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“Father, Forgive Them”

April 6, 2020


Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” (Luke 23:34)


As Jesus hung dying on the cross, he spoke what are traditionally called the “seven last words” of Jesus, but which are more accurat...

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SPC Newsletter April 2020


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“I Love a Parade”

April 4, 2020


The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!” (Matthew 21:9)


My favorite Palm Sunday story is about the...

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“Danger and Glee”

April 3, 2020


“Five times I have received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I received a stoning. Three times I was shipwrecked; for a night and a day I was adrift at sea; on frequent journeys, in danger from rivers, danger ...

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“Planning for the Future”

April 1, 2020


For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)


            In 597 BCE, the Babylon...

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“Water and Fire”

March 31, 2020


1But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. 2When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overw...

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“Stop, Take a Deep Breath”

March 30, 2020

Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, ‘So may the gods do to me, and more also, if I do not make your life like the life of one of them by this time tomorrow.’ Then he was afraid; he got up and fled for his life, and came to Beer-sheba, which belongs t...

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March 28, 2020


But Ruth said, “Do not press me to leave you or to turn back from following you!
Where you go, I will go; where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God.  Where you die, I will die—there will I be buried. May the Lord...

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“Suffering and Redemption”

March 27, 2020


“And he (Jesus) said to them, ‘I am deeply grieved, even to death; remain here, and keep awake.’ And going a little farther, he threw himself on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. He said, &lsq...

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“Lonely and Afraid”

March 26, 2020


“The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.”  (Psalm 145:18)

There have been times in my life when I have felt alone.  Times where I feel that no one understands me or that no one has experienced ...

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