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Christmas Devos: Evergreen

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This time of year many of us have a Christmas tree in our house. Some of us have real trees, while others of us have artificial trees. Most will adorn lights and handmade ornaments. While the Christmas tree tradition started within the last few hundred years, evergreen branches have been used...

Christmas Devos: Joseph

Posted by Lana Meadows on

Joseph - A Man of Honor, Protection and Sacrifice "Joseph, her fiancé, was a good man and did not want to disgrace her publicly, so he decided to break the engagement quietly." Matthew 1:19  After Mary was visited by the angel, she went to see Elizabeth who was in her sixth month...

Christmas Devos: Peace

Posted by Janet Wingard on

As we approach the second week of Advent we will pause and focus on the Prince of Peace who came to Earth to give us His peace!  Here are a few thoughts from my Advent study this week. Perfect peace comes from knowing the Prince of Peace, being near to Him, and trusting him...

Christmas Devos: Christmas Without Filters

Posted by Marsha Turner-Shear on

Key Verse: John 1:29Scripture Reading: Matthew 11:1-15 In That's a Great Question, Glenn Pearson writes that some people don’t see Jesus clearly because they view Him through filters. These filters today include agnosticism, atheism, and selective Christian theology, among many more. The...

Christmas Devos: God's Snowball

Posted by Darlene Clem on

My name is Chloe. I was rejected by my mother and raised by my grandfather. A major result of that rejection was an untamed youth and a false understanding of love. Although my grandfather was a devout Christian, he could not break down the barriers I built around my heart. Grandpa John passed...

Christmas Devos: The Hope of Life

Posted by Marsha Turner-Shear on

The Hope of LightKey Verse: Isaiah 9:2Scripture Reading: Matthew 4:1-17 A couple of years ago I decided to try teaching an evening class at Ivy Tech during the Spring semester, which runs from January to May. Even though I enjoyed my students in that evening class, I did not enjoy walking to my...

Christmas Devos: God's Word Will Not Return Void

Posted by Stuart Shear on

“So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty,but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” Isa 55:11 (NIV) Read: Psalm 91 It was 1989 and I was stationed at Camp Casey South Korea in the US Army. I was returning off...

Christmas Thoughts: Snowflakes

Posted by Vickie Carmichael on

Christmas Traditions are important in our family. We have passed down behaviors with special significance for as long as I can remember. It only takes one family member with passion to keep past traditions from becoming extinct. That person was my mother...and her mother before.  We love...

October 24 & 31 Minute Messages

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October 24 Audio Author Sam Levenson wrote, “It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don't say it.” Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. We talk about wisdom being in short supply as if there was a...

October 10 & 17 Minute Messages

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October 10 Listen to the Audio The word “autumn” – the formal word for this season – has its roots in the Latin but was first found in the English language in the 14th century. By the 17th century, however, so many people referred to the falling of the leaves or when...

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