Post-Covid Church Conflict Got You Down?

Post-Covid Church Conflict Got You Down? View in browser September 27, 2022 Post-Covid Church Conflict Got You Down? Lillian Daniel What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? – James 4:1 (NIV) Is your church experiencing some conflict? If so, you are not alone. As I … Read more

From Your Lips to God’s Ears

Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: From Your Lips to God’s Ears View in browser September 26, 2022 From Your Lips to God’s Ears Vince Amlin I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my rock in whom I take refuge, my shield, and … Read more

Feasting

Feasting View in browser September 25, 2022 Feasting Donna Schaper The Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Doesn’t each of you on the Sabbath untie your ox or donkey from the stall and lead it out to give it water?” – Luke 13:15 (NIV) Mark Twain once wrote, “Work consists of whatever a body is obliged … Read more

Kids Are Cute, But They’re Terrible

Kids Are Cute, But They’re Terrible View in browser September 24, 2022 Kids Are Cute, But They’re Terrible Quinn Caldwell Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not stop them, for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.” – Matthew 19:14 (NRSV) Everyone wants to know exactly … Read more

How to Annoy Jesus

How to Annoy Jesus View in browser September 23, 2022 How to Annoy Jesus Kaji Douša Jesus said to them, “You hypocrites, rightly did Isaiah prophesy about you hypocrites, by saying: ‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.’” – Matthew 15:7-8 (NASB) One thing that annoyed the bejesus … Read more

Sandwich-y-ness

Sandwich-y-ness View in browser September 22, 2022 Sandwich-y-ness John Edgerton For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich. – 2 Corinthians 8:9 (NIV) This passage is beautiful, inspiring, flowing with grace. Also … Read more

This Poor Widow

This Poor Widow View in browser September 21, 2022 This Poor Widow Martha Spong Jesus looked up and saw rich people putting their gifts into the treasury; he also saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. He said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of … Read more

Scarecrows in a Cucumber Field

Scarecrows in a Cucumber Field View in browser September 20, 2022 Scarecrows in a Cucumber Field Talitha Arnold Their idols are like scarecrows in a cucumber field, and they cannot speak; they have to be carried, for they cannot walk. Do not be afraid of them, for they cannot do evil, nor is it in … Read more

God Gave

Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: God Gave View in browser September 19, 2022 God Gave Kenneth Samuel “For God so loved the world, that God gave…” – John 3:16 (NRSV) There’s no better place to begin a consideration of what we should give to God than with an appreciation for God has given to … Read more

A Wee Church

A Wee Church View in browser September 18, 2022 A Wee Church Matt Laney Large crowds were traveling with Jesus. He turned and said to them, “Whoever comes to me and does not hate their family, yes and even life itself, cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot … Read more