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[God] brought [the man] outside and said, “Look toward heaven and count the stars, if you are 
able to count them.” Then he said to him, 
“So shall your descendants be.” - Genesis 15:5 (NRSV)

When visiting a church in O’Fallon, Missouri, I was surprised to see miniature flags representing nations from all over the world displayed around the worship space. The colorful flags from countries including Mexico, Poland, South Korea, Greece, Nepal, and Kenya provided a helpful, visual reminder that our Christian faith ultimately...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, make us aware of the needs of Christians around the world, and help us to respond generously. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Philippians 3:17-21 , Philippians 4:1

Thought for the Day

Our ultimate allegiance is to Christ.

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