A Word for Today | March 28

For this Saturday edition of A Word for Today, we have Young Adults Pastor Mark Schaap, sharing from James 1:2-5. May you take time today to look for the ways God is moving in your life. And may you turn to Him to meet your needs when you find yourself lacking. He is faithful! James 1:2-5 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

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A Word for Today | March 27

Today Pastor Jim is sharing from Colossians 1:9-14. The encouragement is to be using the extra time we may have in this season to pray for others. There are practical instructions found in Paul’s words – may you use these as a model to lift others up to the Lord today. Colossians 1:9-14 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy…

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A Word for Today | March 26

Today’s word is coming to us from Josh Karhan (Pastoral Staff, High School). Josh takes a look at Psalm 84 and provides encouragement for those of longing to return back to our regular church gathering. May we see the ways God is causing blessing to spring up even in the midst of hardship. Psalm 84:5-7 Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baka, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools. They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.

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A Word for Today | March 25

In this edition, Calvary Care Pastor Josh Warren brings a reminder of how Christ continues to hold everything together despite the chaos in our world. May you be encouraged to see the ways that we can care for one another in this season. \\ Colossians 1:15 – 18 \\ The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. The closings of schools, workplaces, and organizations have drastic implications for many. We are actively seeking to connect resources and needs in our community. If you are in need of care, or would like to offer help right now, please use…

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A Word For Today | March 24

In this edition of our devotional video series, Lead Pastor Tom Olsson shares encouragement from Psalm 121. As the news and concerns around COVID-19 continue to shake us, may we look to the Lord for help. // Psalm 121 // I lift up my eyes to the hills– where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip– he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD watches over you– the LORD is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD will keep you from all harm– he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.

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A Word for Today | March 23, 2020

Today’s video is a helpful passage of Scripture and spiritual practice for those experiencing anxiety. May you be encouraged to know that you are not alone, no matter how dark your circumstances may seem. Jonah 2:1 – “In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me. From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help, and you listened to my cry.”

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A Word for Today | March 21, 2020

In this Saturday edition of A Word for Today we’re looking at 1 Thessalonians 3 with Jim and Lisa Samra. 1 Thessalonians 3:6-16 | But Timothy has just now come to us from you and has brought good news about your faith and love. He has told us that you always have pleasant memories of us and that you long to see us, just as we also long to see you. Therefore, brothers and sisters, in all our distress and persecution we were encouraged about you because of your faith. For now we really live, since you are standing firm in the Lord. How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy we have in the presence of our God because of you? 10 Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you again and supply what is lacking in your faith. Now…

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A Word for Today | March 20, 2020

Today we are joined by Susan Sorensen, Team Leader for Adult Ministries. She is bringing us a word of encouragement from 1 Thessalonians 5. May this be a sweet reminder of God’s faithfulness. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

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A Word For Today | March 19, 2020

Today Pastor Jim and his wife Lisa are bringing a word of encouragement from Philippians. Philippians 4:11b-12, “I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.”

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A Word for Today | March 18, 2020

Click on continue reading to see the latest video from Pastor Jim. Today’s encouragement comes from Micah 6:8, “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

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