Jan 21, 2020
Prayer – “Powerless”
Series: Prayer
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 all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7
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  • Jan 21, 2020Prayer – “Powerless”
    Jan 21, 2020
    Prayer – “Powerless”
    Series: Prayer
    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 all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
    Philippians 4:6-7
  • Jan 12, 2020Prayer – “The Aim”
    Jan 12, 2020
    Prayer – “The Aim”
    Series: Prayer

    Mark 10:13-16 NIV

    The Little Children and Jesus

    People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.
  • Jan 5, 2020Prayer – “The Problem with Prayer”
    Jan 5, 2020
    Prayer – “The Problem with Prayer”
    Series: Prayer

    Ask, Seek, Knock

     “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
    Matthew 7:7-8
  • Dec 29, 2019Glorious – “Go and Search”
    Dec 29, 2019
    Glorious – “Go and Search”
    Series: Glorious
  • Dec 25, 2019Day 25 – Never Ending Christmas
    Dec 25, 2019
    Day 25 – Never Ending Christmas

    Unwrapping the Greatest Gift Advent Devotional by Ann Voskamp

    Click here to purchase "Unwrapping the Greatest Gift" Advent devotional book. 
     
    Todays reading: 
    Luke 2: 11-19
    The Savior - yes, the Messiah, the Lord - has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.” Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others - the armies of heaven - praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.” … The shepherds hurried to the village and found Mary and Joseph. And there was the baby, lying in the manger. After seeing him, the shepherds told everyone what had happened and what the angel had said to them about this child. All who heard the shepherd’s story were astonished, but Mary kept all these things in her heart and thought about them often.
     
    Thoughts to discuss: 
    • What do you think it means that Jesus is the greatest Gift? How can you unwrap more of Him in the coming year?
    • As you hang the final ornament on your Jesse Tree, celebrate and feel the burning warmth of the love of Jesus in your heart! Thank Jesus for being your greatest Gift - and pray that He will help you light this world on fire with his warming love.

  • Dec 22, 2019Glorious – “Ascribe”
    Dec 22, 2019
    Glorious – “Ascribe”
    Series: Glorious

    Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings,     ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;     worship the Lord in the splendor of his[a] holiness.

    The voice of the Lord is over the waters;     the God of glory thunders,     the Lord thunders over the mighty waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful;     the voice of the Lord is majestic. The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;     the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.

     He makes Lebanon leap like a calf,     Sirion[b] like a young wild ox. The voice of the Lord strikes     with flashes of lightning.  The voice of the Lord shakes the desert;     the Lord shakes the Desert of Kadesh. The voice of the Lord twists the oaks[c]     and strips the forests bare. And in his temple all cry, “Glory!”

     The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;     the Lord is enthroned as King forever. The Lord gives strength to his people;     the Lord blesses his people with peace.

  • Dec 18, 2019Blue Christmas
    Dec 18, 2019
    Blue Christmas
    Series: Glorious
  • Dec 9, 2019Day 9 – “Surprise Gifts”
    Dec 9, 2019
    Day 9 – “Surprise Gifts”

    Unwrapping the Greatest Gift Advent Devotional by Ann Voskamp

    Click here to purchase "Unwrapping the Greatest Gift" Advent devotional book. 
     
    Today's Reading: Genesis 37:3-4; 50:15-17, 19-20
    We begin in chapter thirty-seven. Jacob loved Joseph more than any of his other children because Joseph had been born to him in his old age. So one day Jacob had a special gift made for Joseph - a beautiful robe. But his brothers hated Joseph because their father loved him more than the rest of them.They couldn’t say a kind word to him …  Now that their father was dead, Joseph’s brothers became fearful. “Now Joseph will show his anger and pay us back for all the wrong he did to him,” they said. So they sent this message to Joseph: “Before your father died, he instructed us to say to you: ‘Please forgive your brothers for the great wrong they did to you - for their sin in treating you so cruelly.’ So we, the servant of the God of your father, beg you to forgive our sin” … Joseph replied,  “Don’t be afraid of me. Am I God, that I can punish you? You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good.”
     
    Thoughts to discuss
    • Share about a time when God turned something bad into good for you and your family. 
    • How can recalling this story help you celebrate God's love for you today? 
    • As you hang today’s ornament on your Jesse Tree, thank God that He always brings good-even out of bad things! 

  • Dec 8, 2019Glorious – “Glorious Defeat”
    Dec 8, 2019
    Glorious – “Glorious Defeat”
    Series: Glorious
    John 1:14
    The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
     
    Luke 1:35
    The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called[a] the Son of God.
     
    Colossians 1:3
    We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,
     
    Revelation 4:5
    From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder. In front of the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven spirits of God.
  • Dec 1, 2019Glorious – “Glory to God”
    Dec 1, 2019
    Glorious – “Glory to God”
    Series: Glorious

    Luke 2:8-20

    And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.  This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child,  and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.