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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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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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18March 2013

by: Doug Hayes

Today You Will Be With Me in Paradise

Not three months ago we celebrated the birth of Jesus, God incarnate, in a lowly stable.  This week, as we remember his death for us, we see him suspended on a cross between two common criminals.  Having been born among the lowly beasts of the field, he now submits himself to a humiliating death with the most despised and rejected of men.  Just as Isaiah prophesied, it had now...

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11March 2013

by: Mark Prater

“Father Forgive Them” Luke 23:32-37

“Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. And Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.’ And they cast lots to divide his garments. And the people stood by, watching, but the...

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9March 2013

by: Brian Vander Weide

"Not As I Will"

(Blog Manger’s note: this post continues a Lenten series offered by CFC pastors through late February and all of March. May it feed your soul and deepen your affections for Christ.) Gethsemane.  Just the name of this garden on the slopes of the Mount of Olives evokes profound emotions for Christians.  It was here, on the night of the last supper, Jesus went with his disciples...

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4March 2013

by: Tim Shorey

The Washing of Feet

“Now…when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end…knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. Then...

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2March 2013

by: Jared Mellinger

Man of Sorrows

Isaiah 53:3 “He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.” Pause and fix your eyes on the man of sorrows. Be astonished once again, or maybe for the first time, by the title of humility and shame ascribed to the sovereign Lord: “Man of...

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