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Matt’s Blog: Good Grief

Flood Family, If you’ve been a part of Flood for any amount of time, you may have noticed that I’m a man who often shows my emotions freely. And sometimes that involves tears – when I’m sad, when I’m overjoyed, when I’m deeply moved – in fact, our staff has even adopted a nickname for...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Saturday, June 6

Luke 1:5-25 5 In the time of Herod king of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife Elizabeth was also a descendant of Aaron. 6 Both of them were righteous in the sight of God, observing all the Lord’s commands and decrees blamelessly. 7 But...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Friday, June 5

Mark 16:14-Luke 1:4 14 Later Jesus appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; he rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen him after he had risen. 15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Thursday, June 4

Mark 16:1-13 1 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. 2 Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb 3 and they asked each other,...

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Matt’s Blog: Grow & Learn With Us

Church family, We know that many of you are seeking ways to listen, learn and grow in this season. As a church community, we believe the gospel is good news that tears down walls and builds bridges. Our faith in Jesus leads us to intentionally build bridges across ethnic, cultural, economic, and gender barriers. We are...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Wednesday, June 3

Mark 15:33-47 33 At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. 34 And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”). 35 When some of those standing near heard this, they...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Tuesday, June 2

Mark 15:21-32 21 A certain man from Cyrene, Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing by on his way in from the country, and they forced him to carry the cross. 22 They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means “the place of the skull”). 23 Then they offered him wine...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Monday, June 1

Mark 15:1-20 1 Very early in the morning, the chief priests, with the elders, the teachers of the law and the whole Sanhedrin, made their plans. So they bound Jesus, led him away and handed him over to Pilate. 2 “Are you the king of the Jews?” asked Pilate. “You have said so,” Jesus replied....

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Matt’s Blog: Summer Fruit

Flood Family, My wife Roxanne grew up not far from her grandparents’ vineyard in Northern California. As kids they spent summers walking out amongst the vines, plucking red, green, and purple grapes from the bunches that looked plump and ready to eat. Their entire family, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins, waited and looked forward to...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Saturday, May 30

Mark 14:66-72 66 While Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant girls of the high priest came by. 67 When she saw Peter warming himself, she looked closely at him. “You also were with that Nazarene, Jesus,” she said. 68 But he denied it. “I don’t know or understand what you’re talking...

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