Devotionals


Shut the Mouths of Lions by Nathan Bingaman “I think for the most of us – for me, certainly – God comes as an annihilating silence, a silence we must endure as well as enjoy.” — Christian Wiman, My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer When you know God, it is difficult no to expect certain things from Him. The way that God makes Himself known – the way He shows up in our lives, especially...

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Revelation 12:1-10 1 A great portent appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. 2 She was pregnant and was crying out in birthpangs, in the agony of giving birth. 3 Then another portent appeared in heaven: a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. 4 His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven...

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“Why So Quiet?” by Rev. James Laiben Psalm 139:10-14 CSB 10 Even there your hand will lead me; your right hand will hold on to me. 11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me, and the light around me will be night”— 12 even the darkness is not dark to you. The night shines like the day; darkness and light are alike to you. 13 For it was you who created me; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I will...

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Advent Candles: hope, peace, joy, love 1.The first week of Advent is all about hope.Think about hope as you hear Lamentations 3: 21-24:“But this I call to mind,and therefore I have hope:The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,God’s mercies never come to an end;they are new every morning;great is your faithfulness.“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,“therefore I will hope in the Lord.” One purple candle is lit. Gracious God, As...

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What’s All the Fuss About Christmas? A How great is the love the Father has lavished on us. 1 John 3:1 Anytime a baby is born there should be a big fuss! Think about how excited you got when you found out you were going to be a parent. Remember the sheer joy you experienced the day your child, your grandchild, your niece, your nephew… was born. All is right with the world. A new blessing has been given, and love abounds....

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