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Marla Shepherd

NEO Team Update 8-27-20
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NEO Team Update 8-27-20

The Call to Repentance I have been reading Our Watchword & Song: The Centennial History of the Church of the Nazarene this week. The Texas Holiness Association, which later merged with the Church of the...

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August 31, 2020
NEO Team Update 8-20-20
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NEO Team Update 8-20-20

The Call to Repentance An attitude of repentance is crucial in our initial coming to Christ for salvation. The New Testament apostles called both Jews and Greeks to respond in “repentance toward God and faith...

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August 20, 2020
NEO Team Update 8-13-20
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NEO Team Update 8-13-20

The Call to Repentance The role of repentance can be seen in every revival movement in history. One such revival happened in Romania in the 1970s. Christians were once ridiculed as “Repenters” by their fellow...

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August 13, 2020
NEO Team Update 7-23-20
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NEO Team Update 7-23-20

Promise Keepers launches first-ever Global Virtual Gathering Promise Keepers is calling men back to courageous and bold servant-leadership by sparking a movement that will mobilize millions of men to follow Christ into today’s broken world...

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July 23, 2020
NEO Team Update 7-16-20
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NEO Team Update 7-16-20

What One Thing Needs the Greatest Attention as a District? That question consumed your District Advisory Council for over an hour on Monday, June 1. The idea drawing the greatest support was “Repentance, Individually and...

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July 16, 2020
NEO Team Update 7-2-20
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NEO Team Update 7-2-20

A Prayer of Lament for Racial Division in the Church By Mark Vroegop, lead pastor of College Park Church in Indianapolis, Indiana I think most believers agree that biblical unity is something to pray for and work...

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July 02, 2020
NEO Team Update 6-25-20
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NEO Team Update 6-25-20

Dear NEO Family, Our District Advisory Council has called upon us to a year of focus on repentance, individually and corporately. One area which calls for our repentance is our failure to read, meditate on,...

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June 25, 2020
NEO Team Update 6-18-20
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NEO Team Update 6-18-20

NEO Report for 2019-20  –  Part 3 What One Thing Needs the Greatest Attention as a District? That question consumed your District Advisory Council for over an hour on Monday, June 1. Eight thoughtful  ideas...

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June 18, 2020
NEO Team Update 6-4-20
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NEO Team Update 6-4-20

Northeast Oklahoma Nazarene Family, Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for God’s people everywhere, I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you...

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June 08, 2020