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December 2011

December 31, 2011 Devotion Sharing (2 Kings 5, Luke 17)

Submitted by Ahmi K. of Gracepoint Berkeley Naaman was angry because he had a particular idea of how the man of God would heal him, mostly in a dramatic, spectacular way, where Elisha comes out to him, “stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, wave his hand over the spot…” This […]

December 30, 2011 Devotion Sharing (John 4, 9)

Submitted by Chul K. of Gracepoint Berkeley Church John 4:28-42 When the disciples were concerned about the meal that Jesus might have skipped, Jesus said he had another kind of food which would strengthen his mind and body. This secret food Jesus mentioned was to do the will of Father who sent him and to […]

December 29, 2011 Devotion Sharing (Luke 12, 13)

Submitted by Lauren K. from Gracepoint Berkeley Church A sense of intense urgency and opportunity hovers over most of our text for today. It ends with a life spared, a time of grace granted, and judgment suspended. Again, reflect on these passages as you prepare for another year granted to you. Luke 12:35-13:9 This passage […]

December 28, 2011 Devotion Sharing (Luke 12, 13)

Submitted by Matthew K. of Gracepoint Berkeley Church BIBLE TEXT & REFLECTION For today and tomorrow we will consider Luke 12:13-13:9. This section of Luke brings rich lessons on topics like urgency, anxiety, alertness, watchfulness, complacency… all topics that have to do with time. What lessons are here for you as you prepare to let […]

December 27, 2011 Devotion Sharing (Isaiah 40)

Submitted by Daemin K. of Gracepoint Berkeley Church The truth that “all men are like grass” grows more and more evident for me personally as I grow older and see the reality of the world, and the reality of my own frailty.  This is a truth that I’d known in my head, but one that I […]

December 26, 2011 Devotion Sharing (Psalm 39, 90)

Submitted by Ahmi K. from Gracepoint Berkeley Church Please read the two Psalms below and meditate on the truths expressed here about life and time. Highlight key verses and jot down some thoughts about what these passages teach, particularly in light of our society’s obsession with perpetual youth, and the denial of our limits. Psalm […]

Devotion Time December 19th – 24th, 2011

Here are the DT Packets for December 19th-24th, 2011 on Christmas Hymns: 1. Christmas_DT_on_Hymns_Dec19-Dec24 2. Christmas_DT_on_Hymns_Dec19-Dec24_questions_only 3. Christmas_DT_on_Hymns_Dec19-Dec24_Chinese 4. Christmas_DT_on_Hymns_Dec19-Dec24_Chinese_Questions  

December 23, 2011 Devotion Sharing (Handel’s Messiah Hallelujah Chorus)

Submitted by Susan I. of Gracepoint Minneapolis Revelation 11:15 15 The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign for ever and ever.” Right now, the kingdoms of the […]

December 22, 2011 Devotion Sharing (Joy To The World)

Submitted by John V. of Gracepoint Minneapolis Church According to Romans 8, all of creation awaits the full restoration that Jesus brings, not only to those who are adopted as “sons of God” (i.e., all believers) but to “the whole creation.” Revelation 22 gives a glimpse of what that looks like, when there will “no […]

December 21, 2011 Devotion Sharing (Joy To The World)

Submitted by Kaitlyn L. of Gracepoint Minneapolis Church The Bible tells the story of creation, fall, redemption and restoration.  When man sinned, his choice was not made in isolation, affecting only himself.  The Bible describes Adam’s sin as having far-reaching consequences, impacting the very fabric of God’s created order. Genesis 3:17-19 17To Adam he said, […]