BLESS: Eat with Others

Psalm 103 New Living Translation (NLT) Psalm 103 A psalm of David. 1 Let all that I am praise the Lord;     with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. 2 Let all that I am praise the Lord;     may I never forget the good things he does for me. 3 He forgives all my sins     and heals all my […]

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BLESS: Listen with Care

Acts 8:26-39    New Living Translation (NLT) Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch 26 As for Philip, an angel of the Lord said to him, “Go south[a] down the desert road that runs from Jerusalem to Gaza.” 27 So he started out, and he met the treasurer of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under the Kandake, the queen of Ethiopia. […]

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Saddle Up the Horses: Begin with Prayer

Luke 6:12-16 New Living Translation (NLT) Jesus Chooses the Twelve Apostles 12 One day soon afterward Jesus went up on a mountain to pray, and he prayed to God all night. 13 At daybreak he called together all of his disciples and chose twelve of them to be apostles. Here are their names: 14 Simon (whom he named Peter), Andrew […]

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We Are Missional

Matthew 28:18-20    New Living Translation (NLT) 18 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations,[a] baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given […]

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We Are Relational

Romans 12:1-2  New Living Translation (NLT) A Living Sacrifice to God 12 And so, dear brothers and sisters,[a] I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.[b] 2 Don’t […]

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We are Spiritual (Devotional)

Ephesians 1:3-8 New Living Translation (NLT) Spiritual Blessings 3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. 4 Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault […]

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We Are Biblical

2 Timothy 3:15-17 New Living Translation (NLT) 15 You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong […]

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The Song of Eternity

1 John 4:9-10 New International Version (NIV) 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

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Simeon’s Song

Isaiah 9:1-3 New International Version (NIV) 9 [a]Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan— 2 The people walking in darkness […]

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The Angels’ Song: Gloria in Excelsis

Micah 5:2-5 New International Version (NIV) 2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,     though you are small among the clans[a] of Judah, out of you will come for me     one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old,     from ancient times.” 3 Therefore Israel will be abandoned     until the time when she who is in labor bears a son, […]

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