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Jesus said, “Surely I am with you always.” - Matthew 28:20 (NIV)

Years ago, a church-planting friend advised me that the key to growing a successful church is to remain focused on Jesus’ command to love God and one another and his instruction to make disciples.

As we prepared to launch our new church, we wanted to stay focused on these principles....

Today's Prayer
Dear God, give us the strength daily to share your story of love with another person. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 22:34-39

Thought for the Day

In what small way can I show love to a neighbor today?

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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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