Posts with the category “devotions”

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Missions Sunday 9/24/23
September 24th, 2023
Missions Sunday--from September 24th  -- Read Ezekiel 33:1-9We live in a world that teaches that we can just mind our own business and keep our noses out of everything that doesn’t belong to us.  That...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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Trials and Tantrums
September 17th, 2023
Trials and Tantrums--from September 17th--written by Lane Cummings Read James 1:12-27Wow, where’d that come from?So you’re just clipping along, living life, when suddenly life drops a big old rock on ...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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Lacking In Nothing
September 9th, 2023
Lacking In Nothing--from September 10th--Days 1-4 written by Pat and Liz Neuschwanger.  Day 5 written by Michael Brittenham Read 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 A theme we’re realizing in the book of James and ...  Read More
by Pat and Liz Neuschwanger, Michael Brittenham
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Philippians 4- Steven Canfield
September 3rd, 2023
Read Luke 12:22-31I wonder how often we pray for specific outcomes and how often that outcome exactly happens.  I can tell you, it is not often.  One of my biggest faith challenges is recognizing that...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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Philippians 4
August 27th, 2023
Read Philippians 4:1-9“Do not be anxious about anything.”  What a bold statement Paul made there…well, in the light of how we talk about it now.  Paul was not making a medical diagnosis and declaring ...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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Walking Maturely
August 20th, 2023
**Today’s devotion written by Jamie Walker**Read Ephesians 4:13-24 and 1 Corinthians 2:6Growing Maturity in ChristWhen are we “mature”?  I often think to myself, “I don’t know what I want to be when I...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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The Mind of Jesus
August 6th, 2023
Read Romans 15:1-13I hate how hidden motivations tend to get into my good motivations and corrupt them.  You see it in yourself also, I am sure of it.  If not, it only takes a humble spirit to look ag...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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Finding Meaning In The Struggles.
July 30th, 2023
Read Philippians 1:1-11This is a pastoral letter to a church that Paul, clearly has a lot of heart invested into.  He genuinely cares about their growth and advancement in being disciples of Jesus, wh...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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Summer Encouragement In The Distractions
July 16th, 2023
Read Psalm 119:1-16The point of this week is to remind us to return to God’s word, giving it a place in our lives that is very much needed. Many people struggle with creating a habit with God’s word, ...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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There Is Never Anything On But Reruns.
July 9th, 2023
Read Psalm 37:1-11Delight is a word that we do not use much anymore.  What does it even mean?  The dictionary says, “please (someone) greatly” as a verb or as a noun, “great pleasure”.  What delights ...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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The Sermon I Heard In Jamaica.
July 2nd, 2023
Read Leviticus 23:9-14,22; 1 Corinthians 4:7  The challenge to the church (and to each of us) The Reverend Dr. Powell challenged the Mineral Heights Church (May Pen, Jamaica) in several ways in the co...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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Week of June 25th
June 25th, 2023
Read Mark 13:1-23I don’t know if you are like me or not, but I have been trained to hear certain things when I read this section.  Have you ever been riding your bike on a dirt road and there is a tir...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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Week of June 11th
June 11th, 2023
Read James 1James was the brother of Jesus and he wrote this letter to the Jewish people that had been scattered out through the landscape by wars and many other things.  His goal was to give them som...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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Given
June 4th, 2023
Read Matthew 14:13-21I am guessing, but it really seems like Jesus has just faced a pretty long day before this moment.  He was just rejected at Nazareth, spent a lot of time teaching, and was just he...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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Broken
May 28th, 2023
Sermon Sentence: Jesus was broken on our behalf so that all broken people can experience a full life at the table together **Written by Jenna Altom**Read Matthew 26:17-29 and John 13:21-26Jesus lived ...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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Blessed
May 21st, 2023
Read Luke 24:13-35“Two guys were walking down a road and a third one joined them…”  It sounds like the start to a joke, but it is the way that Luke decided to tell this really important story that lau...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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Hannah\'s Dedication
May 14th, 2023
(Today's devotion written by Gwen McElwin)Read: I Samuel chapters 1-2-3 seems like a lot, but it sets the stage so to speak.Hanna was a woman who desperately wanted a child.  Her husband’s other wife ...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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Bad Families and God\'s Will
May 7th, 2023
(Today's devotion written by Pastor Tom Jones)Read Acts 16:16-34It can be thought that unless everything is going as we desire, God must not be taking care of us. However, as we see in today’s reading...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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How To Hear God\'s Call
April 30th, 2023
Read 1 Samuel 3This chapter, when read carefully, is really precise in the picture it is trying to paint.  My Bible is marked up here more than many other passages because of the obvious comparisons a...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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God and His Leaders
April 23rd, 2023
Read 1 Samuel 2:12-36This series has been about the setting of the stage for the David story.  What was going on in the background and leading up to the great tale of how Israel’s greatest king made i...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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Bad Times, Big God
April 15th, 2023
Read Psalm 78:1-16How you read this Psalm surely comes from the place and stage you are in life.  But I want to make sure that you know it was for you.  Not just the ones that are parents, or that cou...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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The Sum Total Of It All
April 2nd, 2023
Devotion written by Michael BrittenhamRead 2 Samuel 23What a God we serve, He is persistent and consistent from everlasting to everlasting.  In the span of eternity our lives are such a small thing an...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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David: A Story of God’s Grace and Consequences
March 26th, 2023
Read 2 Samuel 13I don’t know that the devotions for this week will be overly encouraging and uplifting.  Most of life isn’t, nor does the Bible try to paint the picture of that being the case.  This w...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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The Confrontation
March 19th, 2023
Read Psalm 6This week we will be looking at 5 Psalms from David that are listed as the “penitential psalms.”  I had never heard of it and David seems to be the only one that writes them in the Psalms,...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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The Repentance
March 12th, 2023
Read Psalm 51This Psalm is so heavy and full of content.  It is a great teacher of how to repent.  And since we need that, let’s let it be before us for at least three days this week?  David was reall...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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The Setting Of Sin
February 25th, 2023
Read Psalm 101This is a royal Psalm.  One way to think about it is like it is David’s campaign commercial for how he will be king.  Granted, they did not elect kings, so the analogy didn’t really work...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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Life Advice From Pastures and Thrones
February 19th, 2023
“Trust in the Lord”Read Proverbs 3:1-12To trust in the Lord means to suspend feelings or other conclusions as the chief deciding factor, but rather to lean into God’s word to guide our life.  That’s e...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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Extreme Makeover: Bible Edition
February 12th, 2023
Read 2 Samuel 7:1-17Let’s think about gratitude that compels us to worship.  David talked about that idea in many of the Psalms he wrote.  I guess it makes sense…you would have to have a perspective o...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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Holy and Undignified
February 5th, 2023
Read 2 Samuel 6:1-11Slow down when you read this passage and really try to imagine the scene that is playing out.  It is pretty incredible to think about this parade of over 30,000 people singing and ...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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Jamaica and The Ends Of The Earth
January 29th, 2023
(Written by Mandy and Brandon Miller)Read Hebrews 10:23, 2 Thessalonians 3:3, and Proverbs 22:6So many doubts and fears can come along with doing something you feel God is calling you to do. For us, t...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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Is There Enough?
January 22nd, 2023
Read Genesis 4I don’t understand this story.  By that, I mean I don’t really get why all the details are there or what they mean.  So, when I approach this story, I grapple with those ideas I don’t ge...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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Faith That Is Steps...Again
January 14th, 2023
Read Hebrews 11:17-40Go through the list of stories here and consider, from the subject's perspective, everything that was “given up” in each of these examples of faith.What has your faith “cost” you ...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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Faith That Is Steps
January 7th, 2023
Read Genesis 12Let’s explore some faith stories this week in our devotions.  I mean stories about people that took seemingly large leaps that, for us watching, proved their level of faith…if faith com...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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Sit and Spend Time With The Bible
January 1st, 2023
Read Psalm 119:1-16Psalm 119 is a really long read all at once!  Let’s take the week to make smaller bites out of it, but don’t sacrifice the time you should spend really thinking about it.  I don’t w...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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Kids Program Week
December 18th, 2022
Read Deuteronomy 6For the last year, I have spent a lot of time thinking about how to aim at the long game of church work.  For years, as a church planter, I feel we had to think about growing the chu...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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God\'s Ways Are The Best Ways
December 3rd, 2022
Read 1 Samuel 30This is an interesting story that was included here.  It doesn’t seem to have any real connection points for the overall story the narrator is telling us, but rather is just another st...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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Church Structure: Pastors and Deacons
November 27th, 2022
Read Ephesians 4:11-16These verses should drive a lot of what we think and do in a church.  How often we have seen examples of churches, or what started as a church, lost its way because it was not su...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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I Will Thank You Forever
November 20th, 2022
Read Psalm 100 (A song of Praise for the Lord’s Faithfulness to His people)Taking time to contemplate what Scripture says, what the authors were thinking/feeling as they were writing it, and the messa...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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After Gods Heart In Prayer
November 5th, 2022
Read Psalm 16 David’s life seems to always be in danger in these stories.  Here he declares that he will seek the Lord.  He knows that others run after other gods, he will not.  He has made up his min...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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How To Live In Caves and Wilderness
October 30th, 2022
These are the five days of devotions for the sermon from October 30th titled "How To Live In Caves and Wilderness."...  Read More
by Nate Altom

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