Welcoming 2022 – 7: Sunday Selah

Welcoming 2022 Day 7: Sunday Selah Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (1 Peter 1:3-5) But this…

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Welcoming 2022 – 6: Live Humbly with Your God

Welcoming 2022 Day 6: Live Humbly with Your God He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8, ESV) Today’s verse is well known to many of us and often rolls off the tongue without a second thought. God has told us what is good and what He requires of us.…

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Welcoming 2022 – 5: Goals for 2022

Welcoming 2022 Day 5: Goals for 2022 Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, ESV) Be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. (Romans 12:11-12, ESV) Yesterday we talked about how God uses situations in our lives to refine us to become more Christlike.…

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Welcoming 2022 – 4: Behold, I Have Refined You

Welcoming 2022 Day 4: Behold, I Have Refined You For you, O God, have tested us;    you have tried us as silver is tried.You brought us into the net;    you laid a crushing burden on our backs;you let men ride over our heads;    we went through fire and through water;yet you have brought us out to a place of abundance. (Psalm 66:10-12, ESV) Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver;    I have tried you in the furnace of affliction.For my…

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Welcoming 2022 – 3: Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Welcoming 2022 Day 3: Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus O soul, are you weary and troubled,No light in the darkness you see?There's light for a look at the Savior,And life more abundant and free. Turn your eyes upon Jesus;Look full in his wonderful face,And the things of earth will grow strangely dimIn the light of his glory and grace. His word shall not fail you, he promised,Believe him and all will be…

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Welcoming 2022 – 2: Pressing on Toward the Goal

Welcoming 2022 Day 2: Pressing on Toward the Goal The Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry to me? Tell the people of Israel to go forward. Lift up your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, that the people of Israel may go through the sea on dry ground.” (Exodus 14:15-16, ESV) Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. Ponder the path…

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Welcoming 2022 – 1: Forgetting What Lies Behind

Welcoming 2022 Day 1: Forgetting What Lies Behind Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead… (Philippians 3:13, ESV) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. (2 Corinthians 5:17, ESV) Remember not the former things, nor consider the things…

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