Resisting and Attracting

Resisting and Attracting View in browser November 25, 2022 Resisting and Attracting Ken Samuel Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come close to God, and God will come close to you. – James 4:7-8 (NLT) According to the wisdom of Proverbs, our thoughts determine our reality, “for as a person thinketh, so … Read more

Jesus Crisis

Jesus Crisis View in browser November 27, 2022 Jesus Crisis Phiwa Langeni Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. – Matthew 10:34 (NRSV) Many a cartoon character has swung a sword haphazardly, their (un)intended targets escaping the consequences that … Read more

Bathing

Bathing View in browser November 24, 2022 Bathing Kaji Douša Just as Jesus came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened to him. – Matthew 3:16 (NRSV) In the 1980s, an ecotherapy trend took hold in Japan: shinrin-yoku, or “forest bathing.” It didn’t take long for scientists to find ways to quantify the … Read more

Ever Burning

Ever Burning View in browser November 23, 2022 Ever Burning John Edgerton Let me hear what God the LORD will speak, for [God] will speak peace to the people, to the faithful, to those who turn to [God] in their hearts. Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will kiss each other. – … Read more

Living As If

Living As If View in browser November 22, 2022 Living As If Vicki Kemper As Jesus entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, … Read more

Be Still

Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: Be Still View in browser November 21, 2022 Be Still Quinn Caldwell The nations are in an uproar, the kingdoms totter; [God] utters [God’s] voice, the earth melts… “Be still, and know that I am God!” – Psalm 46:6 & 10 (NRSV) “Be still, and know that I am … Read more

Closing the Distance

Closing the Distance View in browser November 20, 2022 Closing the Distance Matt Laney As Jesus entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” – Luke 17:12-13 (NRSV) There is almost no leprosy today, but we know a lot about treating people as … Read more

Relax, It’s Saturday

Relax, It’s Saturday View in browser November 19, 2022 Relax, It’s Saturday Lillian Daniel This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. – Psalm 118:24 (NRSV) How long is your “to do” list for this Saturday? What does your schedule look like? What errands do you … Read more

And the Winners Are…

And the Winners Are… View in browser November 18, 2022 And the Winners Are… Kenneth Samuel This salvation was something even the prophets wanted to know more about when they prophesied about this glorious salvation prepared for you. … They were told that their messages were not for themselves, but for you. – 1 Peter … Read more

Non-Profit Prophets

Non-Profit Prophets View in browser November 17, 2022 Non-Profit Prophets Chris Mereschuk The messenger who had gone to summon Micaiah said to him, “Listen, the prophets all agree that the king will succeed. You should say the same thing they say and prophesy success.” But Micaiah answered, “As surely as the Lord lives, I will … Read more