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As the Rain and Snow Fall

Posted by Jennifer Holz on

As we prepare to enter the month of May, it’s good to get one final April snowfall on the ground! I’m reminded today of Isaiah’s words (55:10-11): “As the rain and snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth…so is my word...

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Tags: e-blast, unstuck

City Engagement Focus: Life Network

Posted by Laura Mueller on

Just as we see Christ meeting tangible needs as well as spiritual needs, we partner with organizations both locally and globally who share this vision of holistic gospel ministry. We volunteer with and financially support 20 non-profits in Colorado Springs who care for and empower the most...

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Tags: city engagement, life network, city engagement monthly focus

At the Cross

Posted by Tim McConnell on

Christ has died. Christ has risen. Christ will come again. Together on Easter Sunday we lifted up the great mystery and glorious truth once again. What an Easter we had! I could not be prouder of our church, the witness to Jesus we offered our city and how in love we are with our Savior! It was...

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Tags: e-blast, easter, the cross

Day 40

Posted by Katie Fowler on

Saturday, April 20 Today's Passage: John 19:31-42 Now it was the day of Preparation, and the next day was to be a special Sabbath. Because the Jewish leaders did not want the bodies left on the crosses during the Sabbath, they asked Pilate to have the legs broken and the bodies taken...

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Day 39

Posted by Katie Fowler on

Friday, April 19 Today's Passage: John 19:1-30 Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head. They clothed him in a purple robe and went up to him again and again, saying, “Hail, king of the...

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Day 38

Posted by Katie Fowler on

Thursday, April 18 Today's Passage: John 13:1-17 It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. The evening meal was in progress...

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Day 37

Posted by Katie Fowler on

Wednesday, April 17 Today's Passage: 2 Corinthians 12:6-10 Even if I should choose to boast, I would not be a fool, because I would be speaking the truth. But I refrain, so no one will think more of me than is warranted by what I do or say, or because of these surpassingly great...

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Fluctuat Nec Mergitur

Posted by Tim McConnell on

The Latin motto of the city of Paris is “Fluctuat Nec Mergitur.” It is a mariner’s saying meaning “buffeted but never sunk,” as though a ship were hit on every side by waves, but never swamped; tempest-tossed, she never goes down. We think of that as we grieve the...

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Tags: e-blast, easter, the cross

Day 36

Posted by Katie Fowler on

Tuesday, April 16 Today's Passage: Mark 9:30-37 They left that place and passed through Galilee. Jesus did not want anyone to know where they were, because he was teaching his disciples. He said to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men. They...

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Day 35

Posted by Katie Fowler on

Monday, April 15 Today's Passage: Matthew 16:21-26 From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the...

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