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Luke 22 (The Message Translation)

  14-16 When it was time, he sat down, all the apostles with him, and said, “You’ve no idea how much I have looked forward to eating this Passover meal with you before I enter my time of suffering. It’s the last one I’ll eat until we all eat it together in the kingdom of God.”

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When 2 or 3 are Gathered in Your Name

Almighty God, who has given grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications unto you and does promise that when 2 or 3 are gathered in Your Name, you will grant their requests. Fulfill now the desires and petitions of our family and friends as may be most expedient for them;

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The Great Teacher Inspires

Peace and Greetings, “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires”. – William Ward This quote seems to solely relate to school teachers. Yet at second glance, it could pertain to parents, Christians or anyone in position to impart knowledge or be an example. How many of

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Do You Want To Be Made Well?

Peace and Greetings, Last week during Bible Study, we discussed John 5:1-15. This is the story of a man who had been ill for 38 years; found his way to a healing pool; yet couldn’t get in the pool. This unnamed man was in position to be healed. But this unnamed man told Jesus that

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Yours Because He’s Risen!

Peace and Greetings, Read the Words of Jesus in Luke 22: 13 They left and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover. 14 When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. 15 And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover

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Another Plan

Peace and Greetings, This past Sunday in a message entitled, “Hosanna Moments and Crucifying Times”, we attempted to explore the dream route that begins with excitement and sometimes has moments of wondering. However, we found much to get excited about in Luke 19: 28-40. The people of Jesus’ time had dreams of being on top

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Opportunity In Unexpected Places

Peace and Greetings, I recently saw a billboard sponsored by an investment company and their motto is applicable to other areas besides financial. It reads, “Opportunity is found in the most unexpected places. You just have to know where to look”. The time between Palm Sunday and Resurrection Sunday is most definitely a time of

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Proverbs 10:22

Peace and Greetings, “The Blessings of the Lord makes rich and God adds no sorrow with it” (Proverbs 10:22). Some days I have to recite this to myself over and over again. Just reading it gives me strength on those days that I don’t feel rich and sorrow has camped out on my doorstep. However,

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The Passover

Peace and Greetings, Read the Words of Jesus in Luke 22: 13 They left and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover. 14 When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. 15 And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover

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Voter Apathy

Peace and Greetings, During one of our maiden services I wrote something about voter apathy. It is that time again and we as the people with much to lose must shake off that belief that it can’t get better and cast our vote. Allow me to share a few specific reasons why March 15th should

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The Goodness of Jesus

Peace and Greetings, We wake up each morning to the goodness of Jesus. We also wake up each morning knowing our neighbor just might be having a difficult time. Maybe that challenging time has parked itself on your doorstep. If that’s your story; I’d like to share three things I pray will bless you. First,

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Hidden Treasures

Peace and Greetings, I’d like to remind us of a prayer in our devotion, “The Big Secret of Giving: Hidden Treasures in Life and Church”. Eternal God, in whose providence we live, by whose wisdom we are guided, under whose judgment we stand, and by whose mercy we are forgiven, we praise you for the

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The Passover

Peace and Greetings, Read the Words of Jesus in Luke 22: 13 They left and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover. 14 When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. 15 And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover

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Get The Word Out

Peace and Greetings, Did you know that you might be the only Bible someone reads? What does your Bible say to them? Did you also know your might invitation to church might be in just a nick of time? There are many souls in need of saving-just ask. During Jesus time word of mouth was

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Life’s Abundance Does Not Consist of Possessions

In Luke 12, beginning in the 16th verse we read, “Then he told them a parable: “The land of a rich man produced abundantly. 17 And he thought to himself, ‘What should I do, for I have no place to store my crops?’ 18 Then he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down

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Deacons in Training

Saturday, January 9, 2016, Grace United Church of Christ began its first Deacon in Training (DIT)class. Please help me in holding these called to the Diaconate in fervent prayer: Juanita Burgess Marva Campbell-Pruitt Terence Lake Margaret Polk Andrea Swift “Arise, shine; for thy light is come and the glory of the Lord is risen upon

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Blessings

Malachi 3 beginning with the 6th verse reads, “6 For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, have not perished. 7 Ever since the days of your ancestors you have turned aside from my statutes and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you, says the Lord of hosts. But you say,

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Holy Communion

14 When the time came, Jesus and the apostles sat down together at the table.[a] 15 Jesus said, “I have been very eager to eat this Passover meal with you before my suffering begins. 16 For I tell you now that I won’t eat this meal again until its meaning is fulfilled in the Kingdom of God.” 17 Then he took

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Thank God For Basics

Bless God for Jesus! This year is almost over and another is on the horizon. I just want to take this time and space to thank God for the basics: a sound mind, reasonable activity of my limbs and a portion of health. I might also add food, shelter, clothing, breath, family, friends, employment, and

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Trust The Process

This past Sunday we were blessed by the anointed and timely message of our ministry partner from McCormick Theological Seminary.   Rev. Priscilla Rodriguez’s sermon was entitled, “Are You An Overcomer?” Rev. Priscilla reminded us that becoming an overcomer is a guarantee to those who believe; but there will most assuredly be a preparation time before

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Waiting and Preparation

Advent is the season of waiting and preparation for the birth of Jesus Christ. Since his death and resurrection, over 2000 years ago, we’ve been waiting for him to return. Advent is an opportunity to keep preparing our mind, bodies and souls for Jesus’ return while we wait. What things do you need to get

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