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Light + Life Devotion for October 23

Posted by Michael Thornton on

Today's Passage Isaiah 12:4–5, 61:1–3 12:4 In that day you will say:      “Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;         make known among the nations what he has done,         and proclaim that his name...

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Light + Life Devotion for October 22

Posted by Michael Thornton on

Today's Passage 1 Peter 2:9–12 9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of...

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Light + Life Devotion for October 21

Posted by Michael Thornton on

Today's Passage Proverbs 10 A wise son brings joy to his father,   but a foolish son brings grief to his mother. 2 Ill-gotten treasures have no lasting value,   but righteousness delivers from death. 3 The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry,   but he...

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How I Wish

Posted by Tim McConnell on

Everyone is talking about it: COVID fatigue! Oh, how I wish this were over and done. How I wish we could return to normal and forget the danger lurking in the air. Numbers of cases have been creeping back up, and my heart just wants to look the other direction. Praise God the survivability is...

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Light + Life Devotion for October 20

Posted by Michael Thornton on

Today's Passage Matthew 28:16–20 16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to...

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Light + Life Devotion for October 19

Posted by Michael Thornton on

Today's Passage Psalm 145 1 I will exalt you, my God the King;   I will praise your name for ever and ever.2 Every day I will praise you   and extol your name for ever and ever. 3 Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;   his greatness no one can fathom.4...

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Light + Life Devotion for October 16

Posted by Michael Thornton on

Today's Passage Revelation 21:1–8 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride...

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Light + Life Devotion for October 15

Posted by Michael Thornton on

Today's Passage 2 Timothy 1:6–12 6 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 8 So do not be ashamed of the...

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Serving God, and Our City

Posted by Alison Murray on

A Remarkable Friendship Christine Weems, who is black, and Carol Galambos, who is white, have lived in the same neighborhood for more than 50 years, raised their children, sent them to the same schools and have attended the same church—First Pres! While neither was born in Colorado...

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Tags: jesus, first pres, light and life for the city, christine weems, carol galambos

Light + Life Devotion for October 14

Posted by Michael Thornton on

Today's Passage Proverbs 9 Wisdom has built her house;   she has set up its seven pillars.2 She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine;   she has also set her table.3 She has sent out her servants, and she calls   from the highest point of the city,4...

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