J.D. Greear on the Importance of Investing in Marriage – RightNow Media



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Are you taking time to invest daily in the health, both spiritual and physical of your marriage. JD Greear has some great insight on the importance of nurturing your marriage.

About JD:
J.D. Greear is the lead pastor of The Summit Church, in Raleigh-Durham, NC and author of Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary (2011) and Stop Asking Jesus into Your Heart: How to Know for Sure You Are Saved (2013). Two main things characterize The Summit Church: its gospel focus and sending culture. The gospel is not merely the diving board off of which we jump into the pool of Christianity, it’s also the pool itself. Joy, reckless generosity, and audacious faith all come by learning more about God’s extravagant love found in Christ.

God has blessed The Summit Church with tremendous growth. Under J.D.’s leadership, the Summit has grown from a plateaued church of 300 to one of nearly 8,000, making it one of Outreach magazine’s “top 25 fastest-growing churches in America” for several years running.

J.D. has also led the Summit to further the kingdom of God by pursuing a bold vision to plant one thousand new churches by the year 2050. In the last ten years, the church has sent out more than 300 people to serve on church planting teams, both domestically and internationally. J.D. completed his Ph.D. in Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where he is also a faculty member, writing on the correlations between early church presentations of the gospel and Islamic theology. Having lived serving among Muslims, he has a burden to see them, as well as every nation on earth, come to know and love the salvation of God in Christ.

He and his beautiful wife Veronica live in Raleigh, NC and are raising four ridiculously cute kids: Kharis, Alethia, Ryah, and Adon.

J.D. Payne – Church at Brook Hills



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J. D. Payne shares his support of the Acts 17 Initiative:
and encourages churches to partner with them. J.D. serves as a pastor at the Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama and has served as a professor Professor of Church Planting and Evangelism in the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.
He is a missiologist and prolific author, his book, Strangers Next Door: Immigration, Migration and Mission;
is a strategic and “must-have” to equip churches and it provides a detailed analysis of migratory patterns around the world and challenges churches to embrace migration as part of God’s redemptive purposes.

JD Greear – Liberty University Convocation



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On October 13, 2014, at Convocation, North America’s largest weekly gathering of Christian students, JD Greear, Pastor of The Summit Church at Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, spoke to students about the assurance of one’s faith. He encouraged students to stop relying on memories of their conversions and instead examine their lives and the growth they experience as testaments to their faith.

JD Greear is a pastor and author of numerous books, including Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart: How to Know for Sure You Are Saved. Greear received a doctorate in Philosophy from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2003 and has been the pastor of The Summit Church since 2002.

J.D. Greear, pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, NC, and author of Gaining by Losing,



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J.D. Greear, pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, NC, and author of Gaining by Losing, discusses the importance of pastors shifting their focus from “seating capacity” to “sending capacity.”

Originally aired on theDove TV & Radio July 31,2015
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Tennessee | Jack Daniel’s Distillery Tour



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While in the Nashville area, we decided to take a tour of the Jack Daniel’s Distillery which is located 75 miles south in the small town of Lynchburg.

Jack Daniel’s is the number one selling brand of whiskey in the world and it is not to be mistaken with the bourbon whiskey’s that come from some of the northern states. Jack Daniel’s is a sour mash whiskey, and is only made at the Lynchburg site – with 2016 being the 150th Anniversary.

There are a few different tours on offer, one of which is a ‘tea-total’ option which does not include any sampling. We chose the Angel’s Share tour as it appeared to be the most comprehensive and on a personal level involved sampling products that I have not tried before.

The tour itself takes you around all areas of the distillery, though incase you are wondering why some areas are missed off the video (Still house, charcoal mellowing areas, certain areas of the barrell house) its because there is a very strict no photography policy enforced. The tour was excellent and our guide, Brian was very knowledgeable on all things Jack!

Ironically the distillery and Lynchburg is located in a Dry Country (Moore County) i.e. ”No Alcohol for Sale’, this dates back to the prohibition era. The only place you can purchase the different Jack Daniel’s products is within the White Rabbit Saloon which was formerly located within the town square of Lynchburg, but is now the store within the Jack Daniel’s visitor center. This is the only place in Lynchburg where Jack Daniels (alcoholic) products can be purchased. The general store within Lynchburg itself sells cakes, coffee and other items which are made with Jack Daniels, but these products are not branded as Jack Daniels and contain a very low (if any) alcohol content – because its a dry county!

If you appreciate Jack Daniel’s then the distillery is worth a visit!