Thea LeunkThea Leunk

Thea Leunk

Thea Nyhoff Leunk has been a high school English teacher, a director of Christian education, a pastor of discipleship, and a regional coach for the Christian Reformed Church in North America. She is currently the senior pastor at Eastern Avenue Christian Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Thea has also written courses for teens and young adults on world religions, Christian faith traditions, and science and the Bible. She and her husband have three adult children.

December 31, 2017

Pioneer Jesus

Hebrews 11:32-12:3
Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.

December 30, 2017

Joyful Wise Men

Matthew 2:1-12
When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. . . . They bowed down and worshiped him.

December 29, 2017

Patient Anna and Simeon

Luke 2:22-38
It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah.

December 28, 2017

Joseph, Son of David

Matthew 1:18-25
Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.

December 27, 2017

Pondering Mary

Luke 2:15-20
Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.

December 26, 2017

Terrified Shepherds

Luke 2:8-15
The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.”

December 25, 2017

Firstborn Son

Luke 2:1-7
She gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger. . . .

December 24, 2017

Cupbearer Nehemiah

Nehemiah 1
They are your servants and your people, whom you redeemed by your great strength and your mighty hand.

December 23, 2017

Returning Zerubbabel

Ezra 1:1-2:2
Any of his people among you may go up to Jerusalem in Judah and build the temple of the Lord . . . and may their God be with them.

December 22, 2017

Queen Esther

Esther 4
Who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?

December 21, 2017

Unforgiving Jonah

Jonah 1
I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love.

December 20, 2017

Trusting Hezekiah

2 Kings 18:1-8
Hezekiah trusted in the Lord, the God of Israel. There was no one like him among all the kings of Judah, either before him or after him.

December 19, 2017

King David

1 Samuel 16:1-13
The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.

December 18, 2017

Listening Samuel

1 Samuel 3:1-20
Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”

December 17, 2017

Weeping Hannah

1 Samuel 1:1-20
I am a woman who is deeply troubled. . . . I was pouring out my soul to the Lord.

December 16, 2017

Redeemer Boaz

Ruth 4
The women said to Naomi: “Praise be to the Lord, who this day has not left you without a guardian-redeemer.”

December 15, 2017

Moabite Ruth

Ruth 1
Your people will be my people and your God my God.

December 14, 2017

Mighty Warrior Gideon

Judges 6:11-24
When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.”

December 13, 2017

Faith Model Rahab

Joshua 2:1-21; 6:22-25
The Lord your God is God in heaven above and on the earth below.

December 12, 2017

Confident Joshua

Numbers 14:1-10
The Lord is with us. Do not be afraid of them.

December 11, 2017

Prophet Miriam

Exodus 14:26-31; 15:20-21
Sing to the Lord, for he is highly exalted. Both horse and driver he has hurled into the sea.

December 10, 2017

Floating Moses

Exodus 2:1-10
She named him Moses, saying, “I drew him out of the water.”

December 9, 2017

Dreaming Joseph

Genesis 37:1-11; 50:15-26
You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.

December 8, 2017

Wrestling Jacob

Genesis 32:22-32
Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak.

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