Spiritual Practices

Worship

Worship is about an encounter with God – our spirit communing with God’s spirit. It involves a choice, a decision to enter into the presence of God. Throughout the Bible (particularly in the Psalms), we see that encountering God in worship encompasses the whole person – our minds, our emotions, and our bodies.  As we… Read More Worship

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The Love of Advent

Scripture for this week: December 23      Zephaniah 3:14-20, Matthew 22:34-40, John 15:9-17 December 24      John 1:1-18, Luke 15:11-31, Philippians 2:1-11 December 25      Matthew 1:18-25, John 3:16-17, 1 John 4:9-19

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The Joy of Advent

Scripture for this week: December 16      Psalm 47, Hebrews 12:1-3, James 1:2-5 December 17      Psalm 16, Luke 2:15-20, Romans 15:5-13 December 18      Psalm 92, Matthew 2:1-12 December 19      Psalm 126, John 16:17-24, Hebrews 1:5-9 December 20      Isaiah 35:1-10, Psalm 4, 1 Peter 1:3-9 December 21      Isaiah 9:2-6, Psalm 72, John 3:22-35 December 22      Isaiah 61,… Read More The Joy of Advent

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The Peace of Advent

Scripture for this week: December 9         Isaiah 9:6-7, Isaiah 26:1-4, 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 December 10      Psalm 37:1-11, Luke 7:36-50, Luke 2:8-14 December 11      Psalm 29, Ephesians 2:13-17, Colossians 3:12-17 December 12      Isaiah 40:1-11, Matthew 5:1-10, 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 December 13      Isaiah 55:8-12, Luke 3:1-6, Luke 10:38-42 December 14      Luke 3:7-18, John 14:25-27, Philippians 4:4-9 December… Read More The Peace of Advent

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The Hope of Advent

Scripture for this week: December 1         Isaiah 11:1-5, Matthew 24:30-35, John 14:1-3 December 2         Jeremiah 33:14-16, Hebrews 6:9-20, Luke 1:5-7 December 3         Psalm 42, Romans 5:1-11, Luke 1:18-25 December 4         Lamentations 3:21-24, Romans 8:22-39, Hebrews 10:19-23 December 5         Psalm 43, 1 Peter 3:13-17, Matthew 8:23-27 December 6         Romans 4:16-25, Hebrews 6:9-12, Luke 1:46-56 December 7        … Read More The Hope of Advent

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Advent Reading Plan

On Sunday, December 2, we begin a four-part Advent sermon series, preparing our hearts to celebrate Christ’s entry into our world at Christmas. We know it’s not easy to remain focused on Jesus throughout this busy season. Despite our best intentions, we get swept up in the world’s messages about the season – busyness, spending,… Read More Advent Reading Plan