Posts with the category “newsletter-devotionals”

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Names of Jesus: Bread of Life
September 16th, 2020
When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?” Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you are seeking me, not because you saw signs, bu...  Read More
by Jonah Wright
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Names of Jesus: Light of the World
September 9th, 2020
"As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or...  Read More
by Jonah Wright
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Names of Jesus: Immanuel
September 1st, 2020
"Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14)Immanuel as a name for Jesus first appears in the pr...  Read More
by Jonah Wright
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Names of Jesus: Jesus
August 31st, 2020
It's a name known around the world, the most famous name of all time. By the mention of this name demons flee, people are healed, and lives are changed. There is power in this name: Jesus. But what do...  Read More
by Jonah Wright
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Lessons from Hymns: Singing "It is Well" When It's Not
August 24th, 2020
This will be the final devotional in our Lessons from Hymns series.When peace like a river attendeth my wayWhen sorrows like sea billows rollWhatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to sayIt is well, it i...  Read More
by Jonah Wright
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Lessons from Hymns: Friendship and Prayer
August 17th, 2020
What a friend we have in JesusAll our sins and griefs to bearWhat a privilege to carryEverything to God in prayerO what peace we often forfeitO what needless pain we bearAll because we do not carryEve...  Read More
by Jonah Wright
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Lessons from Hymns: The Blessing of Weakness
August 17th, 2020
Sometimes we sing the words to a song so many times that they begin to lose their meaning. That’s certainly the case for me with the hymn, “Jesus Paid it All.” It’s possible that it’s the song I’ve su...  Read More
by Jonah Wright
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Lessons from Hymns: God's Holiness
August 3rd, 2020
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God almightyEarly in the morning our song shall rise to theeHoly, holy, holy, merciful and mightyGod in three persons, blessed TrinityThe hymn “Holy, Holy, Holy” is one of the m...  Read More
by Jonah Wright
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Lessons from Hymns: Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
July 28th, 2020
As I was preparing to write this devotional, I listened to “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” a few times. And though I’ve heard it about a million times, this time it hit me differently. I stopped writing, ...  Read More
by Jonah Wright
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Lessons from Hymns: The Christian Virtue of Curiosity
July 20th, 2020
“How Great Thou Art” is one of the most familiar hymns in the American church. But the ideals of our culture do not line up with what this hymn is inviting us to do. The lyrics tell us to stop doing a...  Read More
by Jonah Wright
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Lessons from Hymns: Satisfaction in Jesus
July 14th, 2020
One of the hymns that convicts me the most is “Be Thou My Vision” based on a poem by St. Dallán Forgaill. I’m particularly challenged by this verse:Riches I heed not, nor man's empty praiseThou mine i...  Read More
by Jonah Wright
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Lessons from Hymns: God's Eternal Kingdom
July 14th, 2020
Over the next few weeks, these newsletters will be going through a devotional series called Lessons from Hymns. Hymns are a huge part of our faith background and shaping the Western church. Each week,...  Read More
by Jonah Wright
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Lessons from Hymns: Uncertainty and God's Faithfulness
July 14th, 2020
Our present moment is plagued with uncertainty. With a global health crisis, a blossoming civil rights movement, a divisive political climate, a struggling economy, environmental issues, etc., the wor...  Read More
by Jonah Wright
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Newsletter Devotional: A Lifesaving Reminder by Jonah Wright
July 14th, 2020
This week’s devotional is about a simple truth. Hopefully you’ve heard this more times than you can count. Hopefully you’ve ordered your life around this truth, and hold unto it more dearly than anyth...  Read More
by Jonah Wright
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Newsletter Devotionals: God Verbs Part 3 by Cole Harper
July 14th, 2020
In Ephesians 1 there are seven grand verbs. These seven verbs describe how God acts to save and love his people. They form the basis of the life of the church. Ultimately, the church is not something ...  Read More
by Jonah Wright
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Newsletter Devotionals: God Verbs Parts 2 by Cole Harper
July 14th, 2020
In Ephesians 1 there are seven grand verbs. These seven verbs describe how God acts to save and love his people. They form the basis of the life of the church. Ultimately, the church is not something ...  Read More
by Jonah Wright
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Newsletter Devotional: God Verbs Part 1 by Cole Harper
July 14th, 2020
In Ephesians 1 there are seven grand verbs. These seven verbs describe how God acts to save and love his people. They form the basis of the life of the church. Ultimately, the church is not something ...  Read More
by Jonah Wright
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Newsletter Devotional: Being the Church by Noah Wright
July 14th, 2020
As we consider what it means to be the church in our current time of isolation, we could do worse than to look at the book of Ephesians. This letter is Paul's magnum opus on what the church is and how...  Read More
by Jonah Wright
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Newsletter Devotionals: A Righteous Response Response in Restless Times by Wesley Kouba
July 14th, 2020
Ps. 112 corresponds closely with Ps 111. Both begin and end with the same word “blessed” & “perish.” Ps. 111 is about who God is and what God has done while 112 is the righteous one’s response to God ...  Read More
by Jonah Wright
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Newsletter Devotional: Psalm 36:9 by Cole Harper
July 14th, 2020
O LORD, all my longing is before you;my sighing is not hidden from you.The groans and sighs we make under our breath are strange things. Despite our missing it, they’re cosmic giveaways. Silent shouts...  Read More
by Jonah Wright
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Newsletter Devotionals: Safe in God's Arms by Noah Wright
July 14th, 2020
We're living through scary times. The corona virus reminds us of our own weakness and frailty. It brings out some of our biggest anxieties. But as we celebrated Easter we were reminded that God reliev...  Read More
by Jonah Wright