Posts with the category “devotions”

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Almost Persuaded
February 11th, 2024
“Almost Persuaded”--from February  11th  -- Read Acts 9:1-19Saul, who later becomes Paul, if you don’t know, has a really interesting testimony and it seems that he would share it often with people to...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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Wrestling God Closer
February 4th, 2024
“Wrestling God Closer”--from February  4th  -- Read Genesis 31:1-16Is there anything quite like family struggles?  Maybe it’s the idea that family is supposed to be the one that you can trust and rely...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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How Not To Avoid People
January 28th, 2024
“How Not To Avoid People”--from January 28th  -- Read 2 Corinthians 5:11-21Paul is writing in the book of 2 Corinthians to a church that he helped to found.  In 1 Corinthians, he is writing to correct...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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A Test From The Lord
January 21st, 2024
“A Test From The Lord”--from January 21st  -- Read Exodus 16Imagine a band that is getting ready to start a song.  The guitar player is hearing one thing in his head and the piano player is hearing a ...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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Things That Are Right Where You Left Them
January 13th, 2024
“Things That Are Right Where You Left Them”--from January 14th  -- Read 2 Kings 21Can you imagine 55 years of what really seems like an awful leader?  We get 4 years, and at the most 8 years, of a bad...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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Come and See
January 7th, 2024
“Come and See”--from January 6th  -- Read John 1:43-51For me, it was when I was a teenager and I had moved to a new area, looking and hoping to reinvent myself out of the way I had been known my whole...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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December 10-15
December 10th, 2023
Some Devotional ThoughtsDays 4-5 written by Jamie Walker--from December 10th  -- Read Psalm 30According to the title on this Psalm and the introduction to it, David wrote this one on a big day.  You r...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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A Church That Prays
December 3rd, 2023
“A Church That Prays.”--from December 3rd  -- Read James 5:13-20What exactly is prayer?  Are you able to nail that idea down in a few words? This passage in James is a great place to build a definitio...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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The Patience of James
November 25th, 2023
“The Patience of James.”--from November 26th  --Days 3-5 written by Pat and Liz Neuschwanger Read James 5:7-12Be patient. The work and reward of life is not meant to be immediate.  Life is a really lo...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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If I Were Rich...
November 19th, 2023
“If I Were Rich...”--from November 19th  --Days 1-2 written by Connie Staley, Days 2-4 written by Lane Cummings James 4:13-17 / Proverbs 3:5-7 / Proverbs 16:3Do you consider yourself to be a good plan...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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Judge, Law, and Lawgiver
November 12th, 2023
“Judge, Law, and Lawgiver.”--from November 12th  --This week’s devotions written by Pat and Liz Neuschwanger Read James 4:11-12 Devotion theme:  We need a constant reminder that there is only 1 Judge ...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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The Hamster Wheel Trap
November 5th, 2023
The Hamster Wheel Trap--from November 5th  -- (Today’s devotion written by Pat Neuschwanger)Read Romans 12:1-2; Matthew 6:33; James 4:7-10The sermon describes a vicious cycle, one that is personal for...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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Redo-How To Be An Influencer- Part 2
October 29th, 2023
How To Be An Influencer- Part 2--from October 29th  --Days 1-3 written by Jamie Walker- Days 4-5 written by Pastor Nate Altom Read: 2 Samuel 12I think we all are familiar with the saying "the tongue c...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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How To Be An Influencer- Part 2
October 21st, 2023
--from October 22nd  --This week’s devotions written by Michael Brittenham Read James 3:13 and Matthew 5:1-12 There is an old saying that goes “You have two ears and one mouth, you should listen twice...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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How To Be An Influencer- Part 1
October 14th, 2023
--from October 15th  --This week’s devotions written by Brandon Miller Read James 3:1-12The verses you just read will be our focus throughout the week.  Today we focus on verse 1.3:1  Not many of you ...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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More Than A Declaration
October 7th, 2023
More Than A Declaration--from October 8th  --This week’s devotions written by Carl Brown and Jamie Walker Do you keep a to-do list?  When Faith WorksRead Psalm 118:1-29When reading James 2:14-26, the ...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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The Gospel vs. Favoritism
October 1st, 2023
The Gospel Vs. Favoritism--from October 1st  --This week’s devotions written by Connie Staley. Read - James 2: 1-4 and John 4– Samaritan Woman (verses 1-41)There is no mistake that James is talking to...  Read More
by Nate Altom
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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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