Daily Philippians, devotionals, Uncategorized

Joyful Reminders

Finally, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you. ~Philippians 3:1 (ESV) This single verse, about halfway through Paul’s letter, gives a strong reminder of Paul’s purpose in writing to the church. He wanted them to experience the… Continue reading Joyful Reminders

Daily Proverb, devotionals, Uncategorized

A Joyful Heart (a daily proverb)

This devotional series examines a verse or two from a chapter of Proverbs each day of January 2017. A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. ~Proverbs 17:22 We all know the experience of pain, suffering, and sadness in life. What is the best way to not be overcome… Continue reading A Joyful Heart (a daily proverb)

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The Joy of the City (a daily proverb)

This devotional series examines a verse or two from a chapter of Proverbs each day of January 2017. When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices, and when the wicked perish there are shouts of gladness. By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked… Continue reading The Joy of the City (a daily proverb)

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Good Reads 11.09.16 (on: burnout, parenting, joy, and more!)

Here is a collection of good reads gathered from across the internet this past week. Enjoy! On parenting: Mom as Unsung Disciple-Maker by Sam Bierig Ultimately, you are one of the many building blocks that God is using to teach your children their dependence upon him for everything.  You may even be the most important… Continue reading Good Reads 11.09.16 (on: burnout, parenting, joy, and more!)

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Sunday 10.30.16 (the joy of salvation)

This Sunday we'll take a look at Zechariah 8 and see how God desires that his people be a joyful people. Then on Sunday evening we'll continue our video study The Gospel in a World of Religions. Hope to see you there! Sunday Schedule @945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages @1045 Worship… Continue reading Sunday 10.30.16 (the joy of salvation)

2015-2016 Bible Challenge, devotionals, Uncategorized

The Delight of God (a meditation)

For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful song. ~Zephaniah 3:17 (NLT) God delights in his people. Let that thought sink in. It is sometimes… Continue reading The Delight of God (a meditation)

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Rejoice today (a meditation)

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. ~ Psalm 118:24 Some days seem good, others seem bad. Some days we don’t want to end, others we can’t wait for them to be over. Good days, bad days, rough days, easy days—through them all, God commands… Continue reading Rejoice today (a meditation)

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Good Reads 07.06.16 (on: joy, pride and humility, spiritual growth, and more!)

Here is a collection of good reads gathered from across the internet this past week. Enjoy! On salvation, pride and humility: When Our Hearts Revert to Self-Reliance by Marshall Segal Now, we might think anyone who had tasted the real saved-by-grace gospel would spit this back out in seconds. But the Galatians obviously didn’t. Why?… Continue reading Good Reads 07.06.16 (on: joy, pride and humility, spiritual growth, and more!)

2015-2016 Bible Challenge, devotionals, resources, Uncategorized

A Joyful Noise (a meditation)

Sing praises to our God, our strength / Sing to the God of Jacob Sing! Beat the tambourine / Play the sweet lyre and the harp Blow the ram’s horn at new moon / and again at full moon to call a festival! … He made it a law for Israel / When he attacked… Continue reading A Joyful Noise (a meditation)

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Good Reads 06.07.16 (on: discipleship, parenting, changing the world, and more!)

Here is a collection of good reads gathered from across the internet this past week. Enjoy! On discipleship: 4 Ways to Make Disciples by Mark Dever Jesus taught his disciples to live in view not of today or tomorrow, but eternity. We try to help others follow Jesus; we do deliberate spiritual good; we pray… Continue reading Good Reads 06.07.16 (on: discipleship, parenting, changing the world, and more!)