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Changing Clothes

By looking at three places in the Word where we see someone changing their clothes, we can see a beautiful picture of what the Lord has done to obtain our salvation and also a challenging call for us to respond to this wonderful work.

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John's Vision of the Eternal Christ

As the elderly Apostle John was worshiping in the Spirit one Lord’s Day, he was given a vision of the resurrected Lord Jesus. Each aspect of this glorious vision reveals something about the Lord that still resonates with us today.

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Adopted by Abba Father

Galatians 4 gives us a beautiful glimpse into the blessings that come with our redemption: namely, the adoption to sonship. May this word encourage you as you realize just how much God loves and cherishes you in Christ.

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With Jesus in the Storm

When we pass through storms in our lives—both literal and metaphorical—we need the Lord Jesus in a very real and concrete way. As we in South Florida anticipated the impact of Hurricane Dorian, we meditated on five things we need from the Lord as we pass through an intimidating storm.

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Glory on the Mount of Transfiguration

In the experience on the Mount of Transfiguration with Jesus, we see the three disciples—and especially Peter—coming to a new appreciation of the Lord’s peerlessness, His purpose in coming to earth, and His power. May we also receive a clearer vision of His glory!

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Great Gifts from Our Great God

Scripture is filled with the greatness of God. In this meditation following our Breaking of Bread meeting, Brother Richard Ledgister drew our attention to seven “greats” in the New Testament that we receive through the work of the Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep (Heb. 13:20).

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Jesus Christ Died for All

In Matthew 26 and 27, we see that the Lord Jesus suffered at the hands of all types of people. In the same way, there is no type of people that is outside of the saving power of His death on the cross.

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PeacE in the Midst of the Storms of Life

As we watch the news, we can see that there are storms raging all around us. But in Christ, we can have peace in the midst of these storms. God will keep us in perfect peace as our minds are fixed on Him, as we trust in Him (Isaiah 26:3).

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The Choice of Faith

During our Fellowship Sunday, Brother Norris Clarke shared two memorable object lessons to reinforce thoughts from the Book of Romans about sin and faith.

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Views of the Cross

The final two chapters of the Gospel of Luke present a diverse variety of responses to the cross of Christ. From the soldiers who responded to the Lord’s sufferings with scorn, to the faithful women who looked on the cross with sorrow and love, these different views of the cross reveal the hearts of the observers. May we truly see Jesus afresh as we “Survey the Wondrous Cross.”

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Three Metaphors for Christian Service

As we prepare for our Vacation Bible School next week on the adventures of the Apostle Paul, we are struck by his example of humble service to the church. In his first letter to the Thessalonians, Paul uses three images to describe his attitude toward these believers he loved so much: a nursing mother, a hard-working servant, and an encouraging father. May we adopt this same attitude toward all those we serve in the Lord.

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Trust and Obey

During our open Sunday School this week, Brother Laurel Smalling shared this encouragement to the whole family to value obedience as a path to true happiness in the Lord.

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Two Mother's Day Messages

This Mother’s Day, Brother Richard Ledgister shared briefly on the prayer of Hannah, who cried out to the Lord in her desperation and was heard by Him. Then Brother Luke Harriman used the word TULIP to show the way the relationship with our mother can show us deep truths about our relationship with God, as both of them treasure, understand, love, instruct, and protect us.

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God's Rules are not Burdensome

For our open Sunday School today, we heard a message on the commandments of the Lord. While many may think God’s rules are meant to merely ruin our fun, the Lord gives us rules because he loves us and wants to keep us safe. Not only that, but he also gives us the help we need to fulfill those commands.

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