Daily Devotions

Each Monday-Thursday, Read the Bible with our teaching pastors.

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June 17, 2021 Daily Devotion // Ben Fleming

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Readings & Spiritual Practices

Week 1

Monday, May 24 : Silent Prayer // Isaiah 55:3, John 10:27, Revelation 3:20

Tuesday, May 26 : Waiting // Psalm 130:5, Psalm 27:14, Micah 7:7

Wednesday, May 25 : Communion // John 13:1-17, 1 Corinthians 11:26, 1 Corinthians 10:17

Thursday, May 27 : Praying Scripture // John 5:39-40, Psalm 119:97, Psalm 119:130

Week 2

Monday, May 31 : Memorization // 2 Peter 1

Tuesday, June 1 : Journaling // Habakkuk 2:1, Psalm 119:18

Wednesday, June 2 : Sabbath // Hebrews 4:1-11

Thursday, June 3 : Lectio Divina // Psalm 119:36-103

Week 3

Monday, June 7 : Slowing // Mark 6:31, Psalm 46:10

Tuesday, June 8 : Prayer of Recollection // Psalm 116:7, Matthew 11:28, Ephesians 3:16-19

Wednesday, June 9 : Confession // Psalm 139:23-24, Psalm 32:1-2, James 5:16

Thursday, June 10 : Community // 1 Timothy 3:14-15, Colossians 3:15-16

Week 4

Monday, June 14 : Gratitude // Psalm 136:1-2, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, Philippians 4:6

Tuesday, June 15 : Hospitality // Romans 15:7, Mark 12:30-31, Hebrews 13:1-2

Wednesday, June 16 : Worship // John 4, Romans 12:1, Hebrews 12:28-29

Thursday, June 17 : Justice // Amos 5:14-15, Hebrews 13:3, James 1:27-2:1

Practices of Healthy People

Practices of Healthy People is a four week devotional study on spiritual practices that lead to emotional and spiritual health. Each day, Monday-Thursday, our teaching pastors will share a scripture and practice to integrate into the rhythm of your week.

Resources for the Series

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Bible Reading Method

1. Quiet your heart for sixty seconds and ask God to open your eyes to see exactly what He wants to show you from His Word.

2. Read the section.

3. Meditate on the scripture provided.

4. Follow the daily journaling prompts:

  • HIGHLIGHT. Write out your favorite verse from this chapter.
  • CONTEMPLATE. What stood out to you in the reading today and how could it impact your life and the way you live?
  • MEDITATE. Go back and read the verse you wrote from today’s reading. Now, read it out loud several times, slowly and intentionally, letting its truth settle into your thoughts, heart and spirit. As we fill our minds with the truth of God’s word and way, we are strengthened to face the day ahead.
  • LISTEN. Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths and…listen. What is the one thing you feel the Holy Spirit is saying to you today?
  • CONFESS. Are you facing any challenges or worries today? Write them down and offer them to the Holy Spirit’s care.
  • PEOPLE. In this time of social distancing, our connection to others is more important than ever. Pray for someone specific, write down someone to encourage with a phone call, text or video chat. Our community is built on our connection to one another and to Christ.
  • SCAN FOR BEAUTY. Write three things that give you joy today.
  • PRAYER. Pray honestly, from your heart, or borrow from the prayer life of Jesus:

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.