Follow Christ’s Lead This Advent Season

Magi with Manger

Every year, society expects us to celebrate the holiday season even bigger and better than years before. This year, coming together to reclaim Advent and Christmas can be both humbling and fulfilling. As we excitedly await the birth of Christ, it’s important to remember the reason for the season: the newborn Servant of All. With… Continue reading Follow Christ’s Lead This Advent Season

Committed to Worship – Saturday

Enter his gates with thanks; enter his courtyards with praise! Thank him! Bless his name! (Psalm 100:4) How thankful are you? What do you have that you are thankful for? What possessions? What people? What experiences? What has brought joy to your life? You may think of many things. List them on a piece of… Continue reading Committed to Worship – Saturday

Committed to Worship – Friday

So, brothers and sisters, because of God’s mercies, I encourage you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice that is holy and pleasing to God. This is your appropriate priestly service. (Romans 12:1) The word “worship” brings to the imagination an event, most notably a standard church service. But the biblical notion of worship moves… Continue reading Committed to Worship – Friday

Committed to Worship – Thursday

“But the time is coming—and is here!— when true worshipers will worship in spirit and in truth. God is spirit, and it is necessary to worship God in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:23-24) In John 4, Jesus encounters an astute theologian: a Samaritan woman, whom he meets at Jacob’s well. Their conversation touches on… Continue reading Committed to Worship – Thursday

Committed to Worship – Wednesday

“You will know them by their fruit. Do people get bunches of grapes from thorny weeds, or do they get figs from thistles? In the same way, every good tree produces good fruit, and every rotten tree produces bad fruit. A good tree can’t produce bad fruit. And a rotten tree can’t produce good fruit.… Continue reading Committed to Worship – Wednesday

Committed to Worship – Tuesday

Let’s also think about how to motivate each other to show love and to do good works. Don’t stop meeting together with other believers, which some people have gotten into the habit of doing. Instead, encourage each other, especially as you see the day drawing near. (Hebrews 10:24-25) You may be tempted to live your… Continue reading Committed to Worship – Tuesday

Committed to Worship – Monday

I will praise God’s name with song; I will magnify him with thanks. (Psalm 69:30) In worship, we sing hymns and praise songs to express our faithfulness and devotion to God. The songs chosen for worship are as significant as the sermons preached and the prayers prayed. They capture important points of doctrine and teaching,… Continue reading Committed to Worship – Monday

Committed to Worship – Sunday

Greatness and grandeur are in front of him; strength and joy are in his place. Give to the Lord, all families of the nations —give to the Lord glory and power! Give to the Lord the glory due his name! Bring gifts! Enter his presence! Bow down to the Lord in holy splendor! (1 Chronicles 16:27-29) Worship… Continue reading Committed to Worship – Sunday

Committed to Bible Reading – Saturday

Therefore, let’s make every effort to enter that rest so that no one will fall by following the same example of disobedience, because God’s word is living, active, and sharper than any two-edged sword. It penetrates to the point that it separates the soul from the spirit and the joints from the marrow. It is… Continue reading Committed to Bible Reading – Saturday

Committed to Bible Reading – Friday

You must be doers of the word and not only hearers who mislead themselves. (James 1:22) The Bible is filled with messages and reminders that guide us in wisdom and faithfulness. We are not only to read them or to hear them, we are to do them. We are charged to “love the Lord with… Continue reading Committed to Bible Reading – Friday