Isaiah 25:1; John 1:1-2 O Lord our God, long-suffering and full of compassion: Be present with us as we enter this season in which we recall our Savior’s sufferings and celebrate his triumph. Give us your Holy Spirit, so that as we acknowledge our sins and implore your pardon, we may also have the strength […]

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Sin Destroys Our Sense of Responsibility Sin destroys our innocence and relationships. And sin also destroys our sense of responsibility. In the garden, our character became tarnished. In the Garden of Eden narrative, God confronts Adam and Eve with their sin. Their response back to God is indicative of the human experience throughout time. Adam […]

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Sin Destroys Our Relationships First, sin destroys our relationship with God. As we have seen, upon learning that they were naked, Adam and Eve hid from God: “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid” (v. 10). I believe the natural response for an unrepentant sinner […]

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Sin Destroys Our Innocence Last week we read in Genesis 3:7 that when Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, “Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked.”  I believe two things took place in the lives of Adam and Eve at that moment. First, they experienced guilt […]

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Shame in the Garden (Genesis 3:9-13, Zephaniah 3:17-19 NASB) Text: Genesis 3:9-13 (NIV) 9 But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”  10 He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.” 11 And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten […]

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On a beautiful Saturday morning, women of all ages gathered to celebrate the Journey of Jesus Christ.  We focused on the encounter between Jesus and Mary in John 12, when she anointed Jesus with a costly perfume. Special Guest, Major Barbara Shiels (R ), shared a message of hope and a challenge to the women […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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