Posts with the category “five-day-study”
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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, ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...