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Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. - Romans 12:11 (NIV)

A young family walked to the chancel for an infant baptism as our congregation waited expectantly. Two parents, their infant son, and their four-year-old daughter, Sydney, gathered around the baptismal font. I asked the parents numerous questions of commitment during the baptismal vows. Each time they replied, “We do.” After...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, thank you for those who enthusiastically show their devotion to you. We pray as Jesus taught us, “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one” (Matt. 6:9-13, NIV). Amen.

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Today's Reading
Romans 12:9-13

Thought for the Day

When my zeal is lacking, God can use others to encourage me.

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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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