Daily Devotionals

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Posted by Pastor Jessica Kingsborough on

Matthew 14:22-33 So often we read this text about Peter sinking and think that the lesson has to be that we should have more faith in Christ.  Why do we place such high expectations on Peter? How would we react if we were walking on water? I know that I would begin to look down and worry if...

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Posted by Diane Siefkes on

Romans 12:1-2 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship.  Do not conform to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of...

Friday, September 13, 2019

Posted by Scott Kiefer on

1 John 3:17-18 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?  Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:17-18 (NIV) “Actions speak louder...

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Posted by Renee Brinkmann on

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Love is patient and kind; it is not jealous or conceited or proud;  love is not ill-mannered or selfish or irritable; love does not keep a record of wrongs;  love is not happy with evil, but is happy with the truth. Love never gives up; and its faith, hope, and...

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Posted by Nicole Anderson Ericksen on

Hebrews 10:24-25 “So let’s do it—full of belief, confident that we’re presentable inside and out. Let’s keep a firm grip on the promises that keep us going. He always keeps his word. Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out, not...

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Posted by Julie Jorgensen on

Philippians 2:1-7 “If you’ve gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have a heart, if you care— then do me a favor: Agree with each other, love each...

Monday, September 9, 2019

Posted by Megan Guthrie on

Matthew 1:18-23 This is how Jesus Christ was born. A young woman named Mary was engaged to Joseph from King David’s family. But before they were married, she learned that she was going to have a baby by God’s Holy Spirit. Joseph was a good man and did not want to embarrass Mary in...

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Posted by Pastor Greg Olson on

Matthew 5:13-16 Today at Southwood, we begin a fall series called, Love Does.  It is based on a book by Bob Goff.  It is a series that talks about God’s love for us, and how that love flows through us to others. Have you ever noticed in the Bible that love is never really talked...

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Posted by Marsha Anderson on

James 2:14-17 Dear friends, do you think you’ll get anywhere in this (life) if you learn all the right words but never do anything? Does merely talking about faith indicate that a person really has it?  For instance, you come upon an old friend dressed in rags and half-starved and...

Friday, September 6, 2019

Posted by Nile Buch on

Mark 10:41-45 “When the other ten disciples heard about it, they became angry with James and John.  So Jesus called them all together to him and said, “You know that the men who are considered rulers of the heathen have power over them, and the leaders have complete...