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8 04, 2020

April 8: Holy Week Devotional – Wednesday, by Rev. David Horton

2020-04-13T08:34:16-05:00April 8th, 2020|All blogs, Daily Devotionals, Holy Week Devotionals|Comments Off on April 8: Holy Week Devotional – Wednesday, by Rev. David Horton

Mark 13:24-37 24 ‘But in those days, after that suffering, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, 25 and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 26Then they will see “the Son of Man coming in clouds” with great power and glory. 27Then he will send out the angels, and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven. 28 ‘From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know [...]

7 04, 2020

Tuesday, April 7: In the Waiting, by Rev. Michelle Manuel

2020-04-13T08:33:50-05:00April 7th, 2020|All blogs, Daily Devotionals, Holy Week Devotionals|Comments Off on Tuesday, April 7: In the Waiting, by Rev. Michelle Manuel

Matthew 21:23-17 NRSV 23 When he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?” 24 Jesus said to them, “I will also ask you one question; if you tell me the answer, then I will also tell you by what authority I do these things. 25 Did the baptism of John come from heaven, or was it of human origin?” And they argued with one another, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say to us, ‘Why [...]

5 04, 2020

Sunday, April 5: Waiting on the Lord through Uncertainty, by Rev. Thomas Harper

2020-04-03T09:34:15-05:00April 5th, 2020|All blogs, Daily Devotionals|Comments Off on Sunday, April 5: Waiting on the Lord through Uncertainty, by Rev. Thomas Harper

Psalm 27 NRSV 1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? 2 When evildoers assail me to devour my flesh— my adversaries and foes— they shall stumble and fall. 3 Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war rise up against me, yet I will be confident. 4 One thing I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to [...]

4 04, 2020

Saturday, April 4: He Remains Faithful, by Joseph Patty–Student Ministries: High School, Curriculum and Student Leadership

2020-04-03T09:26:04-05:00April 4th, 2020|All blogs, Daily Devotionals|Comments Off on Saturday, April 4: He Remains Faithful, by Joseph Patty–Student Ministries: High School, Curriculum and Student Leadership

Psalm 118: 1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. 2 Let Israel say: “His love endures forever.” 3 Let the house of Aaron say: “His love endures forever.” 4 Let those who fear the Lord say: “His love endures forever.” 5 When hard pressed, I cried to the Lord; he brought me into a spacious place. 6 The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? 7 The Lord is with me; he is my helper. I look in triumph on my enemies. 8 [...]

3 04, 2020

Hosanna! Save us!

2020-04-03T10:08:48-05:00April 3rd, 2020|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|Comments Off on Hosanna! Save us!

A PERSONAL PRAYER God, Give me a word today, to say to others around me. Give me a word of gratitude, to share with the paramedics and firefighters and law officers, doctors and nurses and technicians, care-givers and grocery store employees and pharmacists, delivery drivers and restaurant takeout waitstaff and sanitation workers... all those people whose contact with the public cannot be eliminated because we depend on them. Give me a word of encouragement, for those who are weary and tired, who are afraid and anxious about the future. To the parents at home juggling work, and those [...]

2 04, 2020

Thursday, April 2: Refuge, by Paige Patterson- Children’s Programs Coordinator

2020-04-02T09:22:39-05:00April 2nd, 2020|All blogs, Daily Devotionals|Comments Off on Thursday, April 2: Refuge, by Paige Patterson- Children’s Programs Coordinator

Psalm 91 (CEB) 1 Living in the Most High’s shelter,     camping in the Almighty’s shade, 2 I say to the Lord, “You are my refuge, my stronghold!     You are my God—the one I trust!” 3 God will save you from the hunter’s trap     and from deadly sickness. 4 God will protect you with his pinions;     you’ll find refuge under his wings.     His faithfulness is a protective shield. 5 Don’t be afraid of terrors at night,     arrows that fly in daylight, 6     or sickness that prowls in the dark,     destruction that ravages at noontime. 7 Even if one thousand people [...]

1 04, 2020

Wednesday, April 1: Sunday Worship, by Rev. Bill Denham

2020-04-01T10:01:45-05:00April 1st, 2020|All blogs, Daily Devotionals|Comments Off on Wednesday, April 1: Sunday Worship, by Rev. Bill Denham

Psalm 100 (ESV) 1 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! 2  Serve the Lord with gladness!     Come into his presence with singing! 3 Know that the Lord, he is God!     It is he who made us, and we are his;     we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. 4  Enter his gates with thanksgiving,     and his courts with praise!     Give thanks to him; bless his name! 5 For the Lord is good;     his steadfast love endures forever,     and his faithfulness to all generations. Reflection: Since childhood, Sundays have been set aside to make [...]

31 03, 2020

Tuesday, March 31: Honesty and Gratitude, by Shelby Olive, Communications Associate

2020-03-31T08:47:45-05:00March 31st, 2020|All blogs, Daily Devotionals|Comments Off on Tuesday, March 31: Honesty and Gratitude, by Shelby Olive, Communications Associate

Psalm 103: 1Bless the Lord, O my soul,     and all that is within me,     bless his holy name. 2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,     and do not forget all his benefits— 3 who forgives all your iniquity,     who heals all your diseases, 4 who redeems your life from the Pit,     who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, 5 who satisfies you with good as long as you live     so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. 6 The Lord works vindication     and justice for all who are oppressed. 7 He made known his ways to Moses, [...]

30 03, 2020

Monday, March 30: The Heavens Declare, by Joseph Patty—Student Ministries: High School, Curriculum and Student Leadership

2020-03-30T13:53:09-05:00March 30th, 2020|All blogs, Daily Devotionals|Comments Off on Monday, March 30: The Heavens Declare, by Joseph Patty—Student Ministries: High School, Curriculum and Student Leadership

Psalm 19: 1 The heavens declare the glory of God;     the skies proclaim the work of his hands. 2 Day after day they pour forth speech;     night after night they reveal knowledge. 3 They have no speech, they use no words;     no sound is heard from them. 4 Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,     their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun. 5     It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,     like a champion rejoicing to run his course. 6 It [...]

29 03, 2020

Sunday, March 29: Connecting the Dots, by Rachel Fisher, Children’s Ministries Communication Specialist

2020-03-30T13:58:19-05:00March 29th, 2020|All blogs, Daily Devotionals|Comments Off on Sunday, March 29: Connecting the Dots, by Rachel Fisher, Children’s Ministries Communication Specialist

Scripture: Psalm 107 NIV 1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;     his love endures forever. 2 Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story—     those he redeemed from the hand of the foe, 3 those he gathered from the lands,     from east and west, from north and south. 4 Some wandered in desert wastelands,     finding no way to a city where they could settle. 5 They were hungry and thirsty,     and their lives ebbed away. 6 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,     and he delivered them from their distress. 7 He [...]