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Welcome to WEAG’s New Website!

From the Communications Team… In celebration of WEAG’s 50th birthday, we are excited to welcome you to WEAG’s new home on the web: weag.church! Why a new website? The previous website at weag.org served us well for the past five years. When it was created, digital communications were very different. Live streaming was not a thing. Having a mobile responsive site was suggested but not expected. WEAG didn’t even have social media profiles. Fast forward to today, and the expectations…

DEVOTIONS – MONDAY FEBRUARY 17, 2020

Genesis 1:28 (MSG)  God blessed them  (Adam and Eve):  “Prosper!  Reproduce!  Fill the earth!  Take charge  (KJV:  have dominion).  Jesus prayed,  “Your will be done.”  And He teaches us to pray for the reinstatement of God’s will on earth as in heaven.  “Most of the confusion,  agony and distress in our world today exists as a direct result of our having betrayed God’s initial entrusting of earth to us.”  We violated our God-given responsibility at the fall of man and…

DEVOTIONS – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 15, 2020

Matthew 6:10 (NIV)  Your kingdom come,  your will be done…   Prayer is not getting God to do what we want.  Rather,  people  “need to invite God’s rule and power into the affairs of their lives through prayer.  For if humans will not pray,  God’s rule in their circumstances is forfeited.  This thought runs counter to the common supposition that if God wants to do something,  He will do it.  This sorry strain of fatalism infests most minds.  But the…

DEVOTIONS – FRIDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2020

II Corinthians 3:18 (NASB)  But we all,  with unveiled face,  beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord,  are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory,  just as by the Spirit of the Lord.  Encounters with God on a regular basis bring transformation—the conforming of our wills to God’s and the shaping of our lives into His likeness.  We must respond to the Word of God,  obey the Holy Spirit and walk in daily obedience; …

DEVOTIONS – THURSDAY FEBRUARY 13, 2020

Psalm 22:3  (NASB)  Yet You are holy,  O You who are enthroned upon the praises of Israel. This verse helps explain  “why worship is so important and so potentially transforming of our lives and circumstances.  It teaches that through worship,  God’s people may literally make an earthly place for Him to be enthroned in the midst of them.  We see that the dynamic objective of worship is not simply an exercise in religious forms;  instead,  worship is God’s assigned way…
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DEVOTIONS – WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2020

I Peter 1:15-16 (MSG)  As obedient children,  let yourselves be pulled into a way of life shaped by God’s life,  a life energetic and blazing with holiness.  God said,  “I am holy;  you be holy.”   Jesus taught his disciples to pray:  Hallowed by Your name.  In these words we are invited to experience the transforming power of prayer.  The throne of God is an actual place—not some mysterious place  “up there somewhere.”  John describes it  (Rev. 4:8)  and tells…

DEVOTIONS – TUESDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2020

I Thessalonians 5:5 (NLT)  For you are all children of the light and of the day;  we don’t belong to darkness and night.  “Nothing is more crippling to effective prayer than not having confidence in our relationship with God.”  When Jesus taught His disciples how to pray,  He began with the words:  Our Father… “We are given grounds for confidence in prayer on the strength of a Father-child relationship,  which the Bible says is established and secured through Christ  (I…

Crafted For Missions With the Love of Jesus

Touching the hem of Jesus garment with a stuffed buddy, a bag of trail mix, and a baby’s onesie. We all work together to collectively assist others in different ways. Seemingly insignificant, these tokens of love make a big difference in the lives of others. See below the image for the rest of the story… The ‘lil stuffed buddy – a friend of WEAG sews beautiful Buddy Pillows with “Jesus Loves Me” embroidered on each one for children in developing…

DEVOTIONS – MONDAY FEBRUARY 10, 2020

I Thessalonians 5:17 (MSG)  Pray all the time.   To pray all the time is to live in constant contact with the life flow of God,  to live in continual communion with Him.  Prayer is the one discipline over and under every other spiritual practice.  Few thinking people,  (even those who deny the existence of God)  deny that there is something to this practice of prayer.  The materialist and the Eastern mystic describe prayer as quiet creative reasoning or transcendent…

DEVOTIONS – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 8, 2020

Psalm 139:23-24 (MSG)  Search me,  O God,  and know my heart;  test me and know my anxious thoughts.  Point out anything in me that offends you,  and lead me along the path of everlasting life.   The prayer for self-examination evokes a sense of dread.  We are inviting God to help US know ourselves better  (He already knows us best and loves us most).  Only under God’s steady gaze of love are we able to find the healing and restoration…

DEVOTIONS – FRIDAY FEBRUARY 7, 2020

I Kings 19:7 (NLT)  Then the angel of the Lord came again and touched  (Elijah)  and said,  “Get up and eat some more,  or the journey ahead will be too much for you.”  The angel helped Elijah pay attention to the condition of his body as the vehicle that would enable him to take the journey that lay ahead.  If he did not care for his body,  the journey into the presence of God would be too much for him. …

DEVOTIONS – THURSDAY FEBRUARY 6, 2020

I Thessalonians 5:17 (NLT)  Never stop praying.  All of life can be prayer because there are so many ways for us to connect with God.  Solitude and silence help us experience the more contemplative elements of prayer.  Lectio-divina is a way to pray the scriptures.  The prayer of examine is our expression to God to search us and reveal to us the things we need to understand about ourselves.  “Discernment is the listening part of prayer:  sitting with a question…