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Jesus said, “Follow me, and I will 
make you fish for people.” - Matthew 4:19 (NRSV)

For my tenth birthday I begged for and received a shiny new fishing pole. On my first trip to the brook, I was squeamish about pushing the worm onto the hook, so 
I quietly decided to use the bologna from my sandwich instead. My brother 
wondered why the fish were...

Today's Prayer
Gracious Lord, help us to be true to you as you call us into ministry with others. Help us to follow you with courage and conviction. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 4:18-22

Thought for the Day

I do not want to pretend to follow Jesus.

Prayer Focus

those who are struggling 
 to follow Christ


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Kateb

Discovery Weekend Changed Me and Our Church.

"Discovery Weekend changed me. I now have a better and stronger relationship with God because of it. Also, it has changed our church because people from all grades got closer together." (Discovery Weekend is an Upper Room spiritual formation experience for middle schoolers).