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Door Of Hope

Yesterday was Mother’s Day and we wanted to support Door of Hope by giving them a gift. Please watch the linked video to see how Door of Hope helps people.

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BUILDING PROJECT MOVING DAY

The church expansion is expected to begin construction at the end of May. During the construction period, some ministries and their meeting places will be changed. Please continue to pray for unity. Friday Night Fellowships – Beginning on May 17,

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Easter Sunday – Such Amazing Resurrection Love – John 10:17-18

Devotional link: www.tinyurl.com/MBCLAPW   I hope the Passion Week devotional recommended by Pastor Garrett, Love to the Uttermost, has been as much a blessing to you as it has been for me. I am thankful for the idea and encouragement of

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Saturday – A Holy Week Volcano – Luke 22:63-65

Devotional link: www.tinyurl.com/MBCLAPW   The devotional presents two very uncomfortable biblical events for believers. The judgment not just of Achan for keeping the forbidden treasures from Jericho (Joshua 7) nor just of David for the census (2 Samuel 24), but of

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Good Friday – What Good Friday is All About – Hebrews 7:25

Devotional link: www.tinyurl.com/MBCLAPW   As a child, I never understood the significance of Good Friday. I could not understand why a woman would openly weep during a Good Friday service when the suffering of Christ was recounted through both Scripture reading

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Maundy Thursday – Thursday of the Commandment – John 13:34

Devotional link: www.tinyurl.com/MBCLAPW I usually pay scant attention to the High Church calendar dates beside Good Friday, Christmas, and Easter, so days like Maundy Thursday are not significant to me. Yet, the admonition taken from John 13:34 to love one another

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Wednesday – Why Jesus is All-Trustworthy – John 13:19

Devotional link: www.tinyurl.com/MBCLAPW   Jesus helps us to believe that he is the Messiah, the Savior of the world, who would usher in the Kingdom of God. He aids our faith so we will know He alone brings peace as He

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Tuesday – Depth of Love for Us – Romans 5:6-8

Devotional link: www.tinyurl.com/MBCLAPW   The Passion Week devotional today focuses on 4 different ways Jesus loved us to show the depth and quality of His love: 1) the cost of the love, 2) whether we were deserving of such love, 3)

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Monday – He Set His Face for Jerusalem – Luke 9:51-56

Devotional link: www.tinyurl.com/MBCLAPW   Jesus set His face for Jerusalem. In Jerusalem, he would face rejection, mocking, and ridicule. He would be humiliated and be intimate with physical pain and suffering. He would be beaten and battered. He would wear a

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Palm Sunday – Seeing the King on Palm Sunday – Luke 12:32

Devotional link: www.tinyurl.com/MBCLAPW   The “Love to the Uttermost” devotional today highlights that God acts out his deepest delight in giving His flock the kingdom.  God finds great joy in freely reuniting sinners to Himself.  What a wonderful truth! As I

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Celebrating Easter Together at MBCLA

As Easter arrives every Spring, we are reminded of new life all around us. After the cold weather and snows of winter depart, flowers begin to bloom and the animals awaken from their winter-long slumber. For Christians, Easter is a

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Preparing for Leadership in the Church – Acts 6:8-15

1) Stephen is describes as a man “full of faith… (6:5).” How is this faith similar to the faith all believers possess? How is his faith extraordinary? What do we need to do to follow Stephen’s example and be characterized

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The Christian Life (Acts 5:12-42)

1) Why aren’t all the events recorded in Acts normative for the church and believers today? Cite reasons and examples. 2) What are the three components of evangelism that were mentioned in the sermon? Which of the components are missing

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The Church that Prays Together (Acts 4:23-31)

When Peter and John were released, they went back to their companions (literally, “their own”) to report what had happened (v23). There is a strong sense of identity with the early followers of Jesus, even those who had recently begun

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Hyperfocus (Acts 3:11-26)

Acts 3.11-26 Peter denies that he has any power or influence over God in order to claim responsibility for the miracles. What is Peter’s understanding of agency and how God heals through the apostles? Peter instead puts the attention squarely

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The Extraordinary Works of God (Acts 3:1-10)

Acts 3.1-10 We encounter Peter and John as they go about their routine, which includes regular prayer at the temple. What does this tell us about Peter and John. How is faith in Jesus related to Jewish practices? We encounter

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Life Together (Acts 2:43-47)

Acts 2:43-47 In our passage this morning we see four regular practices of the early church at it swells in number. “They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer”

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That You May Believe (Acts 2:14-42)

Acts 2:14-41 In this passage we see Peter speaking before the crowds on the day of Pentecost. If you were reading this for the first time, what would you expect Peter to say? Why? Peter spends his time explaining how

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The Holy Spirit: Arrival and Empowerment (Acts 2:1-13)

Questions for Acts 2:1-13  1) There seems to be a pattern in Scripture: An act of obedience by His people leads to a supernatural work of God. Cite examples from Scripture of this pattern. In Acts 2, what is the act

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The Faithfulness of the Early Church (Acts 1:12-26)

 Questions 1) What is Jesus’ call (mission) to the disciples? Why is the call so important?  2) Prayer is a central ministry of the disciples. Does prayer hold a significant place in your life and the church? If not, what

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