The Implications Of The Empty Tomb By: Commissioner Carol Seiler

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John 20gives us a glimpse of the first experience of the empty tomb, and Mary Magdalene’s bewilderment in verse 2, “they have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him.” As I reflect on some of her feelings of fear and shock, I wonder if…

Holy Saturday With The Singing Company and Families

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  “…He went and preached to the spirits in prison.” (1 Peter 3:19) Holy Saturday is the day of “Great Silence.” We know the hope that Easter Sunday will bring, but it is not quite upon us. At this point, Jesus is dead and His body is lying in a stone tomb, guarded by armed…

Good Friday With The Singing Company and Families

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  “And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross!” (Philippians 2:8) Good Friday. This is the day of confrontation between God’s boundless love and the sin of all humanity. The day that brings everything to a breaking point, not only in terms of Holy…

Holy Week: Maundy Thursday With The Singing Company and Families

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“And He said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.”                             (Luke 22:15) “Before Jesus died He longed to share one last meal with His disciples. Knowing He only had a few days left; Jesus…

A View From The Other Side…. By: Colonel Dawn Heatwole

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I’ve read and preached on the Easter story more times than I can count.  I’ve preached it from every angle, but this year, something new hit me as I read the story from the other side.  I read the story this year as a mom who has a son who will turn 30 this year. …

Holy Tuesday: With The Singing Company And Families

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“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” (Mark 11:24) “Fig trees were quite common in the Middle East and were one of the first plants cultivated by humans. An average fig tree would be about 30 feet tall and provided delicious fruit…

Throughout Holy Week Devotionals

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As we’ve shared in the blog post from Friday, April 11 our Territorial Leaders of Women’s Ministries are bringing us devotional thoughts during Holy Week. Lt. Colonel Rebecca Sjogren today, Monday April 14, Colonel Dawn Heatwole on Wednesday April 16 and Commissioner Carol Seiler on Good Friday, April 18. On the in between days we…

Holy Week Post One: Triumphal Entry Into Jerusalem By: Lt. Colonel Rebecca Sjogren

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Back in the late 1980’s my husband Dan and I took our first Biblical Education Trip (BET) to Israel. That trip brought alive in my mind and soul, the villages and countryside where Jesus taught his disciples, both men and women, and where he ministered lovingly to the marginalized. The amazing country side was a…

Holy Week Blog Series From Our Leaders

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Our Women’s Ministries Territorial Leaders: Commissioner Carol Seiler, Colonel Dawn Heatwole and Lt. Colonel Rebecca Sjogren will each bring us a devotional blog entry based on the events that take place before and after Jesus death and of course, his resurrection. Be sure to follow along, starting next Monday, April 14.  

The Challenge Of The Disciplines By: Captain Rhegan Stansbury

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 Spiritual disciplines help us to exercise our faith and grow closer in our relationship with God. The disciplines vary and include but are not limited to: solitude, silence, fasting, frugality, chastity, secrecy and sacrifice, study, worship, celebration, service, prayer, fellowship, confession, and  submission.  Last week I asked my facebook friends what their favorite spiritual discipline was and…