‘Romans’ is coming…

 

This is from Luther’s preface to his commentary on the Book of Romans:

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 “This Epistle is really the chief part of the New Testament and the very purest Gospel, and is worthy not only that every Christian should know it word for word, by heart, but occupy himself with it every day, as the daily bread of the soul. It can never be read or pondered too much, and the more it is dealt with the more precious it becomes, and the better it tastes.”

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Next week, Pastor Mark will start an in-depth Bible study on the Book of Romans. If all goes well, we will record these classes and put them up on this site for your edification.

So…stay tuned for Romans!

(I’m going to start reading a chapter or two a day, until then, so I won’t be completely out in left field when the class starts)

If anyone happens to live in Orange County, CA (or nearby), you are, of course, invited to join us on Tuedays at 7pm for the class.   BYOB  (but, if you don’t have a Bible, we have extras for you to use)

 

 

 

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Thanks to flickr and kfergos, for the photo.
 
 
 
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Easter 2012 Message

 

The tomb was sealed…but now the doors are open…for us.

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click  Good Friday People become Easter Sunday People

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Thanks, Pastor Mark.
And thanks to flickr and verbo 10, for the photo.
 
 
 
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Happy Easter!

          No tomb could hold Him.

          No tomb will hold you.

       

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Thanks to flickr and Sharon & Jerry Adkisson, for the photo.
 
 
 
 
 
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How God ties us to the Cross and Resurrection

 

Pastor Mark’s Good Friday sermon for April 6th, 2012:

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click > How God ties us to the cross and resurrection

 

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There are a few rough spots (not too many) in the recording due to some gremlins in our sound system and an aging and rusty (literally) sound board. We plan on getting  a new one, soon. If anyone would like to help us in any way toward that end, it would be greatly appreciated.

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Thanks, Pastor Mark.

 

And thanks to flickr and Waiting for the Word, for the photo.

 

 

 

 

 

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A blessed Good Friday to you all.

If you can find a service of Tenebrae this evening, you will find it to be a moving experience of Good Friday. It helps to bring home the gravity of it all.

The last day of Jesus’ life on earth…what did he do? Why did he do it?

I know it’s not Maundy Thursday, yet.  But I wanted folks to hear this sermon on Jesus’ last day of life on earth before he was crucified. What he choose to do with his disciples. To hear and understand the “new commandment” that he gave to them, and that He still gives to us.

And then look at ourselves and take stock of how well we are following that new commandment. And to have renewed understanding of why there even had to be a Holy Week…and a cross.

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                click > The Last Day of Jesus’ Life 

Try and listen at a time when you won’t be interrupted, and try to listen to the entire message. Thanks.

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Thanks, Pastor Mark.
And thank to flickr and Uergevic, for the photo.
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One of the Most Important things that Holy Week does for us.

Who are we?   Who are you?  And what does that have to do with Holy Week, 2012?

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Listen in to Pastor Mark’s sermon on Palm Sunday, 4-1-’12 :

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_   click here > Holy Week returns us to that old schoolhouse

 

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Thanks, Pastor Mark.
And thanks to flickr and EC Leatherberry, for the photo of the old schoolhouse in Minnesota.
 
 
 
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