God’s people live in faith that the promises of God will be kept, even when they seem distant. How do we hold faith through times of waiting? How does the witness of others help us? Join us for worship this week.
Worship schedule: Saturday – 5:00 p.m. Modified Traditional Worship
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional worship
10:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Devotions for this week: The Meaning of Faith – August 11, 2019
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding
Monday, Hebrews 12:18-24, Rejecting God’s Grace
Tuesday, Hebrews 12:25-29, Rejecting God’s Grace
Wednesday, Hebrews 13:1-6, Service Well-Pleasing to God
Thursday, Hebrews 13:7-19, Service Well-Pleasing to God
Friday, Hebrews 13:20-21, Benediction
Saturday, Hebrews 13:22-25, Final Greetings
Go to clergystuff.com/daily-devotions for devotions on the daily readings.
TALK: Consider some of these ideas
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1)
Many of God’s people had faith in things that they would never come to know. For some, the promises God made to them were realized by their descendants, sometimes centuries later.
- What is something you, your family, or community looks forward to? What makes it worth the wait? What happens if we become impatient?
- What is your deepest hope? Do you believe it will become a reality? Why or why not? How does faith compare with optimism?
- How do you deal the times of waiting? How does the witness of others help you in persevering?
PRAY: Trustworthy God, you are good to your word, and generations have witnessed your blessings. Make us bold to believe your promises, even when we may not see their fulfillment within our lifetimes. In the name of Jesus. Amen.
BLESS: May you be filled with the peace and trust of God. Amen.