Acts 2

Volume VI, Part 36 2 1-4 When the Feast of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Without warning there was a sound like a strong wind, gale force-no one could tell where it came from. It filled the whole building. Then, like a wildfire, the Holy Spirit...

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Reflections of Ourselves and the Community Around Us

Volume VI, Part 35 Psalm 62 Selected verses For You alone my soul waits in silence; From the Beloved comes my salvation. Enfolding me with strength and steadfast love, My faith shall remain firm…. In the Silence rests my freedom and my guidance, for You are the Heart of my...

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Authentic Hope – Not an Option

Volume VI, Part 34 (I welcome my good friend, and brother, Matt Davis as my writing partner on this blog installment. We wrote together on this. He is a publisher and lives in Falls Church with his fiancé. We have traveled many spiritual miles together and found the Light of...

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STEWARDS OF A VISION

Volume VI, Part 33 But friends, that’s exactly who we are: children of God. And that’s only the beginning. Who knows how we’ll end up! What we know is that when Christ is openly revealed, we’ll see him-and in seeing him, become like him. I John 3:2 From The Message...

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A FIRST GLANCE AT GRATITUDE — and then a Second Look

Volume VI, Part 32 11-13 It happened that as he made his way toward Jerusalem, he crossed over the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten men, all lepers, met him. They kept their distance but raised their voices, calling out, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on...

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Come, Come To — then Come to Believe

(On the Stewardship of Membership and Presence) Volume VI, Part 31 5-6 Ezra opened the book. Every eye was on him (he was standing on the raised platform) and as he opened the book everyone stood. Then Ezra praised God, the great God, and all the people responded, “Oh Yes!...

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On Empathy

Volume VI, Part 30 14-16 Now that we know what we have-Jesus, this great High Priest with ready access to God-let’s not let it slip through our fingers.  We don’t have a priest who is out of touch with our reality. He’s been through weakness and testing, experienced it all-all...

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The Gift of Resilience

Volume VI, Part 29 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that...

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From Transition to Transformation

Volume VI, Part 28 “God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying “Abba” Father” Galatians 4:6   “If we live in the Spirit, let us be guided by the Spirit” Galatians 5:25 (NOTE: the book God Unbound by Elaine Heath is the resource for this article)   Words can...

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The Key That Always Unlocks to Door To Faith

Volume VI, Part 27 “For if you forgive other people their sins, your Heavenly Father will forgive you, but…” Matthew 6:14 “Many have said to me that grace is hard to fathom.  And it is, truly! It is impossible, however, if we measure our own righteousness by the failures in another...

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