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Monday, August 23, 2010

The Twelve "-ions"

I don't really like teasers. They always give you a taste of something but leave you wanting more. You know what a teaser is. If not, think along the lines of movie trailers and previews. But I'm going to build into a teaser and leave everyone reading this post wanting more.

Conversion, Diversion, Perversion, Reversion, Aversion, Insertion, Immersion, Incursion, Emersion, Dispersion, Assertion, Recursion.

Whatever on earth can these twelve "-ion" words have in common?

Well, they're all part of what Pastor Bob Flayhart calls "The Gospel Pipeline!" And as he has pointed out, it could be seen as a sort of a 12 Step program for the Christian life. He even has a diagram of this pipeline over on his blog at: http://www.bobflayhart.com/2010/08/gospel-pipeline-graphic-takes-shape.html.

Now, if your interest has been piqued and you live in the Birmingham, Ala. area and want to learn more about the twelve "-ions," come join us over at Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church as we all venture "further up and further in" and learn some important truths about grace living. From the way it is looking, this sermon series may take us through a whole semester, but that is perfectly okay as it is an excellent and important lesson for everyone.

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