Weekly Lay Devotion 01-13-21

It’s hard sometimes to be nice on social media. In the heat of the moment, it’s easy to let our emotions get the best of us. A number of years ago I landed on two verses in Proverbs and was struck by their truth and applicability to the way we

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Advent Devotion 12-24-20

Today's devotion was written by Bert Sikkelee: 1 Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God— 2 the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures 3 regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life]

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Advent Devotion 12-23-20

Today's advent devotion was written by Bob Kohari: For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline.   2 Tim 1:7 During Advent Praise Week, as Christians, do you find yourself wishing others “Merry Christmas” or do you feel more obliged to

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Advent Devotion 12-22-20

Today’s advent devotion for this week of praising God for his love was written by SunHee Kohari. The photo is of an original painting by SunHee. “I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations.  I will declare

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Advent Devotion 12-21-20

For our final week of advent, we focus on receiving and sharing the love of Christ. Today's advent devotion was written by Bill Mayall: 29 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 Love the Lord your God

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Advent Devotion 12-19-20

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.  And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfector of faith. For

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Advent Devotion 12-18-20

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends

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Advent Devotion 12-17-20

You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. - Isaiah 26:3 We long for peace, but it feels so elusive sometimes. All around us is so much darkness. How do we get peace, and how do we keep hold on it? What

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Advent Devotion 12-16-20

He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. - Colossians 1:17 Today is my first grandson’s first birthday. When I think back to last year, I remember the joyful anticipation of this long-awaited day. I imagine Joseph and Mary had similar emotions as they waited for

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Advent Devotion 12-15-20

Today's advent devotion was written by Bob Kohari: The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.   - Isaiah 58:11 On this mid-December day are

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