Longing to See You

“But since we were torn away from you, brothers, for a short time, in person not in heart, we endeavored the more eagerly and with great desire to see you face to face.” 1 Thessalonians 2:17 Letter writing has become a lost art in this era of texts and Snapchats....

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Part of Something Greater

I urge you, then, be imitators of me. That is why I sent you Timothy, my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, to remind you of my ways in Christ, as I teach them everywhere in every church.  1 Corinthians 4:16-17 Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Hattula, Finland was constructed...

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Family Stories

And Moses said to the people, “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will work for you today.” Exodus 14:13 In an age of tablets and personal devices, we have nearly lost the art of the family story. In years gone by, the dinner...

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Remember Who You Are

  Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.  For if...

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No Distractions, No Deterrents

When the days drew near for [Jesus] to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. Luke 9:51 The Pixar film Up tells the story of Carl, an aged widower, and Russell, a young scout, who end up on an adventure together where they meet up with...

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We Have Never Seen Anything Like It Before

Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.  2 Before the mountains were brought forth,or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.  Psalm 90:1-2 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who...

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The Problem

  But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person. For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander.    Matthew 15:18-19   We are quick to identify The problem that is facing the Christian Church. Pastors...

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The Sound of Silence

“The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD. It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth. Let him sit alone in silence...

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Dust You Are

“By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Genesis 3:19 The transfiguration of our Lord is such a glorious site that Peter has no interest...

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Christianity – A Way of Life

“But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.” Acts 9:1-2    One of the earliest Christian...

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