Posts from April 2020

DAILY DEVOTIONS – FRIDAY MAY 1, 2020

Genesis 35:7 (NIV) – Jacob built an altar there and named the place El-bethel  (which means  “God of Bethel”),  because God had appeared to him there….  EL BETHEL – The God of the House of God TODAY’S PRAYER:  El Bethel,  set up your home within me.  Live in the depths of my soul.  Make me a clean house,  a pure and blameless place in which you can live.  Show me how to honor you through everything I do—from the entertainment…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – THURSDAY APRIL 30, 2020

Deuteronomy 3:24 (NIV) – O Lord  (Adonai)  God,  You have begun to show Your servant Your greatness and Your strong hand;  for what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do such works and mighty acts as Yours?  ADONAI – Master Over All TODAY’S PRAYER:  Who can calm a storm with one word?  Who can create a mountain?  You are Adonai,  Master over all and deserving of my highest praise.  I confess that there is nothing above…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – WEDNESDAY APRIL 29, 2020

Genesis 2:4 (NIV) – This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created.  When the Lord  (Jehovah)  God made the earth and the heavens…  JEHOVAH – The Relational God TODAY’S PRAYER:  Jehovah,  you rule over all the earth;  yet you seek a relationship with me.  Just like you walked with Adam and Eve in the garden,  you want to walk with me each day.  Forgive me when I have been too busy to open my…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – TUESDAY APRIL 28, 2020

Genesis 1:1 (NIV) – In the beginning God  (Elohim)  created the heavens and the earth. ELOHIM – The Strong Creator God TODAY’S PRAYER:  Elohim,  forgive me when I forget your creative power,  evidenced in this big,  beautiful world and everything in it.  I want to pause and be awed by your masterpiece.  Help me not to miss it.  Help me to luxuriate in it every day.  I am wonderfully made—my life and health.  You are my strong creator God,  and…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – MONDAY APRIL 27, 2020

Psalm 18:10 (NIV) – The name of the Lord is a strong tower;  the righteous run to it and are safe.  God reveals himself by various names that relate to His ability to meet the needs of His people.  This week we will pray,  using the various names of God.  Each name reveals an aspect of His character that relates to a need—back then in Bible days,  but also today,  because He is the same yesterday,  today,  and forever (Hebrews…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – SATURDAY APRIL 25, 2020

II Peter 1:4 (NIV) – Through these He has given us His very great and precious promises,  so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.  Resurrection power is not a one-time deal that happened those many years ago.  It reaches 2000 years down through history to you and me to offer us a connection to God that not only brings us personal spiritual transformation but also…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – FRIDAY APRIL 24, 2020

Ephesians 2:6 (NIV) – And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the Heavenly realms in Christ Jesus… Our salvation story is just the beginning.  Resurrection power enables us to overcome our personal limitations and go on to do amazing things with God.  We can experience spiritual growth,  connect to a divine calling,  and become a change agent in this world.  We get to reflect the vision of the final Kingdom that the Old Testament…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – THURSDAY APRIL 23, 2020

Romans 8:11 (NIV) – And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you,  He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit,  who lives in you…  We live in a world filled with death and disease.  In spite of having the best medical knowledge in the history of mankind,  only Jesus has power over death.  One day,  Christ will return and reset the world…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – WEDNESDAY APRIL 22, 2020

Hebrews 9:27 (MSG) – Everyone has to die once,  then face the consequences  (after that comes judgment – NLT).  The Resurrection validates Christ’s Message.  It means that all of Jesus’  “You-have-heard-but-I-tell you”  sermons were,  indeed,  true  (Matt. 5).  Without it,  we have no redeemer,  just another prophet.  Without it we have no definitive truth,  just another philosophy,  just another point of view.  The Resurrection unmasks false beliefs.  It warns you NOT to risk your eternity on them.  It proves that…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – TUESDAY APRIL 21, 2020

I Corinthians 15:13-22, focus verse 20 (NIV) – But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead…  The Resurrection validates Christ’s identity.  It was God’s giant exclamation point to the whole world that Jesus was,  indeed,  the Son of God.  Jesus does have power to take away sins.  Every aspect of our faith in Jesus is rooted,  connected,  catalyzed,  and proved through the events we remember during Easter.  The Resurrection proves that there is life after death and that Jesus…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – MONDAY APRIL 20, 2020

Acts 3:15 (NLT) – You killed the author of life,  but God raised Him from the dead.  And we are witnesses of this fact! The Resurrection was the game-changer.  It was not a tag-on.  No,  it gave meaning to the crucifixion.  It brought resolution to it.  It turned grief into celebration.  It was the  “rest of the story.”  Without the resurrection,  the story of Jesus ends in tragic death;  but salvation does not end at the cross,  the place of…

MADE NEW: Your Discipleship Journey

It is our desire for you to learn more about Jesus in your own way and at your own pace. With that in mind, our Discipleship Team is busy aggregating an assortment of videos, books, podcasts, lessons, articles, activities and more across a wide range of topics, interests, and levels of spiritual maturity. This growing library of resources will feature a mix designed for personal use online, in small groups, in classrooms or with mentors! Our discipleship team is also ready to…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – SATURDAY APRIL 18, 2020

Isaiah 40:27-31 (NLT) How can you say the Lord does not see your troubles?  How can you say God ignores your rights?  Have you never heard?  Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God,  the Creator of all the earth.  He never grows weak or weary.  No one can measure the depths of His understanding.  He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.  Even youths will become weak and tired.  But those who trust in…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – THURSDAY APRIL 16, 2020

Psalm 139:23-24 (NIV)  Search me,  O God,  and know my heart;  test me and know my anxious thoughts.  See if there is any offensive way in me,  and lead me in the way everlasting.  How easily do you take offense?  “The offended ones feel the need to offend back those who they think have offended them,  creating defensiveness on the part of the presumed offenders,  which often becomes a new offense—ad infinitum.  There seems to be no way out of…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – TUESDAY APRIL 14, 2020

Psalm 9:9-10 (NLT)   The Lord is a shelter for the oppressed,  a refuge in times of trouble.  Those who know your name trust in you,  for you,  O Lord,  do not abandon those who search for you.  The Lord never forsakes us.  He will  “not ignore the cry of the afflicted”  (vs. 12).  This truth can be a stepping stone out of our pit of despair.  When life morphs,  when familiar and comfortable routines change and leave us anxious…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – MONDAY APRIL 13, 2020

Psalm 16:1 (NLT)   Keep me safe,  O God for I have come to you for refuge.  This psalm is often referred to as  “A Prayer of Messiah.”  As you read through it,  you will gain insight into the kinds of things Christ may have prayed as He walked the Via Delarosa—I will not be shaken;  You will not abandon me;  You are at my right hand (vs. 8).  As Christ hung on the cross,  He found strength by focusing…
Easter Sunrise Service 2020

Easter Sunrise Service 2020

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE WITH PASTOR LISA EGGERT Start Easter with an encouraging sunrise message from Pastor Lisa Eggert. Join us LIVE at WEAG.Online at 9am or 11am for our full Easter service with the community!
Good Friday 2020 Worship and Communion Service

Good Friday Service

Good Friday 2020 Worship and Communion Worship, pray, and celebrate the loving sacrifice of Jesus Christ through the tradition of Communion. Recorded LIVE at WEAG on Good Friday, April 10, 2020. Join us for church on Easter Sunday 4/12 at 6:30 am, 9 am and 11 am ET at our online campus at https://weag.online

HOLY WEEK DEVOTIONS – SATURDAY APRIL 11, 2020

John 19:38 (NLT) Afterward Joseph of Arimathea, who had been a secret disciple of Jesus (because he feared the Jewish leaders), asked Pilate for permission to take down Jesus’ body. When Pilate gave permission, Joseph came and took the body away. We call it Silent Saturday,  when we sit and wait and hope.  Of course,  we know Sunday is coming;  but the disciples knew only that Jesus was dead,  and so were their hopes and dreams.  Remember:  faith is something…

HOLY WEEK DEVOTIONS – FRIDAY APRIL 10, 2020

Mark 15:34 (The Message) At noon the sky became extremely dark. The darkness lasted three hours. At three o’clock, Jesus groaned out of the depths, crying loudly, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?” Have you ever felt abandoned?  Sometimes when God doesn’t seem to be showing up,  we hear only silence.  Yet,  God’s goodness is most manifest–but we are blind to it.  Hold onto your faith,  because God will reveal Himself…

HOLY WEEK DEVOTIONS – THURSDAY APRIL 9, 2020

Mark 14:61-62 (The Message) In the middle of this, the Chief Priest stood up and asked Jesus, “What do you have to say to the accusation?” Jesus was silent. He said nothing. The Chief Priest tried again, this time asking, “Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed?” Jesus said, “Yes, I am, and you’ll see it yourself:The Son of Man seatedAt the right hand of the Mighty One,Arriving on the clouds of heaven.” Earlier,  Jesus had taught the…
Hymn Sing

Sing Hymns of Worship

Amidst the challenge, uncertainty, and suffering of the Coronavirus COVID-19 epidemic, a half-dozen members of WEAG’s choir, led by Worship Pastor Tony Robinson, join Lead Pastor Shane Schlesman in a good ole hymn sing of praise to our Lord Jesus Christ. Recorded live on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Watch, listen, sing-along, and share this hour of reflection on God’s everlasting presence, strength, peace, healing, and faithfulness despite the circumstances that try to hold us down. And, join us at https://watch.weag.online…

Don’t Miss the Miracle

Don’t Miss the Miracle Guest Blog Post Written By Tracey Kelly I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how we tend to miss the miracles in our lives. For instance, I had a conversation with someone recently who encouraged me on how much I’ve grown and how far I’ve come over the last few years. My immediate response to her was how I tend to miss the miracle of that because it took so much time. It didn’t just happen at…

HOLY WEEK DEVOTIONS – TUESDAY APRIL 7, 2020

John 12:1-9 (NLT) Six days before the Passover celebration began, Jesus arrived in Bethany, the home of Lazarus—the man he had raised from the dead. 2 A dinner was prepared in Jesus’ honor. Martha served, and Lazarus was among those who ate with him. 3 Then Mary took a twelve-ounce jar of expensive perfume made from essence of nard, and she anointed Jesus’ feet with it, wiping his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance. 4 But Judas Iscariot, the disciple who would…

HOLY WEEK DEVOTIONS – MONDAY APRIL 6, 2020

John 11:45-53 (NLT) 45 Many of the people who were with Mary believed in Jesus when they saw this happen. 46 But some went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. 47 Then the leading priests and Pharisees called the high council together. “What are we going to do?” they asked each other. “This man certainly performs many miraculous signs. 48 If we allow him to go on like this, soon everyone will believe in him. Then the Roman army will come and destroy both…

ENGLISH CLASSES – ESL

Virtual English Classes Thursdays | 6:00-8:00 pm There will be no ESL Classes on the WEAG campus until further notice, but we are gathering online! Contact Vicky for details. 804-400-7913 or vtobey@weag.org

DEVOTIONS – SATURDAY APRIL 4, 2020

Exodus 34: 29 (NLT)  When Moses came down Mount Sinai carrying the two stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant, he wasn’t aware that his face had become radiant because he had spoken to the Lord.  “Spending time in the presence of God imparts the glory of God which is reflected to others.” Draw near to God and you will experience transformation. People will notice something different about you. Wisdom and discernment, compassion and understanding, so many of…
WEAG COVID Response Task Force

COVID Response Task Force

To focus the response of the WEAG staff and community to the COVID-related needs of WEAGers and our neighbors throughout RVA and around the world, WEAG has established a COVID Response Task Force to work in partnership with local and state authorities, partners, and area churches and non-profits. Purpose Work in partnership with government and CFBO’s throughout the city to directly assist, support, encourage and engage those in need during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Passion Matthew 25:37-40 “Then the righteous will…

DEVOTIONS – FRIDAY APRIL 3, 2020

Exodus 33:14 (MSG)  God said (to Moses), “My presence will go with you. I’ll see the journey to the end.”  Moses unburdened his heart to the Lord. Leading so many people into the Promised Land was a God-sized task that needed more than good ideas and efficient leadership skills. This was God’s work and Moses needed God’s Presence to go before Him every step of the journey. God has a task for each one of us. Our spiritual gifts will…

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES (virtual)

LIFT – Ladies in Fellowship TogetherStudying Soulspeak online via Zoom, led by Sue SchlesmanMonday April 13 and Monday April 27 For the Zoom link and more information, contact:Abi McCamant | abimccamant@gmail.com

DEVOTIONS – THURSDAY APRIL 2, 2020

Exodus 20:21 (MSG)  The people kept their distance while Moses approached the think cloud where God was.  The people stood far away from the “thick darkness” (KJV) where God was because of their guilt but Moses drew near because of his confidence. Some people are so afraid of God because they have not met Jesus, “the image of the invisible God” (Col. 1:15) who loved us so much that He died on the cross to purchase our freedom from sin.…

Resources During COVID-19

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