Posts by Aaron Kenagy

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Community in the Body

One of my favorite aspects of “I Am a Church Member” is the opportunity our Sunday morning Small Groups have to reflect upon and apply the theme from the previous week of the sermon series. As I reflect upon the overall discipleship goal of our church (that we become and build disciple-makers to the glory of God) I continue to marvel at the awesome way that small group...

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Please Pray

“Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” ...

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What's in a Name?

It was my privilege to join with Pastor Chris in meeting with the Small Group Leaders after worship yesterday. The subject of our meeting was a new opportunity for connecting an upcoming sermon series with what we teach in our Small Groups....

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More Like Christ

What are some of your favorite gospel accounts or scripture verses that reveal Jesus’ character? Is it His interaction with the Samaritan woman at the well in John 4? Is it the way Jesus rebukes religious hypocrites in Luke 11? Is it the way He restored Peter in John 21?...

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Galactic Starveyors

I love VBS! Not only was Small Group and Worship Service a great time to connect with God and His Family, but VBS was just amazing last night. I am so proud of our brave and committed VBS Workers!...

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Worshipping in Spirit and Truth

Every Wednesday evening (with few exceptions) I have the privilege of conducting the rehearsal of our worship choir.  Anywhere from 10 to 30 of us spend an hour (7:30-8:30) in the Choir Room (Rm. 100) preparing anthems and new worship songs we will lead during our weekly Sunday worship gathering and occasional special worship services. ...

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Trust in the LORD

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 (HCSB)...

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Pray for Ukraine

Due to not publishing a newsletter last week, here is Aaron’s article written just before he left for his mission trip to Ukraine....

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Ukraine Bound

I am so grateful for the ways that my SHBC Family has supported and partnered with me in the ministry work as Worship & Discipleship Pastor. Beyond this, though, you have supported my work as husband and father, especially through the difficult days of Theresa’s fight against colon cancer. Today, I am asking for your support in a very specific way....

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Choosing to Lead and Follow

Such an important part of growing in Christ is the investment of others in our lives. I am so thankful for the investment that my parents made in me, but I’m also very grateful that others took the time to disciple, mentor, and influence me, pointing me toward Jesus....

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The Awesome AV Team

Today, I wish to recognize and express public thanks to a vital team who serves within the Worship-Arts Ministry at South Hills: our AWESOME AV Team. This team is incredibly important to the effective work of the rest of our team. In fact, every Sunday Morning at the end of our rehearsal, when our Vocal Team and Worship Band pray for the worship service, we insist that the...

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Think on These Things

In Philippians 4:8, the Apostle Paul says, “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable ...

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Love Crossed Over

This Sunday is our special worship service set aside to explore the themes of Christmas through music: Love Crossed Over. My heart behind the expression of this service is that it will reflect the multi-generational nature of our congregation. ...

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SHINE in Love Crossed Over

This year, on December 18, the Worship-Arts Ministry will present Love Crossed Over. We are including both children and students in the leadership of this worship service, in order to reflect the multi-generational nature of our congregation. Our children have not only been practicing music and drama with our many volunteers on Wednesday evenings, but they have been workin...

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The Lion and the Lamb

"Then one of the elders said to me, 'Look! The Lion from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has been victorious so that He may open the scroll and its seven seals.' Then I saw One like a slaughtered lamb standing between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders." (Revelation 5:5-6, HCSB)...

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