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Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday takes its name from the Latin word for “commandment,” as we remember when Jesus told his disciples, “A new commandment I give to you: Love one another.”  We mark the official end of Lent by receiving individual absolution, or forgiveness.  We also remember the first Lord’s Supper and the washing of the disciples’ […]

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The Price of Spiritual Success

From the outside looking in, our walking together through the forty days of Lent does not seem nearly as exciting as the cheerfulness of Christmas or the elation of Easter, which we will experience in a couple short weeks.  Yet there is much joy to be found!  There’s a great reason to rejoice!  God blesses […]

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We All Need Reconciling

Yesterday is history.  Tomorrow is a mystery.  Today is a gift; that’s why we call it the present.”  This short statement speaks volumes about our new life in Christ.  Yesterday is history—in Christ, all our sins have been paid for, forgiven, and cast away as far as the east is from the west.  Tomorrow is […]

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Jesus, Refuge of the Weary

During Jesus’ earthly ministry, countless people saw Him. But not everyone came to see Him by faith for who He truly is: the blessed One who comes and saves them in the Name of the Lord. People today often “see” Jesus from a safe distance, but they refuse to see Him for the Savior He […]

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“Special, Not So Special, Special”

At the end of Moses’ long and storied life, the Scriptures say, “His eye was undimmed, and his vigor unabated” (Deuteronomy 34:7). Nevertheless, the day came for even Moses to lay down and let go of his life. Perched atop Mount Nebo, Moses may have reflected on the high points of his 120 years and […]

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