April 9, 2015

Dear First Pres,

Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed! What a wonderful Resurrection Sunday we experienced together. I am so grateful for all the folks who worked behind the scenes, on the chancel, and all over our campus to make it a wonderful morning at FPC Fresno.  I’m praying today that you are living in the assurance that every promise of God is “yes” in Christ. The empty tomb gives us full confidence that God is faithful and might to fulfill His covenant promises. Praise Him!

April 1, 2015

Dear First Pres,

     It's hard to imagine what it must have been like for Jesus to enter Jerusalem that day. He rode the young donkey through the city gates while the crowds cheered and threw down their cloaks for Him.  Was He pleased? Was He troubled? We just don't know.  All we know is that within the week there was a crowd shouting for his crucifixion, and byFriday afternoon an unusual darkness covered the land because the Son of God hung lifeless on the cross. 

March 20, 2015

Dear First Pres,

Last week I attended the Fresno/Clovis Prayer Breakfast. The featured speaker was the Rev. Dr. David Jeremiah. His message was about prayer (of course); he called us to be praying personally, persistently, and particularly. He wonderfully reminded us that God is not reluctant to give us what we need. Praise be to God who listens to our prayers, works in us through our prayers, and always answers our prayers.

I believe this is a season when we need to be drawing near to the Lord in prayer.  Here's why:

March 5, 2015

Dear First Pres,

Last weekend, thirty-two of our elementary students went to winter camp at Sugar Pine along with five FPC cabin-counselors.  Looking at the camp picture, I felt like I went back in time to Where's Waldo...only this time it's "Where's Miss Margie?"  Can you find the FPC'ers in the picture?  

February 19, 2015

Dear First Pres,

The Lenten season has begun; last night’s Ash Wednesday service was a wonderful start to this special season in the life of the church set aside for spiritual reflection, renewal, and restoration.  Last night’s Old Testament reading was Joel 2:1-17 in which the prophet urges the people of God to return to their Lord with all their hearts. They had fallen away from God, and His judgment was looming. Still, God’s call was for them to return to Him.


Engaging together in Christ's work of making disciples for the redeeming transformation of our city and world.

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