January 6, 2017

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Friday,  January 6, 2017  Epiphany of the Lord Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12 By Pastor Kari Dubord “Angels from the Realms of Glory” was written by Scottish poet James Montgomery. Angels, from the realms of glory, Wing your flight o’er all the earth; Ye who sang creation’s story, Now proclaim Messiah’s birth: Come and […]

January 5, 2017

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Thursday,  January 5, 2017 Psalm 72; Joshua 1:1-9; Hebrews 11:32-12:2 By Andy Reeher Our King.  Past, Present and Future In 1969, the comedian Woody Allen hosted a variety TV special on CBS.  The network allowed him to do whatever he wanted for an hour, and they would broadcast it to America.  The show was a […]

January 4, 2017

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Wednesday,  January 4, 2017 Psalm 72; Exodus 3:1-5; Hebrews 11:23-31 By Cheryll Fong Psalm 72 is a song of praise and prayer for their King, Solomon. It describes the anticipated Messiah, the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ.  If you can, read the whole chapter of this Psalm. In italics are the verses that speak peace […]

January 3, 2017

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Tuesday,  January 3, 2017 Psalm 72; Genesis 28:10-22; Hebrews 11:13-22 By Lowery Smith The central theme of these three passages seems to be that God promises a perfect world which may only exist in Heaven. In Psalm 72—“Praise be to the Lord God, the God of Israel, who alone does marvelous deeds. Praise be to […]

January 2, 2017

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Monday,  January 2, 2016 Psalm 20; Genesis 12:1-7; Hebrews 11:1-12 By Joyce Hanson Psalm 20:  A Prayer for the Gods help and assurance. The book of Psalms is a collection of “common prayers” with one purpose – to give us words to say before God. Genesis 12:1-7:  God Calls Abram God promised Abram that many […]

January 1, 2017

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Sunday,  January 1, 2017  New Year’s Day Ecclesiastes 3:1-13; Psalm 8; Revelation 21:1-6a; Matthew 25:31-46 By Pastor Joel Johnson Something new has happened. Life will never be the same. I remember the bewildering, exciting days following the birth of our little boy. The first few days were a surreal mix of joy and exhaustion. Soon, […]

December 31, 2016

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Saturday,  December 31, 2016 Psalm 20; 1Kings 3:5-14; John 8:12-19 By Mary Ann Smith As I read these texts, I found myself meditating on two themes:  1) God expects us to ask for what we want and 2) God blesses us with the “light of life” and honors our requests as we walk in His […]

December 30, 2016

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Friday,  December 30, 2016 Psalm 20; Isaiah 26:1-9; 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 By Joanne Hansen 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 ESV 16So we do not lose heart. Though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day.  17For this slight momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond […]

December 29, 2016

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Thursday,  December 29, 2016 Psalm 20; Jeremiah 31:15-22; Luke 19:41-44 By Rachel Johnson Weeping. We have experienced so much celebration and joy as we approach the birth of Christ, and already we turn to mourning. In today’s text from the gospel of Luke, Jesus laments over Jerusalem and her people with tears. Why? Because they […]

December 28, 2016

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Wednesday,  December 28, 2016 Psalm 148; Isaiah 49:13-23; Matthew 18:1-14 By Christine O’Bert Did your Christmas turn out exactly the way you’d hoped it would? Sometimes we find ourselves disappointed after Christmas; maybe we were too rushed, or got caught up in the moment and lost focus on why we were celebrating. Worst of all, […]