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Light + Life Devotion for October 13

Posted by Michael Thornton on

Today's Passage Hebrews 2:10–18 10 In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through what he suffered. 11 Both the one who makes people holy and those who are...

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A Cathedral of Astonishment

Posted by Tim McConnell on

We only have two weeks left to talk about The Beautiful Story. I hope we are all learning a little bit of new language to tell the rich story of God's love, the "ordo salutis" or mystery of salvation, the redemptive history, God's great and everlasting engagement with the world He made and the...

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Light + Life Devotion for October 12

Posted by Michael Thornton on

Today's Passage Isaiah 25:1–8 Lord, you are my God;   I will exalt you and praise your name,   for in perfect faithfulness   you have done wonderful things,   things planned long ago.2 You have made the city a heap of rubble,   the...

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Light + Life Devotion for October 9

Posted by Michael Thornton on

Today's Passage Acts 2:14–24 14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. 15 These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s...

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Light + Life Devotion for October 8

Posted by Michael Thornton on

Today's Passage 2 Corinthians 5:11–21 11 Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade others. What we are is plain to God, and I hope it is also plain to your conscience. 12 We are not trying to commend ourselves to you again, but are giving you an opportunity...

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Light + Life Devotion for October 7

Posted by Michael Thornton on

Today's Passage Proverbs 8 Does not wisdom call out?   Does not understanding raise her voice?2 At the highest point along the way,   where the paths meet, she takes her stand;3 beside the gate leading into the city,   at the entrance, she cries aloud:4...

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Light + Life Devotion for October 6

Posted by Michael Thornton on

Today's Passage Romans 6:1–14 What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2 By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into...

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Normal

Posted by Tim McConnell on

Yesterday we held a Men’s Golf Outing with 64 First Pres guys out there on the links. A big thank you to Bret Kort for pulling it off once again. Michael Thornton and I greeted the players saying, “What a joy it is to do something today that feels just a little bit normal!&rdquo...

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Light + Life Devotion for October 5

Posted by Michael Thornton on

Today's Passage Isaiah 53:1–11 Who has believed our message   and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?2 He grew up before him like a tender shoot,   and like a root out of dry ground.   He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, ...

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Light + Life Devotion for October 2

Posted by Michael Thornton on

Today's Passage Revelation 1:12–16 12 I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, 13 and among the lampstands was someone like a son of man, dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his...

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