Pastor Sam's Reflections

The First Holiday
August 31, 2016

Verse for Meditation: For anyone who enters God's rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his.  Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest. - Hebrews 4:10-11

Here is a final devotion on rest as we celebrate Labor Day and the last free weekend for many families:

The God in the Bible is the one who creates rest, who finds res...

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Receiving Rest
August 24, 2016

Verse for Meditation: Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. - Psalm 37:7

As summer draws to a close and we many families prepare for the new school year, here is a devotion that teaches to prepare ahead to include time to rest:

Humans are created with the need to rest.  Writers and readers both know that rest is a ne...

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When God Sets Aside Time With You
August 17, 2016

Verse for Meditation: The Sabbath is the LORD's gift to you.  That is why he gives you a two-day supply on the sixth day, so there will be enough for two days.  - Exodus 16:29

In this season of Youth Camp, retreats, and summer conferences, here is a reminder that the benefits we've gained from attending such events don't have to be yearly, but can be experienced weekly:

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