New Year’s 2021 Devotional

If you have the opportunity to do this outdoors, please feel free to engage this devotion outside. As you begin, take a couple of deep breaths, and ask the Holy Spirit to help you to be aware of God’s presence with you and to be centered in Christ. Listen (and sing along if you wish)Continue reading “New Year’s 2021 Devotional”

Transformed Lives: From Illusion to Prayer

This week, we are exploring the movement Henri Nouwen describes from illusion to prayer. Below are several prayers to help you engage in a deeper life with Jesus through prayer. A Prayer of Recollection I am not God, but a finite creation of God.Lord, I know that I have a body that has limits. I am hereContinue reading “Transformed Lives: From Illusion to Prayer”

Summer Bible Study • Final Ruth Study: Participants Guide

In what ways have you seen God’s hesed in your life this week? Discussion Questions “Praise be to the Lord, who this day has not left you without a guardian-redeemer” might be one of the most significant lines in the entire book. Why? How do you see the promises to Naomi applied to your lifeContinue reading “Summer Bible Study • Final Ruth Study: Participants Guide”

Summer Bible Study • Ruth 3: Participants Guide

3 Purposes of Ruth (there are others) Defends David and David’s lineage of kingship — and therefore also defends Jesus’ lineage An example of God’s laws being lived out in personal lives — particularly for the widowed, the orphaned, the foreigner Shows how God is involved in the day to day joys of our livesContinue reading “Summer Bible Study • Ruth 3: Participants Guide”