NEW Convention 2020 Date - Aug 4-8

Communion and the Bread of Life

The feast of communion is to be a meal scented by fragrances of memory. Jesus took the bread at the Last Supper and presented it as His Body. True to His teaching method, the Savior fashioned a metaphor to drive home the message of His life. He came to earth....

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Forever Chosen

Weakness wins – sometimes. We grow weary in our well doing. We feel alone and forgotten. We stumble and struggle to take the next step. What is it that should come to mind when we find ourselves feeling this way? I think it is this:  “I chose you.” Jesus spoke...

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Judas and John and the Glory of Love

Judas and John and Jesus. They spent so much time together through the three years of Jesus’ public ministry. They walked and talked together. Kingdom words were spoken and defined. The miracles of Christ played out in towns and villages, in the streets and at the Temple.  Blind men had...

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Our Refuge, Our Fortress

“Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” “The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.” These sentences speak of the Lord and His care for us. The first one comes from 2 Kings 6....

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Commandments Done Right

The word “commandment” is a word that sounds so forceful, so prohibitive, and so hard to us. We imagine a policeman shouting, “STOP!” when we consider it. So it may come as something of a surprise to hear John write these words in one of his letters: “For this is...

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“Arise out of Darkness!”

Let's receive Grace to go beyond an ankle-, knee-, or loin-deep experience of His Life while on earth, and let's purpose to receive Grace upon Grace to get in "over our head-knowledge"  in His Love, as His Light continually unfolds to us Who He is, what He's like, who we...

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Grace Identity

  Am I enough? This nagging question can cause us to soul search – but is it the right question? Self analysis helps in accessing our goals, but not in interpretation of all the facts. The trifecta of shame, guilt and fear cause us to be fragmented, resulting in a...

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