Devotional

Into The Storm

Into The Storm

Matthew 14:33

It seems the entire world is in the midst of a common storm. In a recent message we saw that by keeping our focus on Christ, we can learn to live without fear. And now as we continue in the storm, perhaps we can look for how God is working all around us and the […]

Leave Everything And Follow

Leave Everything And Follow

Luke 9:23-25

When Jesus walked on the earth, He called a few select people to follow Him as He ministered. There was something irresistible about His call, something that opened eyes to a new reality and caused a radical change. Luke 9:23-25 “If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross […]

Compelled To Minister

Compelled To Minister

Jeremiah 20:9

In the message “Let It Shine” we considered our responsibility to shine the light of Jesus into the world. God will sometimes use powerful preachers to share the gospel message with thousands, but most often, He uses common people like you and me to share His love with one individual at a time. For most, […]

Let It Shine

Let It Shine

Matthew 5:14-16

After walking with His disciples for three years, Jesus gave the command to “go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). Jesus taught them the full gospel message and revealed the wonderful truths about our Heavenly Father; “I have made You known to them and will continue to make You known” (John 17:26). The […]

The Most Important Question

The Most Important Question

Luke 23:40-41

We seem to spend an enormous amount of time evaluating questions about our future: what school we will attend, what job we will work, who we will marry, and where we will live. These are important questions and deserve careful consideration. But have we given proper thought to the question which determines our eternal future? […]

In Whom We Trust

In Whom We Trust

Isaiah 31:1

Hezekiah became the king of Judah soon after the northern tribes of Israel had been taken captive by the Assyrians. Judah was now being threatened by this same Assyrian army. Hezekiah was young and had a strong desire to do right in the eyes of God, but his faith was being greatly tested. Seeing his […]

Just Passing Through

Just Passing Through

Philippians 3:19-21

It’s a great privilege to be part of God’s creation. Through the beauty of this world we have the honor to view “God’s invisible qualities – His eternal power and divine nature” (Romans 1:20). Every plant and animal; every hill, valley and body of water; every star in the sky and every man, woman and […]

We Will Not Fear

We Will Not Fear

Psalm 46:1-3

In these times of great uncertainty – with concern about things like war, terrorism, the economy, and, I need to add, our health and the health of our children – let’s always remember, our Heavenly Father is the Creator of the Universe. He formed the Heavens and the Earth out of nothing, and, as we […]

United in Purpose

United in Purpose

1 Corinthians 1:10

In the message “His Disciples” we saw how our love for one another demonstrates we are true followers of Jesus Christ; “By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:35). We saw our call for a sacrificial love, focused on those with clear needs – the […]

His Disciples

His Disciples

John 13:34-35

One of the last commands Jesus gave was to “go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). The making of a disciple is the complete work of the Holy Spirit; but we are told to join in this work by teaching people to believe in the sacrifice of Jesus for the forgiveness of sin, […]

First A Child

First A Child

Galatians 4:4-7

[This message was written by daughter Sarah. This ministry actually had it’s start the night she was born, but that’s a different story. Sarah is now married and has a baby daughter, Clara. The picture was painted by Sarah and is a self-portrait of her and Clara. I pray you are blessed by her words.] […]

His Gentle Knock

His Gentle Knock

Revelation 3:20

In the message “The Most Holy Place” we saw how Jesus became the final sacrifice for our sin. When Jesus died on the cross, “the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom” (Matthew 27:51). The curtain had, up to that point, formed a barrier for the Most Holy Place in […]