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And after taking the cup and giving thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood, the blood of the covenant, that is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. (Matthew 26:27-28)There was no command in the Old Testament Law requiring any particular drink while celebrating the Passover. The key element is the lamb that is sacrificed and eaten. In this Passover meal, however, the lamb is very conspicu»

“No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care” Theodore Roosevelt In February, popular Australian TV celebrity Charlotte Dawson took her own life. As I was pondering this article trying to gain inspiration, my wife Helen arrived home from work with the news that one of her work colleagues has committed suicide. According to SANE Australia (a mental health education organisation) mental illness affects approximately 20% of the population in which 14% suffer from anxiety related illnesses while 6% depression related illnesses (I would ima ...

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Keep on Keepin’ On Weekly Devotions and Prayer Guide Devotion for Sept. 26 – Oct. 2 – Rejoicing and Remembering Think as you read: What role do your memories of church and your Christian walk play in your service to God today? Read 1 Thessalonians 1 Explore God’s Word - What did Paul, Silas, and Timothy remember about the Thessalonians (v. 3)? - Why were Paul and his friends convinced that God had chosen the Thessalonia»
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In the spirit of celebrating all things GREEN this coming Saturday, it is my pleasure to place on our monthly food pedestal one of my absolute favorite “addictions:”  spinach!  Hopefully you already know and love this gorgeous green which “has more demonstrated health benefits than almost any other food” (SuperFoods Rx, Steven Pratt, M.D., and Kathy Matthews).  But if spinach is anything less than a DAILY part of your diet, please stic»
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I have always loved Christmas Eve’s candle lighting service. But six years ago, on December 24, 2005, I knew I would not be going to our church’s service that night. It was a very dark day for meI had spent most of it in bed, alternating between crying and trying to sleep. Less than 48 hours prior, at the 20-week ultrasound of my fifth child, I had learned the baby within me had a couple abnormalities that could prove “fatal,” my doctor h»
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… and I’m not just talking about the White Stripes album. Today I was reading Matthew (if you haven’t already noticed, I’ve been reading through this book for a while now), and I was startled by the words “Get behind me Satan!” coming from Jesus’ mouth. The surprising part wasn’t so much that he said them, but rather who he said them to: “Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Je»
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The other day I was reading my Bible (pauses for effect) because I am holy and stuff, and something leapt from the page and lodged in my vast cerebrum. I was perusing the book of Matthew. In it I came across the story of Jesus going into the wilderness right after his baptism. It’s worth noting that I was reading from The Message. Leave Eugene out of this. I like reading The Message sometimes because of its narrative style. It reads like a stor»
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While some denominations recognize as many as seven sacraments, the Church of the Nazarene recognizes two: baptism and communion (the Lord’s Supper, as they call it). In their Preamble and Articles of Faith the Church of the Nazarene addresses communion. XIII. The Lord’s Supper We believe that the Memorial and Communion Supper instituted by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is essentially a New Testament sacrament, declarative of His sacrific»