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Apr 28 - Thoughts from Peter

God of mercy, receive us in full surrender. We admit that it has been too long since we have fully embraced your power and goodness. It has been too long since we have eased our pursuit of control. Grant us faith to trust your nearness, God, and to rely on you alone for our strength, comfort and clarity. Under the Lordship of Jesus, you forgive sin and make us new. Thank ...

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April 21 - Thoughts from Peter

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. - Psalm 23 Put another way The Lord is our shepherd and that is enough.We are too often focused on something else, somewhere else, sometime else.The shepherding imagery of God that is cast in the 23rdPsalm asks us to consider the sufficiency of God right here and now.With our gaze shifted from elsewhere and back toward the prese...

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Apr 7 - Thoughts from Peter Mitchell

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Apr 4 - Lent Prayer

Easter Prayer by Sara Gullickson....

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Good Friday Meditation

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Jan 27th - Thoughts from Peter

So what now?If you have ever posed this kind of a question following a whirlwind of events you aren't quite sure what to make of, you're in good company.This admission of the unknown is a critical piece of the birth story of the church.It is what gives way to the restoration we find in the gospel.We won't find answers if we don't ask questions."When, then, should we do?" i...

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Jan 20th - Thoughts from Peter

"I know who you are, you are the Holy One of God." Mark 1:24 This exclamation comes from a man who is out of sorts and in a position of desperate need.His cry out to Jesus interrupts the temple service and captures the attention of everyone nearby.In addition to all the onlookers, Jesus, too, fixes his heart and mind on this man.We don't know his name or his particular di...

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Jan 12 - Thoughts from Rev. Katherine

This Sunday we are continuing to read and reflect on passages when people are talking about Jesus. These are passages where the Disciples and others make reports about Jesus and the Gospel. This week, I will be preaching from John 20:19-31 when the resurrected Jesus visits the Disciples while they are hiding out and brings the Peace of Christ. I do not know where Thomas w...

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Jan 1 - Happy New Year, First Christian Church Family! 

Take a deep breath and give God thanks for His mercies that are new each morning.  Give yourself a moment to take stock of your blessings.  Remember, on the threshold of 2021, to make use of your opportunities to bless others.  Pray for folks in need.  Give generously with your financial, tangible resources.  Seek God's forgiveness and ask God for the strength to...

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Dec 28th - Thoughts from Katherine

Thank you for celebrating Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and continuing to celebrate the 12 days of Christmas with usat First Christian Church of McKinney. Whether you watched from home or worshipped in ourchurch house, we appreciate the ways we can beyoucommunityof faith insuch a special time of year. We really do wish allthepeace, hope, joy and love to you and your family...

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