Jesus The Priest

Hebrews 7: 26 – “He is the kind of high priest we need because he is holy and blameless, unstained by sin. He has been set apart from sinners and has been given the highest place of honor in heaven.” NLT The common lectionary (which is the global guide to weekly Scripture readings for worship), […]

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October 18, 2021

Ephesians – Tools For Building Faith

Ephesians 2: 6-10 – “ And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, […]

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August 10, 2021

In This Together

Acts 2: 42 – “All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer.” NLT I have spent the past four years attempting to figure out what it means to be the “pastor” of a church. You have all been so […]

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July 6, 2021

Temporary Things

2 Corinthians 4: 16 – 18 “That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles […]

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June 8, 2021

Becoming Church—Pentecost

Acts 2: 1 – 4 “On the day of Pentecost all the believers were meeting together in one place. Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm, and it filled the house where they were sitting. Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them. And everyone […]

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May 4, 2021

Becoming Church – Eastertide

Acts 4: 32 – 35 “All the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had. The apostles testified powerfully to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and God’s great blessing was upon them all. There were no needy people among them, because […]

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April 5, 2021

40 Days In The Desert – Lent

Joel 2: 12-13 – “That is why the Lord says, “Turn to me now, while there is time. Give me your hearts. Come with fasting, weeping, and mourning. Don’t tear your clothing in your grief, but tear your hearts instead.” Return to the Lord your God, for he is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. […]

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March 1, 2021

40 Days In The Desert

Matthew 4: 1-4 – “Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted there by the devil. For forty days and forty nights he fasted and became very hungry. During that time the devil came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become loaves of […]

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February 1, 2021

Repent – Refresh – Restore

Acts 3: 19-21 – “Now REPENT of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away. Then times of REFRESHMENT will come from the presence of the Lord, and he will again send you Jesus, your appointed Messiah. For he must remain in heaven until the time for the final RESTORATION of […]

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January 4, 2021

Advent – Joy To The World

Luke 2: 10-11 – “ but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!” NLT This Christmas feels a little different. Whether it is the time spent in solitude […]

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December 7, 2020