E-votional

110 of 173 items

First Presbyterian’s Weekly Email Devotional.

Friday, February 22nd

by Rev. Phillip Blackburn

Greetings all, here is your e-votional for the week… “He came into the world, and the world came into being through him, yet the world did not know him.  He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him.  But to all who received him, who believed in his name, […]

Friday, February 8th

by Rev. Tasha Blackburn

Dear Church family, Have you ever wondered why we pray about our sins every single Sunday? It can seem a like a gloomy thing to do, even an unhelpful exercise in self hatred and wallowing. But that is not why we confess our sins together each week. We confess our sins to be honest before […]

Friday, January 25th

by Rev. Tasha Blackburn

Dear Church family, In worship we have been focusing on the different images the Bible gives of what the Church is and can be. The Church is the body of Christ, it is those who are called out (ekklesia), it is a family, it is the bride of Christ. Each of these images calls us […]

Friday, January 11th

by Admin

Greetings all, here is your e-votional for the week… “Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers; but their delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law they meditate day and night. They […]

Friday, January 4th

by Admin

Dear Church family, Epiphany is upon us! This is the day we celebrate the magi coming to Jesus with their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. It is also the last of the 12 days that follow Christmas, ending the season. To better understand what is happening when the magi arrive from the east, we […]

Friday, December 28th

by Admin

Dear Church family, Merry Christmas to each of you. I pray it has been meaningful and full of love. Below is a poem that combines the celebration of Christmas with the call Jesus gives to a particular life. As we plan for a new year, there is no better time to remember who and what […]

Friday, December 21st

by Admin

Greeting all, here is your e-votional for the week… “If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who does right has been born of him. See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world […]

Friday, December 14th

by Admin

Dear Church family, In Luke’s recounting of Jesus’ birth, he talks a lot about Jesus’ bed. Not once, nor twice, but three times in a single chapter Luke describes Jesus in his manger. We know that a manger is some form of a wooden box that would have held straw and other food for a […]

Friday, December 7th

by Rev. Tasha Blackburn

Dear Church family, I was reading a Mary Oliver poem called “Prayers” this morning as part of my devotional time and here is a line from it: “this isn’t a contest but a doorway into thanks, and a silence in which another voice may speak.”   That thing that is not a contest but a […]

Friday, November 30th

by Rev. Phillip Blackburn

Greetings all, here is your e-votional for the week… To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. O my God, in you I trust; do not let me be put to shame; do not let my enemies exult over me. Do not let those who wait for you be put to shame; let them be ashamed who […]