the journey to Easter Sunday
As we come to the end of the book of Psalms today, we reflect back on how the 150 psalms tell our story, beginning with wrestling and ending in praise. Tim Keller notes that “…all true prayer that is pursued far enough, becomes praise.” It may take a long time or a lifetime, but whatever we face in this world will be turned into praise of our most amazing Father. When you have finished reading Psalms 150, take time to thumb back through the pages of your Bible and remind yourself of who our God is and of the hope that comes through Him alone. Write out your own prayer of praise to remind you in the months ahead of His faithfulness.
As we continue to focus on praise this week, take time to use the prompts from the Summer Journaling Through the Psalms graphic (below) to guide your time in God’s Word. Slow down enough to ponder what this passage is telling us about our God and who we are in Him, and then to talk to Him. He is just as worthy of praise today as He was in the days of the psalmist.
Link to the Sunday Livestream at university-fellowship.com.
Today at ufcwomen.blog Lorraine Thomas answers the question — How should we as believers navigate the stock market in times like these?
We hope to “see” you online today for UFC’s Sunday service. The livestream begins just before 10 a.m. at university-fellowship.com!
It’s time for Friday Thankfulness! Join Susie Watkins as she reviews what she’s thankful for during this season at home.
Today we celebrate Good Friday, the day nearly 2000 years ago that Jesus died on a cross to pay the penalty for our sin past, present and future. It’s a heavy day in many ways as we see our sin in stark contrast to the holiness of God as we wait for Easter morning and the good news that the grave could not hold our Savior. As we wrap up our Psalms of Ascents study today, we’re looking at God’s eternal nature and celebrating “life forevermore” in Him. We hope you’ll join us and then pop over to the Daily Joy feature as Sarah Trent shares five blessings she’s counting this week. Finally, don’t forget to join UFC for its Good Friday service at 7 p.m. The link can be found at university-fellowship.com.
Many of our small groups will meet virtually today to discuss our Psalms of Ascents study. We pray you have been encouraged by your time in the Psalms as we prepare our hearts for Good Friday and Easter. Today, in Psalm 131, we see how God is our hope. As we near the end of this study, we are looking ahead to our next study. We will use Jen Wilkin’s book In His Image as our guide. Today Kathleen Harwood introduces us to this study that emphasizes the importance of reflecting the image of God in our daily lives. We hope you’ll set aside a few minutes to read these posts today and be encouraged!
We’re so glad you’ve found us here online on this sunny Wednesday in April. Today we’re studying Psalm 130 in our Psalms of Ascents study and pausing as Jamie Harms prays Psalm 27 over us for our Daily Joy. We’re sending you hugs from a distance! We love you.
Today for our Daily Joy, Lorraine Thomas shares Starting the Personal Financial Conversation, a post full of information we all need in this season of economic crisis as we seek to steward well what God has given us. Make sure you click on the links within the post, and you’ll find a full page of extra resources! Also today, we are continuing our Psalms of Ascents study with a look at Psalms 127 and 128 — God is Provider.
Monday Morning Greetings. We’re happy to offer another devotional in the Psalms of Ascents study along with “Source of Refreshment,” a post by Joanna Sheppard. Read to the bottom of her post to find Daily Quarantine Questions, a guide to print out for your home during this season.
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It’s Friday! For UFC Women, this means it’s time to pause and count the many ways God has blessed us in this past week. We think you’ll be encouraged! Also, don’t miss our post on Psalm 125 — God is Trustworthy.
Happy Thursday! Are you enjoying our journey through the Psalms of Ascents? Many of the study groups will gather today via online platforms to discuss the first few days of the study. If you aren’t part of a group yet, please email Jamie Harms directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Below you’ll find the links for our look at Psalm 124 and for the Daily Joy feature.
Good Morning, Friends. It’s no joke! We’re now to April 1st on the calendar. In our study of Psalms today, we’re going to look at how God is Master. Also, we’re featuring in our Daily Joy series a concept that Jamie Harms introduced on Friday — Praying the Hours. We have so enjoyed the comments many of you have been posting, and we hope you’ll submit more today as we continue the dialogue about what we’re learning from the Psalms.
Today we’re featuring Psalm 122 in our Psalms of Ascents study and a fantastic piece by Jasmine Timm on how we can use music to manage stress, anxiety, and depression. You won’t want to miss her suggested playlist!
Good Monday Morning to you, Ladies! We have the pleasure of sharing two posts with you today. One begins our daily time in Psalms 120-134, a series that we’ll offer Monday through Friday the next two weeks as we journey toward Easter. The second post was written especially for our mamas at UFC. We hope you’ll click on the link and be encouraged how the Lord keeps us.