Daily Devotion: The Power of Christ

“And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour. Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, ‘Why could we not cast it out?’ So Jesus said to them, ‘Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith […]

Daily Devotion: Discipleship of the Heart

“Then Jesus answered and said, ‘O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me.’ And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour” (Matthew 17:15-16).

The man whose son was […]

Worship Moment of the Week: Spiritual Party Time!

Are you having a spiritual party that any one wants to come to?

In this day and age, we have a party for just about anything. Starting with the year the kids graduate from preschool through their high school graduation, each year is a reason for a party! Then, of course, we have birthdays parties, […]

A Note from Pastor Bill: My Treasured Brochure

As a missionary kid, I wasn’t burdened by material wealth nor the want of it. But the few things I did have were treasures. One item was a travel brochure about Walt Disney World. I loved it because inside was a map of the park and I had meticulously studied the layout. The combination of […]

Daily Devotion: The Certainty of Blessing

“But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31).

God seeks our fellowship with Him by the most positive assurances. He says it will never be in vain, that those who […]

A Note from the Pastor: Dancing in Serbia

I recently read about a 23-year-old professional dancer who left an elite performance career to choreograph dance for children with disabilities in the poorest of poor areas of Serbia. It was her desire to bring Jesus to others through her gift of dance.

Do you have a life-long dream? It is something you can nurture […]

Daily Devotion: Down to Go Up

“Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength” (Nehemiah 8:10).

Charles Spurgeon says that as we advance in our spiritual lives, we gain a deeper understanding of our unworthiness. But far from seeing this as a reason for despondency, he sees it as a cause for joy because it means the Holy […]

Daily Devotion: The Temptations of Work

“You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you” (Nehemiah 9:6).

Eugene Peterson claims that “work is a far […]

Daily Devotion: Genuine Security

“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33).

Francois Fenelon made this statement: “You must lose everything to find God for Himself alone. But you won’t lose everything until it is ripped from you. You won’t begin to let go of yourself until […]

Daily Devotion: God’s Inverted Way

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” (1 John 3:1).

How do we access the peace and protection Jesus brings us? The Lord said, “No one can see the kingdom unless they are born again.” This decision leads to […]