An invitation and a challenge – this week at ELC

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Isaiah offers a word of invitation, and also a word of challenge. God’s Word must be spoken with tenderness and love, with power and justice, with thought and meaning. Will you let God’s words change your  world for the better?

Worship this week:

Saturday – 5:00 p.m. in the chapel

Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship

9:30 a.m. Sunday School and Fellowship

10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship

Devotions for this week:

The Word will Accomplish God’s Purpose  December 10,  2017

 SHARE:   What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?

 READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding

Sunday, Isaiah 55:1-11, Word Accomplishes God’s Purpose

Monday, Isaiah 40:1-11, God’s People Are Comforted

Tuesday, Isaiah 53:2-12, The Suffering Servant

Wednesday, Isaiah 57:14-21, A Promise of Help and Healing

Thursday, Isaiah 59:1-8, Injustice and Oppression to Be Punished

Friday, Isaiah 61:1-11, The Good News of Deliverance

Saturday, Isaiah 65:17-25, The Glorious New Creation

TALK:  Consider some of these ideas:

So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and succeed in the thing for which I sent it. (Isaiah 55:11)

  • What kinds of words do you speak?
  • Are your words angry, gentle, spiteful, generous, bitter, meaningful?
  • What do your words say about you?
  • Just how powerful are words?

  PRAY: Spoken God, your word is life. Teach us to use it wisely and powerfully for the fulfilling of your will on earth. In the name of Jesus our Lord, Amen.

 BLESS:  May God bless your words going out and coming in. Amen.


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