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Light + Life Devotions for August 27

Posted by Michael Thornton on

Today's Passage Psalm 23 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,   he leads me beside quiet waters,3 he refreshes my soul.   He guides me along the right paths   for his name’s sake.4 Even though I walk ...

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Light + Life Devotions for August 26

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Today's Passage Proverbs 2 My son, if you accept my words   and store up my commands within you,2 turning your ear to wisdom   and applying your heart to understanding—3 indeed, if you call out for insight   and cry aloud for understanding,4 and if you...

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Not Accidental

Posted by Tim McConnell on

We are talking about beauty. We have entered into the fall series, The Beautiful Story, and we have learned that a Beautiful God made a Beautiful World. Beauty is not accidental. God meant for there to be beauty in the world and in our lives. God means beauty to have an effect on...

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Light + Life Devotions for August 25

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Today's Passage Psalm 104 1 Praise the Lord, my soul.   Lord my God, you are very great;   you are clothed with splendor and majesty.2 The Lord wraps himself in light as with a garment;   he stretches out the heavens like a tent3 and lays the beams of his upper...

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Light + Life Devotions for August 24

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Today's Passage 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...

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Light + Life Devotions for August 21

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Today's Passage Galatians 4:4-7 4 But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. 6 Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit...

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Light + Life Devotions for August 20

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Today's Passage John 17:4-5 4 I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. 5 And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began. Questions for Reflection 1.  What stands out to you in today’s...

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Light + Life Devotions for August 19

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Today's Passage Proverbs 1 The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:2 for gaining wisdom and instruction;   for understanding words of insight;3 for receiving instruction in prudent behavior,   doing what is right and just and fair;4 for giving prudence to...

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A Beautiful World

Posted by Tim McConnell on

Happy Birthday to First Pres! We are 148 and rushing into our 149th year in strength-or, at least, pressing forward with determined persistence! Even in 2020 with all the challenge this year brings, we celebrate. What an honor it is to be part of the great story of this one local church. Our...

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Light + Life Devotion for August 18

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Today's Passage John 2:21–24 21 But the temple he had spoken of was his body. 22 After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken. 23 Now while he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival...

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