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Living with Kingdom Purpose

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Danny Wood  |  Posted on Wed Feb 24, 2021

Living with Kingdom Purpose

Pastor Danny shares a lot in his weekly update to our church family: highlights from this past Sunday, our new sermon series, and an event you won't want to miss. Take a look!

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Weekly Bible Reading Forecast: Week Eight

Posted in Bible Reading Forecasts  |  By Bradley Patton  |  Posted on Sun Feb 21, 2021

Weekly Bible Reading Forecast: Week Eight

Weekly Preview

We’re finishing up our time at Mount Sinai this week and preparing to head out for the Promised Land! All looks good for now, but cue the “Are we there, yet?” loop. The golden calf incident is behind us and the Lord will still go up in the midst of the people because his presence is what makes them distinct. We’re left with an amazing truth at the end of this week as the people of Israel “bear Yahweh’s name” into their new land. What a privilege and a responsibility!

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Excitement in Birmingham

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Danny Wood  |  Posted on Wed Feb 17, 2021

Excitement in Birmingham

In this week's update, Pastor Danny Wood talks about the resources available through HomePoint, the declining COVID numbers in our area, and the final week of our sermon series. Take a look!

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Weekly Bible Reading Forecast: Week Seven

Posted in Bible Reading Forecasts  |  By Bradley Patton  |  Posted on Sun Feb 14, 2021

Weekly Bible Reading Forecast: Week Seven

Early last week, we heard the Lord God tell Moses what was going to happen and how the tabernacle was going to be built. Towards the end of last week, we read about how Bezalel and Oholiab accomplished all the work with the Spirit’s help. In this week’s reading, they finish the last few items for the tabernacle, bring all the pieces together, and see the Lord bless it with his presence. All that’s left is to figure out what’s going to happen inside the tabernacle. That’s what the majority of our reading is about over the next week and a half through Leviticus (It’s only a week and a half – we can do it!).

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You Play an Important Role

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Danny Wood  |  Posted on Thu Feb 11, 2021

You Play an Important Role

This week, Pastor Danny looks ahead to Easter at Shades, Tim Wheat tells us how we can pray for our search for the next senior pastor, and we preview the final two weeks of our sermon series, "It's All About the ONE." Take a look!

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Weekly Bible Reading Forecast: Week Six

Posted in Bible Reading Forecasts  |  By Bradley Patton  |  Posted on Sun Feb 7, 2021

Weekly Bible Reading Forecast: Week Six

This year as a church, we’re walking through the Chronological Bible Reading Plan. We’ll be posting a weekly blog on Sunday mornings so you have a guided daily look and question prompts for each day of your reading.

*You can begin this plan at any point throughout the year. Simply begin at week one and follow the plan for a year!


We’re in Exodus this week. Here’s a 6-minute overview of where we’re headed! It should be a fun week of reading.

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Weekly Bible Reading Forecast: Week Five

Posted in Bible Reading Forecasts  |  By Bradley Patton  |  Posted on Sun Jan 31, 2021

Weekly Bible Reading Forecast: Week Five

This year as a church, we’re walking through the Chronological Bible Reading Plan. We’ll be posting a weekly blog on Sunday mornings so you have a guided daily look and question prompts for each day of your reading.

*You can begin this plan at any point throughout the year. Simply begin at week one and follow the plan for a year!


We’re barely out of the first month of the year and we’ve already read two whole books! Way to go! Let’s keep at it, trusting that by engaging the Word of God, we will be transformed by the Spirit into the image of Christ. As John Newton says, “A Christian is not of hasty growth, like a mushroom, but rather like the oak, the progress of which is hardly perceptible but in time becomes a deep-rooted tree.” Persistent faithfulness in the small, but significant things will produce growth if we do not lose heart!

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Resting in an Unchanging Savior

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Danny Wood  |  Posted on Wed Jan 27, 2021

Resting in an Unchanging Savior

We're already nearly one month into 2021, and let me tell you, God continues to move at Shades. Take a look at this week's update!

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Weekly Bible Reading Forecast: Week Four

Posted in Bible Reading Forecasts  |  By Bradley Patton  |  Posted on Sun Jan 24, 2021

Weekly Bible Reading Forecast: Week Four

This year as a church, we’re walking through the Chronological Bible Reading Plan. We’ll be posting a weekly blog on Sunday mornings so you have a guided daily look and question prompts for each day of your reading.

*You can begin this plan at any point throughout the year. Simply begin at week one and follow the plan for a year!

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Weekly Bible Reading Forecast: Week Three

Posted in Bible Reading Forecasts  |  By Bradley Patton  |  Posted on Sun Jan 17, 2021

Weekly Bible Reading Forecast: Week Three

This year as a church, we’re walking through the Chronological Bible Reading Plan. We’ll be posting a weekly blog on Sunday mornings so you have a guided daily look and question prompts for each day of your reading.

*You can begin this plan at any point throughout the year. Simply begin at week one and follow the plan for a year!

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