Lenten Reading Plan – Day 20 – Mar 19

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St. Cyprian: On the Unity of the Church (Treatise I): 19-27

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St. Cyprian: On the Unity of the Church (Treatise I): 19-21

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Lenten Reading Plan – Day 19 – Mar 18

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St. Cyprian: On the Unity of the Church (Treatise I): 10-18

Day 19 Lite Version

St. Cyprian: On the Unity of the Church (Treatise I): 10-18

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Lenten Reading Plan – Day 18 – Mar 17

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Day18  Church Fathers Lenten Reading Plan 3/17/09

St. Cyprian: On the Unity of the Church (Treatise I): section 1-9

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St. Cyprian: On the Unity of the Church (Treatise I): section 1-9

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Lenten Reading Plan – Day 17 – Mar 16

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"Sun Of Justice" ----- joann nelander

Day17  Church Fathers Lenten Reading Plan 3/16/09

St. Justin Martyr: First Apology: chapters 60-68

Day 17 Lite Version

St. Justin Martyr: First Apology: 61-68

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Lenten Reading Plan – Day 16 – Mar 14

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Icon-Crucifixion -----c 2009 Joann Nelander

St. Justin Martyr: First Apology: chapters 48 -59

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St. Justin Martyr: First Apology:54-60

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Lenten Reading Plan – Day 18 – Mar 17

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St. Cyprian on the Unity of the Church (Treatise I): Secs. 1-9


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St. Cyprian: On the Unity of the Church (Treatise I): 1-9

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Tell the Story!

I’m beginning today with a question: How did the first Christians do it?

In a world of propaganda and hype, of relativism and materialism, I ask myself what do I have that can change darkness into Light?  In truth, I have what Christians have had from the beginning.  I have the Savior of the world. Jesus words after His Resurrection from the dead were:

“Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.” Mark16: 15

In effect, go tell My story!

It is more than a story.  It is power.  It is the single most important act in all of human history with eternal consequences.  The world has run after other gods.  I have run after other gods.  That’s not the end of the story though.

Tomorrow begins Lent.  For myself, I’m resolved to tell the story everyday of Lent.  Lent will change me and then the world.  Like the first Christians,  we must begin by telling the story of  Jesus’ death on the Cross and His Resurrection from the dead.  Proclaim it!

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.Whoever believes in him will not be condemned, but whoever does not believe has already been condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of  God.” John3:16–18

Paul told us we don’t need to be polished and eloquent.  To the Corinthian Greeks, Paul writes, “I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.” 1 Corinthians 2:2

That is my story.  I’m resolved to tell it today.