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January on the Rooftop Week 5

  On Sunday we studied Luke 4:1-13. Last week we learned about John the Baptist and how he baptized Jesus and proclaimed him as Christ, the Lamb of God. This week we go with Jesus straight from his baptism to the wilderness where he was tempted by Satan. This week, kids learned that Jesus used…

Funny

Pastor Mark’s eNote – Christians Are Funny People

        Christians are funny people. There’s the gossipy, judgmental, prim and proper sort (“Interesting dress Mrs. Gant is wearing!” “I guess her teenage daughter got tired of it.” “You know, I hear that she and her husband are having problems.” “Hardly a surprise.” “We’ll have to pray for them.” “Yes, let’s.”) There…

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January on the Rooftop Week 4

  In John 1:19-42 we read about Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan River by his cousin, John the Baptist. John announced to the crowd, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29 NIV. Our bottom line this week is: Discovering what God says helps you follow Jesus. By…

I Am...

Pastor Mark’s eNote – I Am…

        I am a sinner, a person of unclean lips and impure thoughts.  I am flawed, deeply and profoundly.  I am a wastrel, squandering my moments, my money, myself, living a half-life of littleness that thinks itself big.  And I am strangely and wonderfully made, a little lower than the angels, bearing…

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January on the Rooftop Week 3

  This week we studied from Luke 2:41-52 where we journeyed to Jerusalem when Jesus was just 12 years old. Mary and Joseph had already begun their journey home when they discovered that Jesus wasn’t with them. They turned around and found Jesus in His Father’s house, where he knew that he needed to be….

eNote - Our Generation

Pastor Mark’s eNote – Our Generation

        There’s an old saying, “The church is always one generation away from extinction.” Do you believe that? I’m not sure I do, for the simple reason that God is involved here. It is not entirely up to us to keep this thing going; the Holy Spirit is at work; and if…