphy to discuss the topic of serving the church & community as a family.


Why do we think that sickness is preventing us from living out God’s best plans for us? How do you deal with loss of control over things you used to be able to manage? The Murphys welcome special guests Mark & Andrea Robinette once again as they discuss how to deal with all the difficulties of illness when it is mom that is sick. Continue reading





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Is It Okay to Home Church? and Other Burning Church & Family Questions

Pastor Robinette joins Kevin Swanson on Thursday, October 20th to discuss these important topics regarding what our attitude and actions should be regarding the church.

Tune in today!

Have you ever found yourself asking any of these questions:

  • Is it okay to “home church”? Do we really need to GO to church?
  • What should we look for in a church?
  • Do we need to be “members” of a church?
  • How can we serve and be a blessing in our local church?
  • Should we send our kids to Sunday school and youth group?
  • What if our church isn’t friendly toward us worshiping as a family?
  • How important are issues like music, women in leadership, and baptism?
  • When and how should I leave a church?

On this month’s Live with Kevin Swanson webcast “Is It Okay to Home Church?”,Thursday, October 20th, at 8:00 PM EST, my friend, Mark Robinette, pastor of Foundation Church in Ohio, and I will seek to answer your burning questions about your family and the local church in light of God’s priorities for the Body of Christ:

“And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ…from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.” (Ephesians 4:11-13,16 NKJV)



Left behind

”C” Movies

At the Movies with the Robinettes

I refer to most Christian movies as ‘‘C movies’’. I do this because, more often than not, they are worse than ‘‘B movies.’’ The makers of these movies seem to understand the Gospel and God about as well as the actors read their lines. There are a few exceptions, but not many.

The new movie, ‘‘Faith of our fathers,’’ is the latest in a string of bad faith films including, ‘‘God is not dead’’ and more recently ‘‘Do you believe’’. If you liked those, you’ll love ‘‘Faith of our fathers.’’

My wife and I love to go to movies together and we had seen a few recently where we had to walk out. She hoped ‘‘Faith of our Fathers’’ would save us. She was wrong. As you can see, I still haven’t gotten over it.

The only semi-bright point of the movie was a cameo by Duck Dynasty’s Si Robertson. He plays a gas station owner who witnesses a brawl, calls the police and tries to sell them ice tea and beef jerky while giving his statement.

Without that bit of sunshine, which in itself is a bit of an overstatement, I think we may have left the theatre early. Watching it was painful. My beloved and I spent a lot of time looking at each other in bewilderment at what we were seeing on the big screen. But honestly, it wasn’t the 1970’s TV-style bad overacting, or the people obviously sitting in cars in a studio pretending to drive down the road. It wasn’t that. What was worse than that, was how they portrayed Christians and God himself.

Somewhere along the line, somehow, it became fashionable for Christians to be weak, confused cowards. People who in times of trouble look to motorcycle gang members for true wisdom that only comes from live of sin and the street. Their view of a God as waiting, hoping, on His knees, tearfully begging for them to serve Him, leaves me wondering how this gets by people of true faith.

On second thought, maybe they’re portraying Christians of today like most of us really are, and God how we see him.

 

 



Left behind

”C” Movies

At the Movies with the Robinettes

I refer to most Christian movies as ‘‘C movies’’. I do this because, more often than not, they are worse than ‘‘B movies,’’ These movie makers seem to understand the Gospel and God about as well as the actors read their lines. There are a few exceptions, but not many.

The movie, ‘‘Faith of our fathers,’’ now on DVD, is the latest in a string of bad faith films including, ‘‘God is not dead’’ and more recently ‘‘Do you believe’’. If you liked those, you’ll love ‘‘Faith of our fathers.’’

My wife and I love to go to movies together and we had seen a few recently where we had to walk out. She hoped ‘‘Faith of our Fathers’’ would save us. She was wrong. As you can see, I still haven’t gotten over it.

The only semi-bright point of the movie was a cameo by Duck Dynasty’s Si Robertson. He plays a gas station owner who witnesses a brawl, calls the police and tries to sell them ice tea and beef jerky while giving his statement.

Without that bit of sunshine, which in itself is a bit of an overstatement, I think we may have left the theatre early. Watching it was painful. My beloved and I spent a lot of time looking at each other in bewilderment at what we were seeing on the big screen. But honestly, it wasn’t the 1970’s TV-style bad overacting, or the people obviously sitting in cars in a studio pretending to drive down the road. It wasn’t that. What was worse than that, was how they portrayed Christians and God himself.

Somewhere along the line, somehow, it became fashionable for Christians to be weak, confused cowards. People who in times of trouble look to motorcycle gang members for true wisdom that only comes from live of sin and the street. Their view of a God as waiting, hoping, on His knees, tearfully begging for them to serve Him, leaves me wondering how this gets by people of true faith.

On second thought, maybe they’re portraying Christians of today like most of us really are, and God how we see him.