Monthly Archives for October 2011

Top 10 Reasons To Join A Church Plant

Earlier this year I wrote a post that received a lot of attention, Top 10 Reasons Not to Join a Church Plant. That post has significantly helped and protected our 44-day-old church plant. In the same spirit, I now offer … Continue reading

31. October 2011 by Justin Buzzard
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Mischievous Boys

I love this new picture of my three mischievous sons. Their eyes say it all.

27. October 2011 by Justin Buzzard
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Garden City Church: Our First Baptisms!

Yesterday Garden City Church turned 35 days old and we celebrated our first baptisms. It was a Sunday we will never forget. We rent space on Sunday afternoons from a very kind and generous church. For a variety of reasons … Continue reading

24. October 2011 by Justin Buzzard
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Christianity is the Unreligion

I am loving Dane Ortlund’s new book, Defiant Grace: The Surprising Message and Mission of Jesus. To give you a taste, here is a quote from the book that I’ll be using in my sermon this Sunday: Christianity is the … Continue reading

19. October 2011 by Justin Buzzard
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Get Drunk on Grace

The Reformation was a time when men went blind, staggering drunk because they had discovered, in the dusty basement of late medievalism, a whole cellarful of fifteen-hundred-year-old, two-hundred-proof grace—of bottle after bottle of pure distillate of Scripture, one sip of … Continue reading

18. October 2011 by Justin Buzzard
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Many College Students Joining Garden City Church

My life changed my sophomore year of college when I committed to a local church. I began worshiping weekly with 7 year-olds and 70 year-olds, was discipled in a community group, served in student ministry, was mentored by my pastor, … Continue reading

18. October 2011 by Justin Buzzard
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Pray For Our City: 37 Homicides in San Jose

San Jose is the 10th largest city in America. A lot of people live here. And, right now, a lot of people are being killed here. So far we have 37 homicides in 2011. San Jose has been known as … Continue reading

17. October 2011 by Justin Buzzard
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Authentic Manhood

My friend John Bryson and his partners are putting together some exciting material for men. Watch this 2 minute video. 33 Trailer from Flashlight Media Group on Vimeo.

13. October 2011 by Justin Buzzard
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Sermon Notes

Someone from Garden City Church sent me this picture of her sermon notes from Sunday. I thought the picture looked interesting. You can subscribe to the Garden City podcast here.

11. October 2011 by Justin Buzzard
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Steve, Silicon Valley, and Jesus

I live six miles from Apple’s headquarters. Yesterday I drove those six miles to have lunch at a restaurant across the street from Apple with an Apple engineer who is part of our church plant. I was impressed by this … Continue reading

06. October 2011 by Justin Buzzard
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