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  • The Greatest Reconciliation

    Though sin fractured and brought enmity into every good relationship in the universe, it pleased the Father to reconcile everything through the sacrificial death and resurrection of His Son. Though hostility existed in our relationship to God, Christ has “made peace through the blood of His cross” (Colossians 1:20 NASB). All who turn from their sin, trust in Christ, and submit to Him as...

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  • Forgiven People Forgive

    This week, we’re focusing on a theme central to the Easter story: forgiveness. Forgiven People Forgive The key to forgiveness is found in the phrase “even as God in Christ forgave you” (Ephesians 4: 32 NKJV). We receive forgiveness from God because Jesus Christ bore the punishment for sin in our place. We go free because Jesus paid the cost. This goes to the heart of what forgiveness...

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  • Jesus Served His Disciples

    “Before the Passover celebration, Jesus knew that his hour had come to leave this world and return to his Father. He had loved his disciples during his ministry on earth, and now he loved them to the very end. It was time for supper, and the devil had already prompted Judas, son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. Jesus knew that the Father had...

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  • The Cross Brings Hope

    As we get nearer to Good Friday, it can be easy to get lost in the darkness and pain that surrounds Christ’s death on the cross. However, while Good Friday is bleak, the Easter story is actually one of hope in the midst of death. Salvation for a world drowning in sin. Christ’s death and later resurrection, gives us hope that we can be made...

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  • Christ’s Death Allows Us to Be Holy

    As we continue our Lent series, this week, we’re looking at an important aspect of the Christian life: holiness. The path to holiness begins with a new standing before God. As Christians, the apostle Paul calls us “God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved” (Colossians 3:12 ESV). The truth is stunning. Not simply that God chose and loves us, but that He would now call us...

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  • How the Gospel Enables Us to Love

    As we move through Lent, each week, we’re focusing on a different aspect of how Christ’s death and resurrection should affect the way we live our lives. This week, we’re looking at how Christ has made it possible to truly love others. How the Gospel Enables Us to Love   The love with which the Father loves us is an enormous love. It sent His Son to...

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