Devotions


Praying for… Me?

by: Larry Davies | October 26, 2014

Dear God, Please: Teach me. Keep me. Hold me. Help me. I want to be better than I was yesterday. Amen. – Christian Today This is a good prayer… for me. But should prayer ever be about me? Shouldn’t I be more concerned about the needs of others? When airline attendants review safety instructions before […]

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Honoring Our Clergy

by: Larry Davies | October 19, 2014

God knew Israel would need a code, so Moses was given a love for the law. God knew the doctrine of grace would need a fiery advocate, so Paul was set ablaze. God knew what your generation would need and gave it. God designed you. — Max Lucado We are designed by God specifically for […]

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A Simple Prayer

by: Larry Davies | October 12, 2014

I read a devotion that listed ten very common and practical prayers. Say each of these ten prayers out loud. Can you picture yourself using each of them at one time or another? Help. Please. Don’t. Show me. Guide me. Change me. Are you there? Why’d you do that? Oh. Thank you. When the pressure […]

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Remember to Look Behind You

by: Larry Davies | October 5, 2014

Sometimes, the joy of being a follower of God seems far, far away. Have you ever experienced one of those days when nothing goes right? • The boss is giving you those, (I can’t believe you work for me!) looks! • Your kids are whining, dogs are barking, the phone is ringing, your head is […]

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Park View Community Mission – Pastoral Care Welcome Center

by: Larry Davies | September 28, 2014

“If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.” Ecclesiastes 11:4 Every month, Park View Community Mission provides food for over 700 families. But God is clearly moving Park View to be involved in helping the community more, not less. We can do more to help families break the cycle of poverty. […]

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Park View Community Mission – The Miracle Continues

by: Larry Davies | September 20, 2014

“If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.” Ecclesiastes 11:4 Every month, Park View Community Mission quietly provides two weeks’ worth of food for over 700 families. They have become one of the largest food giveaway programs in our city. Every Wednesday night Park View provides a hot meal accompanied by […]

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Park View Community Mission

by: Larry Davies | September 14, 2014

“If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.” Ecclesiastes 11:4 Park View Community Mission started as a typical weekly church covered-dish supper. During the meal, two strangers just off work, asked if they could come in and eat. Church members welcomed them and shared their meal. The next week the same […]

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Big Religious Words! Why?

by: Larry Davies | September 5, 2014

There is a seminary joke about a professor explaining the difference between exegesis and eisegesis? “Exegesis is There is a seminary joke about a professor explaining the difference between exegesis and eisegesis? “Exegesis is an analytical study of scripture. Eisegesis is applying the exegesis, as in a sermon.” While the class discussion continued a student […]

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Four Churches, “Something” and “Next Steps”

by: Larry Davies | August 31, 2014

It’s no secret that most churches in America are declining, yet some churches thrive. Why? What are they doing that others could learn from? I visited four churches defying the statistics and thriving in the midst of decline. In all four churches, I experienced; generous hospitality from parking lot greeters to coffee bars; a casual, […]

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Four Churches and “Something”

by: Larry Davies | August 24, 2014

It’s no secret that most churches in America are declining. Thom & Joani Schultz, authors of “Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore” provide alarming statistics. • Every year more than 4000 churches close. Every year approximately 1000 churches start. Of 350,000 churches across America, only some small and large are showing signs of […]

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