Devos of the Week: Luke 10:20

“Nevertheless, do not rejoice at this, that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” Extraordinary signs, wonders, and miracles. Large crowds and emotionally charged services and happenings. These are often the barometer of success in our church culture. Jesus warns his disciples in their successful service not to be caught up in the exciting and miraculous. Relationship with God in Jesus Christ is priority. What are you rejoicing in these days? What are you focused on in your life? Lord Jesus, keep our eyes on you and eternal life in you. Amen.

Devos of the Week: Acts 1:6-11

“Men of Galilee, why do you stand here looking into the sky?” Acts 1 shows clearly that disciples of Jesus can get caught up with trendy questions (vs. 6) or with miraculous showings or desired endings (vs. 10-11).  Jesus however, called his people to a mission (vs 7-8).  How do we stay focused on doing God’s mission?  – Guide us, Holy Spirit, to live your mission. Empower us to be your witnesses. Amen.

Leadership Devos of the Week – Acts 1:6-11

“Men of Galilee, why do you stand here looking into the sky?” Acts 1 shows clearly that disciples of Jesus can be tempted to get caught up with trendy questions (vs. 6), miraculous showings or desired endings (vs. 10-11).  Jesus however, called his people to a mission (vs 7-8).  How do we stay focused on doing God’s mission?  – Guide us, Holy Spirit, to live your mission. Empower us to be your witnesses. Amen.