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Matt’s Blog: Standing Together

Flood family, It has been a difficult and challenging week filled with violent and ugly events. These events, both in Charlottesville and Barcelona, are painful reminders that our world is bursting at the seams with tension, hatred, and division. Our commitment to love the world that God loves cries out for us to stand together...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Saturday, August 19

1 Timothy 1:12-2:7 12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service. 13 Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief. 14 The grace of...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Friday, August 18

1 Timothy 1:1-11 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope, 2 To Timothy my true son in the faith: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. 3 As I urged you when I went into Macedonia,...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Thursday, August 17

2 Thessalonians 3:6-18 6 In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers and sisters, to keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live according to the teaching you received from us. 7 For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example. We were...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Wednesday, August 16

2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:5 13 But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. 14 He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Tuesday, August 15

2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 1 Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers and sisters, 2 not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us—whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter—asserting that the day of the Lord...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Monday, August 14

2 Thessalonians 1 1 Paul, Silas and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: 2 Grace and peace to you from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your...

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Matt’s Blog: Obedience School

Flood family, It’s not every day that you add another member to your family. But just about thirteen months ago, Roxanne and I returned home to meet Milo, a husky pup that our son Jacob had brought home. Over the next few weeks, Jacob (and the rest of us) became quickly aquatinted with raising a youngster—crying...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Saturday, August 12

1 Thessalonians 5:16-28 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not treat prophecies with contempt 21 but test them all; hold on to what is good, 22 reject every kind of evil....

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Daily Scripture Reading: Friday, August 11

1 Thessalonians 5:4-15 4 But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. 5 You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. 6 So then, let us not be like...

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