Easter at the Vineyard 2020

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April 12, 2020 • Beth Guckenberger

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Beth Guckenber gives Vineyard Cincinnati Church an encouraging Easter Message.

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Happy Easter, everyone. We're so glad that you're able to join us today as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord. First Peter 1:3 says, "Blessed be the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ. According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead." It is our hope and prayer that the Lord will be at work in us today, quickening that living hope within us, allowing us and inspiring us to greater worship, increasing our ability to sense the love of the father and imparting to us an unshakable faith to carry us through the season and forward. Will you join me as we worship the risen savior, our living hope, the one and only Jesus Christ, our Lord.

In Luke 24 verses 1 through 7 it says on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them in their fright. The women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, why do you look for the living among the dead? He's not here. He has risen. Remember how he told you while he was still with you in Galilee, the son of man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified, and on the third day be raised again. Amen. And that's exactly what he did. Thank you Jesus.

Welcome to Vineyard Cincinnati Church. I'm Darren Lewis, a volunteer on the prayer team here. Thank you for joining us today. I get to share some information about an organization called city gospel mission. They help people who are homeless, hurting, break the cycle of poverty and despair right here in our city. They're a vital part of good works that God is doing now in Cincinnati during the covid-19 crisis. For 30 years the vineyard has been a generous community giving away to the world what God has given us. In light of this, a few days ago, our leadership felt compelled by the Holy spirit that we are to lead by faith at this difficult time. So in an effort to do that, we are encouraging and supporting the frontline workers at City Gospel Mission by donating all of our online giving to City Gospel Mission this Easter weekend. So, right, right. That is so cool.

So here's how you can participate in the good work that God is doing through City Gospel Mission. Go to vineyardcincinnati.com/give or text the number that you see on the screen now and then be sure to enter the amount you want to give. Thank you Vineyard for your generosity. I'm going to pray now for our giving. Heavenly father. Thank you for the opportunity we have at such a time as this to be a co-laborer to be co laborers with you to be salt and light in this world. Please go with the funds and may they be used to do kingdom work at City Gospel Mission. May your kingdom come and will be done on earth as it is in heaven. It's in Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

okay. That was so much fun. That is so fun to worship like that. It is so fun to give away our offering. Happy Easter weekend Vineyard Cincinnati. I'm Beth Guckenberger and I'm so glad to be here with you. Even in the middle of a week. That's been really interesting. I know, I don't, I don't know about you guys. Here's what happens to me when I find myself in conversation with someone who's really concerned about what's happening right now. I kind of act like it's going to be okay. It's really, it's we're fine. Don't, it's going to be good. And when I find someone who's kind of acting like it's no big deal, I want to shake them. Go: do you understand what a big deal this is? Like I don't know about you. But somewhere between that sense of cavalier and that sense of controlling is this middle ground of concern.

And that's where I'm trying to live in the middle of this, this season that we, that we've never experienced anything like it before. More than 10 years ago, I was here at this church and I was getting ready to speak at a youth event that was here. It was called SOS. And I was, um, there was a band that was playing before I got on stage and they were this really fun rock band with like black jeans and long hair and they were super cool and they had like smoke going on and the MC came up to find me in the front row to make sure my bio looked okay. And he said, okay, it says here you're a missionary. And like the mother of like a hundred children. And, and even though those are two pieces of my identity that I'm really proud of, in that moment, it didn't feel very cool.

And I confirmed with him that was right. And then I went off by myself for a moment with the Lord, because I just wanted to remind myself who I was. And I felt in that prayer time, like the Lord was saying to me, Beth, it's more important when you get in front of my people to be more truthful than impressive. And that's really what I say to myself before I ever get in front of any of God's people in any setting. I tell myself right before I get on stage, be more truthful than impressive and so I want you to hear me be as real as possible that this weekend is the ultimate Jesus pep rally. This is so fun to celebrate Easter. It is so helpful and it is because of this weekend. We can have dreams all the rest of the weeks of the year. There's also the this tension between the things and our days that are hard and the future that is unknown and the and the discomfort that we're feeling in this in this season.

When you hear people say that, start a sentence with the phrase like, have you heard, usually what follows is something kind of fear-based? Like have you heard school's never going back in session and have you heard we have to cover up every time we go in public and have you heard? But that phrase, have you heard 2000 years ago was followed by the greatest news of all time that Jesus conquered all of sin and death. I've been trying to wrestle back that phrase and reclaim it for, for the relief that it bring. Have you heard Jesus is alive? I do a lot of self talk. I don't, I don't know about you all if you do that, but I do a lot of self talk and one of the things I say to myself on a pretty regular basis is Beth, be still and that you can find the phrase be still all throughout your Bible.

But what I mean when I say it to myself, I'm referencing a story that comes out of the book of Exodus. You know the story in Exodus where God's people were enslaved underneath this, this terrible person named Pharaoh who had enslaved God's people for generations and God sent his man Moses to let his people go to free his people. And then what in Susan, the book of Exodus is a battle between God's man, Moses, and Pharaoh who had enslaved them. And, and even though the whole nation was enslaved, God knew he was going to free them even though they hadn't he, they hadn't said it yet. It hadn't seen it yet. And an Exodus 14:14 the Lord says, stand firm. That messages is relevant for us today. Stand firm. The Lord will fight for you. You only need to be still We know a little bit about being still, right?

We've been physically still quite a bit in the last few months, but I don't. I'm not. I'm not really—when I tell myself to be still, I'm not really talking about my physical activity. I'm talking about what's going on inside of me that that sense of peace that I want, that doesn't, that the Bible calls, passes understanding. It doesn't even make sense. I, regardless of my circumstances, I can have the Lord says a peace, a sense of peace, and that word peace comes from this Hebrew word Shalom. Shalom can be translated as completeness or wholeness, but my favorite part of its translation is a filling in of the cracks. God says, stand firm. The Lord will fight for you. You only need to be still because he will fill in the cracks.

That kind of filling in the cracks. I can't buy enough hand sanitizer to fill in my cracks, right? I can't have enough weeks prepped with groceries to fill in the cracks. That kind of filling in of the cracks is something that only God can do. In 2016 I was diagnosed with the BRCA2 gene, the breast cancer gene. And as a result of that diagnosis, I made the decision to have a double mastectomy and a hysterectomy. And in the aftermath of those surgeries, I was... I couldn't read my Bible very much because I actually was just in a lot of pain. And this person, this, this girl without a regular infusion of the Bible, believes a lot of cracks. And I don't know about you all, but during the daytime, even even this week, during the daytime, I'm pretty much thinking like rainbows and unicorns.

Like it's all going to be okay. But if I'm going to have dark thoughts, they come to me at the night. I don't know if any of you think things in the dark that you would never let yourself think in the day, like you think things. I mean I, I was having, after these surgeries, sometimes I'd wake up in the middle of the night and I would be thinking to myself, you know, the house is going to burn down and all the kids are going to run away and Todd's going to die. And like I was having catastrophic dark thoughts and one night I woke up with that and I knew that I needed, I knew that I needed the peace that passes understanding. I knew I needed God to come and fill in that, that space inside my heart. And so I reached over on my bedside stand and I grabbed my phone and I opened up my Bible app on my phone and I noticed for the very first time that that Bible app had an audio feature.

And I thought, Oh, that sounds way easier than trying to read it in the dark. So I just hit play and I happened to have been in the gospels and if you're unfamiliar with the gospels, it's basically the recorded conversations of Jesus. And the person that read my Bible app was a man. So I'm in the dark on the phone and some guy is reading Jesus's words out of my phone. I felt like Jesus was calling me and I laid there listening to God's words overcome me, and I felt this sense of settle that I knew was coming from outside of myself and I was like, this is great. I'm going to start doing this more often. And I started that habit. Then in 2016 I still do it today when I first thing, what I do when I wake up in the morning, as I listened to my audio Bible and as I go to bed at night, I listened to my audio Bible.

It's not study time, but it's a moment where I allow the Lord to come to me and for me. So I, that happened in the spring of 2016 one day in the fall of that same year after I'd had months of this practice, my husband and I got in a fight. I don't know if y'all ever fight with your spouses, I'm sure during the season of quarantine all as well in your homes. But in this particular moment, Todd and I on a Saturday got in a fight and I wish I could say like, I wish the whole house would freeze while we get in a fight so we could just get it all figured out. But the rest of the household was going about their business. So we went into our room so we could have some privacy and we were, you know, we were, we're pretty good at fighting cause I talk fast and he talks loud and we were in it.

And then all of a sudden our son Josh knocked on the door cause he needed a ride to a game. And Todd looked at me and said, I'm going to take them, but I'll be right back. I'm like, no problem. I'll be right here. And I was thinking to myself, I'm going to wind up for round two. But as soon as he left the room and I was left alone with my thoughts, I didn't like them. I didn't like how I was feeling. I didn't like what I was thinking. I didn't like what I had been saying and I knew I needed Jesus. But in that moment I had adrenaline. I had all kinds of things going on. I did not want to sit down and read my Bible, but I've been doing this practice now for four months and I knew what it felt like for the Bible to come to me.

So I just laid on my bed and I hit play on my audio Bible and I let that thing just settle over me. Todd came back about 15 minutes later barreling in the room. But poor guy, you can't go in and start yelling at your wife when she's laying on the bed, you know, listening to her Bible. So he had no choice but to come in and lay beside me. And as soon as he settled down there beside me, I promise you the first thing that I heard, the first thing that we heard was a verse out of Mark that says a house divided against itself cannot stand. And it's not that we still couldn't have gotten all worked up about the things that we had been. Just talking about a few minutes beforehand. It's just that in that moment when he reached for my hand, we realized that it actually, it didn't matter.

I think that's what this coven 19 series is doing this season. What it's doing to us were the things that we used to get all worked up about. We're kind of sitting back and realizing it's not that they're not important, it's, it's just like does it matter her do the things that used to get me worked up matter that that's church. Why we need our Bibles because the word of God, it fills in our cracks. It gives us that sense of peace and Shalom. It unifies us. Are you looking at your life and are you evaluating it? Where have you seen cracks in your life and your relationships and your perspectives or priorities? Where do you want his piece and how is it that we can stand firm believing the Lord is fighting for us, for coming for us? Have you felt in the last few weeks, like a sense of purpose or a sense of lost?

Do you have you felt lost? When I was 16 I used to work at Kings Island. I worked on the beast, that really cool roller coaster at the time. It was a really cool roller coaster. And on Saturday nights, what would happen is all the, all the people that would work on that ride every Saturday night, they would take turns going to different people's houses and they would have a party. After the, after the shift was over and all summer long, I didn't participate in it. It just really wasn't my thing. But I started to feel like I was kinda getting left out. So one Saturday night I decided I'm going to go with them. I'm going to go and see what this is all about. But I wasn't totally sure my parents would be okay with it. So I told them I was spending the night at my friend.

Angie's house was just kind of maybe eventually going to be the plan. And I got in my car and I followed one of my crew members in front of me as they led me to their house, which happens to be over by perfect North over there in Indiana. When I got there, everyone started to do the things that you do in an environment like that. And after about 15 minutes, I didn't feel really as comfortable as I thought I would. And I realized it wasn't really my scene and I was ready to leave, but nobody was really ready to leave with me because we'd only been there 15 minutes. So I've got back in the car by myself and I retraced the steps we had just driven to get back on the highway. And I started to head home. And if you're heading from to Cincinnati, there's a point on two 75 where it gives you an option to go to Columbus or to go to Cincinnati.

And I was 16 and there was no GPS in the time. And I was thinking to myself, even though I live up there by King's Island, um, I'm pretty sure I live in Cincinnati. I'm going to go that way. So I took the road to Cincinnati and next thing I knew, I'm crossing the bridge over to the state of Kentucky. And then before you know it, I've been to three States and I was having a sense of loss and I, I was scared. So I pulled over to a pay phone and fished a quarter out from underneath the seat of my car and I called home and I was afraid to call him. I was afraid that they, that when I picked up the phone, like what are they gonna say? Where are you and where you've been and where did she say? And I was afraid that they would be mad or I would be in trouble. But as soon as I heard my dad's voice, I just started to tell him immediately, I'm so sorry. This is where I am and this is where I been and this is why. And now I'm lost. And he took a deep breath and he said, I'm glad you called me. Tell me where you are and I'll lead you home.

That's what we're celebrating this Easter Sunday that we have a father. My dad was a great dad, but he was a shadow reflection of the heavenly father

that that heavenly father died on a cross and Rose three days again, so no matter how lost we feel, metaphorically, three States later, he's reaching out for us and he wants to, he wants to lead his home. He's made a way for us to get home. He's been making promises to us about leading his home. A long time before resurrection Sunday, he started all the way back in excess. He made four promises to his people during that time. During that, let my people go, Pharaoh and Moses show down. He said, I will take you out. I'll take you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will set you free. I will set you free from what has enslaved you. I will redeem you with an outstretched arm. He says, and I will take you to be my own people. I will fight for you.

You only need to be still. He's been saying to us, he's been taking responsibility for us for a really long time. The cross and what we celebrate this week is an extension of a God who has always been coming for us and he wants us to be set free because he sees the circumstances that we're in. He he, you are his, you are his most favorite child. He would do this whole thing over just for you, only for you. I was speaking at a church in a Northern up in, up by Kings Island about a decade ago and after I was done talking, this guy came to me and I was living in Monterey, Mexico at the time as a missionary working with orphans and I had been telling the church a little bit about that work and he said, Hey, are you talking about Monterey, Mexico? I go there sometimes on business, let's exchange business cards.

The next time I'm there, I'll take your family out to dinner and you can show me the orphanages. My great idea. We exchange business cards, but that day I had a skirt with no pockets and I completely lost his card and forgot everything about him except for his first name, Carlos, which is a good thing I remembered it because four months later he came to the city and he called us. I answered the phone and he told me he was downtown working at the convention center all day. He'd be done around dinner. How about we pick them up then and we could go out to dinner and show him around and I said, Carlos, I totally remember you. This would be great. And I made arrangements and hung up. Well, my husband, Todd was like, what did he just make plans for? And I'm like, Oh, we're going to go out with this guy Carlos tonight.

And he's like, Oh, what's Carlos's last name? Like I don't, I don't, I don't know. I actually, I don't remember. He's like, Oh, well where does he work for? I'll look them up. I'm like, you know what? I don't actually even know what he works for. Do you know why he's in the city? I'm like, no, but I met him at a church. I'm sure he's a great guy and he's like, you know what? We're not all going downtown to meet someone that you have absolutely no information about. I'll go down and ahead myself and see who he is and what's going on. Meanwhile, on that exact same day, one of the orphanages that we're serving that were, we was run by a man named Edgar, had enough money. Edgar did that day when you woke up to serve the 50 kids that he was taking care of a brunch meal.

What we say in Spanish is, _______ on a Saturday, but he didn't have any more money and he didn't have any more food for anything else the rest of the day and he should've called me. That's the very reason I was a missionary there. I would have brought him an emergency kit of beans and rice and eggs and oil and tortilla. It would've sustained them until we could've gotten more things, but he was getting afraid that those children were putting us in a place. Only God belongs that Jesus. It says in James is the giver of all good gifts, not us. And he was afraid. So he didn't call us. And hours later he brought the children back to to a meal. But there was no nothing at the on the table. They would tell me later, they thought it was kind of strange that he led them in a prayer blessing food that wasn't there.

And as they were in the middle of that prayer, trusting God would bring something. There was a four year old at the table who interrupted that prayer. His name was Joel, we say in Spanish, quell. And he raised his hand and he called out to his uncle, his tío, he called him. He was like tío, are we praying that God would bring us dinner? And Edgar looking for the teachable moment said, yeah. And he's like, well, what kind of dinner does God bring? And uh, Edgar is, I don't know what kind of dinner God's going to bring. And little Joel said, well, I know, I bet if he's God, I bet he brings us some meat. And he's like, okay, well we can pray for some meat. They go to bow their heads again and begin to pray, but that little four year old, his mind was racing and as he was thinking about what kind of meat might God bring, he raised his hand to interrupt againm tío tío tío ,what kind of meat do we think God's going to bring us? And Edgar stopped the prayer again and said, I don't know.

I know that the Bible tells us that he owns the cattle on a thousand Hills and Joel thought for a minute and He began to pray and an interrupting for the third time. He says tío, I bet if it's God, I bet he brings a steak, and they began to pray for steak. We didn't know any of that was going on. Meanwhile, Todd gives me a call from down at the convention center where he'd met my friend Carlos and he said, Hey Beth, he's got way too much stuff for us to to have at the house and he's not allowed to take it back over the border and the vendors around him have all given away what they had out all day and so here's the deal. I'm going to load up the pickup truck and just drive around and give these donations to the orphanages directly.

Why don't you call ahead and make sure they're there and let them know I'm on my way. I'm like, okay, great. The first place I called was Edgar's house. He was eight blocks from the convention center. I'm like, Hey Edgar, it's Beth just calling to see if you're around cause Todd's on his way over with a donation and he goes, yeah, yeah, we're around. What's he bringing over? I'm like, I don't know. He just told me to make sure you have some room in your freezer. He's like, I got some room in my freezer. I'm like, okay, great. Todd. He'll be there in just a minute. I'm getting ready to hang up. And he goes, Oh, Beth, I'm sorry. Would you mind finding out terribly what he's bringing over for the freezer? And I hung up the phone. I called Todd like, I don't know when we got so picky, but he would like to know exactly what you're bringing to the freezer.

And he's like, Beth, your buddy works for the John Morell meat company over there in tri County. He had all these people who are trying to attract restaurant business in our big city. They have the most incredible cuts of filet mignon and New York strip and T bone and sirloin. I don't even know if they're going to know how to fix it, but I'm on my way over with it. So I call Edgar back to tell him what it was. That Todd was on his way over with and he pulls the phone away from his mouth and he yells to the kids, Hey kids, God's on his way over with your steak. And I love that story for two reasons. The first one is if you are listening today and you're thinking to yourself, I don't have enough faith that God's going to come through for me. I don't I, I don't have enough faith. There is no faith smaller than a four year old orphan.

I don't like to get my back up against the wall the way Edgar purposely did and when I do get my back up against the wall, my first temptation is almost always to cry out to men, but when you call out to man, you know what you get? You get beans and rice and eggs and oil and tortilla, which you think fills you up, but the truth of the matter is it's pretty cheap and there is something about a King of Kings and a Lord of Lords who's been coming for us for a long time who wants to do more than just show up in your life. He wants to come and show off. He says he's going to redeem us with an outstretched arm. Isaiah told us exactly what that outstretched arm was going to be. You know in the days of Pharaoh, if you look at any of that old Egyptian art, the way Pharaoh would demonstrate his strength is his power was he would raise his outstretched arm.

In fact, mostly art is depicted with him holding onto the hair of the of the Hebrew people demonstrating that they were under his power. Today we might go like this if we want to show our strength. That's what they would do. That's why I love when they got down to the edge of the red sea. In Exodus chapter 15 the Lord tells Moses, stretch out your arm. You want to see what real power is? I'm going to open up the ocean with it. Isaiah would go on to tell us what he's going to do with an outstretched arm. He prophesied this in Isaiah 53, who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him. Nothing in his appearance that we should desire him, but he, he was pierced for our transgressions.

He was crushed because of our iniquities and the punishment that brought us peace was on him and by his wounds we are healed. His death and his resurrection means that now there is life. This resurrection Sunday he is, his arm is reaching out for us and we are part of his family. He says he's going to take us to be his family. We travel back and forth across the border and when you come across the border these days, you, you now have to show your passport at a kiosk. And the first time that they changed the system, there was a lady that I heard for about the 30 minutes. Our family was in passport control. Her job was to yell at the top of her lungs. Families stick together. And when I finally got up to her, I'm like, you have the best job in the world.

We need to post you at every, at every street corner in this country that families should stick together because the house divided against itself cannot stand. Todd and I brought a young woman into our family about five years ago and last year she turned 21 and on her 21st birthday I was asking her a little bit if she had any details about her birth, if she knew anything about the day she was born and she didn't and she was kind of uncomfortable with my questions and I kept probing into him and Todd was a part of the room but not part of the conversation and he's listening to me press into her and he says to her from the other side of the room, you know what people make a big deal about where you're from. I don't think it matters where you're from. I think it matters where you belong and you belong right here.

And if she had any questions in her mind until that moment, like do they still want me here and is it still okay and is this, is this where they want me? All those questions got answered in that moment and I'm telling you something. Everything changed. When God says he's going to take us to be his people. He is a person of authority settling the issue once and for all telling us, you are my people and John, he'll later say you have the right to be called a child of God and if you are listening to this and you're thinking to yourself, I, I want to be in that family. I want to have his arm. I want to tell him, I've been in three States metaphorically and I'm really lost and I'm afraid I'm going to get in trouble. If I tell you about I want to be home, this is, it's coming into God's family is as easy as a and B and C. a.

We admit we are sinners that apart from God we can do nothing and be. We believe that this death on the cross and the resurrection he did on Easter Sunday conquered all sin and death and now is responsible for the peace and the filling in of the cracks that we have. When we get afraid in the middle of the night and we wonder to whose family we belong. He has invited you into his family and if you believe it, it is true and the C part is commit. Do you commit to come to him all the, all the days of your life and you can come to him with your questions. Jesus loves a good question. Ask her. You don't have to have all your questions answered before you come to God. He wants, he wants to come the questions. And if you admit and believe and commit, welcome to this God family. It doesn't matter where you've been, where you've come from, it just matters now that you belong.

There's this a part at the end of the let my people go story. I love it so much. It says that finally Pharaoh got tired of these people, these slaves and all the plugs that it had come and right. Rained on him and he finally says, after he loses his firstborn son, you God, people you can go. And the Bible doesn't tell us how God's people found out they could go. We know there was no text message, right? No giant, you know, white house briefing in the middle of the afternoon. How did they find out they could go? Well, the best we can guess is there were just town criers who ran around and told the good news. Have you heard we're free to go. We're free. And those people have been slaves for generations. They're thinking of those words. They go, man, I don't know how to get there. I don't know how long it's going to take. I don't know what it looks like. And I'm someone who packs my suitcase a lot and I'm thinking, those ladies go into their slave huts to pack a bag for a journey. They have no idea where it's going to go. What do they put in that bag? Like right there? Extra sandals maybe.

I promise. When they were packing their backpacks, they had no idea that Jesus was going to split the red sea in half with his outstretched arm. They get down to the edge of the red sea. Now what do we do? Why don't you, did you feel that way this week at all? Did it ever. You look at someone you cared about and say, now what do I do? I can't understand how we're going to get through this. Then God with the power raises his arm that oceans splits in half and God's people walk across it on dry land and then it says that Pharaoh and his army, they changed their mind and they go chasing up after them, but the waters come over them and God's people find themselves the other side, hot, dry land, and then it says, then Miriam, the prophet, Aaron's sister, she took a tambourine in her hand like really all the things you thought to put in your backpack on a journey to a place you don't have any idea where to go.

Your musical instrument made the list and it says all the women follow them, each with their own tambourines and they begin to sing and dance. Miriam's song, and in my household I have a tambourine and I've been shaking it every day. I've been telling the Lord that I have no idea how you're going to show up in this coronavirus. I have no idea how long this thing's going to last. I don't know where it's going to take us. I don't have the answers to any of my questions, but I want to be packed and ready to shake my tambourine. When you do the kind of God things that only you can do, vineyard family, he is up to something. I don't know what it is. I don't know how long it's gonna take us to get there. I don't know all the ways he's going to stretch his arm out. I don't know all the red seas. He's going to park. I don't know all the ways he's going to compromise. All I know is that he wants us to too, to understand that his death on the cross changes everything,

but now we're in his family. It's going to be okay. He's coming for us and he's not coming just to show up. He's coming to show off. Would you pray with me? Jesus. We admit that all by ourselves. We could do things like get lost and get anxious and are uncertain and unafraid and controlling. We admit we are sinners and we believe we believe you came and died on that cross. We believe three days later you Rose from the dead. And we commit ourselves and our lives in all of our days to being on the journey of knowing and understanding and loving you. We trust you. Thank you for coming for us. Thank you for redeeming us. Thank you for freeing us from that which enslaves us. Thank you for taking us into your family. This family will stick together and I pray all these things and the Holy and precious name of your risen son, Jesus. Amen.

family, both old and you come join us next weekend as we begin a series in the book of Psalms and may now may the peace that passes all understanding God, Shalom rest on you and fill in your cracks and your household and your children and their children on this blessed at Easter weekend. Thanks for being with us.

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