Readings for the week of October 31

Readings and prayer for the week: Psalm 146 • Deuteronomy 6:1-9 • Hebrews 9:11-14 • Mark 12:28-34 “Almighty God, kindle, we pray, in every heart the true love of peace, and guide with your wisdom those who take counsel for the nations of the earth, that in tranquility your dominion may increase until the earth…

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Readings for the Week of October 17

Psalm 91:9-16 • Isaiah 53:4-12 • Hebrews 5:1-10 • Mark 10:35-45 Streams continues this week with Mike Clifford teaching on the “Social Justice” stream.  Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of your Name; through…

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Readings for the Week of October 10

Readings for the Week: Psalm 90:12-17 • Hebrews 4:12-16 • Mark 10:17-31 • Matthew 6:5-15 Prayer is a natural and necessary part of the Christian life. However natural it may be does not mean that it will always be easy. Many of us go through dry seasons when praying is difficult and it is tempting to ignore these experiences. This…

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Readings for the Week of October 3

Readings for this Week: Psalm 8 • Genesis 2:18-24 • Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12 • Mark 10:2-16d Streams, our current series, continues this coming weekend. Join us Saturday as we explore the Charismatic Stream of the Christian tradition. The “Spirit-empowered life” focuses on the power of God’s Spirit moving in and through us. Through the Spirit, we…

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Tokens of Trust #1

Tokens of Trust #1 Our Wednesday night men’s group is reading Tokens of Trust by Rowan Williams. I’ll be posting some thoughts on the book over the next few weeks. I highly recommend it. Rowan Williams is many things. Poet, pastor, playwright, Welshman, and, until recently, the leader of the third largest Christian Church on…

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Readings for the Week of September 26

Your readings for the week of September 26: Psalm 124 • Esther 7:1-10, 9:20-22 • James 5:13-20 • Mark 9:38-50 (I apologize for posting this late.) We continue our series, Streams: Re-Discovering Ancient Streams of Faith this weekend and Mike Clifford will be speaking to us about the Virtuous Life otherwise known as the Holiness…

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Readings for the Week of September 19

Readings for the Week: Psalm 1 •  Proverbs 31:10-31 •  James 3:13-4:10 • Mark 9:30-37 We continue our series, Streams: Re-discovering Ancient Streams of Faith, this week. Tim Loftin will be teaching this Saturday night on the Evangelical Tradition or the Word Centered Life. Let me encourage you to read Scripture with a renewed commitment…

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Readings for the Week of September 12

Readings for the Week: Psalm 19 • Isaiah 50: 4-9a • James 3:1-12 • Mark 8:27-38 This week we continue our series, “Streams”, as we explore further our connection to the great traditions of our Christian faith.These traditions include the Sacramental, Contemplative, Virtuous, Social Justice, Evangelical, and Charismatic streams. May the Scriptures this week prompt…

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Readings for the Week of September 5

Readings for the Week: Psalm 146 • Isaiah 35:4-7 • James 2:1-17 • Mark 7:24-37 Jesus heals. There are 31 different instances of Jesus healing in the Gospels. There are certainly many more stories of healing that weren’t recorded in writing. Today there are numerous stories, some of them hard to believe, of people experiencing…

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Readings for the Week of August 29

Readings for the Week: Psalm 45:1-9 • Song of Solomon 2:8-13 • James 1:17-27 • Mark 7:1-23 Scripture is a gift. It’s value is impossible to overestimate. Yet, we continually underestimate both its meaning and its beauty. We underestimate it most by simply not reading it at all. May we all be encouraged and strengthened…

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