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Let Our Life Sing

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Arise and sing! Our Lord is risen! He is alive! Easter Sunday services have always been some of my favorite. The joy, the anticipation, the fulfilment of all God’s promises. The freedom from the weight of sin and the hope of salvation through Jesus Christ.Three years ago, my understanding of Easter changed. Three years ago, Easter was celebrated just after the unexpected death of our adult daughter. Three years ago, Easter was filled with sadness and tears rather than joy and...

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Posted by Caroline Poe with 2 Comments

"Come Thou Fount" a Deeper Understanding

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Have you ever sung something and then realized that you don't know what you are saying? That happened to me in the hymn, “Come Thou Fount." There are a few words in this hymn that we don't use in today's language. I probably sang it 100 times before asking myself, "What does ebenezer or fetter mean?" Well for those of you who don't know, here is the explanation: "Ebenezer" means "Stone of help" Found in 1 Samuel 7:12. The Lord had responded to Israel's repentance and also Samuel's...

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Posted by Matt Bowen

God Knows Everything

This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.Matthew 26:28 God knows everything. Everything. Isn't that a little mind-boggling when you stop to think about it for longer than just a moment? Depending on where we are in life, it can be unsettling or comforting. He made this world and all it contains -- including us -- and knows how and why it all works. He knows all about us and where to find us (Psalm 139). He comes looking for us when we're...

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Posted by Kathy Raines

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