Tag Archives: Fasting

A Word about the New Day

We begin a new series today called Transformative Stories. Over the next few months, we’re going to look at some stories Jesus gave us in the Gospel of Luke. Luke offers some stories not offered in the other gospels while … Continue reading

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Give Us Today Our Daily Bread

The word prayer is almost synonymous with making request. In fact, of the 21 replacements offered for “pray” on thesaurus.com, fifteen of them refer to asking for something. Yet in the Lord’s prayer, it’s not until the fourth phrase that … Continue reading

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Spring PrayerWatch begins tonight

Dear congregation, I hope you are doing well and savoring the rich grace of our Lord Jesus Christ this afternoon. Whatever is going on in your life, no matter how this week has gone for you, the psalmist reminds us … Continue reading

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Piety and Justice

This section of Isaiah has already led us to consider God’s blessing of peace—shalom, well-being, everything as it ought to be. And yet it opens with a command to “maintain justice” (56.1). How do those two ideas relate—the promise of … Continue reading

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This Weekend at First (1/22/16)

Good morning! It’s the calm before the storm, and we’re eager to see what our Lord has in store for us this weekend. At this time, every event we have scheduled this weekend is still on, at least for now. … Continue reading

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