Lenten Blog – 3/20/2018

  "[Love] is not irritable or resentful." - 1 Corinthians 13:5 When I read this verse, my first thought was of Vicki Portfolio.  I can't think of a time I've seen her when she wasn't cheerful and kind.  I wish I could say that I am always like that, but I must confess that I have my days when I'm...

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Lenten Blog – 3/19/2018

My 1-year-old son, Eli, likes to have things his way.  When he wants something, he goes and grabs it.  When someone tries to make him do something he doesn't want to do, like take a nap, he throws a tantrum... I mean a full-on, scream-his-head-off, throw stuff, throw-himself-to-the-ground, tantrum.  It's bad when 1-year-old acts like this, but it's expected.  When...

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Lenten Blog – 03/17/2018

Happy St Patrick’s Day! I have always loved this day ever since I read the autobiography of Patrick.  It is the second autobiography ever written after ‘The Confessions of St Augustine,” being the first.  Patrick was kidnapped by Irish pirates in the late 400’s from Britain.  After six years as a slave working in fields, he escaped and returned home. ...

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Lenten Blog – 03/15/2018

One of my favorite challenges to give to the Confirmation class is to have them give different names of Jesus from the Bible. The group record was 71 that a class two years ago came up with. There are about 105-110 by most New Testament scholar's opinion. This second to the last verse of 1 John has one that was...

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Lenten Blog – 03/13/2018

Sometimes the words and view of scripture do not always match up with the way we think and prioritize life. I thought of that reading this verse from 3 John today. Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.(3 John 1:2-4) I...

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Announcements for the Week of September 17, 2017

                Please click on the desired image for a pdf or full-sized image of that announcement. It will open up in a new window. If you have any questions about the announcements, please contact Kimberly in the church office by email or at (813) 558-9343, extension 116.

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Announcements for the week of September 3, 2017

   Please click on the desired image for a pdf or full sized image of that announcement. It will open up in a new window. If you have any questions about the announcements, please contact Kimberly in the church office by email or at (813) 558-9343, extension 116.

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Announcements for the week of August 27, 2017

                Please click on the desired image for a pdf of that announcement. It will open up in a new window. If you have any questions about the announcements, please contact Kimberly in the church office by email or at (813) 558-9343, extension 116.

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Praying With Jesus: Good Friday

Today is one of the most important days of the year. It is Good Friday the day Jesus died on the cross. I am always asked by the kids in chapel why is this day called good, when the most terrible thing happened? Here is the answer. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us so...

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Praying With Jesus: God's Timing

Can you keep a secret? Can you keep a secret from God? Absolutely not. Jesus knew of this plan and took steps to make sure it did not disrupt his plans. Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread, called the Passover, was approaching, and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were looking for some way to get rid...

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Praying With Jesus: Turn Me To You

We have started Holy Week and one of the things Jesus did this week caused quite a commotion in the Temple. On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple area and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves, and would not allow anyone...

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Praying With Jesus: Prayer is Worship

"Woman," Jesus replied, "believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem." This is something Jesus said to the woman at the well. She had asked where she should worship and Jesus' response is that it's not about the place you worship, but worshiping in spirit and in truth. Prayer...

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About Our Worship Services

Welcome to Family of Christ What are our worship services like?   Clear and Understandable Worship: Family of Christ main campus has 3 weekly English Services as well as a weekly Spanish service and a bi-weekly service in Tamil, an Asian Indian dialect. As Jesus, the Son of God came into this world to speak to those in a way...

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You Are Sent – Sermon Follow-Up

"As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world." -John 17:18 Yesterday we talked about how we have been made ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us (2 Cor 5:20).  At the North Campus we have a few songs at the beginning of our service and then one song at the end....

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Musicians Wanted for New Church

Family of Christ North is a new church starting in Wesley Chapel, FL on February 28th.  We are looking for volunteer musicians for our Sunday morning worship services.  The musical format will be contemporary Christian (praise band).  We are looking for singers, guitar players, keyboard players, drummers, etc. If you are interested, please contact Pastor Kurt using the form below: [contact-form-7...

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Devotion – August 19, 2015 – Worship in Spirit and in Truth

God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth. —John 4:24 Where can we worship God? When should we worship? What music should we use? There are a lot of things we concern ourselves with about worship which aren't actually Biblical or truly important.  In the passage from John above the Samaritan woman at the well had...

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