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40 Days to Celebrate the Coming King

40 Days to Celebrate the Coming King

Consider taking the 40 Days before Christmas to intentionally focus on the Coming King and on growing deeper in your faith.

I invite you to an online devotional time starting tomorrow and ending on Christmas Eve. It is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

1. We will do 1 thing together for the 40 days, seek to bless one needy person or family. It doesn’t need to be a big deal but just begin to look for 1 opportunity to be Jesus in a special way during this Christmas season.

2. Join a group of fellow online disciples in 2 things each week, watch a Monday devotional video right here (It won’t be particularly profound but it will get us on the same page), and sacrifice one thing each week. (It could be fasting a meal, missing a favorite TV show to pray, but each week give up something for the King.)

3. Be consistent for 40 days with 3 daily things, Scripture reading each day ((I’ll make some suggestions at the beginning of the week), prayer each day, morning and evening (I’ll suggest a starting prayer each week), and a daily devotional (I’ll write, or suggest one each day.)

I don’t imagine that I have anything special to offer but I do feel like there is power in a bunch of people committing to do the same thing each day for 40 days to get closer to the Coming King. If you plan to join just respond here or send me an email. Let me know how I can pray for you, what your concerns are, what you want God to do for you in this 40 days.

For this week (starting tomorrow) read Psalm 44 daily.
Monday John 1:43-51
Tuesday Luke 8:22-56
Wednesday Acts 17:1-9
Thursday Luke 19:28-40
Friday I Corinthians 15:1-28
Saturday Matthew 26:1-29
Next Sunday Daniel 7:13-14, Revelation 1:1-8, John 18:33-37

Here’s a suggested morning prayer starter this week:
Almighty God, as You have given Jesus Christ to be Savior and Lord, grant us now grace to accept and rejoice in our salvation and His lordship.

This may all seem strange to you but it’s what I do 🤓🤓🤓. Hope you’ll consider joining us tomorrow morning and everyday for the next 40 days

My Life for Yours

My Life for Yours

A few days ago, I attended a fund-raising event for Siloam, a non-profit, primary medical care organization in Nashville. They have worked tirelessly for 20 years serving the underserved and marginalized in Davidson County, Tennessee. While their primary focus has been the burgeoning immigrant and refugee population of middle Tennessee, of late they have taken… Continue Reading

Roll On!

Roll On!

Jakson prayed on Easter Sunday. He looked his very Easter Sunday best, pink pants, long sleeve blue shirt, hair slicked back, fresh out of the deep theological experience of 6-year-old kids church. The whole family was gathered. We held hands in anticipation of deviled eggs (What! On Easter), chicken casserole, and sweet potato pie. Josh,… Continue Reading

Bread

Bread

Reading today: Psalm 65, John 6:15-40 Remember Richard Rohr. He says, “All language about God is necessarily symbolic and figurative. Actually all language is metaphorical. Words are never the thing itself; they can only point toward the thing, which is exactly why “The Word became flesh” (John 1:14). As James Finley, a CAC core faculty… Continue Reading

The Calling of Reconciliation

The Calling of Reconciliation

The Calling of Reconciliation Psalm 53, John 1:35-51 On Tuesday Josh and Jennifer were explaining Lent to Jon-Mical and Jakson. They were telling the boys how some people traditionally give something up for the 40 days from Ash Wednesday to Easter to honor the sacrifice that Jesus made for us on the cross. Jon-Mical, who… Continue Reading

40 Days of Reconciliation

40 Days of Reconciliation

Good morning! Here we go for 40 Days of Reconciliation during Lent. I am anticipating God working in and around me as I focus intentionally on Him. My challenge is that during Lent, from now to Easter we give something up, take something on, read the scripture daily, and pray daily. (I recommend praying three… Continue Reading

He Knew

He Knew

Doris was pregnant while we lived in a mobile home in Augusta, Georgia. I was the youth pastor there and we lived on the parking lot beside the church. It would get so hot during the day that everything not metal in our little trailer would melt, Doris’s makeup, big fat Christmas candle, the glue… Continue Reading