Roots – July 4th

Roots – July 4th

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“He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.” (‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭17:8) According to the Encyclopedia Britannica “a root, in botany, is that part of a vascular plant normally underground. Its primary functions are anchorage of the plant, absorption of water and dissolved minerals and conduction of these to the stem, and storage of reserve foods.”  Roots provide many essential functions in the life cycle of plants.   Cultural roots also serve as an anchor.  On July 4, it is our tradition to celebrate the founding of our country, when the legal concepts of freedom and equality for all people were established.  These principles are embodied in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the…n heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.” (‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭17:8) According to the Encyclopedia Britannica “a root, in […]
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Re-Opening Update

Re-Opening Update

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Idaho COVID19 Update.  Ada County moved back to Stage 3 as a result of increased cases, including this week on Wednesday with the highest single day cases since inception. IMPORTANT WORSHIP SERVICE UPDATE:  July 5th worship services are postponed and will occur as E-service only.  Our protocols and expectations were established to easily adapt and adjust to change in Idaho status that did occur this week.  We had previously announced a video and flyer were forthcoming, that too, is on hold, pending updated State guidelines.   The Elder’s recent are the most important factors surrounding the safety for each member.     We encourage you to continue praying for our efforts around these decisions.  Knowing your strong desire to meet again, gives us encouragement, speaks highly to your spiritual maturity, and our spiritual health here at Linder Road.   If there is anything you need help with, let your Care Group leader or one of the elders know. May God…cluding this week on Wednesday with the highest single day cases since inception. IMPORTANT WORSHIP SERVICE UPDATE:  July 5th worship services are postponed and will occur as E-service only.  Our protocols and expectations were established to easily adapt and adjust to change […]
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Heavenly Father

Heavenly Father

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And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.”  (‭‭Genesis‬ ‭1:14-19‬) Summer is finally here!  According to our calendar here in the northern part of planet earth, the summer solstice…t. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. […]
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Looking Back to Press Forward

Looking Back to Press Forward

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  Memories light the corners of my mind.  Misty water-colored memories of the way we were . . .* The Way We Were (song) Barbra Streisand These lyrics of a 1973 song made famous by Barbra Streisand evoke feelings that each of us can easily relate to as we look back and contemplate the past.  Remembrance is a common human experience that fills our lives and frames our worldview.   We have shared cultural memories that we celebrate together, such as the upcoming Memorial Day on Monday, May 25th, a holiday for honoring the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military. This is just one example of the many memorial days we set aside to help us remember important things such as wedding days, birthdays, Independence Day, days for special people like veterans, mothers, fathers, etc.   As Christians, we also have special times that we memorialize…. . .* The Way We Were (song) Barbra Streisand These lyrics of a 1973 song made famous by Barbra Streisand evoke feelings that each of us can easily relate to as we look back and contemplate the past.  […]
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Life from Death

Life from Death

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“Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you— unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures” (‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15:1-4‬) There is a place in Rome, actually underneath the city, where there are approximately 600 miles of subterranean passages containing millions of Christian graves. These catacombs served as tombs from the second to the fifth centuries and were also used as safe places of worship during times of persecution. These catacombs are filled with art work and epitaphs that testify to the deep…ou stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you— unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also […]
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