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Lent Scripture Reading for March 24

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Today's Passage Matthew 7:13–14 13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Questions for Reflection 1...

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Lent Scripture Reading for March 21

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Today's Passage John 15:1–13 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. 3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken...

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Lent Scripture Reading for February 19

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Today's Passage John 10:22–42 22 Then came the Festival of Dedication at Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was in the temple courts walking in Solomon’s Colonnade. 24 The Jews who were there gathered around him, saying, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are...

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Advent Devotional for December 17

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Watch and share videos from our pastors and staff on our Facebook by following @firstprescos. Today's Passage John 8:12 12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of...

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Advent Devotional for December 3

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Watch and share videos from our pastors and staff on our Facebook by following @firstprescos. Today's Passage Isaiah 40:28–31 28 Do you not know?   Have you not heard?   The Lord is the everlasting God,   the Creator of the ends of the earth. ...

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Light + Life Devotion for July 29

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Rejoicing Comes in the Morning John Goodale, Pastor of Caring Ministries Today's Passage Psalm 30 1 I will exalt you, Lord,   for you lifted me out of the depths   and did not let my enemies gloat over me.2 Lord my God, I called to you for help,   and you...

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Depending On the Lord

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Each year, our nation celebrates the day when our Declaration of Independence came into being. In contrast to this annual day when our country celebrates this declaration of independence, each day becomes an opportunity for Christ's followers to declare our dependence upon Him. We do this...

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Tags: vacation bible school, hope community church, pandemic, of thee i sing, john goodale, nate stratman

'No One Hurts Alone'

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This past week many of us followed Hurricane Dorian’s path of destruction. Though we did so from a safe distance here in Colorado, none of us are immune from life’s sudden storms that can abruptly turn our lives upside down. One of our First Pres values is “No one hurts...

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Tags: eblast, world renew, humanize me, hurricane dorian, del camino connection

Great Questions

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To this day, I can still remember where I was and what I was doing when a woman I was dating at the time asked me the question: “Where do you see this relationship heading?” (I must have answered it OK, because she’s been married to me for 28 years!) Questions can lead to...

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Tags: e-blast, great question

Military Ministry at First Pres

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Central to Colorado Springs’ many military installations, First Pres brings Light and Life to our entire military community of active duty and retired personnel, veterans and their families. With a lead pastor who served as an Army Chaplain and many members who have served and are...

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