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Spring is finally arriving – in more ways than one. The past six months at Chandler have been difficult. Multiple couples left our church. While I suspect there are many reasons, theological was the reason most often given. For me, the church started to feel dark and cold, as I bounced from one struggle to […]

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Beyond #17 (Luke 15)

This week read Luke 15 As we read through Luke each week there will be two devotions focusing on particular passages. Click here to read past devotions.  **This week, Spring Break, we will have only one devotion. Focus Point: Coins (Luke 15:8-10) Growing up, a sermon I heard described the woman’s 10 coins as a part […]

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Beyond #16 (Luke 13&14)

This week read Luke 13 & 14 As we read through Luke each week there will be two devotions focusing on particular passages. Click here to read past devotions.  Focus Point: Watching…  (Luke 14:1-11) Christian noun /ˈkrɪs·tʃən/ One who believes that the New Testament is a divinely inspired book admirably suited to the spiritual needs of his […]

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Beyond #15 (Luke 13&14)

This week read Luke 13 & 14 As we read through Luke each week there will be two devotions focusing on particular passages. Click here to read past devotions.  Focus Point: Figs and Changes  (Luke 13:1-9) Beyond the Tree of Knowledge and the Tree of Life there is only one tree named in the Garden of […]

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Beyond #14 (Luke 11&12)

This week read Luke 11&12 As we read through Luke each week there will be two devotions focusing on particular passages. Click here to read past devotions.  Focus Point: Kingdoms  (Luke 11:14-28) “Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you.” (v27) This comment is out of left field and just a bit awkward. […]

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Beyond #13 (Luke 11&12)

This week read Luke 11&12 As we read through Luke each week there will be two devotions focusing on particular passages. Click here to read past devotions.  Focus Point: Hypocrisy  (Luke 12:1-10) In Luke 12:1, Jesus tells the disciples to “beware the yeast of the Pharisees.” This phrase occurs in all three of of the synoptic […]

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Beyond #12 (Luke 10)

This week read Luke 10 As we read through Luke each week there will be two devotions focusing on particular passages. Click here to read past devotions.  Focus Point: Good  (Luke 10:25-37) This begins with a Lawyer’s question, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” That builds quickly to another question, “Who is my neighbor?” […]

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