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March on the Rooftop Week 4

In Matthew 18:21-35, Jesus tells the story of a servant who was severely in debt to the king.  Despite the fact that the king forgave his enormous debt, the servant refused to forgive another man just a small debt.  The king was very unhappy that his servant did not show the man his same kindness….

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March on the Rooftop Week 3

This week, we are finishing up in Luke by revisiting the story of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15:21-32.  Not everyone in the story was happy about the son coming home, or the fact that the father threw a big party for him!  The older brother who had obeyed his father all along was found…

Pastor Mark’s eNote – One March, Two Aprils, Three Miracles

       So, there’s this really pregnant giraffe named April—15 months worth of pregnant, in fact—and any day now (they’ve been saying for weeks), she will give birth to a 150-pound, 6-foot-tall baby. And, oh yeah, she’ll do that while standing up. Now, I find all of that really amazing, though I’m told it…

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March on the Rooftop Week 2

Forgiveness is deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay. This week we spent some time with one of Jesus’ most well known parables, The Prodigal Son. Kids learned that this kids who thought he had it all together, took his dad’s money and blew it in a very short time. When…

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March on the Rooftop Week 1

Sin broke our relationship with God beyond repair, until He sent his only Son who paid for our sin with his blood.  Jesus made it possible for to experience God’s forgiveness and have a restored relationship with him.  We have been forgiven, therefore we must forgive in return.  Forgiveness is deciding that someone who has…