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Advent Devotional Day 6 – Appreciating The King

BIBLE READING: Matthew 2

An elderly lady was well-known for her faith, and for the bold way she talked about it. She would stand on her front porch and shout, “Praise the Lord!”

Next door to her lived an atheist who would get so angry at her proclamations he would shout, “There ain’t no Lord!!”

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Advent Devotional Day 5 – Empathy Follows Focus

BIBLE READINGS:
Philippians 2:6,1, 3-5, 2, 7-11
Mark 10:42-45

One of my favourite things to do is gaze at the night sky. I love looking at the millions of stars, planets, and satellites all at once, but even more than that, I love focusing on one star, planet, or galaxy billions of miles away. Every star has a story, and … Read More...

Advent Devotional Day 4 – Pusue Peace

BIBLE READINGS:
Psalm 34:11-14
Romans 5:6-8

Henry Ford once famously said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”

The truth of this statement describes two very important God-given forces in life. It shows the power of perspective and pursuit. The right perspective in life empowers you to be able to accomplish incredible things. The most important … Read More...

Advent Devotional Day 3 – Peace In The Storm

BIBLE READINGS:
John 14:26-28
Galatians 5:28
Romans 8:6
Philippians 4:7

Do you feel like you are in a tornado of chaos? Running your kids from here to there. Or trying to stop by and pick up something you forgot to get for your office lunch tomorrow. Or maybe it’s the dread of having to get together with a family member … Read More...

Advent Devotional Day 2 – My People

BIBLE READING: Luke 2:8-20

Everyone was laughing and enjoying themselves, and they were all excited for the wedding that was about to take place the next day. Twas the night of the rehearsal dinner in a barn on the beautiful rolling hills of Kentucky, and my little niece, Addy, who was two at the time, was wandering around from room … Read More...

Advent Devotional Day 1 – Waiting For The Big Day

BIBLE READING: Revelation 20

Have you ever been so eager about an event that it completely changed your life while you waited?

It may have been your wedding day, a new job, a child being born, the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series, or some other milestone in life. Any of these big days came after days, weeks, and in … Read More...

Indonesia October 2017

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Freedom is Ours

belongingAs part of our theme of BELONGING for this year we are on a quest to discover the fullness of life Jesus Christ has made available to us.  There are four parts to our theme, and you can review all of them by viewing this image.

We are Empowered in Freedom.

Paul writes in Galatians 5 “it is for freedom … Read More...

Indonesia Visit – July 2017

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To present each other glorious

What is our purpose as representatives of Almighty God?

Paul writes some clear instructions for husbands and wives in Ephesians 5 and makes it clear that we are to “submit ourselves to one another in reverence for Christ.”  That looks like you surrendering your personal aims and agenda in order to serve the other person in your relationship.  These instructions … Read More...