Friday, October 23, 2015

Links to my other blogs

I continue to work on and add to each one of these to keep them active and up to date. Constantly adding my old material and adding fresh content.

Title: Click on the title below to go to blog Brief description of each blog
Off-The-Church-Walls Humor blog
Real Life Quotes Growing Quote collection.
Real Life Enrichment Practical information for everyday life.
Parable Inspiring devotional illustrations
Preacher Points Place for sermon outlines and resources
Kevin Rayner's Ministry to God @ The Edmond Church of Christ Many current resources currently being used at the Edmond Church of Christ
Edmond Oklahoma SAM's Information for helping Seniors
Rayner Resources Hub for my information online
Magnify Jesus A look at the Christ's life and teachings
Christ's Church Reflecting on the followers of Christ
Real Life Conversion How lives are changed by Christ
Oaks of Righteousness Where to focus on becoming more fully devoted followers of Christ
"Overtime Church" More challenging thoughts for the disciple that is most serious about Jesus. Theology for the night owl, weekend worker, or Bible student who wants to learn more.
Kevin's Komment Online commentary and resources to better understand scripture.
Real Life Servant Maker For the Christian growing with a Christ-like servant attitude toward others.
Becoming Great Neighbors Encouragement to love and serve your neighbor
Edmond Church of ChristHospitality Helping each Christian become more hospitable.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Start Today Being a Good Neighbor

Hey church family, let's improve or neighborhoods. Let us all become the "Good Neighbors" we should be. How are you building your neighborhood? Please feel free to share your ideas and experiences.

Have you meet any new neighbors? Have any good ideas to share with the rest of us? How did God work through your experience?

"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:14-16

One of the most powerful things we can do as a congregation is be salt and light in our neighborhoods. Testimony is also a powerful tool to show how God is working and what he is accomplishing through His people and church family. We could share the success stories of what God is doing more often. So, let us know how God has blessed you this week so that we can give Him praise! I hope this becomes a place to share stories and experiences for improving our relationships with our neighbors.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Art of Neighboring Seminar - Three Part Series

Neighboring Seminar with Cameron John

The seminar was 3 session with a focus each time. Click on the link to discover what it would be like to live in a neighborhood of people to genuinely care for one another.

Part 1 was a Sunday night church service to encourage everyone to be a great neighbor.

Part 2 was a group of more than 60 people on a Monday night who wanted to look at how we go from complete strangers with our neighbors to enjoying meaningful relationships with them?

Part 3 was a similar group as the previous week who looked at the obstacles, internal and external, we face in doing this?


The Art of Neighboring - Part 1
By Cameron John

Imagine what it would look like if we took the second half of the Great Commandment--Love your neighbor as yourself--literally and reached out to the people who live, work and play near us on a daily basis.
Audio Portions

Introduction of Cameron John

What is the greatest need in our community?

How can we make "loving our neighbors" a way of life?

How well do you know your neighbors?

Where will we go in the next two sessions?

The Art of Neighboring - Part 2
By Cameron John

Session #2 in Neighboring Seminar with Cameron John.Topic: How to move from unknown to acquaintances to deeper relationships to people of peace.

Audio Portions

How to go from a complete stranger to an acquaintance.

How to go from an acquaintance to "deeper & better relationship" ---- 5 Ways.

How to focus on persons of peace.

Closing thoughts from the evening with 3 quotes.

The Art of Neighboring - Part 3
By Cameron John

Active neighboring rarely happens without encountering some big obstacles--both internal and external. Cameron shares some of the obstacles and challenges of neighboring that he and his family have faced, and then provides ways to address them.


Obstacles we face.

Develop the right motives

Questions answered and talk about "results"

Comments and stories

Where we go next?

The Edmond Church of Christ makes effort to bless families. We want to provide activities that are life-changing. Mission Edmond is one of those great opportunities.

Parents who demonstrate God’s fatherly love inspire healthier relationships. One way to teach this love is by a parent’s example of serving the less fortunate. Mission Edmond, coming October 15-18, is a convenient way for us all to care for others.

Let’s put into action some of the things we learned at our recent neighboring seminar. With summer here, we are working to make Mission Edmond a blessing again to your neighbors. After last year’s “pilot year” we are planning more activities of service for this fall. Parents and families are a key part of the success. It is a perfect opportunity for families to work alongside one another in our neighborhoods. 

What you can do now:
• Mark October 15-18 on your calendar.
• Talk it up among your friends and recruit others from your class.
• Pray and watch for people in your neighborhood we can touch with our service.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


John Duckworth's mother had a wide interpretation of "neighbor."  At Christmas and other times of the year she would visit nursing homes and run-down homes blocks away to share gifts and cheer for no other reason than that she was a neighbor.

Lev 19:18, Matt 22:39, Mark 12:33, Luke 10:27-37, Luke 14:12f, Rom 13:9f Rom 15:2, Gal 5:14, Jam 2:8