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Devotional: Together in Christ

Although we are physically separate in this season, we are united as the Body of Christ. For the next few weeks members of the South Park Church family will share a daily devotional and prayer so that we can be "Together with Christ." May we grow together in this season, uniting our hearts and prayers together with Christ.


Day 20

By Kristin Nelson
July 03, 2020

  Matthew 23:27-28 NIV 27 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean. 28 In th...


Day 19

By Von Parangalan
July 02, 2020

  “The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ. Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles, some are slaves, and some are free. But, we have all been baptized into one body by one Spirit, and we all share t...


Day 18

By Meg Parangalan
July 01, 2020

  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Have you prepared to be about 2 arm-lengths apart from others when we enter Phase 4 of restoring ourselves into this w...


Day 17

By Janine Hayden
June 30, 2020

  Worship music ministers to me in a powerful way.  The song that’s been playing in my mind most prominently lately is Waymaker. The chorus goes: Waymaker, Miracle Worker, Promise Keeper, Light in the darkness, my God, that is who You are. Those are some powe...


Day 16

By Bernie Gerstmayr
June 29, 2020

  Every Day that Ends in “Y” 1 Chronicles 16:23-31 (NIV) 23 Sing to the Lord, all the earth;     proclaim his salvation day after day. 24 Declare his glory among the nations,     his marvelous deeds among all peoples. 25...


Day 15

By Hannah Flood
June 26, 2020

  1 Samuel 3:10-11 “And the Lord came and stood, calling as at other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, ‘Speak, for your servant hears.’ Then the Lord said to Samuel, “Behold, I am about to do a thing in Israel at which the two...


Day 14

By Nathan Shev
June 25, 2020

  The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field. (Matthew 13:44.)   The parable of the hidden treasure is one of my favorites. In only two sentence...


Day 13

By Joe Torgerson
June 24, 2020

  I grew up in Taiwan, and every summer during my university years in the U.S. I flew home with three things on the summer agenda: reunite with my family, make money for my tuition bills, and go on as many adventures as I could on what is arguably the world’s most...


Day 12

By Barb McLennan
June 23, 2020

  SHELTER WHERE? Once again one of my (adult) children has become my teacher. “Mom, it has been an amazing 3 months doing ‘91 for 91’ all-Young Life staff every morning on Zoom.  We read Psalm 91, share new insights and pray--for 91 day...


Day 11

By Jesse Hallock
June 22, 2020

  Luke 10:38-42 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations...


Day 10

By Rachel Hands
June 19, 2020

  Peace. Overnight a microscopic germ upended our world, confining us to our homes, threatening our health and lives, our livelihoods, and our children’s educations.  With this backdrop of fear and loss, we then witnessed the tragic murder of George Floyd, r...


Day 9

By Glen Groenewold
June 18, 2020

  Feeling the Word During Recent Events: Psalm 68 (NIV) 19 Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior,     who daily bears our burdens. 20 Our God is a God who saves;     from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death. 21 Surely God will...


Day 8

By Alysa Clark
June 17, 2020

  The older I get, the more I long for Heaven. It’s what my heart has ached for these past few months in the midst of things feeling so very hard. Like you, I’ve been sitting in the isolation and tension and noise  – so much noise – and I&rsq...


Day 7

By Emilie Schimmel
June 16, 2020

  Romans 8:37-39 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[k] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39&n...


Day 6

By Brad Olson
June 15, 2020

  The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry I left home at 6 a.m. and returned around 7 p.m. The hours in the middle were non-stop meetings, phone calls, and paperwork, without anytime to take a breath. I took a deep, slow breath as I drove home, and the first thought that came...


Day 5

By Kim Peterson
June 12, 2020

  TRUST Proverbs 3:5-6 is a passage that I memorized early on in my new life in Christ, about twenty years ago. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. A...


Day 4

By Pat Moy
June 11, 2020

  Ephesians 2:14-22 “For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in his flesh the law with its commandments and regulations.  His purpose was to create in himself one new ...


Day 3

By Emily Aidoo
June 10, 2020

  Romans 8:26-27: 26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit inte...


Day 2

By Nick Powell
June 09, 2020

  What has God been teaching me in this season? That I'm not in control! Currently there are -many- things outside my control, and I’m acutely aware of it! I am not alone in this feeling - because of that loss of control, many of us struggle with these fears. ...


Day 1

By Pastor Eric
June 08, 2020

  My Evolving Understanding of Shame “But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.” 1 Corinthians 1:27 I was blessed and at times blown away by the depth...


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