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Sunday: 7:30 a.m. • 9:00 a.m. • 10:30 a.m.
Thursday: 6:30 p.m.

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WELS Daily Devotions

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,  so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

 

Love is Never an Afterthought – December 26, 2018

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to his own town to register. So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to…

Little Town of Bethlehem – December 24, 2018

“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.” Micah 5:2 Little Town of Bethlehem Daily Devotion – December 24, 2018 Devotion based on Micah 5:2 https://wels2.blob.core.windows.net/daily-devotions/20181224dev.mp3 See…

Joy on Judgment Day – December 22, 2018

The people were waiting expectantly and were all wondering in their hearts if John might possibly be the Christ. John answered them all, “I baptize you with water. But one more powerful than I will come, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit…

The Sorrow and Joy of Repentance – December 21, 2018

Tax collectors also came to be baptized. “Teacher,” they asked, “what should we do?” “Don’t collect any more than you are required to,” [John] told them. Then some soldiers asked him, “And what should we do?” [John] replied, “Don’t extort money and don’t accuse people falsely—be content with your pay.” Luke 3:12-14 The Sorrow and…

Living Joyfully – December 20, 2018

John said to the crowds coming out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.” Luke 3:7-8 Living Joyfully Daily Devotion – December 20, 2018 Devotion based on Luke 3:7-8 https://wels2.blob.core.windows.net/daily-devotions/20181220dev.mp3 See series: Devotions You have probably read the…

Singing with Greater Joy – December 18, 2018

Sing, O Daughter of Zion; shout aloud, O Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, O Daughter of Jerusalem! The LORD has taken away your punishment, he has turned back your enemy. The LORD, the King of Israel, is with you; never again will you fear any harm. Zephaniah 3:14-15 Singing with Greater…

Joy Versus Anxiety – December 17, 2018

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 Joy Versus Anxiety Daily Devotion – December 17, 2018 Devotion based on Philippians 4:6-7…

Rejoice Always – December 16, 2018

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Philippians 4:4-5 Rejoice Always Daily Devotion – December 16, 2018 Devotion based on Philippians 4:4-5 https://wels2.blob.core.windows.net/daily-devotions/20181216dev.mp3 See series: Devotions Can you remember Christmases from long ago? Christmas is a time of nostalgia. Our…

Pure and Blameless – December 15, 2018

And this is my prayer: that…you may be…filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God. Philippians 1:11 Pure and Blameless Daily Devotion – December 15, 2018 Devotion based on Philippians 1:11 https://wels2.blob.core.windows.net/daily-devotions/20181215dev_1.mp3 See series: Devotions Christmas is filled with traditions. One that I remember from my…

Promises Kept – December 11, 2018

“I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,” says the LORD Almighty. Malachi 3:1 Promises Kept Daily Devotion – December 11, 2018 Devotion based on Malachi 3:1 https://wels2.blob.core.windows.net/daily-devotions/20181211dev.mp3 See…

Forgiveness Brings Peace – December 9, 2018

In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar—when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and Traconitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene—during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the desert. He went…

Hope That Increases Love – December 8, 2018

May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you. 1 Thessalonians 3:12 Hope That Increases Love Daily Devotion – December 8, 2018 Devotion based on 1 Thessalonians 3:12 https://wels2.blob.core.windows.net/daily-devotions/20181208dev.mp3 See series: Devotions The weeks before Christmas are called Advent—it’s a Latin word…