Festival of Praise 2019
Deuteronomy 31:6&8
"Be strong. Take courage. Don’t be intimidated…God is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you. Don’t be intimidated. Don’t worry."
Joy Boutakov
1 Samuel 7:12
"Thus far the Lord has helped us." Tomorrow will be no different.
Sandy Harris
Psalm 16:11
"You lead me in the path of life; I experience absolute joy in your presence; you always give me sheer delight."
Sam Barber
Psalm 94:19
"When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul."
Dora Wesche
Psalm 100:1-3
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the  Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the  Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Ted Drude
Proverbs 3:5-6
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.”
Jan Fischer
Proverbs 3:5-6
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths."
Phyllis Kushman
Jeremiah‬ ‭33:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬
“Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.”
Shirley Roehl
Isaiah 12:2
"Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; ‘For the Lord is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation."
Tim Curtiss
Isaiah 26:4
"Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord is the rock eternal."
Bonnie McCullough Hudson
Zephaniah 3:17
“For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”
Vicki Harper Drude
Mark 11 : 24
"Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them."
Nancy DeVore
John 8:31
"If you continue in my word, then are you my disciples indeed." I find this meaningful for 2019
John Wolfe
John 16:33
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Howard Ledford
Romans 12:2
“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect His will really is.”
Susan Van Patten
II Corinthians 12:9a
"And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you; because my power is perfected in weakness."
Minda Kleman
II Corinthians 12:9
"But He said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.' Therefore, I will most gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may reside in me." Grace acknowledges inadequacy - whether it is sin, failure, not being a legitimate member of the alumni association - and makes up the deficiency. Praise God for his sufficient grace!
Jeremy Geerdes
Ephesians 3:14-21
“…strengthened in the inner man by the Spirit…”   “rooted and grounded in love…”      “filled with all the fullness of  God…”   “NOW, unto Him Who is able to do exceedingly abundantly…far beyond than we can even ask, imagine or dream according to His power at work in us…unto Him be all glory in His church both now and forever.”
My year verse is selected phrases from Paul’s great prayer for the Ephesians (and for us).
Tim Roehl
Philippians 4:4-6
"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!  Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.  Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."
Dale Barrett
Colossians 2:6-7
"So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness."
Sharon Cox
1 Peter 4:12-13
"Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy." Joel Baker