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Daily Scripture Reading: Thursday, April 26

Mark 6:30-44 30 The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. 31 Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Wednesday, April 25

Mark 6:14-29 14 King Herod heard about this, for Jesus’ name had become well known. Some were saying, “John the Baptist has been raised from the dead, and that is why miraculous powers are at work in him.” 15 Others said, “He is Elijah.” And still others claimed, “He is a prophet, like one of...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Tuesday, April 24

Mark 6:7-13 7 Calling the Twelve to him, he began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over impure spirits. 8 These were his instructions: “Take nothing for the journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in your belts. 9 Wear sandals but not an extra shirt. 10 Whenever...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Monday, April 23

Mark 6:1-6 1 Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples. 2 When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed. “Where did this man get these things?” they asked. “What’s this wisdom that has been given him? What are these remarkable...

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Matt’s Blog: Painting the City

Flood Family, I like a good TED Talk. In fact, I love their tagline: Ideas worth spreading. One particular idea worth spreading was given by Edi Rama, who was mayor of Tirana, Albania’s capital city, for 11 years. When Rama took office Tirana had no money, the crime was high, corruption was the norm, and...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Saturday, April 21

Mark 5:21-43 21 When Jesus had again crossed over by boat to the other side of the lake, a large crowd gathered around him while he was by the lake. 22 Then one of the synagogue leaders, named Jairus, came, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet. 23 He pleaded earnestly with...

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Friday Stories: Hope and Healing in North County

It has been an exciting three months up north.    Since our move to La Paloma Theater, we have seen a 50% growth in Sunday attendance! Our newly launched ministry to children has been booming too and we just baptized three people at Moonlight Beach this Easter! Our location provides us a weekly opportunity to...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Friday, April 20

Mark 5:1-20 1 They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes. 2 When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the tombs to meet him. 3 This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain. 4...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Thursday, April 19

Mark 4:30-41 30 Again he said, “What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? 31 It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. 32 Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants,...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Wednesday, April 18

Mark 4:21-29 21 He said to them, “Do you bring in a lamp to put it under a bowl or a bed? Instead, don’t you put it on its stand? 22 For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open. 23 If...

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