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Prayer In Light of the Chaos In D.C

The following was written by Pastor Shea Oakley to open a prayer meeting today at noon. --- I had a specific topic I was looking forward to sharing with you today. But based on what happened in Washington D.C. yesterday I feel there is something more important for me to communicate. As this is a prayer meeting I believe the most important thing which we can pray for r...

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Honesty, Courage, and Depression

"He brought them out of darkness and the deepest gloom and broke away their chains." -Psalm 107:14 Not long-ago Jess Francis, with great courage, spoke out in one of our podcasted services about her ongoing struggle with clinical depression. The result of her honesty was a beautiful time of confession, both during the public service in the accompanying chatroom and privat...

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A Covid Healing Testimony

It's a snow day and I love to clean on snow days - so by 10 a.m., I washed down all my kitchen cabinets and hand-shampooed my living room carpet - thinking this is a good day to share my healing testimony! I tested positive for Covid on Dec. 23; my symptoms were mild chills and a slight fever. I figured I would have a slight case, however, each day I felt worse and weaker ...

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Letting Your Emotions Lead the Way in Politics

A few weeks ago I realized that I was having an issue with the "other" political party -- it was a definite heart issue. I was feeling angry with the party and their agenda that I believe was going to take America to a place that it has never been and it is not going to be a good place. As far as individuals, family, friends, etc. I did not have anger towards them, but may...

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Be Angry and Do Not Sin

In Scripture we are told to "be angry and yet do not sin" (Eph. 4:26 NASB). In another place in the New Testament we also read that "the kindness of God leads you to repentance." (Romans 2:4 NASB). Anger is sometimes allowable, but it often can lead us into a wrong spirit and, consequently, wrong actions. An angry spirit should never be allowed to rule us. This is especia...

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Advent Reflection: The Hairs On Our Heads

"Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. I tell you, whoever publicly acknowledge me before others, the Son of Man will also acknowledge before the angels of God." - ‭‭Luke‬ ‭12:7‬ ‭NIV‬‬ I was just reading psalm 40 using a great app called "through the word," and the teaching pastor, Sa...

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Exodus Reading Plan

BIBLE READING TIPS Many of us struggle to read our Bibles consistently. If that's you, try this: Pick a time each day that works best Whether it's early morning, your lunch break, or just before bed, choosing a regular time will help you develop the habit of reading Scripture. Find a place where you can quiet your mind Wheth...

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Relief for Haiti

Dear Metro District Family, As of the writing of this communication, the death toll in Haiti hovers around 2000. However, predictions are that the true number could end up being around 10,000 to somewhere near 100,000. This is not sensationalistic. This is the reality that Haiti is facing.After meeting with several of our...

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Praying for Haiti and Afghanistan

As our church has been praying and fasting for what is happening in Haiti and Afghanistan, and as I have been reading over different resources, it seems like the need in both countries can be distilled down to the following four categories: Physical Protection and Physical Provision The people of Afghanistan need both, as do the people of Haiti. Both are facing ...

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Thoughts From The 44-Day Building Fund Fast

Below is a compilation of thoughts words of encouragement from people who have fasted already during our 44-Day Fast For Building Funds. To find out more about this fast or to join in, click here. ------ Justin Garden: Fasting is not so much about not eating but more so about "feasting on God" He must become greater; I must become less." John 3:30 NIV When tempted,...

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