Recruiting Others is Part of the Deal

Recruiting Others is Part of the Deal

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.  Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that...

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He Works With Us Even When We Doubt

He Works With Us Even When We Doubt

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them.  And when they saw Him they worshiped Him; but some doubted.  Matthew 28:16-17.  Tuesday of the 6th Week of Pascha    Good morning Prayer Team! Christ is Risen! “Doubt” is a topic that comes...

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We Are All Called to Be Disciples and Apostles

We Are All Called to Be Disciples and Apostles

And Jesus said to the Disciples, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: in My name they will...

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What is a Commission?

What is a Commission?

Then He said to them, “These are My words which I spoke to you, while I was still with you, that everything written about Me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled.” Then He opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and said to...

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What is our faith but love for God?

What is our faith but love for God?

My daughter sang. Her voice was sweeter than honey, and a woman next to me smiled. After a time, my daughter grew pensive and snuggled against me. “I scared,” she said. I asked her why, told her there was nothing to be afraid of, but she insisted staring forward at...

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His Plans Don’t Necessarily Match Our Plans

His Plans Don’t Necessarily Match Our Plans

So when they had come together, they asked Him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?”  He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has fixed by His own authority.   Acts 1:6-7  (From the Epistle Lesson read...

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Grace and Truth Supersede the Law

Grace and Truth Supersede the Law

For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.  John 1:17  (From the Gospel at the Divine Liturgy on Pascha)  Friday of the 5th Week of Pascha   Good morning Prayer Team! Christ is Risen! I remember from my college days that I was a...

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Grace Molds Us Gradually and Continually

Grace Molds Us Gradually and Continually

 John bore witness to Him, and cried, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before me, for He was before me.’”  And from His fullness have we all received, grace upon grace. John 1:15-16  (From the Gospel at the Divine Liturgy on Pascha) Thursday of...

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Show Me Your Glory!

Show Me Your Glory!

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father.  John 1:14  (From the Gospel at the Divine Liturgy on Pascha) Wednesday of the 5th Week of Pascha    Good morning Prayer...

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The Story of the Nativity in Nine Words

The Story of the Nativity in Nine Words

  And the word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth.  John 1:14  (From the Gospel at the Divine Liturgy on Pascha) Tuesday of the 5th Week of Pascha   Good morning Prayer Team! Christ is Risen! We’ve all seen displays of the Nativity in our...

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