Together in the Word

December 2017

Together in the Word - December 31, 2017

January 6 is the Festival of the Epiphany. On that date, we mark the journey of the Magi to Bethlehem to see the Christ Child. It was a journey prompted by faith in God's promises. And worshiping that Child as a King required faith to see what their eyes could not. As we enter the new year, we thank God for the gift of faith in his saving promises and ask him to daily increase our faith, as we hear his Word.  Here is this week's "Together in the Word" for your personal...

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Together in the Word - December 24, 2017

  Whether or not we have a “good Christmas,” as some may ask us in the days to come, this week we hear over and over the good news of God’s grace. That grace that we celebrate at Christmas is ours to celebrate with each passing day and year. Here is this week's "Together in the Word" for your personal and/or family devotional use.   God bless you, as you hear and read his Word and grow in faith this week! Your Brother in Christ, Pastor...

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Together in the Word - December 17, 2017

  We have a lot of hopes and dreams in this world. Some even seem to have an honorable motive. Yet the Lord is the one who steps in and outshines our plans with the miraculous. He sends his Son to earth in a miraculous way to set up an eternal kingdom. Then in a miraculous way he draws us into that kingdom through the gospel and establishes our place in it. Here is this week's "Together in the Word" for your personal and/or family devotional use.   God bless you,...

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Together in the Word - December 10, 2017

We become enamored with eloquent and influential speakers today and eat up anything they say. But the true messenger of God will step out of the limelight and let Christ himself shine in his Word. That is where the real change in our faith-born outlook comes from and the humble lifestyle that longs to serve him and his will. Here is this week's "Together in the Word" for your personal and/or family devotional use. God bless you, as you hear and read his Word and grow in...

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Together in the Word - December 3, 2017

God does not leave us to flounder on our own in this world but prepares us for the final great event--Jesus' return at the end. He sends his messengers to point out the reality of sin and its consequences so we do not drift into complacency. He sends his good news of salvation in Christ and connects us with Christ in baptism. What a change that should create in our focus for living! Here is this week's "Together in the Word" for your personal and/or family devotional...

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