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The Word Among Us
 
 
January 20, 2018
 
"The Word Among Us:  Reveals"
 
 
Focus Scriptures: 
Psalm 36:5-10     John 2:1-11
 

Jesus, His Mother, and His disciples attended a wedding in Cana of Galilee. The wine which was very important in the wedding celebration ran out.  The host was about to face an embarrassing situation. Mary recognized the problem and came to Jesus for His help. She did not know what Jesus would do but she trusted in her son to do the right thing.  She recognized that Jesus was more than her human son. He is the “Son of the most High God”. At the wedding Jesus shows the first sign of His identity by turning six water-pots of water into high quality wine.  This sign also reveals the glory of Jesus Christ and the extravagant way that He responds to problems. Just as the wine is the best, so life in Him will be nothing but the best. This miracle also reveals Jesus’ power over nature and shows the way that He would go about His ministry, that is, speaking with authority, helping others, and touching the lives of many people.  The Psalm reveals the Lord’s love for His people which motivates people to seek shelter in Him.

Daily Devotion
January 16, 2019
Lift your Light

“No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar, but on the lampstand so that those who enter may see the light. Your eye is the lamp of your body. If your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light; but if it is not healthy, your body is full of darkness.” Luke 11: 33-34. Jesus is teaching his friends about the light that is within all of them which comes to them as a gift. This light can be seen in their eyes as they love God and their neighbor. Jesus wants them to put their lights on a “lampstand” so that the love and grace given to them will spread amongst themselves and around the world they share. The teachings of Jesus form a living Word that will nurture the light with in them and give them light like a lamp will give light to a room. Love, forgiveness, restoration, and reconciliation form the center of this light and we lift it when we practice these things in our own lives. Prayer: “Light of grace, empower me to lift your love high and let it shine in my life this day. Amen.”

Written by Pastor Matt Henning

 

 
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