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Day 6

Posted by Katie Fowler on

Tuesday, March 12 Today's Passage: Acts 4:1-12 The priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees came up to Peter and John while they were speaking to the people. They were greatly disturbed because the apostles were teaching the people, proclaiming in Jesus the...

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He Substituted Himself

Posted by Tim McConnell on

What on earth does "He Substituted Himself" mean? Well, it means God, in Christ, put Himself in our place. He took on the unavoidable results of what we had done so that we could enjoy the unassailable benefits of what He had done. He died for us so we could live to Him. That’s what we are...

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Tags: e-blast, the cross

Day 5

Posted by Katie Fowler on

Monday, March 11 Today's Passage: Acts 2:14, 22-33 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say.   “Fellow Israelites, listen to...

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Sunday, March 10

Posted by Katie Fowler on

Sunday, March 10 Today's Passage: 1 Corinthians 1:17-24 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel—not with wisdom and eloquence, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are...

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Day 4

Posted by Katie Fowler on

Saturday, March 9 Today's Passage: Matthew 26:27-28 Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. Questions for...

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Day 3

Posted by Katie Fowler on

Friday, March 8 Today's Passage: Psalm 51:1-12  Have mercy on me, O God,     according to your unfailing love;according to your great compassion    blot out my transgressions.Wash away all my iniquity    and...

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What's Happening - Week of March 10

Posted by Laura Mueller on

HERE'S WHAT'S COMING UP NEXT WEEK AT FIRST PRES: VIEW THE FULL CALENDAR Sunday, March 10 Join us for worship Sunday at 8:30, 9, 10 or 11 a.m. as we start our sermon series, The Cross. Pastor Tim McConnell will preach from  1 Corinthians 1:17-24. Adult Sunday Communities meet at...

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Tags: happenings

Day 2

Posted by Katie Fowler on

Thursday, March 7 Today's Passage: Genesis 3:1-13 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” The woman said to the serpent, “We may...

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Give Back the Blessing - 2019 Recipients

Posted by Laura Mueller on

God pours out His blessings on us, and one way we show gratitude is by giving back. Each year on Palm Sunday, we take a special offering called Give Back the Blessing to provide tangible help to one City Engagement Partner and one Global Mission Partner Meet this year’s Give Back the...

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Tags: egypt, family life services, gbtb, give back the blessing, gbtb 2019

My Sin Put Him There

Posted by Greg Hartnett on

What is Lent About? We’re not observing Lent because we’re wondering what is going to happen in 40 days. (Spoiler: the tomb is empty! Jesus is risen!) But this is still an important season. We walk through Lent as a formative discipline. We contemplate the gravity of our sin...

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Tags: ash wednesday, lent

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