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A Note from the Pastor: God’s Peanuts

The scientist, George Washington Carver, routinely got up at 4:00 AM, asking God to show the mysteries of nature to him. Through this discipline, God revealed 300 uses for the peanut. According to Carver, the genesis of these revelations came from a conversation with God.

He asked, “Why did you make the universe?” The Lord said, […]

Daily Devotion: Jesus’ Pocket

“After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone” (Matthew 14:23).

Jesus was no stranger who did not know His way around in the world. The world was His home because it was His Father’s house. Think for a moment how Jesus was […]

Daily Devotion: I AM

“God said to Moses, ‘I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: I AM has sent me to you’” (Exodus 3:14).

The words “I AM” ring out in the present tense. These words are used some seven hundred times in the Bible to describe God and Jesus. When Moses […]

Worship Moment of the Week: Resurrection Power

We are in the season of Lent. This is a time, that as believers, we can reflect. Reflect on the power of Love that overcame death, not the kind of love we have struggled with in the world. No, it’s the lifesaving Love that came, and even while we were still caught in the sin […]

Daily Devotion: Escaping our Small Imprisonments

“Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him” (Psalm 98:1).

John Henry Jowett says that faith is doing God’s will and “quietly leaving the results to Him.” This brings serenity. “He that believes shall not make haste, or more […]

Daily Devotion: Whatever

“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done” (Luke 22:42).

We exist for one reason: to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. Do you enjoy God or fear Him? It’s not about you at all. It’s all about Him. It’s not about success or failure, good […]

Daily Devotion: Giving God Excuses

“By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible” (Hebrews 11:27).

John Ortberg puts himself in Moses’ place, when Moses saw the burning bush and was told by God that he was the one to rescue his people from slavery. When Moses heard God’s commands to […]

Daily Devotion: Alone with God

“Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone” (Matthew 14:22-23).

We wonder how a grand outward ministry can […]

Daily Devotion: The Holy Trinity Manifested on Earth

“May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all” (2 Corinthians 13:14).

God is an ever-flowing fountain of pure love and blessedness. Christ is the reservoir wherein the fullness of God was made visible as grace, and has been opened for […]

A Note from the Pastor: Get Your Feet Wet

Fifty years ago, a drought in Mississippi threatened the crops of a group of farmers from a rural church, so the pastor called for an emergency prayer meeting. Dozens of farmers showed up wearing their traditional overalls, but one of them wore waders. He said that he didn’t want to walk home wet. He got […]