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31March 2013

by: Rob Flood

Transforming Empty

(Blog Manager’s Note: this is part of a Lenten series being offered by the pastors of CFC) Words carry meaning. They carry concepts. They communicate thoughts and often capture emotion. Words matter, even when the word is “empty.” From the beginning of the Bible, the concept of empty is tied to a problem that God intends to fix. Consider Genesis...

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30March 2013

by: Mark Prater

Into Your hands

(Blog Manager’s Note: this is part of a Lenten series being offered by the pastors of CFC) Confident Final Words Just before Jesus died, he called out to his Father saying, “Into your hands I commit my spirit,” (Luke 23:46).  These last words signify a confidence that upon his last breath he would be in the presence of his Father.  But what about us?  Could...

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29March 2013

by: Andy Farmer

It is Finished

(Blog Manager’s Note: this is part of a Lenten series being offered by the pastors of CFC) Scripture John 19:28-30—“After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), ‘I thirst.’ A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth.  When Jesus had...

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28March 2013

by: Jacob Young

A Life toward Pastoral Ministry part 2

Have you ever been fearful about ministry? You know – you’re in charge of this or that (like a blog post!) and you’re worried that it’s not going to be as effective as it could be because of course, you always mess things up and this is serious because it’s God’s work and if you mess it up people will give you that look like “Here’s a trophy for...

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27March 2013

by: Tim Shorey

Praying for the Sick

On Sunday, March 17, the CFC family experienced an extraordinary moment of grace as we heard from three who are walking through seasons of profound trial with life-threatening disease. Their testimonies of sorrow, faith, and grace moved us into a moment of sacred family love and collective cries for the mercy of God. Today we offer these testimonies to stir faith, inspire prayer, and awaken...

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26March 2013

by: Ramona Doyle

Impossible to Fall...

A Sesame Scare I was reminded recently of a trip our family made to Sesame Place some twenty-five years ago. Our oldest daughter was four and we were taking her and our niece for a day of fun in a theme park geared entirely toward children. As a part of our ‘experience’ I decided to take the girls to the climbing net. For those of you who have never been to Sesame Place, this is a...

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25March 2013

by: Joseph Stigora

Behold Your Son

(Blog Manager’s Note: this is part of a Lenten series being offered by the pastors of CFC) A Tragic Moment Recently we have grieved with a dear family over the loss of their son.   Tragedies like this remind us that we live in a world that is not as it should be. We look to the Lord for comfort, strength, and the hope that, one day, all things will be made new through him and...

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23March 2013

by: Joel Shorey

"I Thirst" - John 19:28-29

(Blog Manager’s Note: this is part of a Lenten series being offered by the pastors of CFC. Also we encourage our readers to check out the following link for further reflection on the Holy Season in which we find ourselves. http://www.sovereigngraceministries.org/blogs/sgm/post/Walt-Alexander-What-in-the-World-is-Holy-Week.aspx ) What Kind of Thirst? John 19:28, 29—“After...

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22March 2013

by: Alex Chen

Helping Relationships part 2

(part 1 appeared on March 15) Week In, Week Out Ministry In any given week, people have problems and will seek out either advice that will be either good or bad. People will pass that onto others. That advice could be life-giving medicine to the body of Christ, or corrupt the body like deadly cancer. How do we ensure the multiplication of healthy life-giving advice? In addition, we are...

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21March 2013

by: Gerard Snyder

Of Beatles and Burdens

50! I’ve had two events happen recently, seemingly unrelated, that got me to thinking.  I just turned 50 (relatively important), and I rediscovered the Beatles album Abbey Road (relatively unimportant).  Well, I didn’t ‘rediscover’ it like it was lost to history, but now that I can convert my vinyl records to digital, I can listen to it for the first time in...

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