Mack's Corner | Hope Church Memphis, TN - May 2019

Mack's Corner

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Red on POS Black on NEG When I was teaching Jr. High school back in the 80's the PE teacher came and got me to take her home and jump start her car. I had an off period so it was no big deal. I hooked up the cables between my car and hers, told her to get in and I went and started my car. I got back out to tell her to crank her car and boooooooooooom, like 40 m80's all at once, like someone had dropped a bomb on us. I was stone deaf for 2 - 3 minutes. When I... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, May 25, 2019

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Cooking in the dark   A few years back on Sunday morning in the middle of the 8am service in the south hall all the electricity in our neighborhood went out, no sound, no lights, no video, nothing. Of course Bruce's (Bruce Carrol) guitar still worked and the piano still worked, so we just continued in the dark. When sermon time came we gave Craig a flashlight so he could see his sermon and everything went on as usual. People laughed, had to listen real hard to hear Craig,... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, May 18, 2019

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Lead from the Front A few years ago Craig, 3 ConeHeads (Andi, Jason and Elena) and I went to New Direction Church on Winchester to speak to Mississippi Blvd Church's "Boot Camp". We were talking about "Servant Leadership".  Craig and I have a whole series of talks we do on this, we've done it so many times that we're like an old married couple, we know what the other one is thinking almost all the time. If a question comes up, one of us answers... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, May 11, 2019

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Either you're here or you're not! I got to go to Chicago on business a few years back. We got there a day early to save money on the airfare and got to go in to Chicago to have lunch. There are at least 5 of the best restaurants in the world there and you know I'm a food nut, so I was working hard to go have lunch at one of them. We went to The Frontera Grill, it was the only one that was open for lunch. Rick Bayless is the chef and he has a bunch of the recipes from... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, May 4, 2019