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A call to fast and pray Good Friday

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Going through Holy Week during a world-wide pandemic is a surreal and daunting task. So many are suffering in overwhelming ways. Medical workers and other public servants, not to mention all sorts of essential workers who are keeping the wheels of society turning, are daily at risk of contracting Covid-19.

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An update on Executive Director search, resources for you

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its potential negative impact on our community, Grace Community Church in Detroit, Michigan, has formed a partnership with a local restaurant to provide free takeout meals to those who need it most.

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Ministry amidst pandemic, stories to lift us all

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It’s a strange time to be the church.  How do you reach out and serve those in need and still comply with social distancing?  When one of our Interns said simply, ‘I’d love to deliver groceries to the elderly that are at risk and can’t leave their homes,’  a new ministry we’re calling Love Dash was born.

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A call to fast and pray Good Friday

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Going through Holy Week during a world-wide pandemic is a surreal and daunting task. So many are suffering in overwhelming ways. Medical workers and other public servants, not to mention all sorts ...

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Anti-Asian Racism in the COVID-19 Crisis

Because of this recent rash of Asian American racism, a group called the Asian American Christian Collaborative released a statement denouncing xenophobia, asking believers to stand “in solidarit...

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An update on Executive Director search, resources for you

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its potential negative impact on our community, Grace Community Church in Detroit, Michigan, has formed a partnership with a local restaurant to provide fre...

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CARES Act and Your Church

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This is a difficult and challenging season for us all, and in the midst of it we pray for God’s grace, strength, and provision. May He do a good work in us. May we represent Him well to all.

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A Word from our NAB Moderator

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I was in my teens when I first came across Psalm 13 in my student Bible. I’ll never forget the feeling of seeing words in print in my Bible that matched the swirling of emotion I felt going on in...

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Grace in Detroit

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I was in my teens when I first came across Psalm 13 in my student Bible. I’ll never forget the feeling of seeing words in print in my Bible that matched the swirling of emotion I felt going on in...

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Ministry amidst pandemic, stories to lift us all

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It’s a strange time to be the church.  How do you reach out and serve those in need and still comply with social distancing?  When one of our Interns said simply, ‘I’d love to deliver groce...

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Kingdom Partnerships Flourishing Amidst Coronavirus

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As we look ahead to 2020, hear from NAB Executive Director Dan Hamil as he shares about seeds that have been planted in the past year and beyond that we believe will yield significant fruit in the ...

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Announcing the Union of Taylor Seminary and Sioux Falls Seminary

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I was in my teens when I first came across Psalm 13 in my student Bible. I’ll never forget the feeling of seeing words in print in my Bible that matched the swirling of emotion I felt going on in...

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Choosing to Lament

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I was in my teens when I first came across Psalm 13 in my student Bible. I’ll never forget the feeling of seeing words in print in my Bible that matched the swirling of emotion I felt going on in...

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A Response to Barna’s Study, Where Do We Go From Here?

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We who represent Jesus Christ often pray for His influence in our nation. But in light of that desire, it seem…

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Helping you self examine

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When I was on staff at Grace Community Church in Detroit, Michigan, I loved how the church leadership pursued having a worship stage that reflected the diversity of church attendees. There was a si...

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Important Announcement Regarding Dan Hamil

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Over the last eight years, I have written tens of thousands of words to you as the NAB family with the hopes of pastorally, prophetically, and passionately stirring in you an even greater desire to...

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The Process of Deciding, Discerning, and Doing

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In light of this three-article series on discernment, it seems appropriate to finish with a final article on some practical application. This piece covers some decisions we need to...

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Developing Practices of Communal Discernment

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To follow up with last week’s article on discerning God at work in our neighbourhoods, we offer this article from Aileen Van Ginkel on corporate discernment. Aileen is the vice president of M...

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Philippines Relief Effort

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Early in December, a Category 4 typhoon made landfall in the Philippines. Mayette Ativo-Bueno, an NAB national missionary who runs the Bicol Center for Christian Leadership (BCCL) in Legazpi City, ...

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Praying for our NAB Family

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It is with heavy hearts that we share of the news of Ron Mayforth’s passing on December 28, 2019.

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As We Enter 2020

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As we look ahead to 2020, hear from NAB Executive Director Dan Hamil as he shares about seeds that have been planted in the past year and beyond that we believe will yield significant fruit in the ...

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Advent Day 24: Jesus

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Repeatedly throughout the Bible we see examples of the importance of names as signifiers. Whether a name serves as a testament to God, like Samuel…

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Advent Day 23: Immanuel

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In the first round of the 2003 NBA playoffs, at the third game between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Houston Mavericks, 13-year-old Natalie Gilbert stood in the middle of the basketball court ...

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Advent Day 22: Son of God

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Two years after the assassination of Julius Caesar, a temple was built on the site where he was cremated and he was formally deified.

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Advent Day 21: Son of Man

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When Jesus talks about Himself or refers to His deeds or ministry, He refers to Himself as Son of Man more often than anything else.

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Advent Day 20: Word

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When John describes Jesus as the Word made human, there are a few things going on. His Greek readers may have understood that John’s use of the word Logos—Word, but also Logic—for Je...

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Advent Day 19: Rabbi

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Jesus, this new branch growing out of the stump of David’s family, holds a distinct advantage as a rabbi over any other religious instructor of His era or any other.

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Merry Christmas from the NAB IO!

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Christmas wishes from the NAB International Office staff. We pray you have a very Merry Christmas!

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Advent Day 18: Christ

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We don’t know much of what the shepherds were thinking when they were visited by a host of angels who told them the Christ was newly born and resting in a manger in the city of Bethlehem.

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Advent Day 17: Servant

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In the introduction to a few of his letters, Paul refers to himself as a servant of Christ. This same word for servant—doulou in Greek—is used in Philippians 2 to describe Jesus. The w...

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Advent Day 16: Man of Sorrow

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When the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? was released in 2000, it quickly garnered attention from both film and music critics.

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Advent Day 15: Prince of Peace

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When Gideon realized that it was the angel of the Lord, he cried out, “Oh, Sovereign Lord, I’m doomed! I have seen the angel of the Lord face to face!”

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Advent Day 14: Wonderful Counselor

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In one of the early Bugs Bunny cartoons, Elmer Fudd is unsuccessfully hunting the eponymous rabbit when Bugs breaks the fourth wall to speak to the viewer.

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Advent Day 13: : Priest King

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The nobility of Western Europe in centuries past ascribed to an idea known as the divine right of kings, which claims kings derive their authority from God, not the people.

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This Season

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Thank you for joining us this Advent season—a celebration of God coming to live among us so that we could better know Him and have a relationship with Him—as we examine many of the names and ti...

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Advent Day 12: Advocate

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In the late 1970s, juvenile court Judge David W. Soukup realized that he was given the task of making a life-changing decision for a three-year-old child who had suffered from child abuse, but ther...

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Advent Day 11: Holy Spirit

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Throughout the Bible, we see God’s Holy Spirit at work. He is often seen as wind, fire, or a cloud descending on or filling God’s chosen.

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Advent Day 10: Everlasting Father

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When Rick Hoyt was 15, he told his father that he wanted to participate in a benefit run for an athlete who had been paralyzed.

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Advent Day 9: Alpha and Omega

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Jeanne Calment was born in France in 1875. She survived two world wars, met Vincent van Gogh, and lived a generally leisurely lifestyle.

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Advent Day 8: Shepherd

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Psalm 23 is undoubtedly the most famous—and among the most beloved—of all the psalms. It is short, the prose is beautiful, and it is full of comforting imagery of God as a shepherd who takes ca...

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Advent Day 7: Lord of hosts

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The Hebrew word translated here as “host” is sometimes translated as “army,” though in other contexts it can be translated as “everything.”

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Advent Day 6: Ancient of Days

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In Daniel’s vision, the Ancient One is clothed in white, which signifies His righteousness, and His hair being as white as the coat of a pure lamb illustrates His wisdom.

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Advent Day 5: El Elyon

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When Balaam blesses the Israelites—as prompted by the Lord, superseding his orders from King Balak of Moab to curse them—he refers to God as “Most High,” a name that signifies God’s autho...

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Advent Day 4: El Shaddai

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When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am El-Shaddai—‘God Almighty.’

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Advent Day 3: I AM

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God replied to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. Say this to the people of Israel: I AM has sent me to you.”

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Advent Day 2: Elohim

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When the cool evening breezes were blowing, the man and his wife heard the LORD God walking about in the garden. So they hid from the LORD God among the trees. Then the LORD God called to the man, ...

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Advent Day 1: Creator

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The beginning of every story is important because it sets the tone for everything that follows. The story of the birth of Jesus—and His life and eventual death, resurrection, and ascension—is f...

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Interested in Women’s resources, Youth Missions Experience, or Advent Devotionals?

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Jean Ewing and Fabiola Campos, members of the Women’s Connection Leadership Team, recently visited the International Office to discuss their desire and passion to serve and resource the women of ...

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Join us in giving back this #GivingTuesday

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Today we have the opportunity to give a small gift that will have a big impact on the next generation of Romania! #GivingTuesday is a day the world comes together…

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Advent Resources from the Women’s Connection Leadership Team

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Advent is the season observed as a time of expectant waiting for the celebration of the birth of Jesus, the One who saves us from sin. In the midst of the parties, gifts, family, friends, traveling...

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Fall Connections

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Students have returned and ministry programs have restarted.

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Great Times of Connecting

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Times of Connecting As we sat around tables, we shared with one another what God is doing in our lives and churches. One of the highlights of our time together is Table Talk…

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Women’s Connection within the NAB, plus the latest Onward

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Women’s Connection in the NAB

This month as we focus on women in the NAB and how the Women’s Connection Leadership Team is leading efforts to connect and resource ...

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Missional Voice – Volume 4: Loving God with All Our Minds

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Missional Voice: Volume 4 A resource to help you to better follow in the footsteps of our missional God.  

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Resources for Doing Life in Community

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“VantagePoint3 is a ministry that helps adults discover more deeply who God is, who they are, and what God wants to do through them.

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The Gathering Registration is Open

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“The Gathering began with a dream from NAB youth workers to gather students and leaders together for a variety of experiences to dive deeper in faith, community, and service.”

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Wrapping Up Our Focus on Student Ministries This Month

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Joe Broesamle explains The Gather; new updates from our NAB missionaries; and lifting up Nick and Iris.

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New Updates from NAB Missionaries; plus, What’s The Gathering?

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Joe Broesamle explains The Gather; new updates from our NAB missionaries; and lifting up Nick and Iris.

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Soul, Soles, Solo

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As I mentioned in my May newsletter, pursuing the important work that I felt God wanted to do in my soul was a major part of the 9 weeks extended home…

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Summer Connections

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Summer is often a relaxed time when school’s out and campus ministries slow down – Not Really! UVU is one of the more unique universities in North…

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April 10—O Sacred Head, Now Wounded

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In celebration of the ways God has been speaking to you during this past week, use this Sabbath break during Lent to allow space for your soul to rest and mediate on Christ. Read the psalm, sing the hymn, and spend time worshiping your God.

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April 9—At the Cross

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In celebration of the ways God has been speaking to you during this past week, use this Sabbath break during Lent to allow space for your soul to rest and mediate on Christ. Read the psalm, sing the hymn, and spend time worshiping your God.

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A call to fast and pray Good Friday

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Going through Holy Week during a world-wide pandemic is a surreal and daunting task. So many are suffering in overwhelming ways. Medical workers and other public servants, not to mention all sorts of essential workers who are keeping the wheels of society turning, are daily at risk of contracting Covid-19.

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April 8—When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

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In celebration of the ways God has been speaking to you during this past week, use this Sabbath break during Lent to allow space for your soul to rest and mediate on Christ. Read the psalm, sing the hymn, and spend time worshiping your God.

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April 7—The Old Rugged Cross

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In celebration of the ways God has been speaking to you during this past week, use this Sabbath break during Lent to allow space for your soul to rest and mediate on Christ. Read the psalm, sing the hymn, and spend time worshiping your God.

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Anti-Asian Racism in the COVID-19 Crisis

Because of this recent rash of Asian American racism, a group called the Asian American Christian Collaborative released a statement denouncing xenophobia, asking believers to stand “in solidarity with victims” and directing “Christians to speak out and make changes in their churches, schools, and communities.”

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April 6—Nothing but the Blood

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In celebration of the ways God has been speaking to you during this past week, use this Sabbath break during Lent to allow space for your soul to rest and mediate on Christ. Read the psalm, sing the hymn, and spend time worshiping your God.

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April 5—Sabbath (Palm Sunday) – Doxology

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In celebration of the ways God has been speaking to you during this past week, use this Sabbath break during Lent to allow space for your soul to rest and mediate on Christ. Read the psalm, sing the hymn, and spend time worshiping your God.

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