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Daily Scripture Reading: Monday, March 13

Romans 3:3-18 3 What if some were unfaithful? Will their unfaithfulness nullify God’s faithfulness? 4 Not at all! Let God be true, and every human being a liar. As it is written: “So that you may be proved right when you speak and prevail when you judge.” 5 But if our unrighteousness brings out God’s...

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Matt’s Blog: Going On A Bear Hunt

Flood family, There’s a children’s song that’s been stuck in my head this week. “Going on a Bear Hunt” is about what happens when we encounter obstacles while we are in pursuit of an elusive bear. Long wavy grass, a mushroom patch, a big wide cave—we can’t go over it, under it, or around it....

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Daily Scripture Reading: Saturday, March 11

Romans 2:17-3:2 17 Now you, if you call yourself a Jew; if you rely on the law and boast in God; 18 if you know his will and approve of what is superior because you are instructed by the law; 19 if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light...

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Friday Stories: Community for the Long Haul

There’s a saying that finds its way into our worship gatherings from time to time—“we believe that meaningful transformation happens in the context of community.” It takes a village to raise a child, and it takes a church to raise a Christian. Whatever we may be talking about on Sundays, from justice to forgiveness, finances...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Friday, March 10

Romans 2:5-16 5 But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed. 6 God “will repay each person according to what they have done.” 7 To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory,...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Thursday, March 9

Romans 1:26-2:4 26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Wednesday, March 8

Romans 1:13-25 13 I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, that I planned many times to come to you (but have been prevented from doing so until now) in order that I might have a harvest among you, just as I have had among the other Gentiles. 14 I am obligated...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Tuesday, March 7

Romans 1:1-12 1 Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God— 2 the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures 3 regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life was a descendant of David, 4 and who through the...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Monday, March 6

Acts 28:17-31 17 Three days later he called together the local Jewish leaders. When they had assembled, Paul said to them: “My brothers, although I have done nothing against our people or against the customs of our ancestors, I was arrested in Jerusalem and handed over to the Romans. 18 They examined me and wanted...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Saturday, March 4

Acts 28:7-16 7 There was an estate nearby that belonged to Publius, the chief official of the island. He welcomed us to his home and showed us generous hospitality for three days. 8 His father was sick in bed, suffering from fever and dysentery. Paul went in to see him and, after prayer, placed his...

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