Month: February 2023

Day 6: Christ After Death

Matthew 12:40For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.I Corinthians 15:3-4For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that …

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Day 5: Christ’s Death

Matthew 26:56“But this has all taken place that the writings of the prophets might be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples deserted him and fled.Matthew 27:22-23“What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called the Messiah?” Pilate asked. They all answered, “Crucify him!” “Why? What crime has he committed?” asked Pilate. But they shouted all the louder, “Crucify him!” Isaiah …

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Day 4: Christ’s Life on Earth

Matthew 5:17Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. Romans 5:19For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous. Matthew 4:1Then Jesus …

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Day 3: Christ’s Conception & Birth

John 1:14The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. Galatians 4:4But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law,Luke 1:30-31But the angel said to …

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How Far Will They Go?

“Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?”– John 6:9  This story of the boy with five loaves and two fish is mentioned in all four gospels (Matthew 14:13-21; Mark 6:30-44; Luke 9:10-17; John 6:1-15).  Here is Andrew’s question to Jesus in John 6:9, and I love how Jesus responds …

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Day 2: Christ’s Humiliation

Philippians 2:5-8In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, …

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Day 1: Ash Wednesday

Genesis 3:19“…By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.” Mark 1:14-15After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of …

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Ministry Overview: Missions

After the devastating air raid on U.S. forces at Pearl Harbor in 1941, Japanese sailors and airmen celebrated on the deck of the battleship Nagato. Amid all of the enthusiasm and revelry, only Admiral Yamamato Isoruku, Commander-in-Chief of the Japanese Imperial Navy, observed soberly and grimly: “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant.” That observation …

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Intergenerational Discipleship

Colossians 3:16Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.  After a two-year hiatus, almost 70 of us (55 youth, plus 14 volunteers) recently attended the Great Escape Youth Retreat at beautiful Lake Champion, …

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