Festival of Praise 2016
2 Samuel 23:5 From Spurgeon devotional, "How sweet amidst all the uncertainties of life to know that the foundation of the Lord standeth sure -- 'He hath made with me an everlasting covenant.' "
Sandy Harris

Psalm 37:4

"Delight thyself also in The Lord,and He will give you the desires of your heart."  
Jim and Olive Slye

Psalm 81:10 "I am the Lord Who brought you out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it."
Tim Roehl

Isaiah 40:31 (MSG)

"But those who wait upon God get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles, they run and don't get tired, they walk and don't lag behind."
Joy Wease Boutakov

Isaiah 42:3

"A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth."
Vicki Drude

Jeremiah 6:16 "This is what the LORD says: "Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls."
David Barner
Matt 6:9-13 Our church is going through a series on "The Will of God" and we have been encouraged to recite the Lord's Prayer everyday in 2016. I have claimed Matt 6:9-13--this is the will of God.
Susan VanPatten
1 Corinthians 12:4-6 "There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work."
Robert Smith
1 Corinthians 15:58 "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord."
Nancy Verploegh

Galatians 6:9 HCSB

"So we must not get tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up."
Rev. Jeremy R. Geerdes

Ephesians 3:20

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever!  Amen."
Jan Fischer

Philippians 3:10 “That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death.”
Steve Bagby
Philippians 3:13 "I press on toward the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."
Barb Logan Harris
James 1:27

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."
Renee Sindt