Passion Week Devotion 4.21.19

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Joy Devotion by Saera Eanes John 20:11-18 11 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb. 12 And she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. 13 They said to her, “Woman, why are you …

Passion Week Devotion 4.20.19

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Anticipation Devotion by Amy Hall When I was a child, Easter was one of the most special times of the year. Spring had arrived and the coming of Easter meant that we could look forward to a visit from the Easter Bunny.  The anticipation was thick – you could almost touch it! Waiting for Easter morning to arrive was the …

Passion Week Devotion 4.19.19

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The Scourging of Jesus Devotion by Tim Sullivan Mark 15:15-20 15 And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified. 16 And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Praetorium; and they call together the whole band. 17 And they clothed him with purple, …

Passion Week Devotion 4.18.19

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Betraying Christ Devotion by Andrew Atkinson Imagine being at the last supper. Jesus has made all the arrangements and everything is set up. You are there with the closest of Jesus’ followers. Everything is going great, everyone is eating and Jesus says, “Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me.” (Matthew 26:21 ESV) There would be so …

Passion Week Devotion 4.17.19

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The High Priestly Prayer Devotion by Tyler Snavely John 17 1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, 2 since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given …

Passion Week Devotion 4.16.19

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Questions are powerful. Devotion by our Blacksburg Associate Pastor Neal Nelson Questions reveal the intentions of our hearts like a seasoned detective obtaining a confession of a crime without the criminal even realizing it. And Jesus was a master detective of the human heart as revealed in the events of Tuesday during Passion Week. Jesus’ time in the temple on …

Passion Week Devotion 4.15.19

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Desperation Devotion by Annie-Kate Snavely Years ago, I heard somebody tell a story about how when she once invited someone to church, that person responded, “church is for desperate people.” At first, this friend of mine was insulted and felt like she needed to defend herself and say that she wasn’t desperate. But after she had time to reflect about …

Passion Week Devotion: 4.14.19

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Palm Sunday Devotion by Dave Farris It may be easy to remember Palm Sunday is when Jesus rode a donkey into the city of Jerusalem while the crowd tossed jackets and/or palm branches down on the path in front of him. But just as in most stories throughout the Bible, the deeper you dig, the more interesting the stories become. …

Community Good Friday Worship

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Good Friday is only good because of the reality we celebrate on Sunday.  If Jesus did not walk out of the tomb, conquering death, we would not have a reason to gather on Friday….but He did! And so we gather on Good Friday: We gather to reflectively worship the greatest act of love ever committed We gather to remember the …

Worship and Picnic

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WORSHIP & PICNIC On Sunday July 30, our friends at Community Life Church will be joining us for Worship and Picnic at the Lake! We will be gathering at the beach area of the park at 10am (instead of 9am).  It will be an incredible time of worshiping our God as a community in a beautiful place! You are also …

Hygiene Drive 2016

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Throughout the month of April we will be collecting various personal hygiene products that will go to the students at Critzer Elementary.  This drive will be the first step in an ongoing partnership with Communities in Schools as another way to invest in our community. So, the next time you go shopping, please grab an item or two on the …

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Coming into Passion Week I’ve been reflecting on many qualities of God, specifically His greatness. He is so great that He not only created the world, everything in it, and everything around it, but He also sent His only son, Jesus Christ, to save everything He created. When I think about how to put how great the Lord is into …