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Light + Life Devotion for July 23

Posted by Eunice McGarrahan on

Obedience Is Not Perfection Junior McGarrahan, Pastor for Adult Education Today's Passage Philippians 3:12–21 12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers...

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Light + Life Devotion for July 22

Posted by Greg Hartnett on

God's Forever Commitment Greg Hartnett, Director of Evangelism and Young Adults Today's Passage Psalm 136 1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.   His love endures forever.2 Give thanks to the God of gods.   His love endures forever.3 Give thanks to the Lord of...

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Light + Life Devotion for July 21

Posted by Lydia Lockhart on

Don't Turn Aside Lydia Lockhart, Pastor of Mission Engagement Today's Passage 1 Samuel 12:20–25 20 “Do not be afraid,” Samuel replied. “You have done all this evil; yet do not turn away from the Lord, but serve the Lord with all your heart. 21 Do not turn away...

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Ways to Keep Growing

Posted by Tim McConnell on

I still remember how excited I was on January 25th this year. About 500 of us gathered in the sanctuary to hear The First Pres Way: 7 Values in Our Pursuit of Jesus. Who knew what we were headed into for the rest of the year? But we had a great set of navigational tools to keep us moving...

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Light + Life Devotion for July 20

Posted by Michael Thornton on

Lessons From a Life of Leadership Michael Thornton, Pastor of Discipleship Today's Passage Joshua23:1–8 After a long time had passed and the Lord had given Israel rest from all their enemies around them, Joshua, by then a very old man, 2 summoned all Israel—their elders...

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Light + Life Devotion for July 17

Posted by Michael Thornton on

Idols Promise But Don't Deliver Lead Pastor Tim McConnell Today's Passage 1 Corinthians 10:13–17 13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also...

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Light + Life Devotion for July 16

Posted by Michael Thornton on

Not What I Wanted to Hear Nathan Richards, Director of Family Ministries Today's Passage James 1:2–4 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance...

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Light + Life Devotion for July 15

Posted by Michael Thornton on

Why Do Good Things Happen to Bad People? Greg Hartnett, Director of Evangelism and Young Adults Today's Passage Psalm 37 1 Do not fret because of those who are evil   or be envious of those who do wrong;2 for like the grass they will soon wither,   like green plants...

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Light + Life Devotion for July 14

Posted by Michael Thornton on

Strength to Lean Forward Matt Holtzman, Minister of Care and Worship Today's Passage Hebrews 10:32–39 32 Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you endured in a great conflict full of suffering. 33 Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and...

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Imperishable Seed

Posted by Tim McConnell on

Vacation Bible School week is one of my very favorite weeks of the church year. There is nothing to match the energy and vitality of hundreds of kids running around the church with the freedom to be kids, met by a church body that wants to get down on its knee to meet them eye to eye with the...

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