The Power and the Glory…

Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power    and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,    for everything in heaven and earth is yours.Yours, Lord, is the kingdom;    you are exalted as head over all.1 Chronicles 29:11 I would like to thank everyone for the tremendous response to yesterday's important announcement (A Huge Moment for Rebekah and Derek). Your …

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when we break covenant, God takes responsibility

Then have the trumpet sounded everywhere on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement sound the trumpet throughout your land. - Leviticus 25:9 "It's about forgiveness" I don't know what sort of statistics preachers keep up with when it comes to sermons, but one hard to miss fact for Rebekah has been how …

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Love is a Severe Mercy

Forgive us the wrongs we have done as we ourselves release forgiveness to those who have wronged us. - Matthew 6:12Love is a severe mercy. Love is costly, and we are called to follow Jesus in love. Love is never taken, it can only be given; and love can never be imposed, it must be …

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Good tears, a full heart, and our daily bread!

- spread out around the CLC for worship at Wake Forest Presbyterian Church, March 14 Jesus replied, “It’s written, People won’t live only by bread, but by every word spoken by God.” - Matthew 4:4 - Rebekah and Derek Sunday morning, almost exactly one year after we "temporarily" suspended in-person worship, Wake Forest Presbyterian Church took a …

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rethinking the Kingdom of God – with the help of Jesus

Jesus came into Galilee announcing God’s good news, saying, “Now is the time! Here comes God’s kingdom! Change your hearts and lives, and trust this good news!” - Mark 1:15 - worship at WFPC, March 7 2021 There are a several approaches to sharing my thoughts today. They involve reading, viewing, and participating. In the end you …

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When we pray, “Your Kingdom come…”

Jesus responded, “Every scholar of the Scriptures, who is instructed in the ways of heaven’s kingdom realm, is like a wealthy home owner with his house filled with treasures both new and old.” - Matthew 13:52 Yesterday, preparing for my Sunday morning class, I thought about how much I enjoy the focus of our Saturday …

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The Prayer of Jesus – a paraphrase for today

One writing/devotional discipline I sometimes practice is that of paraphrasing scripture and responding to what I hear from God in my own words. The result gives me the benefit of mining the message a little more deeply, and applying it to my own life. Once in a while what comes out is worth sharing. I …

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The Lord’s Prayer

“This, then, is how you should pray:“‘Our Father in heaven,hallowed be your name,your kingdom come,your will be done,    on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts,    as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation,    but deliver us from the evil one.'For if you forgive other people when they …

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