Pastor Eric's, "Wednesday Word" is live-streamed at 6:45 AM every Wednesday.
Each week, he has a specific word for scripture for you to focus on in the coming week. Links to previous devotions are below.
The word ~ Finished
The Word ~ John 19:30
The word ~ Sober
The Word ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:6
The word ~ Sanctified
The Word ~ 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12
The word ~ Exhort
The Word ~ 1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:
The word ~ Your Appeal
The Word ~ 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
Tonight we begin our series through 1 Thessalonians. This is a letter from the Apostle Paul to a church thriving amid persecution. Not only do these Christians endure, they actively endure and thus God is glorified. This letter has so many implications for the Church today. Join me as we seek to glorify God in a world increasingly resistant to the Gospel.
The Word ~ Endurance
The Word ~ I Thessalonians 1-19
The word ~ Ash Wednesday
"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened."
Matthew 7:7-8 (ESV)
"Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.'"
I Corinthians 6:19-20 (ESV)
"Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, 'The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.' Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, 'Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.'"
Mark 1:14-17 (ESV)
"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it."
John 1:5 (ESV)
"This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all."
I John 1:5 (ESV)
"And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb."
Revelation 21:23 (ESV)
Luke 2:1-20 (ESV)
"For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,"
Ephesians 2:8 (ESV)
Jesus is more than a season. He is for all time. Season is the word this week, but Jesus is the Word always and forever.
She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”
"but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. 9 With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God."
James 3:8-92 (ESV)
"Lord, you have been our dwelling place
in all generations.
2 Before the mountains were brought forth,
or ever you had formed the earth and the world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
Psalm 62:5-7 (ESV)
"For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence,
for my hope is from him.
6 He only is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
7 On God rests my salvation and my glory;
my mighty rock, my refuge is God."
Psalm 62:5-7 (ESV)
"So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
John 8:31-32 (ESV)
"Wait for the Lord;
be strong, and let your heart take courage;
wait for the Lord!"
Psalm 27:14 (ESV)
"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
Psalm 23:1 (ESV)
"I will extol you, my God and King,
and bless your name forever and ever."
Psalm 145:1 (ESV)
"So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them."
Genesis 1:27 (ESV)
"O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!"
Psalm 8 (ESV)
“Behold, I long for your precepts;
in your righteousness give me life!"
Isaiah 51:1 (ESV)
"We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life."
Romans 6:4 (ESV)
“Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness,
you who seek the Lord:
look to the rock from which you were hewn,
and to the quarry from which you were dug."
Isaiah 51:1 (ESV)
"Paul, a servant (slave) of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God,"
Romans 1:1 (ESV)
"Deal bountifully with your servant, that I may live and keep your word."
Psalm 119:17 (ESV)
"Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God."
II Corinthians 5:20 (ESV)
"Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching;"
Romans 12:6-7 (ESV)
"But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you."
Matthew 6:33 (ESV)
"Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words."
Romans 8:26 (ESV)
"I will meditate on your precepts
and fix my eyes on your ways."
Psalm 119:15 (ESV)
“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
Psalm 46:10 (ESV)
"The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?"
Psalm 27:1 (ESV)
"Pray without ceasing."
I Thessalonians 5:17 (ESV)
"...So the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around (surrounded) Elisha."
II Kings 6:15-17 (ESV)
"But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."
I Corinthians 15:57 (ESV)
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, Fear
and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight."
Proverbs 9:10 (ESV)
"For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain."
Philippians 1:21 (ESV)
"But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,"
Philippians 3:20 (ESV)