Daily Devotional: Street Trash

“But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as first fruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth” (2 Thessalonians 2:13).

I’ve lived in and travelled to places around the world that have significantly more […]

Daily Devotional: God With Us

“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”) (Matthew 1:23).

Let it remain as a matter of faith that Jesus Christ, even He who lay in Bethlehem’s manger, was carried in a woman’s arms, lived a suffering life and died on […]

Daily Devotional: The New You

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Over one billion people watched the ball drop in New York City’s Times Square. In 1907, they dropped the first iron and wood ball, adorned with one hundred 25-watt bulbs. It was five feet […]

Daily Devotional: Hope When We Can’t Hold On

“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and […]

Daily Devotional: The God We Hardly Knew

“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him” (1 John 4:9).

We love Christmas because, as we say, Christmas brings out the best in us. Everyone gives on Christmas, even the stingiest among us, even the Ebenezer Scrooges. Charles […]

Daily Devotional: Be Still

“’Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.’ The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress” (Psalm 46: 10-11).

Quiet moments are rare, and it can be difficult to find stillness, but take a few minutes today to quietly and deeply […]

A Note from the Pastor: Rejoice in Small Steps [1m read time]

Prayer is the truest measure of a person. It is the greatest indicator of our success in any endeavor.

In 1857, Jeremiah Lanphier was called to be a city missionary. He felt led to begin a daily prayer meeting where business people in New York City could gather for midday prayer. The first meeting was […]

Daily Devotional: Glory in the Highest

“Hear my voice when I call, Lord; be merciful to me and answer me.
 My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, Lord, I will seek.
 Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger;
 You have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, God my Savior.
 Though my father and mother forsake me, […]

Daily Devotional: By His Wounds You Are Healed

“Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered Him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, and by His wounds we are healed. We all, like […]

Daily Devotional: To Be Virgin

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14).

What if on Christmas Eve people came and sat in the dim pews, and someone stood up and said, “Something happened here while we were all out at the […]