Posts from June 2019

DEVOTIONS – MONDAY JULY 1, 2019

John 17:3 Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. John’s central idea in chapter 17 (the last prayers of Jesus) is keyed around the idea of eternal life. For three years the disciples had traveled with Jesus, and at every stop He demonstrated the Kingdom of Heaven. He illustrated how Abba God had power over every earthly dilemma (turning water into wine, calming the storm, multiplying…

DEVOTIONS – SATURDAY JUNE 29, 2019

Joshua 1:14b-15a (NLT)  …help them conquer their territory.  Stay with them until the Lord gives them rest,  as He has given you rest…  God has called us to interdependency.  We must stay connected and help one another lay hold of God’s best—the good inheritance that God intends for us to enjoy together.  How are you helping people around you to find their way in this faith journey?

DEVOTIONS – FRIDAY JUNE 28, 2019

Joshua 1:6 (NIV)  “…you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their forefathers to give them.”   More than a million people depended on Joshua’s leadership as they sat on the threshold of the Promised Land.  God’s promise to Abraham generations before was about to be fulfilled through Joshua’s leadership.  You and I are leaders and influencers as well.  Our scope may not be as wide or historic,  but God has given us a mission to…

DEVOTIONS – THURSDAY JUNE 27, 2019

Joshua 1:2-3 (NIV)  “Moses my servant is dead.  Now then,  you…get ready…”   God told Joshua that the past was over and it was time to move forward without looking back.  In each of our lives there comes a time of transition when we have to stop looking in the rear-view mirror of life and must begin concentrating on the road ahead.  While we appreciate the past,  we lean into the future knowing that God is already there and we…

DEVOTIONS – WEDNESDAY JUNE 26, 2019

Acts 1:8a (NLT)  But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you.  And you will be my witnesses…  “The Holy Spirit is not:  some benevolent force field,  a renewable energy force,  a handy talisman,  or a finishing touch on our presentation.  The Holy Spirit IS:  the One who forms the mind of Christ in us,  the One who fills our lives and relationships with power,  the One who guides us into effective ministry,  the One who fills…

DEVOTIONS – TUESDAY JUNE 25, 2019

II Timothy 1:7  (NIV)  For God did not give us a spirit of timidity,  but a spirit of power,  of love and of self-discipline.   Fear is a normal human emotion that we’ve all experienced.  In every new,  intimidating circumstance we learn to set aside draining emotions,  focus on solutions,  and step boldly forward with self-discipline.  Many fears dissolve once truth is explained.  Still,  the feelings of fear are very real.  As we learn to identify what we fear,  then…

DEVOTIONS – MONDAY JUNE 24, 2019

I Samuel 9:6-13 (NIV)  “Don’t be afraid,”  David said to (Mephibosheth),  “for I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan.  I will restore to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul,  and you will always eat at my table.”  This story is a remarkable testament to the honors of sonship.  Due to no fault of his own,  young Mephibosheth fell as a child and became crippled (II Sam. 4:4).  After years of…

DEVOTIONS – SATURDAY JUNE 22, 2019

Philippians 3:12 (NKJV) …I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.  “A battle is raging over your destiny.”  Do you discern it?  Don’t get distracted.  Live with intentionality,  determined to fulfill your God-given destiny.  Press on to take hold of,  possess,  apprehend,  take ownership of that which Jesus has seized for you. This is strong terminology.  There is a purpose for which Christ has seized you;  and it is more than merely…

DEVOTIONS – FRIDAY JUNE 21, 2019

John 10:10b (NIV) …I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.  What does it mean to live life to the brim,  where the water bubbles up over the top of the glass and cannot take one more drop lest it spill?  That is the fullness of life to which Jesus calls us!  It is exciting,  fun,  challenging,  and with worldwide impact. “The reason we have folks with failed marriages,  failed lives,  is that somebody…

DEVOTIONS – THURSDAY JUNE 20, 2019

John 10:10a (NIV)  The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy…   “The devil hates your story and wants to kill it.”  Consider the conversation between Satan and Jesus in the wilderness.  See how Satan appealed to the human desire for power,  fame,  and possessions.  These were human temptations that people have dealt with since the beginning of time.  Daily Satan tries to pull us off road and cage us into a spiritual cul-de-sac so that we live…

DEVOTIONS – WEDNESDAY JUNE 19, 2019

Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)  For we are God’s masterpiece.  He has created us anew in Christ Jesus,  so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.  Like an artist intricately crafts his or her work,  God has created you with purpose that is big and eternally significant.  Nobody can replace you and the kind of impact you can make in this world.  Your sphere of influence,  your unique personality and gift mix,  your heritage and experience mix, …

DEVOTIONS – TUESDAY JUNE 18, 2019

Psalm 139:13-17  (NIV) …I am fearfully and wonderfully made… All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be…   God sees you as  “marvelous” (v. 14b).  There is only one you in this world,  and He calls you  “wonderfully made.”  No matter if you have some kind of malfunction in your physical body—physical inabilities don’t make us without value in this life. God ordained for you to be alive and to…

DEVOTIONS – MONDAY JUNE 17, 2019

Genesis 1:26-27 (NLT)  Then God said,  “Let us make human beings in our image… so God created human beings in His own image…”   What does it mean to be created in the image of God?  The verse unpacks the incredible responsibilities mankind was given to reflect the image of God in the physical world,  to have dominion over the whole earth,  to exercise authority over everything created,  and more.  Of course,  we know what happened in the Garden and how…
Happy Father's Day 2019

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

We love you guys and thank you for all you do for your kids, your families, and others. Our well wishes and appreciation also goes out to all you guys who are dads-to-be, a father to the fatherless, and otherwise a father-figure reflecting the love of our heavenly Father. Now that we got that sappiness out of the way … and we really do mean it … we know you guys like to have fun. Dads have the wonderful gift…

DEVOTIONS – SATURDAY JUNE 15, 2019

Psalm 119:105 (NIV)  Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.  Scripture is not merely a document to be read,  studied,  or even cherished,  but it is the words of God spoken into humanity—God’s breath on a page.  What happens when God speaks?  We experience direction,  comfort,  judgment,  conviction,  realignment,  encouragement,  exhortation,  and more.  Read your Bible with your heart open! 
New worship song - I Am Reminded

NEW – I Am Reminded | WEAG Worship

The WEAG Worship Team led attendees to the Sunday, June 9th service in a new worship song. A powerful song of thankfulness to the Lord Jesus Christ. An original from The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir beautifully performed by WEAG’s incredibly talented band, choir, and orchestra. What did you think? Looking forward to this one in the worship set again? And, if you just can’t wait, here it is below and on WEAG’s YouTube channel @weagtv. So, sing along…the lyrics are below…

DEVOTIONS – FRIDAY JUNE 14, 2019

I Corinthians 12:3b (NLT) …no one can say Jesus is Lord,  except by the Holy Spirit. “Many people in Western cultures today,  if they do believe God exists,  see Him as all loving and kind,  so there is no need to ask forgiveness.  As a result,  many see themselves,  and all of humanity,  as being close to God whether or not they profess Christianity.”  The Bible clearly teaches that we are estranged from God due to the curse of sin; …

DEVOTIONS – THURSDAY JUNE 13, 2019

Matthew 11:28 (MSG)  (Jesus said):  Are you tired?  Worn out?  Burned out on religion?  Come to me… Feeling helpless and lost is not necessarily a bad thing if it leads us to Jesus.  But often our default response is to turn to self-help systems.  The best motivational techniques will go only so far in helping us.  But God’s Word will  “expose our innermost thoughts and desires”  (Heb 4:12),  the root of our issues,  and the Holy Spirit will direct us…

DEVOTIONS – WEDNESDAY JUNE 12, 2019

Mark 12:30 (NLT)   “My Lord and My God!”  Thomas exclaimed.  The term  “Lord”  carried a weightier meaning in first-century Christianity than today.  Caesar demanded that people refer to him as their Lord—one with final power and authority and influence,  ruler over everything.  So when Thomas made this declaration to Jesus,  his statement of belief indicated total surrender to Jesus as the one with final power and authority and influence,  ruler over everything in his life.  Do we claim Jesus…

DEVOTIONS – TUESDAY JUNE 11, 2019

I Corinthians 1:21  (MSG)  Since the world in all its fancy wisdom never had a clue when it came to knowing God,  God in His wisdom took delight in using what the world considered dumb—preaching,  of all things!—to bring those who trust Him into the way of salvation. The curse of sin in Eden’s garden left human beings estranged from God,  yet with an increased desire to know God on their own.  “Such estrangement ultimately reveals itself as human pride, …

DEVOTIONS – MONDAY JUNE 10, 2019

John 3:7 (NLT)  (Jesus to Nicodemus)  So don’t be surprised when I say,  “You must be born again.” Jesus pointed Nicodemus toward a necessary spiritual experience.  Rev. Billy Graham labeled it the  “born again”  experience.  It is the transformation of a person’s entire being into a disciple of Jesus Christ.  The starting point is repentance. Rather than living with a false sense of being acceptable to God through our own good behavior and thinking that it counts as righteousness before…
WEAG Worship March 31 2019

Worship – Sun MAR 31, 2019

🎼 God of the Promise – 💽 Hallelujah Here Below – 🎤 Elevation Worship🎼 Way Maker – 💽 Way Maker (Live) – 🎤 Sinach🎼 Surrounded / This Is How I Fight My Battles – 💽 To The One (Live) – 🎤 Upper Room🎼 Do It Again (Collective) – 💽 Evidence – 🎤 Elevation Collective 🎼 = song title💽 = album🎤 = artist For more about WEAG and WEAG WORSHIP, please visit https://weag.church *WEAG maintains a valid license to perform these…

DEVOTIONS – SAT. JUNE 8, 2019

Psalm 9:1 (NLT)  I will praise you,  Lord,  with all my heart.  I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.   David integrated praise into every season of his life.  As a young shepherd boy he sat on the hillside composing worship songs.  As a young man,  he stood before King Saul and played music to sooth Saul’s tormented soul.  As king,  David found peace through worship that helped him rise above his political and family troubles. …

DEVOTIONS – FRI. JUNE 7, 2019

II Kings 5:1-3 (NLT)  One day the girl said to her mistress,  “I wish my master would go to see the prophet in Samaria.  He would heal him of his leprosy.”   How old was this young captive servant girl when she was taken from her home? We don’t know the circumstances;  but we do know that somehow she knew about the prophet Elisha.  And we know that compassion,  far stronger than any bitterness or anger,  lived in her heart…

DEVOTIONS – THURS. JUNE 6, 2019

Nehemiah 1:3b (The Message)  They told me (Nehemiah),  “The exile survivors who are left there (Jerusalem) are in bad shape.  Conditions are appalling.  The wall of Jerusalem is still rubble;  the city gates are still cinders.  When I heard this,  I sat down and wept.  I mourned for days,  fasting and praying before the God of Heaven.  Overwhelmed by the plight of Jerusalem,  Nehemiah prayed.  God does some of His greatest work through people with burdened hearts.  Nehemiah grieved deeply…

DEVOTIONS – WEDS. JUNE 5, 2019

Job 28:28 (NIV) …The fear of the Lord—that is wisdom,  and to shun evil  is understanding.  We don’t travel too far in our life journeys without coming face to face with some sort of injustice.  Our childish naivety gives way to the awful reality that this world is a very perilous place.  Someone makes a bad choice and innocent people get caught in the wake of the consequences.  Sin wreaks havoc in people’s hearts and the domino effect ruins families…
WEAG Worship June 2 2019

Worship – Sun Jun 2, 2019

🎼 Call Upon The Lord – 💽 Here As In Heaven – 🎤 Elevation Worship🎼 Way Maker – 💽 Way Maker (Live) – 🎤 Sinach🎼 Surrounded / This Is How I Fight My Battles – 💽 To The One (Live) – 🎤 Upper Room 🎼 = song title💽 = album🎤 = artist *WEAG maintains a valid license to perform these songs live and stream / record them for the continued enjoyment of our community.
World Refugee Day - June 22, 2019

World Refugee Day – ReEstablish Richmond’s Community Resources Fair

From ReEstablish Richmond… Event InformationJune 22nd, 201911am – 2pmTuckahoe Family YMCA 9211 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA 23229 Each year on World Refugee Day people around the globe acknowledge the particular experiences of refugee communities. Several diverse communities of resettled people now call Richmond, Virginia, home – and we believe in welcoming them through various programming that helps them establish roots, build community, and become self-sufficient. With our mission in mind, we host an annual World Refugee Day Resource Fair full…

DEVOTIONS – TUES. JUNE 4, 2019

Esther 4:1-5 (The Message)  When Mordecai learned what had been done,  he ripped his clothes to shreds and put on sackcloth and ashes.  Then he went out in the streets of the city crying out in loud and bitter cries…The queen was stunned.  She sent fresh clothes to Mordecai…but he wouldn’t accept them.  The desperate truth of the plot to kill all the Jews drove Mordecai into deep expressions of grief.  Queen Esther,  isolated from the awful reality of the…

DEVOTIONS – MON. JUNE 3, 2019

Genesis 41:50-52 (NLT)  Joseph named his firstborn Manasseh and said,  “It is  because God has made me forget all my trouble and all my father’s household.”   The second son he named Ephraim and said, “It is because God has made me  fruitful in the land of my suffering.”  Here we have a window into Joseph’s soul.  After enduring years of heartache,  he gave names of hope and reassurance to his newborn sons.  For those of us who live with…
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