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Patience

Reading: Exodus 29-32


Just for today, I will be patient. Sometimes we can’t see what God is doing, and we may feel that He isn’t working in our circumstance; but He is always working. I will not let impatience fuel my actions.


I have a favorite devotional book from which I love to read, and again, I have found a passage from Streams in the Desert that really reiterates today’s thought:

“I do not believe that we have begun to understand the marvelous power there is in stillness. We are in such a hurry-we must be doing-so that we are in danger of not giving God a chance to work. You may depend upon it; God never says to us, “Stand still,” or “Sit still,” or “Be still,” unless He is going to do something.”


What a comfort to know!

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Put Others Before Self

Reading: 1 Kings 1:29-40


David was still the King at this Point. But things were bad and needed to fixed. In spite of the throne, mule, kingdom still being his…David placed Solomon in those places. For example: V.33 “…mine own mule…”, V.34 “…God save king Solomon…”, V.35 “…sit upon my throne…”. As King, David could have solved the problem without turning it all over to Solomon. But David preferred others before self. He not only thought for his good and the good of the whole, but he also worked toward the individual good (Solomon, Bathsheba, etc.). Put others before self. Even when they can do nothing for you in return. Romans 12:10 states, “Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;” Also, 1 Peter 5:5, “Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.”

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Songs for Sunday, September 5th

Here are the songs we plan to sing on Sunday. Please come prepared to sing together as we worship Almighty God. Pray that He would affirm in you what these songs say to Him.


Come Thou Fount - hymnal page 553


We plan to sing this led by the piano. The guitars and bass will accompany.


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How Great Thou Art - hymnal page 29


We plan to sing this led by the piano. The guitars and bass will accompany.


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All Praise to Him


Listen - https://youtu.be/o-ImfnUqWxg


Sheet Music, Chords, Lyrics - https://gracemusic.us/sheet_music/all-praise-to-him/


We plan to sing this led by guitar and keyboard. The bass and guitar will accompany. This song is not in our hymnal, but supplemental scores will be available in print for those who prefer.


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Great is Thy Faithfulness - hymnal page 119


We plan to sing this as a song of response, led by piano.

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Missionary Monday

This week's missionary is The Wonser Family. Please be in prayer for them this week. Here is their most recent update letter.



August 2021 Letter

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God's "No"

Reading: Exodus 25-28


For any of you parents out there reading this, I think you will find today’s thought quite relevant. Have you ever had to tell your child no? No is not always an easy word to hear, and it isn’t always an easy one to say, either. As a parent, sometimes our children ask us for things that we know they don’t necessarily need, or it may be something that can’t be given at that particular time. I don’t think we tell them no in malice or anger, but rather, we tell them because we know there is a greater good, purpose, or reason. So it is with God. When God has to say no, it isn’t because he doesn’t like us or doesn’t want to give us what we ask. It is because He knows better than we do what we need.  Just for today, I will be thankful for the times God says no. I will realize that He cares for me and that when He says no, it is for His greater purpose.

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Always Keep Your Word

Reading: 1 Kings 1:28-31


David said without a doubt that the promise he made to name Solomon King would be seen through. Today’s Christian should do likewise. There should never be a time when we purposely forsake our word. Surely there will be times when we had good intentions, but were prevented. Have you ever just forgotten something? We all do. There are even times when we want to but can’t. However, if at all possible we should do whatever necessary to keep our word. Proverbs 22:1 says, “A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, And loving favour rather than silver and gold.” Likewise Ecclesiastes 7:1 states, “A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth.”

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Do Something

Reading: 1 Kings 1:22-27


“The only way for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”


Anyone know who said this? It has been attributed to: Edmund Burke, Gandhi, Tolstoy’s War and Peace…..It has also been put many different ways, always saying about the same thing. Nonetheless, it is true.


Nathan didn’t have to do a thing. He could sit back and let this happen without getting involved. He could have just given Bathsheba advice and never spoken to the king himself. Nathan knew the only way for this to stop was to do something.


Do Something. I challenge you to make a commitment to yourself to stop griping about things in the world that you have no intention of doing anything about. Rather than just talk about how bad things are, do something to make things better. You may only be able to make a small impact…Lots of small impacts will become a big impact! All that Nathan could do was continue doing what he had always done. As God’s prophet he had always told the king and the nation the truth from God. Here, he does just the same.


“Doing Something” may not be any different for you. It may just mean doing what you have always done. The alternative is to sit, look the other way, and let things happen that you feel are not right before God.

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Obedience and Sacrifice

Reading: Exodus 21-24


Just for today, I will meditate on those things I count as sacrifice and those that God counts as obedience. I will be sure that I put my obedience before anything I perceive as a sacrifice.

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Songs for Sunday, July 18th

Here are the songs we plan to sing on Sunday. Please come prepared to sing together as we worship Almighty God. Pray that He would affirm in you what these songs say to Him.


Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor


Listen - https://youtu.be/U845lmy7g9A?t=35


Sheet Music - https://amber.faithlife.com/shares/CB0O3lUqocnQxlpW


We plan to sing this led by guitar. The bass and guitar will accompany. This song is not in our hymnal, but supplemental scores will be available in print for those who prefer.


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It is Well With My Soul - hymnal page 529


Listen, Sheet Music, Chords, Lyrics - https://gracemusic.us/sheet_music/it-is-well-with-my-soul/


We plan to sing this led by the piano. The guitars and bass will accompany.


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O Church Arise - hymnal page 661


Sheet Music - https://amber.faithlife.com/shares/7ygyHzbixnOTOTEE


Listen - https://youtu.be/Uhz8Hz4LYcU


We plan to sing this led by the piano. The guitars and bass will accompany.


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Be Thou My Vision - hymnal page 143


Listen, Sheet Music, Chords, Lyrics - https://gracemusic.us/sheet_music/be-thou-my-vision/


We plan to sing this as a song of response, led by piano.

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Allowing others to help

Reading: Exodus 17-20


Just for today, I will remember that I cannot do everything myself. It is important to allow others who want to help the opportunity. I must sacrifice my desire for perfection and realize that just because something is not done my way doesn’t mean it isn’t done right.

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