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About gavinmcroft

I am a Christian, husband, father, local church pastor and aspiring writer (aren't we all.) Thanks for viewing my thoughts.

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A brief meditation for those who are anxious

1 Peter 5:7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. What does it mean to cast something? You may think of fishing and casting your line into the water. Perhaps that is a fit analogy. We … Continue reading

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Who can observe communion?

I was recently told about a church service where, before communion was observed, a leader stood up and read from 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 and stated that “anyone, sinner or Christian, can take communion because Christ opened it up to all.” … Continue reading

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Robert E. Lee, My Brothers and My Neighbors

So, I’m going to say something that may be unpopular: I’m totally okay with taking down all the Confederate monuments. Why would I say that? It’s not because I’m not proud to be a Southerner. I am. I know that … Continue reading

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Here’s how I answer the question, “How was your mission trip?”

I decided to write this blog post to answer the question that I will inevitably get: How was your mission trip? Really, how do I answer that question? It was good? Fine? Went great? Glad to be home? It really … Continue reading

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Yes, I Do See Skin Color — To the Glory of God

I never grow tired of reading good bumper stickers. Some are quite funny. Some are thought-provoking. And of course, some are rude and crude, which I don’t enjoy. However, the one I read the other day caught me off guard … Continue reading

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Marks of a Church Needing Revitalization

I am really enjoying Pastor Andy Davis’ new book “Revitalize: Biblical Keys to Helping Your Church Come Alive Again.” In it, he lists eleven marks of a dying or a dead church. I tend to agree with him. They are: … Continue reading

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