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The Gospel

The Gospel is good news. The Bible says we have a sin problem and the wages of sin is death. Not just us as people, but our world as a whole. This world—and everything in it—is not how it was originally intended. Even in our best moments, when all seems well in the world, when Mt. Rainier is filling the crisp, clear sky and when Lake Washington is as smooth as...

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The New Covenant | A Communion Meditation

The New Covenant | A Communion Meditation The night before Jesus died on the cross, he shared a meal with his apostles. It was at this meal that Jesus made a startling connection of symbolism: the broken bread represented his broken body, and the poured out cup represented his poured out blood. Jesus commanded his apostles, “Do this [that is, eat and drink] in remem...

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The Realities of the Resurrection

Passage: 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 12 Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14 And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. 15 We are even found to be misrepresen...

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Passion Week - Sacrifice

Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. (Isaiah 53:4-5) #passionweek #tdcbellevue #thebeststory...

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Passion Week - Betrayal

'Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty pieces of silver. From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over. (Matthew 26:14-16) #passionweek #tdcbellevue #thebeststory'...

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Passion Week - Justice

Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations. He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets. A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.  In faithfulness he will bring forth justice; he will not falter or be discouraged till...

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Church Membership & the Grace of Belonging

Church membership can bring a believer into a deeper commitment to the church family. ...

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A Prayer for Gladness for the New Year

Psalm 90, the reflective prayer of Moses, assures us of God's steadfast love from eternity. We find our strength and comfort in an unchanging God. ...

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Give Hope by Undecorating the Tree

This Christmas, join with us in giving hope to children in Nicaragua by undecorating the Hope Tree. When you give by sponsoring the missionary family, sponsoring a child, or donating for a supply need, we will celebrate by taking an ornament off the tree. ...

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The Wealth of Gratitude

"I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.' Psalm 138:2. ...

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