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Hope Lives

On April 10, on Fox and Friends, Bill O’Reilly said: “No one knows if Jesus’ resurrection really happened.” If you were asked to prove the Resurrection as fact, could you? 1 Corinthians 15 includes the oldest-known New Testament passage… a CREED written shortly after the events that it records. This creed has 4 simple parts…

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Creative Communion

This week’s communion was more wonderful than I’ve experienced before. Instead of the normal: deacons in suits, sitting up front, folding the cloth, serving the silver platters… we shared the bread and juice in a different way; and it was so good, I recommend it to you, too!

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Done.

It was Friday afternoon and he was tired. He had looked forward to this moment the whole week. Actually, he had anticipated this moment his entire life. He was finally finishing the work that his Dad told him to take care of. Even as the last nail went in, He felt a sense of satisfaction. ‘It’s finished,’ thought…

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Done.

Jesus said, “It is Finished!” Read about it how The Empty Tomb offers you a Full Life.
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The Greatness of the Gospel

The word ‘gospel’ literally means ‘the story of God.’ It is the good news. It is the message of hope, of peace, and of grace… the message of salvation. In 1 Cor. 15:1-4, the Apostle Paul outlines the three parts of the gospel: the death, the burial, and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The gospel was first on the lips of our Lord when He began His ministry: ‘The kingdom if God is at hand, repent and believe the gospel.’ And the gospel was the last thing Jesus talked about before ascending to Heaven: ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature…” (Mark 1:15, 16:15)

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Handling the Ups & Downs of Life

In Exodus 15, we catch up with the people of Israel on the proverbial ‘mountain-top.’ They had just witnessed the greatest victory in the history of their nation. They were up, way up. Yet if you read through to the end of the chapter, they have traveled three days without water in a parched desert and they are thirsty. Excitement spread as they saw water in the distance. Is it a mirage? No – it’s the real thing! They ran to drink. Oh no, it’s stagnate. It’s bitter, not to mention dangerous. Just three days after their emotional high, they find themselves tired and thirsty, in the lowest of emotional valleys.

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