Lambasted by gossip, slander, doubt and hate, what did Jesus do? Did he pack it in, saying, “You’re right. I am just a simple carpenter. My journey, my mission ends here”? Did he throw in the towel and say, “I can’t do it! I can’t go to Jerusalem to be killed. I can’t take this […]

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Mark 6:1-6 History teems with epic expeditions and victorious voyages: Magellan’s triumphant voyage around the globe in the 1500s Lewis and Clark’s remarkable excursion to the American west in the 1800s Apollo 11’s momentous moon landing in 1969 History also records plenty of troublesome trips and ruinous journeys: Christopher Columbus’ attempt to reach India in […]

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By now you’ve most likely heard about Embrace. You’ve either seen it online or heard about it through the grapevine. If you’ve started an Embrace group and still aren’t sure it’s worth your time or you’ve wondered if you should start; the testimony below might help you understand what can happen in the space that Embrace provides. […]

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The best way to learn this language of lament is to enter into the prayers made available to us.  These are intimate windows into the human soul, the creation condition, and the heart of God. Let’s consider Psalm 13, a lament of King David: David is at the end of his rope. He is tired […]

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But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” The Lord is good to those […]

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Join us in processing the last few devotions by grabbing a notebook, or take notes on your phone or computer. Places along the Path Bread is an ancient food enjoyed by many different nationalities. Bread is sometimes just a familiar, everyday staple, but other times it is a rare and delicious delicacy. What is your favorite […]

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John 6:25-59 Jesus is the Bread of Life. He is the living bread. He is the portion that makes eternal life possible.  He is the living portion that causes us to rise from the lifelessness of our sins and to live always in newness of life. When we are buried in hopelessness, he is the […]

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John 6:1-15, 47-51 If you journey to Fisherman’s Wharf you must stop at Boudin Sourdough Bakery. The fragrance alone will lure you inside. Boudin’s has been making sourdough bread since 1849. Boudin’s started baking sourdough bread before the Civil War. Boudin’s started baking sourdough bread before the invention of telephones, automobiles and radios. Boudin’s has […]

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This isn’t just any appointment and promotions announcement, this announcement directly affects our Women’s Ministries Department. Just like the last announcement  is bringing changes to Central Women, we’ll also be welcoming a new leader in the role of  Territorial Secretary for Women’s Ministries to our department and saying goodbye to Colonel Dorothy! Read the announcements below. Join […]

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Miracles are the common currency of heaven.  The feeding of the five thousand was just a little loose change spilling from a hole in the pocket. It is the only miracle recorded by all four Gospels.  Of the four, only John gives the interpretation. All day long Jesus had given himself to the crowd, one by […]

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