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Month: March 2021

March 31-April 6, 2021

“Do not be hard-hearted or tight-fisted toward your needy neighbor.” Deuteronomy 15:7 Welcome to Holy Week and Passover 2021!  I am thinking about Passover and the plagues and Pharaoh being hard-hearted. The “pass-over” was the final of the ten plagues, as the angel of death “passed over” the homes that had a sign of mercy. […]

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This Week @ FMC March 24-30, 2021

“I want to see again!”  These the words erupted out of the blind man when he drew near to Jesus, to the heart of God (Luke 18).  There are so many stories in the gospels of Jesus healing the blind, breathing new life into the impossible.  John 9 holds what is probably my favorite story […]

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March 17-23, 2021

During Lent we journey with Jesus to the cross, because that is where he is going.  On the way we’ve witnessed and been challenged by: LOVE MOVING (the parable of the Good Samaritan); HEARTS TURNING (parable of the fig tree & Jesus’ lament over Jerusalem); COMMUNITY REJOICING (Parable of the Lost Sheep, Coin, and Sons); […]

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March 10-16, 2021

Have mercy upon us, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out our transgressions.  Create in us clean hearts, O God, put a new and right spirit within each of us.  Restore to us the joy of your salvation and sustain in us willing spirits. (from Psalm 51) Create […]

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March 2, 2021

Centered, not bounded.  This is one way to describe how we orient ourselves as people of faith.  We are centered on Jesus, the Christ, instead of patrolling the perimeter – the boundaries.   We choose to turn our whole lives toward Jesus so we keep him in view and allow him to be the primary influence […]

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