2109, 2017

Daily Devotion: Like Germinated Seeds

“Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see […]

2009, 2017

Daily Devotion: Will You Be Made Whole?

“When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?” “Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have […]

1909, 2017

Worship Moment of the Week: Peace in the Storm

How do you find peace when you’re in the storm? I’m pretty sure there are many people googling this in light of our recent weather! In the last month alone we’ve seen two storms swoop […]

1809, 2017

Daily Devotion: Come

“Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. But […]

1509, 2017

Daily Devotion: Know Your Enemies

“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love” (Galatians 5:13).

Martin Luther was realistic when he urged […]

1409, 2017

Daily Devotion: Love Your Neighbor

“Jesus replied…honor your father and mother, and love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 19: 18,19)

By the word “neighbor” we are to understand, “any person who is near us.” the Good Samaritan, when he saw the […]

1309, 2017

Daily Devotion: Irresistible Future

“Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications.
In the day of my trouble I will call upon You, for You will answer me” (Psalm 86:6-7).

Oswald Chambers puts his finger […]

1209, 2017

Daily Devotion: Storms

“Later that night, the boat was in the middle of the lake, and he was alone on land. He saw the disciples straining at the oars, because the wind was against them. Shortly before dawn he […]

1009, 2017

Daily Devotion: The Opening of the Eyes

“And Elisha prayed, and said, ‘Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.’ Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of […]

909, 2017

Daily Devotion: Pray for One Another

“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16).

What a mystery of glory there is in prayer! On […]

809, 2017

Daily Devotion: Don’t Waste the Pain

“You, who have shown me great and severe troubles, shall revive me again, and bring me up again from the depths of the earth” (Psalm 71:20).

Francois Fenelon wrote to someone who was enduring deep disappointment, […]

709, 2017

Daily Devotion: Zestful Lives

“Thus says the Lord who made it, the Lord who formed it to establish it (the Lord is His name): ‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, […]

609, 2017

Daily Devotion: Model and Motive

“But that servant went out and found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat, saying, ‘Pay me what you […]

509, 2017

Daily Devotion: Set Free

“Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. And when he had begun to settle accounts, one was brought to him who owed him ten […]

409, 2017

Daily Devotion: God, Don’t You Care?

“On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, ‘Let us cross over to the other side.’ Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as […]

309, 2017

Daily Devotion: How Faith Grows

“He replied, ‘Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it […]

209, 2017

Daily Devotion: Faith and Prayer

“In him and through faith in him, we may approach God with freedom and confidence” (Ephesians 3:12).

Faith is surrender: yielding ourselves to the impression of the words we hear. By faith, we yield ourselves to […]

109, 2017

Daily Devotion: Beyond the Haze

“Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness” (Psalm 29:1-2).

Joni Eareckson […]

3108, 2017

A Note from the Pastor: “Hello God…”

Brother Lawrence, a seventeenth century monk, had a singular purpose: to live in the presence of God. This did not mean retreating from the routine of life; it meant redeeming every routine and turning […]

3108, 2017

Daily Devotion: Lame Sheep

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ (Matthew 25:40).

Charles Spurgeon contrasts believers who have a […]

3008, 2017

Daily Devotion: Forgiveness

“Then Peter came to Him and said, ‘Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?’ Jesus said to him, ‘I do not say to you, up […]

2908, 2017

Worship Moment of the Week: Glorious Praise

Have you made God’s praise glorious this week?

I think most of us would say, “Sure, I praised Him in church this past Sunday.” While this is a good answer, I wonder if the praise […]

2908, 2017

Daily Devotion: Limitations?

“But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ, our Lord.” (Romans 5:20-21).

Both […]

2808, 2017

Daily Devotion: Believe

“Then they asked him, ‘What must we do to do the works God requires?’ Jesus answered, ‘The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent’” (John 6: 28-29).

Jesus came to […]

2708, 2017

Daily Devotion: Always There

“For where two or three gather in my name, there I am with them” (Matthew 18:20).

How is Christ there? As we, His people, meet, He is there because He is in every one of us. […]

2608, 2017

Daily Devotion: What’s It All About?

“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you” (James 1:5).

Nancy Guthrie, writing from personal experience, says, “Significant suffering […]

2508, 2017

Daily Devotion: Paul as Intercessor

“For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches, he may strengthen you with power through […]

2408, 2017

A Note from the Pastor: You are a Prophet

“I wish all the Lord’s people were prophets” (Numbers 11:29).

Buzz Williams, a college basketball coach, teaches inner city kids. Most don’t know their biological fathers, so he not only invests into their athletic potential, but […]

2408, 2017

Daily Devotion: No Matter What Others Think

“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you” (Isaiah 26:3).

Thomas Kempis advises that we shouldn’t get caught up in who’s for us and who’s against us because […]

2308, 2017

Daily Devotion: The Spirit Within You

“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my […]

2208, 2017

Daily Devotion: The Place of Prayer

“They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers” (Acts 1:14).

The last words which Christ spoke before He left the world give us […]

2108, 2017

Daily Devotion: Caring for Others

“A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home. They gathered in such large numbers that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and […]

2008, 2017

Daily Devotion: The Mysterious Truth

“Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:39).

Ed Dobson gets brutally honest when […]

1908, 2017

Daily Devotion: Unbroken Fellowship

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved […]

1808, 2017

Daily Devotion: Having Ultimate Power

“Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so he got up from the meal, took off his outer […]

1708, 2017

A Note from the Pastor: Miscellaneous Spirituality

A friend has hit hard times financially and was sharing his situation with his father, a pastor. His dad responded, “I cannot handle your stress emotionally, so please refrain from talking to me.” I was […]

1608, 2017

A Soul Care Note from Carol Potochney

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those […]

1608, 2017

Daily Devotion: Walk Through the Smoke

“He replied, ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven’” (Luke 10:18).

D. L. Moody saw humankind as being ruled either by Satan or by God. “We are led on by an unseen power we haven’t […]

1508, 2017

Worship Moment of the Week: 360-Degree Vision

When you think of vision, the thing that usually comes to mind is “what we physically see.” Our eyes become the physical navigators of our lives. What we see becomes dialogue for our brains. “What […]

1508, 2017

Daily Devotion: If…

“What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered […]

1408, 2017

Daily Devotion: Living in Jesus’ Town

“Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside” (Luke 4:14).

After Jesus was baptized, He made His way home to Nazareth, filled with the Spirit […]

1308, 2017

Daily Devotion: The Heart of the Master

“What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered […]

1208, 2017

Daily Devotion: Prayer – The Work of the Spirit

“Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, ‘Abba, Father’” (Galatians 4:6).

We know what “Abba, Father” meant in the mouth of Christ in […]

1108, 2017

Daily Devotion: Dynamic Gratitude

“Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name” (1 Chronicles 29:13).

Ben Patterson was angry and bitter at God. His girlfriend, whom he had been seriously dating for five years, had broken […]

1008, 2017

A Note from the Pastor: God’s Unique Plan

So many people are trying to figure out who they are: teenagers considering a transgender switch, adults questioning if they are in the right relationship, Christians wondering if they are following God’s plan.

When we are […]

1008, 2017

Daily Devotion: The Spirit of Power

“For this reason, I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of His glorious riches, He may strengthen you with power through […]

908, 2017

Daily Devotion: Just Can’t Find that Loving Feeling

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

C.S. Lewis writes, “God’s love for us is a much safer subject to think about […]

808, 2017

Daily Devotion: The Intercessors God Seeks

“I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the Lord, give yourselves no rest, and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem […]

708, 2017

Daily Devotion: Trade Out the “Yuck”

“John answered them all, ‘I baptize you with water. But one who is more powerful than I will come, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with […]

508, 2017

Daily Devotion: Tough Joy

“Nehemiah said, ‘Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord […]

408, 2017

Daily Devotion: Tears, Yet Joy

“So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy” (John 16:22).

Billy Graham had a great respect for […]

308, 2017

A Note from the Pastor: Take Time to Pray

One of the dynamics of our world is we’re all really busy. We are trying to do more and more in less and less time. The result is we don’t have any boundaries in our […]

308, 2017

Daily Devotion: Earth’s Trivialities

“If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life maimed or crippled than to have two hands or two […]

208, 2017

Daily Devotion: The Spirit of Access

“For through Him, we both have access to the Father by one Spirit. In Him and through faith in Him, we may approach God with freedom and confidence” (Ephesians 2:18, 3:12).

Here we have the […]

108, 2017

Worship Moment of the Week: God with Us

“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you” (Deuteronomy 31:6).

God is […]

108, 2017

Daily Devotion: Childlikeness

“At that time, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, ‘Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he […]