Monthly Archives: May 2010

We Remember and Pray

He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.        – 2 Corinthians 1:4 Memorial Day was instituted as … Continue reading

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Honoring Those Who Gave

Then said Samuel to the people, “Come, and let us go… and renew the kingdom there.”   -1 Samuel 11:14 The kingdom of God still needs renewal.  During these special days of remembrance, we honor all those who labored for the … Continue reading

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The Hardest to Forgive…Ourselves

Jesus replied, You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: Love your neighbor as yourself.         … Continue reading

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Be a Victim No More – Forgive!

The definition of a victim is someone that is harmed, deceived or injured by another.  It is terrible to be victimized. It is worse, when we give them the power to hurt us over and over again.  As long a … Continue reading

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…For Thine is the Kingdom!

For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.  – Matthew 6:13b The Lord’s Prayer concludes with a doxology – a final expression of praise and submission – as if to say, “Whatever, God. You’re in … Continue reading

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Forgive Our Transgressions…

For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.    – Matthew 6:14-15 The verses following the scripture known as … Continue reading

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Family Fun!

What a day of worship, food, fellowship and fun!  May 23rd was a terrific kick off to summer at First Church.  The outdoor worship center provided an excellent picnic area, shaded by our beautiful old oak.  The playground in the … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Prayer – A Song in Your Heart

The “Lord’s Prayer” is found in both the New Testament books of Matthew and Luke – important enough to be repeated by both these contemporaries and witnesses of Jesus Christ on earth.  While Jesus gave those lines as a model … Continue reading

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Forgive Us Our Debts…

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.            –  Matthew 6:12-13a Debt – we’ve all got it – and we are easily … Continue reading

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Praying for “Daily” Bread

Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread.                                                      – Matthew 6:10-11 God’s … Continue reading

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