Daily Devotional: Are You Listening?

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).

One day, some time ago, a man was talking to God. He was asking God to guide his life, to show him the way. He wanted to be used […]

Daily Devotional: A Friend of God

“And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness, and he was called God’s friend” (James 2:23).

What higher privilege and experience is granted to mankind on earth than to be admitted into the circle of the friends of God? It is well for us to remember […]

A Note from the Pastor: Don’t Wait

On Saturday, January 13 a false alert was sent to cellphones across Hawaii warning of an incoming ballistic missile from North Korea. People thought they had ten minutes to live. We always wonder what would we do if we only had one day left on earth? We think of the favorite activities we would engage […]

Worship Moment of the Week: What do you Seek? [1m 15s read time]

In John 1:38 Jesus asks, “What do you seek?” It’s an invitation into a relationship from the Savior. He knows we are wired to be relational because He was there when we were created. There is so much out there that catches our eye and vies for our attention. We’re all seeking something, and if […]

Daily Devotional: Face Down, Listening

“Abram fell facedown, and God said to him, “As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of many nations” (Genesis 17:3-4).

The Scriptures declare, “Abram fell on his face” as the Lord talked with him (Genesis 17:3). Abraham was reverent and submissive. Probably there is no better picture anywhere […]

Daily Devotional: Compassion

“Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was going by, they shouted, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him” (Matthew 20:30,34).

No one ever appealed to Jesus Christ for help of […]

Dail Devotional: The Ultimate Sacrifice

“By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son, even though God had said to him, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.” Abraham reasoned that God could even raise the dead, and […]

Daily Devotional: The Risks of Prayer

“He replied, “This kind can come out only by prayer” (Mark 9:29).

Philip Yancey writes that “praying can be a risky enterprise.” He found that as he prayed for others he would be convicted to do something about their needs. Sometimes, he says, we ask God for things we should be doing ourselves. As we pray, […]

Daily Devotional: Coming Home

“When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to […]

Daily Devotional: Self-forgetting Love

“Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Matthew 20:28).

These words declare Christ’s preexistence. His voluntary entrance into the conditions of humanity, and His setting aside of the glory that He had with the Father before the world […]