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Lent Scripture Reading for March 29

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Today's Passage John 17:1–5 After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. 2 For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. 3...

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The Truth

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Jesus' trial before Pilate reveals the conflict of kingdoms that has traumatized human life since it's beginning. Pilate and the Sanhedrin use force motivated by fear in order to maintain their grip on power. But Jesus does not do this. Bystanders would have described Jesus as the weak one and...

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Lent Scripture Reading for March 11

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Today's Passage Matthew 5:27–32 27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it...

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Lent Scripture Reading for February 25

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Today's Passage John 12:37–50 37 Even after Jesus had performed so many signs in their presence, they still would not believe in him. 38 This was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet:       “Lord, who has believed our message and       to...

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Advent Devotional for December 19

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Watch and share videos from our pastors and staff on our Facebook by following @firstprescos. Today's Passage Galatians 4:4–7 4 But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption...

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Advent Devotional for December 11

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Watch and share videos from our pastors and staff on our Facebook by following @firstprescos. Today's Passage Isaiah 40:1–11 40 Comfort, comfort my people,   says your God.2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,   and proclaim to her that her   hard service has...

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Light + Life Devotion for August 13

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Use God's Grace Junior McGarrahan, Pastor for Adult Education Today's Passage Galatians 5:13–18 13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in...

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Light + Life Devotion for July 23

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Obedience Is Not Perfection Junior McGarrahan, Pastor for Adult Education Today's Passage Philippians 3:12–21 12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers...

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Advent Devotional Week 1: A Joy Exercise

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Meditation by Eunice McGarrahan, Pastor of Adult Education John 16:16-22 The disciples are thoroughly confused by their long conversation with Jesus (John 13-16). He's told them about His death, resurrection and the coming of the Holy Spirit. They just don't understand it. They are...

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Tags: advent, time for joy, worship, advent devotionals 2018

Things That Matter

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One of our college students was sitting in a common area at Pikes Peak Community College with his laptop open and the First Pres logo visible on the back of the screen. Another student noticed it and asked what it meant. When told that’s it was the logo for his church, the questioner...

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