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DAILY DEVOTIONS – SATURDAY JUNE 20, 2020

Nehemiah 1:6 (NIV)  …I confess the sins we Israelites,  including myself and my father’s house,  have committed against you…  The nation of Israel was in exile because they had not obeyed the covenant commands.  Now Jerusalem,  “the city where I have chosen to put my Name” (I Kings 11:36),  was in shambles.  Nehemiah’s prayers included repentance—personal and national.  How are we praying for our nation?  “Forgive us,  Lord.”  “Forgive me,  Lord.”  

DAILY DEVOTIONS – FRIDAY JUNE 19, 2020

Nehemiah 1:3-4 (NIV)  …The wall of Jerusalem is broken down,  and its gates have been burned with fire.  When I heard these things,  I sat down and wept.  For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of Heaven.  Nehemiah models for us the correct response to devastating national news.  He sat for days in mourning and fasting and praying to God.  What compassion!  Compassion is often the springboard of obedience to God’s will.  Sitting in God’s…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – THURSDAY JUNE 18, 2020

John 16:12 (NIV)  “When He,  the Spirit of Truth,  comes,  He will guide you into all truth.”  Jesus is leading us on a path to complete wholeness.  He intends to heal every heartache from your past—all in due time.  There is so much to learn about ourselves,  about Him,  and about others.  The world is filled with hurting people,  those who have been caught in the wake of someone else’s bad choices,  and those who are manipulated by evil to…

Kids Racial Reconciliation Resource List

Our Family Ministries Department has gathered a list of resources that may interest you as you discuss racial reconciliation with your kids. Podcast Parent Cue Book Lists While we have not read every book listed here, the lists come from quality sources, and we feel like they are a good start for diversifying your child’s library. We encourage parents to do their own research on specific titles before getting them for their kids. PBS Kids For Parents New York Times…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – WEDNESDAY JUNE 17, 2020

Psalm 27:1 (NIV)  The LORD is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear?  The LORD is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?  You don’t have to fully understand each thing that happens in order to trust God.  You don’t have to try and figure it out,  control it,  or even like it,  for that matter.  In the midst of uncertainties,  you just have to stand and say,  “I trust you Lord.”  Though your path is…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – TUESDAY JUNE 16, 2020

Hebrews 13:5-6 (NLT)  For God has said,  “I will never fail you.  I will never abandon you.”  So we can say with confidence,  “The LORD is my helper,  so I will have no fear.  What can mere people do to me?”  Lysa TerKeurst says,  “The peace of our souls does not rise and fall with unpredictable people or situations.  Our feelings will shift,  of course.  People do affect us.  But the peace of our souls is tethered to all that…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – MONDAY JUNE 15, 2020

Psalm 9:9 (NIV)  The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed,  a stronghold in times of trouble.  There is an oppressive,  condemning voice,  an accusing voice that finds its way into the minds and hearts of every human being (…for the accuser of our brothers and sisters has been thrown down to earth—the one who accuses them before our God day and night”  Rev. 12:10).  You’ve heard it.  I’ve heard it.  It embeds a sense of rejection and insecurity into…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – SATURDAY JUNE 13, 2020

Acts 27:23 (NIV)  Last night an angel of the God whose I am and whom I serve stood beside me…  God deploys holy angels on our behalf.  There are 108 references to spiritual hosts in the Old Testament and 165 references to them in the New Testament.  They have a definite effect on the activities and affairs of people.  In this case,  an angel appeared to the Apostle Paul during his ship’s perilous journey to Rome and gave him a…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – FRIDAY JUNE 12, 2020

Ephesians 6:12 (NIV)  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood,  but against the rulers,  against the authorities,  against the powers of this dark world,  and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.  The battle believers wage is spiritual.  So beware of the subtle thoughts that come your way and  “every pretention that sets itself up against the knowledge of God” (Ephesians 10:3-5).  Live aware of the many ways your thoughts are being influenced.  We need…

Summer Made New Classes

WEAG Made New Discipleship Classes Our discipleship team has two brand new classes available for you starting July 2020! SACRED RHYTHMS  (Online via ZOOM) This class will be held online via Zoom Tuesdays, July 14 – 18 at 6:30pm for 6 consecutive weeks. . Teachers: Pastor Marlyn DeFoggi and Paul DeFoggi  Learn to arrange your life around a regular pattern of spiritual practices that God can use to nourish your soul and transform your life. Lessons… Longing for More: Understanding…

RSVP for Sunday Morning Services

Confirm your plans to worship on-site as we return to gathering together! If weather permits, we will have a family-friendly worship service in WEAG’s upper field, so please bring a chair or picnic blanket! In the event of inclement weather, we will move inside to the spacious Worship Center. Please RSVP in advance as attendance will be limited to observe social distancing requirements. Facial coverings are required for all those 10 and older.

DAILY DEVOTIONS – THURSDAY JUNE 11, 2020

II Kings 6:16 (NIV)  “Don’t be afraid,”  the prophet answered.  “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”  The enemy had surrounded the city and the prophet Elisha’s servant was terrified.  But Elisha calmly reassured him.  He prayed the simple prayer,  “O Lord,  open his eyes so he may see” (vs. 17).  Suddenly,  Elisha’s servant saw a multitude of heavenly hosts.  The enemy was neutralized,  and Israel gained a great victory without even fighting a…

Arts Camp – Canceled

A note from Arts Camp Coordinator, Kara Smith: I am sad to say this, but we are going to cancel Arts Camp for this summer. We haven’t been getting the signups that we usually get for our in-person camp, and I totally get it. I understand that people are tired of virtual obligations, and it’s freeing not to be tied to the computer now that school is out. I think in this unprecedented time that we shelf it for now…

Virtual Preschool & Kids Church!

Preschool Church & Elementary Kids Church WEAG YouTube | Sundays | 12:30 pm There will be no services or kids programming on the WEAG campus until further notice. Hop over to WEAG’s YouTube page for Preschool and Elementary Kids Church with Ashlyn Bolton and Lisa Eggert. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK: WEAG Preschool Kids | WEAG Elementary Kids Homeschooling Tips If you’ve been doing school at home, it’s a normal part of learning to see what works and what doesn’t, so…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – WEDNESDAY JUNE 10, 2020

Revelation 5:11-12 (NLT) … I heard the voices of thousands and millions of angels around the throne…and they sang in a mighty chorus:  “Worthy is the Lamb…”  Heaven’s angels number in the millions.  John saw a glimpse of what you and I who follow Jesus will see one glorious day.  We will join the song:  “every creature in heaven and on earth…they sang:  “Blessing and honor and glory and power belong to the One sitting on the throne and to…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – TUESDAY JUNE 9, 2020

I Peter 1:12b (NIV)  Even angels long to look into these things.  Angels are well-informed about many aspects of God’s universal kingdom.  They are very intelligent but they labor under certain limitations.  Peter tells us that they long to explore the wonders of God’s grace that are revealed in God’s redemptive plan.  They look at us and wonder and marvel at God’s amazing grace and the lengths to which He went to engage His redemption plan.  I think they also…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – MONDAY JUNE 8, 2020

Psalm 103:20 (NIV)  Praise the Lord,  you his angels,  you mighty ones who do His bidding,  who obey His word.  The word translated angel means messenger.  Angels were created to carry out specific spiritual functions on behalf of God and His people.  Throughout the Bible you will read about them worshipping God,  carrying out assignments for Him,  serving as agents of His judgment,  providing strength and protection for God’s people,  delivering God’s people in times of peril,  and sometimes even…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – SATURDAY JUNE 6, 2020

Joshua 1:6  (NIV)  ”Be strong and courageous,  because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their forefathers to give them.”  Each one of us has an arena of influence,  a people group,  which we can lead to inherit their  “Promised Lands.”  We do that as we point people to salvation through Jesus Christ,  and then lead them in discipleship.  We lead them to  “inherit”  their  “land”  as we teach them from God’s Word,  and as…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – FRIDAY JUNE 5, 2020

Joshua 5:13-15  (NIV)  …Joshua… looked up and saw right in front of him a man standing,  holding his drawn sword.  Joshua stepped up to him and said,  “Whose side are you on—ours or our enemies?”  He said,  “Neither,  I’m commander of God’s army.  I’ve just arrived.”  Joshua fell,  face to the ground,  and worshiped.  “What orders does my Master have for his servant.”  Scholars consider this  “commander of God’s army”  to be a  “theophany”— a physical manifestation of Yahweh.  Notice…

Reconciliation Resource List

We have gathered a list of resources that may interest you as we strive to move toward reconciliation here in our city, nation and world. You can also check out our consolidated resource list for parents. Click here. Books RightNow Media RightNow Media has consolidated resources regarding racism and racial reconciliation within their study library. Check them out here. Don’t have a log in? Create one here. Authentic Racial Bridge-Builders. Be The Bridge’s vision is that people and organizations are…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – THURSDAY JUNE 4, 2020

Joshua 1:5  (NIV)  No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life.  As I was with Moses,  so I will be with you.  I will never leave you nor forsake you.   God’s primary promise to Joshua was His unfailing faithfulness.  Joshua had been Moses’  assistant.  Whenever Moses went into the Tent of Meeting to talk to God,  Joshua lingered just outside the doorway.  He hungered for God and had been a good…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – WEDNESDAY JUNE 3, 2020

Acts 27:23  (MSG)  “Last night God’s angel stood at my side, an angel of this God I serve,  saying to me,  ‘Don’t give up,  Paul.  You’re going to stand before Caesar yet—and everyone sailing with you is also going to make it.’”  Paul did not stand in the storm and rebuke the winds and the waves like Jesus did on the Galilee with his despairing disciples.  The Holy Spirit led Paul to a different action—to stand before the sailors in…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – TUESDAY JUNE 2, 2020

Acts 27:33-34 (MSG)  With dawn about to break,  Paul called everyone together and proposed breakfast…”I urge you to eat something now.  You’ll need strength for the rescue ahead.  You’re going to come out of this without even a scratch!”  Full of faith and confidence,  Paul declared that rescue was ahead and that they’d survive—but they needed to eat and get strength for the next hit from the storm.  He broke the bread, gave thanks to God, and passed it around…

Race, Class & the Kingdom

In light of everything happening in our nation today, we wanted to make you all aware of a resource we have available for all of you!  In 2017, WEAG hosted a conference led by Arrabon, a Richmond-based organization dedicated to equipping communities for cross-cultural engagement from a biblical perspective and framework. That conference has been converted into a Video-Based Curriculum! If you are wondering how to process the events of the past few weeks, not sure how to engage in…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – MONDAY JUNE 1, 2020

Acts 27:25 (MSG—read the whole chapter)  So,  dear friends,  take heart.  I believe God will do exactly what He told me.  Paul was under arrest and being escorted by Roman soldiers via ship to Rome.  He was not in control of his life.  He was subject to the will and direction of the centurion.  Paul’s warning had been overruled and disregarded.  Soon the ship was caught in an unrelenting storm that blocked the sun and stars for many days and…
Good Ole Hymn Sing 2

Good Ole Hymn Sing 2 – May 27, 2020

Tony, Bob, and other members of WEAG Worship come together again for an encore evening of worship to sing over a dozen of the most popular, timeless hymns of the Christian church. 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. Enjoy the first “Good Ole Hymn Sing” from April 7, 2020, on YouTube at https://youtu.be/BeY8JgnIqLI

DAILY DEVOTIONS – SATURDAY MAY 30, 2020

Isaiah 44:8 (NIV) – …You are my witnesses, is there any God besides me? No, there is no other Rock; I know not one.  One of the figurative names for God is Tsur,  a Hebrew word for  “rock.”  You will find this word used most frequently in the poetic books;  and Moses uses it as a name for God five times in his song (Deut. 32:4, 15, 18, 30, 31).  It describes His quality of reliability and unchangeableness,  stability and…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – FRIDAY MAY 29, 2020

Daniel 4:34 (NIV) – …Then I praised the Most High… One of the names of God is Elyon,  and it refers to  “the Exalted One”  and literally means  “the most high God.”   He is high above all other beings and things.  King Nebuchadnezzar recognized God’s exalted state when he finally declared  (Daniel 4)  that the God of Daniel was the eternal,  sovereign God who rules in justice and sovereignty over the affairs of people.  No matter what problem fills…

SEEK Class of 2020

Congratulations to our SEEK Student Ministry Class of 2020! We are so proud of these students and are thrilled to see how God continues to use them in the next season of life. Check out what they are up to next and how you can be praying for them specifically!

DAILY DEVOTIONS – THURSDAY MAY 28, 2020

Ephesians 2:4-5 (NIV) – But because of His great love for us,  God,  who is rich in mercy,  made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.  God is rich in mercy and grace toward us.  Mercy is God’s response of compassion and forbearance toward those who are in misery or distress.  Grace is His kindness toward those who are ill-deserving—it is unmerited favor.  When have God’s expressions of grace…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – WEDNESDAY MAY 27, 2020

I John 4:8 (NLT) – But anyone who does not love does not know God for God is love. God’s love goes so far beyond human love,  and the Bible describes it this way:  This is love;  not that we loved God but that He loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins (I John 4:9-10).  While we were still sinners,  Christ died for us.  So much human love is rooted in what we get…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – TUESDAY MAY 26, 2020

Psalm 89:14 (NIV) – Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne.  We can be sure that God will act fairly toward people,  because God is righteous and just.  He upholds those who live uprightly and helps them when they suffer oppression by judging the oppressors (Ps. 72:2-4;  94:14-23).  Jesus prayed to His  “Righteous Father” (John 17:25).  Daniel declared that  “the Lord our God is righteous in everything He does” (Daniel 9:14).  God always does the right thing.  “He…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – MONDAY MAY 25, 2020

Isaiah 6:3 (NLT) – And  (the seraphim)  were calling to one another:  “Holy,  holy,  holy is the LORD Almighty;  the whole earth is full of his glory.”  Isaiah saw the glory of God.  Much later John saw a throne in heaven and heard the same sound:  “Holy,  holy,  holy is the Lord God almighty,  who was,  and is,  and is to come”  (Rev. 4:2,8).  Holiness is a central quality of God’s being.  I don’t think we can even begin to…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – SATURDAY MAY 23, 2020

Romans 11:33a (NIV)  Oh,  the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!  How unsearchable His judgments,  and His paths beyond tracing out!  We serve a rational God—creative and intelligent but also compassionate,  gracious,  slow to anger and abounding in love (Ps. 103:8).  He has an end in mind that is consistent with His character.  His motives toward us are always pure,  consistent with His nature and for our good.  Jesus is His  “express image”  (Heb. 1:30.) …

DAILY DEVOTIONS – FRIDAY MAY 22, 2020

Exodus 15:11 (NLT)  Who is like you among the gods,  O LORD—glorious in holiness,  awesome in splendor,  performing great wonders?    What have we learned so far this week regarding the existence of God?  God has revealed Himself in creation.  Scripture assumes the existence of God but does not seek to prove it.  People’s innate belief in God’s existence and humanity’s moral nature all testify to God’s existence.  Remarkably,  God cared enough to reveal Himself to us so that we…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – THURSDAY MAY 21, 2020

Romans 2:14-15 (MSG)  When outsiders who have never heard of God’s law follow it more or less by instinct,  they confirm its truth by their obedience.  They show that God’s law is not something alien,  imposed on us from without,  but woven into the very fabric of our creation.  There is something deep within them that echoes God’s yes and no,  right and wrong.  People are moral beings,  with a sense of right and wrong.  Conscience is inherent in every…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – WEDNESDAY MAY 20, 2020

Romans 1:20 (NLT)  For ever since the world was created,  people have seen the earth and sky.  Through everything God made,  they can clearly see His invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature… A universal belief in a supreme being is innate or intuitive in people everywhere.  However,  this belief is not so universal in what that god is like.  Christians believe in one loving God who is interested in a personal relationship with them.  Those who believe in other…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – TUESDAY MAY 19, 2020

Psalm 19:1 (NLT)  The heavens proclaim the glory of God.  The skies display His craftsmanship.  A remarkable interdependency exists between everything in the universe.  Vegetation depends on sun and soil and water.  Streams flow into rivers and oceans.  Animals depend upon nature’s multiple food sources.  People depend upon wood for fire.  Without sufficient rain,  crops die.  An intricate balance exists that gives us compelling evidence for God’s existence and is known as the cosmological argument.  The cosmos,  this orderly,  harmonious…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – MONDAY MAY 18, 2020

Hebrews 11:6 (NLT)  And it is impossible to please God without faith.  Anyone who wants to come to Him must believe that God exists and that He rewards those who sincerely seek Him.  The Bible makes no attempt to prove God’s existence.  The writers assume He exists and expect people to believe it by faith.  Anyone who comes to Him  “must believe that He exists.”  But people will not put their faith in someone in whom they don’t believe.  Read…

DAILY DEVOTIONS – SATURDAY MAY 16, 2020

Psalm 16:11 –  …you will fill me with joy in your presence…  The lie is:  “I should not have to live with unfulfilled longings.”  Culture teaches this.  God’s Word does not teach this.  THE TRUTH is that we will always have some kind of unfulfilled longings on this side of Heaven.  God’s Word teaches us the importance of contentment.  The deepest longings of our heart cannot be filled by any person or thing.  People and circumstances will never make us…
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Robert Farrell
2 months ago

Pastor Shane
Love you and Bob

I need your message. Because I love the Lord

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