Weekly Devotionals

Weekly Devotional, September 18, 2016

Sun, 09/18/2016 - 09:30

Week of September 18, 2016

Called…

This week we will be looking at the call of the first disciples as told by the four Gospels.

Monday: Jesus is revealed through an unexpected catch and invites his first disciples to join him in his mission.

Read Ephesians Luke 5:1-11

Questions for Reflection and Application

1. Have you ever responded to Jesus like Peter did in verse 8?  When? 

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Weekly Devotional, August 28, 2016

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 09:30

Week of August 28, 2016

Growing with the Prophets:  Jeremiah

This week we will be looking at some of the best known passages from the book of Jeremiah.  We begin, however with Sunday’s text.

Monday: God is unwaveringly faithful despite the people’s rebellion.

Read Jeremiah 2:4-13 

Questions for Reflection and Application

1. What “cracked cisterns”  are you tempted to drink from?

2. How can you drink from the “fountain of living water” today?

Prayer Focus

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Devotional August 21, 2016

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 09:30

Growing with the Prophets: Jeremiah

See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant

(Jeremiah 1:10).

Monday: Notice how throughout this series the prophet always speaks God’s word during a particular time and place – even though that word continues to speak to our time and place as well.

 

Read Jeremiah 1:1-3

Questions for Reflection and Application

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Devotional July 17, 2016

Sun, 07/17/2016 - 09:30

Week of July 17, 2016

Growing with the Prophets:  Hosea

“I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God, rather than burnt offerings” (Hosea 6:6).

Monday: Through Amos we looked at God’s concern for justice and righteousness. This week through Hosea we will come to appreciate God’s mercy and loving-kindness. Hosea deals with Gomer as the Lord deals with Israel.

Read Hosea 1 – 2

Questions for Reflection and Application

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Devotional July 10, 2016

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 09:30

Week of July 10, 2016

Growing with the Prophets: Amos

Let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream (Amos 5:24)

 

Monday: The book of Amos begins with a series of oracles against Israel’s neighbors for crimes against humanity.  All the nations are accountable to God.

Read Amos 1:1-2:5

Questions for Reflection and Application

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Weekly Devotional, July 3, 2016

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 09:30

Week of  July 3, 2016

Monday: Elisha heals commander Naaman’s leprosy.  The greed of Elisha’s servant Gehazi causes Naaman’s leprosy to cling to him and his descendants.

Read 2 Kings 5:1-27

Questions for Reflection and Application

1. What did it take to convince you, like Naaman, that there is no God in the world except the Lord?

2. Is your faith in God stronger today than it was one year ago?

Prayer Focus

Pray that you might turn from all false gods and to the one true God.

 

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Devotional June 5, 2016

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 09:30

Week of  June 5, 2016

Monday: Paul receives a good report from Timothy about the Thessalonian

Read Romans 12:4-13

Questions for Reflection and Application

1. What gifts do you receive from other members of the body of Christ? 

2. What gifts do you offer?

3. Notice how biblical love is not an emotion but an

action.  What actions might you take in love today?

Prayer Focus

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Devotional May 29, 2016

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 09:30

Week of May 29, 2016

Monday: As we explore what it means to live out our mission as a church, we refer to Dietrich

Bonhoeffer’s Life Together.

Read Ephesians 4: 1-2

Questions for Reflection and Application

1. What is the calling to which we have been called as a church?

2. What is your calling, personally?

3. When has been a time in your life when you have

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Devotional May 22, 2016

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 09:30

Week of May 22, 2016

 

Life Together: Visible Community

The physical presence of other Christians is a source of incomparable joy and strength

Monday: Paul receives a good report from Timothy about the Thessalonian Christians.  He longs to see them face to face.

 

Read 1 Thessalonians 3:6-10

Questions for Reflection and Application

1. Do you ever take for granted the gift that other Christians are to your faith and life?  How can you recognize and affirm this gift?

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