Oh how He yearns to gather us…

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He grieves over our rebellion, yet persists in His great love and desire to make us His own;

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click> How He yearns to gather us as a hen gathers her chicks

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Thank you, Pastor Mark.

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And thanks to flickr and piratetuba, for the photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Freedom from having to worry about yourself where God is concerned

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Freedom from all of that inward stuff…and then free to love and live life outward.

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 click > What the freedom of the Christian life results in 

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Thanks, Pastor Mark.

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And thanks to flickr and lindes, for the photo. 

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Satan attacks Jesus’ identity…and now…

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… he is going after us.

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Pastor Mark’s sermon for the 1st Sunday in Lent, 2013:

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 click > The devil attacks Jesus’ identity

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Thank you, Pastor Mark.

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And thanks to flickr and A.Currell, for the photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The meaning of Lent, to us… and ‘cat theology’

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Listen in to Pastor Mark’s Ash Wednesday sermon for 2013:

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 > The meaning of Lent, for us… and cat theology

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Thanks, Pastor Mark.

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And thanks to flickr and Eleanor Bricetti, for the photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9 Things that Everybody Should ‘Give Up’ for Lent

May God grant us the wisdom to know ourselves; the courage to admit our sins; and the grace to receive God’s never failing mercy and forgiveness.”

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1) COMPLAINING  –  there is much to be thankful for.

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2) WORRY – there are things to be concerned about, but nothing to worry about.

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3) DISCOURAGEMENT – God is for you, not against you.

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4) BITTERNESS – it’s like poisoning yourself. How smart is that?

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5) HATRED – forgive and watch your future come alive!

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6) GOSSIPING – speak well of your neighbor, you might just see him/her return the favor. 

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7) BLAMING – be part of the solution, not the problem.

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8) STAYING AWAY FROM CHURCH – provide your family with a firm foundation of faith, learn about the message of God’s love from the Bible and share problems, make friends, and be renewed in hope and thank God for another week of life.  And it’s free!

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…and the final thing to ‘Give Up’ during Lent? 

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9) GIVING UP – hang in there!! Even with all it’s problems, life is a good and gracious gift!

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by Pastor Mark Anderson of  Lutheran Church of the Master Corona del Mar, CA

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The Transfiguration of our Lord reveals Jesus as God…and us as…well…’us’.

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This one is not easy to listen to.

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It exposes me and my desire to avoid certain things and my desire to not enter into the areas where I was meant to go.

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> The Transfiguration shows us Jesus…Peter shows us…us.

 

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Thank you, Pastor Mark, for your sermon for Transfiguration Sunday 2013.

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And thanks to flickr and drewmaust, for the photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“The Ten Commandments Do Not Apply to Christians”

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That statement might pique somebody’s interest. 

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Pastor Mark comments on portions of Gerhard Forde’s book, “Where God Meets Man”

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click here >  What the law intends

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And thanks to flickr and Connie Sue2, for the photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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