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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Readings for the Week of August 22

Readings for the Week: Psalm 84 • I Kings 8:1-43 • Ephesians 6:10-20 • John 6:56-69  Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns…

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Readings for the Week of August 15

Readings for the Week: Psalm 111 • I Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14 • Ephesians 5:15-20 • John 6:51-58 “Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of this redeeming work, and to follow…

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