Monday, December 7

Opening Prayer: Almighty God, You are all powerful, and You expect Your followers to experience the power You give. Help me to make the most of the power available to believers in Jesus. Amen.

Read: Psalm 108

Read: Matthew 28:16-20

Reflect: Compare the Great Commission of Matthew 28 to Jesus’ words in Mark 16:15-18. How are the two passages similar? What differences stand out between the two? Jesus promises to be with his disciples to the very end of the age, how have you experienced Jesus presence?

Prayer: for the church, for others, for myself.

Hymn: “Of the Father’s Love Begotten”
Of the Father’s love begotten,
Ere the worlds began to be,
He is Alpha and Omega-
He the Source, the Ending He,
Of the things that are, that have been,
And that future years shall see,
Evermore and Evermore!

O that birth forever blessed,
When the Virgin, full of grace,
By the Holy Ghost conceiving,
Bare the Savior of our race;
And the Babe, the world’s Redeemer,
First revealed His sacred face,
Evermore and Evermore!

Christ, to Thee of God and Father,
And, O Holy Ghost, to Thee,
Hymn and chant and high thanksgiving
And unwearied praises be:
Honor, glory, and dominion,
And eternal victory,
Evermore and evermore!

Closing Prayer: Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen (Psalm 72:18-19)

 

Monday, November 30

Opening Prayer: Almighty God, thank you for the many gifts You have given me. Help me to better understand the gift of Your grace in this time. Amen.

Read: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

Reflect: How does Paul’s definition of love inform our understanding of God’s grace? What is the most important part of this chapter to you? Why does it stick out to you most? How can you apply this understanding of love to one relationship in your life today?

Prayer: for the church, for others, for myself.

Hymn: “Fairest Lord Jesus”
Fairest Lord Jesus!
Ruler of all nature!
O Thou of God and man the Son!
Thee will I cherish;
The will I honor,
Thou, my soul’s glory, joy, and crown!

Fair are the meadow;
Fairer still the woodlands,
Roved in the blooming garb of spring.
Jesus is fairer;
Jesus is purer,
Who makes the woeful heart to sing!

Fair is the sunshine;
Fairer still the moonlight,
And all the twinkling starry hosts.
Jesus shines brighter;
Jesus shines purer
Than all the angels heaven can boast!

Beautiful Savior!
Lord of all the nations!
Son of God and Son of man!
Flory and honor,
Praise, adoration,
Now and forevermore be Thine!

Closing Prayer: Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen (Psalm 72:18-19)