Monthly Archives for January 2012

Don’t Confuse Entitlement with Salvation

A Christian is someone who knows they need to be saved not only from their bad deeds, but also their good deeds. We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted … Continue reading

30. January 2012 by Justin Buzzard
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Hot Tub Baptisms on a Trailer in the Street

On Sunday we had our 2nd round of outdoor street baptisms at Garden City Church. One of my great joys of the day was baptizing Sameer, who left behind 20th row tickets to the 49ers playoff game to worship with … Continue reading

25. January 2012 by Justin Buzzard
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Attend the Elephant Room in San Jose

Garden City Church is almost four months old. Next Wednesday we’re hosting The Elephant Room in San Jose because we want to, very early in our life as a church, hold an event that sparks important conversation, fosters thoughtful unity, … Continue reading

17. January 2012 by Justin Buzzard
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Wine & Dine Your Team

Last night I wined and dined the Garden City staff and deacons to thank them for what they do for our church. We had such a fun night. I gave gifts to every member of the team and spoke words … Continue reading

14. January 2012 by Justin Buzzard
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Having a 3rd Kid is Cheaper Than You Think

I love having three sons, so I enjoyed this USA Today article, Hey Parents, the Third Kid’s A Bargain. Here is the lead: In a tepid economy, people look to save money however they can. One strategy? Not having kids. … Continue reading

11. January 2012 by Justin Buzzard
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You Never Marry the Right Person

Tim Keller, You Never Marry the Right Person (be sure to click the link to read the whole article): In generations past, there was far less talk about “compatibility” and finding the ideal soul-mate. Today we are looking for someone … Continue reading

11. January 2012 by Justin Buzzard
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466 – 127 = 339 (Let’s Fill the Sanctuary)

Yesterday I sent the following email to my church, Garden City Church. We are now 3 & 1/2 months old as a church. Please join us in praying big for Garden City Church/Silicon Valley. Garden City, I moved down here … Continue reading

10. January 2012 by Justin Buzzard
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There Are Only Two Religions

Yesterday I shared the following story in my sermon. Decades ago, when Dr. Harry Ironside finished preaching the gospel to a university audience in California, he was approached by a student who asked: Dr. Ironside, there are literally thousands of … Continue reading

09. January 2012 by Justin Buzzard
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Leaders are Innovators

When a man once had a good thought, he should not be afraid of it because nobody else had thought of it. He should do it and dare it, defying custom if it thwarted him, tearing it to pieces if … Continue reading

05. January 2012 by Justin Buzzard
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