Matthew 9:18-26 In this sermon we will look at three different stories:  a 13-year-old girl who dreamed about being a broadway star,  a father who had to bury his daughter,  and a woman who silently suffered for 12 years.  And for each of them, what could have been the worst moment of their lives was…

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Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Today’s Song: O The Wonderful Cross Today’s passage: Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Today we come to holy ground. Isaiah 52:13-53:12 is a 5 stanza song about the crucifixion.  Let us take off our shoes…for the place he is hanging is holy ground. Spend some time thinking about each of the stanzas in this song. For each…

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Isaiah 63:1-6: A Day of Vengeance…a day of love? Today’s Song: Were You There?Today’s passage: Isaiah 63:1-6 Isaiah 63 brings us alongside the Lord’s Anointed and paints a picture of Him once He has completed His work of vengeance. We see him blood stained from the battle that brought salvation. And we see two realities together:…

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Isaiah 61:10 – 62:12 Today’s Song: Man of SorrowsToday’s passage: Isaiah 61:10-62:12 Isaiah 61:10-62:12 is one long poem. It is a love song. It is a swelling celebration of the spreading joy that will be God’s and His Anointed One’s as they bring about salvation.  Hebrews tells us that it was the joy set before…

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Isaiah 61: 1-4 Today’s Song: O’ Praise the Name Today’s passage: Isaiah 61:1-4 Isaiah 60 promises a new day will dawn when the Savior comes, but how will it happen? What will this new day bring?  This passage tells us it will come through the Spirit anointed ministry of the Word. Here we are given Jesus’ job description and we see a ministry…

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To help prepare you for Holy Week we will be posting a daily devotional. There will be three parts: A Song A Scriptural Meditation A Prayer Today’s Song: Bless the Lord Today’s Passage: Isaiah 60 How many times had Isaiah seen the sunrise over Jerusalem?  It is a sight you can still marvel at today.…

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Generous Dependence As we enter into the second part of the Lord’s Prayer, we turn our attention to our environment.  What would it be like to live in an environment of grace? Of generous hospitality? Of daily joyful dependence?  All week long we swim in a sea of anxiety. We are battered by the cultural currents…

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Today we turn our attention to Psalm 4. One of the biggest challenges in times like this is establishing and maintaining healthy routines. And Psalm 4 and 5 give us the routine of evening and morning prayer.  In these Psalms, David finds himself in a time where: his future is uncertain,  his name is slandered,  his…

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