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For Sale

Note: I wrote this just before our church’s “For Sale” sign went up last fall. This coming Sunday April 23, we have a congregational vote to sell our property and to purchase a new property! It’s happening! Pray with us for new life to come. -Pastor Dawn   “If anyone is in Christ, there is…

Happy Easter (Still)

It was still the first day of the week. That evening, while the disciples were behind closed doors because they were afraid of the Jewish authorities, Jesus came and stood among them. He said, “Peace be with you.” After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. When the disciples saw the…

Good Friday

Pilate wanted to satisfy the crowd, so he released Barabbas to them. He had Jesus whipped, then handed him over to be crucified. -Mark 15:15 Today we remember the execution of Jesus. We remember that we was tortured, nailed to a cross, and left to die of asphyxiation. Yes, we know how the story turns…

Maundy Thursday

I received a tradition from the Lord, which I also handed on to you: on the night on which he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took bread. After giving thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this to remember me.” He did the same thing with the…

Holy Wednesday

“Take care that your hearts aren’t dulled by drinking parties, drunkenness, and the anxieties of day-to-day life. Don’t let that day fall upon you unexpectedly, like a trap. It will come upon everyone who lives on the face of the whole earth. Stay alert at all times, praying that you are strong enough to escape…

Holy Tuesday

Jesus sat across from the collection box for the temple treasury and observed how the crowd gave their money. Many rich people were throwing in lots of money. One poor widow came forward and put in two small copper coins worth a penny. Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I assure you that this poor widow…

Holy Monday

 Jesus and his disciples entered Jerusalem again. As Jesus was walking around the temple, the chief priests, legal experts, and elders came to him. 28 They asked, “What kind of authority do you have for doing these things? Who gave you this authority to do them?” -Mark 11:27-28 Happy Holy Monday! Now that’s not something you hear…

Turn Your Eyes Upon the Cross

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. -1 Corinthians 1:18 It is Holy Week. Christians are turning our eyes, our minds, and our hearts to the cross of Jesus Christ. We would probably rather turn our eyes…

Your Kingdom Come

Jesus said, “Pray like this: Our Father who is in heaven, uphold the holiness of your name. Bring in your kingdom so that your will is done on earth as it’s done in heaven. Give us the bread we need for today. Forgive us for the ways we have wronged you, just as we also…

Let My People Go

 Read John 18:-18 here https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+18%3A1-18&version=CEB Jesus answered, “I told you, ‘I Am.’ If you are looking for me, then let these people go.” This was so that the word he had spoken might be fulfilled: “I didn’t lose anyone of those whom you gave me.” Reflect “Let these people go.” If you’re a Bible reader,…

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