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09/25/2016

PERSONAL FORGIVENESS


 "Father, forgive them for they don't know what
they are doing" (Luke 23:34a).
 
If you wish to see forgiveness, look to the cross
of Christ. There you will see forgiveness in its
purest form. Even as the Savior hung upon the
cross, even as every one of the world's sins --
your sins, my sins, everybody's sins -- rested
upon Him, even as men gambled for His clothing
and laughed at His pain, He called out: "Father,
forgive them for they don't know what they
are doing" (Luke 23:34a).
 
Do you prefer forgiveness to be more personal?
 
Look into your own heart, at your own conscience,
 and know the worst sins that you find there are --
because of Jesus' suffering, death, and
resurrection -- gone.
 
Forgiveness? Look to the cross and remember that
place where died all our dark and devious deeds,
all our foul and filthy feelings.
 
Forgiveness? Look to the cross where your
forgiveness was won. Look into the Savior's empty,
open tomb and see His victory. Because of Jesus,
the Father -- rather than cursing and condemning
us -- redeems and restores us.
 
THE PRAYER: Dear Lord, may my prayer echo that
of the tax collector, as I say, "Lord, be merciful to
me a sinner" (Luke 18:13b). Then, knowing that
through Jesus' suffering, death and resurrection,
I have been forgiven, may I lead a life that glorifies
You. In Jesus' Name I ask it. Amen. 
 
(taken from Lutheran Hour Ministries Daily Devotion­)

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09/20/2016

WE CANNOT WAIT

We cannot wait for the next tragedy to address gun
violence.  As a nation, we cannot say we’ve already
moved on only two months after the deadliest
shooting in our recent history in Orlando and the
fatal attacks on law enforcement in Dallas and Baton
Rouge.  As people of faith, we cannot allow our
culture to continue to be overrun by gun violence or
hold any more vigils without taking action.
The power to change our culture is in our pews.
 
AS CHRISTIANS WE MUST TAKE ACTION NOW!
 
VOTE FOR THOSE WHO ARE WILLING TO END GUN
VIOLENCE!!!!!!!

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09/19/2016

FOR ALL

Scripture:  Galatians 6: 7-16
 
One of the poetic phrases handed down from early Pietists
reminds us to live "for God's glory and neighbor's good."
This echoes the Epistle mandate today: "Whenever we have an
opportunity, let us work for the good of all: (v. 10)
 
     There are no apparent boundaries to who might be the
recipient of our good work, even as there was no limit to Jesus's
understanding of who is our neighbor.  We extend good for all.
To our own people most certainly----family, neighbors, acquaintances.
Yet to others as well----strangers and immigrants, younger and older,
followers of Jesus and believers in Allah.  There are no boundaries to our
responsibility to "work for the good of all."
 
     Each day there are many opportunities to do good in life.  And with
the opportunity to do good comes the responsibility to do it----FOR ALL.
 
Prayer:
 
Make me mindful this day, blessed Lord, to live for Your glory and
my neighbor's good.    Amen
 
(Covenant Home Altar, David L. Parkyn author)

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