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Faith –WEEK 33:

This week we are focusing on the gift of faith. Faith takes the things of Jesus, His gifts, and makes them ours. We don’t deserve these gifts and certainly can’t earn them. Jesus is the one who earns them through a perfect life and with His suffering and death on the cross. They are then freely given to us. Again, faith makes them ours. Faith looks to Jesus. Faith desires all that Jesus makes available to us. It changes the way that we view this day, or any day this week. It desires that we have Godly eyes to see things the way that He does. It desires Godly ears to hear what He hears. It grants a Godly heart that is softened by His love, ever yearning to share that love with all through loving words and deeds.

 

As you read each day this week, remember that Jesus is the Living Word and that He is speaking to you in on-on-one conversation that will change the focus of these days in wondrous ways.

 

Our pattern is to read 3 chapters of God’s Word each day and watch as our love and care for God and others grows. You can read them all at once or spread them out throughout the day. When we read God’s Word, application of that Word is an important aspect of what we’ve read. After reading each chapter, be sure to pick 1 verse (you may have more than 1 and that is great) in that chapter that was especially meaningful for you. Take a moment to savor that verse (those verses) and ponder upon them. Then say a short prayer about making that verse’s teaching(s) a part of this day’s journey of following Jesus as one of His modern-day followers.

 

Look how far that we’ve already come in 2021. We’ve read the Old Testament Books of Genesis, Exodus, Ruth, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Isaiah, the New Testament Books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, 1&2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1&2 Thessalonians, 1&2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1&2 Peter, 1&2&3 John, and Jude. This week we will finish the Book of Revelation.

~ Pastor Larry Rubeck

Every week, look for “This week’s readings” highlighted in the latest issue of THE MESSENGER.

Let’s encourage one another to read God’s love letter together!

Readings

Monday, Oct. 18th – Leviticus 4, Jeremiah 9, Revelation 19

 

Tuesday, Oct. 19th– Leviticus 5, Jeremiah 10, Revelation 20

 

Wednesday, Oct. 20th– Leviticus 6, Jeremiah 11, Revelation 21

 

Thursday, Oct. 21st– Leviticus 7, Jeremiah 12, Revelation 22

 

Friday, Oct. 22nd– Leviticus 8, Jeremiah 13, Hosea 1

 

Saturday, Oct. 23rd– Leviticus 9, Jeremiah 14, Hosea 2

 

Sunday, Oct. 24th– Leviticus 10, Jeremiah 15, Hosea 3

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What Must WE do –WEEK 32:

Are there things in our life that keep us from whole-hearted following Christ Jesus? They may be our possessions, our commitments, our lifestyle, our R&R time, work, sports, a bruised ego, an unforgiving heart, or even another person, etc. What is it for you? Many things can slowly creep into our lives and thereby push Jesus, and our need for a closer relationship with Him, out of our lives. Make every attempt to stay close to Him.

 

In our readings this week, let’s ask Jesus, “What must I do?” and listen for His answer. He speaks to us when we read His Word, in our prayer life, in Worship, and through others who are in close relationship with Him.

 

Our pattern is to read 3 chapters of God’s Word each day and watch as our love and care for God and others grows. You can read them all at once or spread them out throughout the day. When we read God’s Word, application of that Word is an important aspect of what we’ve read. After reading each chapter, be sure to pick 1 verse (you may have more than 1 and that is great) in that chapter that was especially meaningful for you. Take a moment to savor that verse (those verses) and ponder upon them. Then say a short prayer about making that verse’s teaching(s) a part of this day’s journey of following Jesus as one of His modern-day followers.

 

Look how far that we’ve already come in 2021. We’ve read the Old Testament Books of Genesis, Ruth, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Isaiah, the New Testament Books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, 1&2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1&2 Thessalonians, 1&2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1&2 Peter, 1&2&3 John, and Jude. This week we will finish the Book of Exodus.

~ Pastor Larry Rubeck

Every week, look for “This week’s readings” highlighted in the latest issue of THE MESSENGER.

Let’s encourage one another to read God’s love letter together!

Readings

Monday, Oct. 11th – Exodus 37, Jeremiah 2, Revelation 12

 

Tuesday, Oct. 12th– Exodus 38, Jeremiah 3, Revelation 13

 

Wednesday, Oct. 13th– Exodus 39, Jeremiah 4, Revelation 14

 

Thursday, Oct. 14th– Exodus 40, Jeremiah 5, Revelation 15

 

Friday, Oct. 15th– Leviticus 1, Jeremiah 6, Revelation 16

 

Saturday, Oct. 16th– Leviticus 2, Jeremiah 7, Revelation 17

 

Sunday, Oct. 17th– Leviticus 3, Jeremiah 8, Revelation 18

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Your Value in the Kingdom of GOd –WEEK 31:

Have you experienced hurt in your relationships with others? All of us would answer “yes”. There are circumstances that are well etched in our minds and have left scars on our hearts. When someone hurts and demeans us, it can cause us to think differently about ourselves which can lead to a downward spiral where one loses perspective and hope. Retaining a Godly perspective will keep us from spiraling down. Our value doesn’t come from others and what they say or do to/for us, whether good or bad. Our value comes from our God who created us and takes good care of us. He places a high value on us and wants us in His Kingdom on this side of eternity and throughout eternity. We find our worth in Jesus, who teaches us God’s Word and shows us by His example in the way that He cares for people like us, including us. As you read God’s Word this week, take note of how God our Father and Jesus our Savior show their love to mankind, including you. Remember, when you read His Word, you are being filled with Him, His ways, and hope as you continue to live for Him. This is a good day!

 

Our pattern is to read 3 chapters of God’s Word each day and watch as our love and care for God and others grows. You can read them all at once or spread them out throughout the day. When we read God’s Word, application of that Word is an important aspect of what we’ve read. After reading each chapter, be sure to pick 1 verse (you may have more than 1 and that is great) in that chapter that was especially meaningful for you. Take a moment to savor that verse (those verses) and ponder upon them. Then say a short prayer about making that verse’s teaching(s) a part of this day’s journey of following Jesus as one of His modern-day followers.

 

Look how far that we’ve already come in 2021. We’ve read the Old Testament Books of Genesis, Ruth, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes, the New Testament Books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, 1&2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1&2 Thessalonians, 1&2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1&2 Peter, 1&2&3 John, and Jude. This week we will finish the Book of Isaiah.

~ Pastor Larry Rubeck

Every week, look for “This week’s readings” highlighted in the latest issue of THE MESSENGER.

Let’s encourage one another to read God’s love letter together!

Readings

Monday, Oct. 4th – Exodus 30, Isaiah 61, Revelation 5

 

Tuesday, Oct. 5th– Exodus 31, Isaiah 62, Revelation 6

 

Wednesday, Oct. 6th– Exodus 32, Isaiah 63, Revelation 7

 

Thursday, Oct. 7th– Exodus 33, Isaiah 64, Revelation 8

 

Friday, Oct. 8th– Exodus 34, Isaiah 65, Revelation 9

 

Saturday, Oct. 9th– Exodus 35, Isaiah 66, Revelation 10

 

Sunday, Oct. 10th– Exodus 36, Jeremiah 1, Revelation 11

National Life Chain

The Life Chain is a national event that is a peaceful show of solidarity in the Christian community for the sanctity of human life. We will stand in prayer to honor the millions of lives that have been lost to abortion, while holding signs such as “Abortion Hurts Women, Adoption the Loving Option, Jesus Forgives & Heals, Pray to End Abortion” etc.

 

Hours & Location

Join us in the Hobby Lobby Store Parking Lot on Teckler Blvd in Crystal Lake. Signs are provided and will be distrubted from the parking lot.

For more information, contact Stephanie Hanlon at 815-261-8275 or go to www.lifechain.net.

Sunday, October 3rd, 2021

2:30 – 3:30 pm

Rt 14 & Teckler Blvd in Crystal Lake in Front of the Hobby Lobby Store.

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Be at peace with one another –WEEK 30:

God has created everyone, so we take great care in how we treat them, care for them, and speak of them. Jesus gives us the model. Jesus always sees people for who they are and for whom they were created to be. Our sight isn’t as good. Sometimes we judge people based on the way that they look or upon things that they have done. However, the Holy Spirit often works in people in ways that we are unaware of and would least expect. In Sunday’s Gospel from Mark 9:38-50, there was a man who was casting out demons in Jesus’ name. The disciples tried to stop him. “But Jesus said, “Do not stop him, for no one who does a mighty work in my name will be able soon afterward to speak evil of Me. For the one who is not against us is for us.” This week, let God’s Word instruct you in how to recognize God’s work in and through the lives of others, and then affirm it, also thanking God for it.

 

Our pattern is to read 3 chapters of God’s Word each day and watch as our love and care for God and others grows. You can read them all at once or spread them out throughout the day. When we read God’s Word, application of that Word is an important aspect of what we’ve read. After reading each chapter, be sure to pick 1 verse (you may have more than 1 and that is great) in that chapter that was especially meaningful for you. Take a moment to savor that verse (those verses) and ponder upon them. Then say a short prayer about making that verse’s teaching(s) a part of this day’s journey of following Jesus as one of His modern-day followers.

 

Look how far that we’ve already come in 2021. We’ve read the Old Testament Books of Genesis, Esther, Ruth, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes, the New Testament Books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, 1&2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1&2 Thessalonians, 1&2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1&2 Peter, and 1 John. This week we will finish the Books of 1&2 John and Jude.

 

 

 

~ Pastor Larry Rubeck

Every week, look for “This week’s readings” highlighted in the latest issue of THE MESSENGER.

Let’s encourage one another to read God’s love letter together!

Readings

Monday, Sept. 27th–  Exodus 23, Isaiah 54, 2 John 1

 

Tuesday, Sept. 28th– Exodus 24, Isaiah 55, 3 John 1

 

Wednesday, Sept. 29th– Exodus 25, Isaiah 56, Jude 1

 

Thursday, Sept. 30th– Exodus 26, Isaiah 57, Revelation 1

 

Friday, Oct. 1st–Exodus 27, Isaiah 58, Revelation 2

 

Saturday, Oct. 2nd– Exodus 28, Isaiah 59, Revelation 3

 

Sunday, Oct. 3rd– Exodus 29, Isaiah 60, Revelation 4

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Guests & HOsts –WEEK 29:

Every visitor who comes through the doors at Prince of Peace is our guest. We want to notice them, welcome them, befriend them, and let them know they are important to us. Also, we extend our selves in conversation. There can be a number of reasons why God, through the Holy Spirit, has led them to us. Some of these can be learned in our first few minutes of conversation. Everyone has needs, and our visitors are no different. As hosts, we share ways that we can help with those needs. We invite them to Worship with us. Once again, we talk with them after the Worship Service to find out what that Worship experience was like for them. There will be verses that you read this week, meditate on, and memorize, that you can share in these conversations with our guests. The Holy Spirit will help you with that. Let our visitors know from the start that we learn and apply His Word to our daily lives and the lives of others. Please see every Sunday as an opportunity to open the doors for our guests, to greet them as they enter, and converse with them in the narthex. After all, they are our brothers and sisters in Christ too!

Our pattern is to read 3 chapters of God’s Word each day and watch as our love and care for God and others grows. You can read them all at once or spread them out throughout the day. When we read God’s Word, application of that Word is an important aspect of what we’ve read. After reading each chapter, be sure to pick 1 verse (you may have more than 1 and that is great) in that chapter that was especially meaningful for you. Take a moment to savor that verse (those verses) and ponder upon them. Then say a short prayer about making that verse’s teaching(s) a part of this day’s journey of following Jesus as one of His modern-day followers.

Look how far that we’ve already come in 2021. We’ve read the Old Testament Books of Genesis, Esther, Ruth, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes, the New Testament Books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, 1&2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1&2 Thessalonians, 1&2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, and 1 Peter. This week we will finish the Books of 2 Peter and 1 John.

~ Pastor Larry Rubeck

Every week, look for “This week’s readings” highlighted in the latest issue of THE MESSENGER.

Let’s encourage one another to read God’s love letter together!

Readings

Monday, Sept. 20th– Exodus 16, Isaiah 47, 2 Peter 2

 

Tuesday, Sept. 21st– Exodus 17, Isaiah 48,    2 Peter 3

 

Wednesday, Sept. 22nd– Exodus 18, Isaiah 49, 1 John 1

 

Thursday, Sept. 23rd– Exodus 19, Isaiah 50,    1 John 2

 

Friday, Sept. 24th–Exodus 20, Isaiah 51, 1 John 3

 

Saturday, Sept. 25th– Exodus 21, Isaiah 52, 1 John 4

 

Sunday, Sept. 26th– Exodus 22, Isaiah 53, 1 John 5

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THE SERVANT OF GOD –WEEK 28:

Jesus came to serve us and He has never stopped. He shows us what true servanthood looks like by word and example. His faithfulness included three years of taking care of the needs of people who were just like us. At the end of those three years, His servanthood went to another level, which showed the extent of how far our God would go in serving mankind. Jesus gave His all, even His final breath, while He hung on the cross to pay for man’s sins. We are humbled by the depth of His love and the extent of His commitment. God’s Word is filled with ways to love and serve others. We too are committed to our God and others, as Jesus has shown us. At times He serves others through us. Look for ways to serve God and others in this week’s readings. Then, at the end of our earthly days, may we be counted among the number of faithful servants of God.

Our pattern is to read 3 chapters of God’s Word each day and watch as our love and care for God and others grows. You can read them all at once or spread them out throughout the day. When we read God’s Word, application of that Word is an important aspect of what we’ve read. After reading each chapter, be sure to pick 1 verse (you may have more than 1 and that is great) in that chapter that was especially meaningful for you. Take a moment to savor that verse (those verses) and ponder upon them. Then say a short prayer about making that verse’s teaching(s) a part of this day’s journey of following Jesus as one of His modern-day followers.

Look how far that we’ve already come in 2021. We’ve read the Old Testament Books of Genesis, Esther, Ruth, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes, the New Testament Books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, 1&2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1&2 Thessalonians, 1&2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, and Hebrews. This week we will finish the Books of James and 1 Peter.

 

Now, let’s immerse ourselves in God’s Word, looking for ways to serve Him and others. This week’s readings are:

  • Monday, September 13th – Exodus 9, Isaiah 40, James 5
  • Tuesday, September 14th – Exodus 10, Isaiah 41, 1 Peter
  • Wednesday, September 15th – Exodus 11, Isaiah 42, 1 Peter 2
  • Thursday, September 16th – Exodus 12, Isaiah 43, 1 Peter 3
  • Friday, September 17th – Exodus 13, Isaiah 44, 1 Peter 4
  • Saturday, September 18th – Exodus 14, Isaiah 45, 1 Peter 5
  • Sunday, September 19th – Exodus 15, Isaiah 46, 2 Peter 1

~ Pastor Larry Rubeck

Every week, look for “This week’s readings” highlighted in the latest issue of THE MESSENGER.

Let’s encourage one another to read God’s love letter together!

Readings

Monday, Sept. 13th– Exodus 9, Isaiah 40, James 5

 

Tuesday, Sept. 14th– Exodus 10, Isaiah 41,    1 Peter 1

 

Wednesday, Sept. 15th– Exodus 11, Isaiah 42,    1 Peter 2

 

Thursday, Sept. 16th– Exodus 12, Isaiah 43,    1 Peter 3

 

Friday, Sept. 17th–Exodus 13, Isaiah 44, 1 Peter 4

 

Saturday, Sept. 18th– Exodus 14, Isaiah 45, 1 Peter 5

 

Sunday, Sept. 19th– Exodus 15, Isaiah 46, 2 Peter 1