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This guide provides twenty daily readings, each exploring God’s call to Christians to become generous stewards of His bountiful provision. They are encouraging, challenging and life-giving. Generosity is an attitude of the heart that needs to be cultivated, encouraged and grown. Generosity is a personal sacrifice but a wonderful gift. There are so many ways to give
Who do you say Jesus is? Betrayed by his friend, Jesus is ambushed in the garden of Gethsemane by Judas, the religious leaders, and a group of Roman soldiers. When he asks who they’re looking for, they answer, “Jesus of Nazareth.” JESUS OF NAZARETH The son of Mary and Joseph; the carpenter boy; the rebel; the
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Often we’re told that something is a classic. Yet some of the great stories in literature, film, music and art (“the classics”) are completely lost on us because of how we approached them. We read them the wrong way. If we read our bibles like one big story, one big narrative, by the time we
Most sports’ movies have the same plot. So, even if you haven’t seen the 80s classic Hoosiers, you probably know what it’s about. There’s a small-town basketball team, misfit players, washed up coach, and the underdogs make it the state final. But the final is played in a huge arena, one like they’ve never seen.
When I hear a good song, I want to play it again, put it on repeat. One such song is Elevation Worship’s aptly titled Do It Again: “I’ve seen you move, You move the mountains And I believe I’ll see you do it again You made a way where there was no way And I believe
Sometimes I take a whole sequence of photos, only to look back and see that a lot of them are blurry. How did I do that? There are times in our lives and in our life as a church that we need to stop and refocus because things can get a bit blurry. There are many of ways to
Many of us can never see peace because we can’t understand grace. We want to repay, to make it up – always striving, always grafting – but we can never repay God. We come with our hurts and fears, our brokenness, and yet Jesus takes us as we are; that’s grace. When we can’t repay,
Seen the Lord (John 20:1-18)Rod Thearle, 12/04/2020
Part of the These Are Written: John 18-21 series, preached at a Night Church service
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1The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. 2Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him. 3Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre. 4So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. 5And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in. 6Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie, 7And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. 8Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed. 9For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead. 10Then the disciples went away again unto their own home. 11But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre, 12And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. 13And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him. 14And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. 15Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away. 16Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master. 17Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God. 18Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things unto her. (KJV)