DEVOTION: Jesus, My Vision

This afternoon I posted a hymn to my Instagram stories. I looked up the song and church that sang it on YouTube; I listened to Be Thou My Vision. Doing a thirty-day harmony of the Gospel's reading the last few days has magnified the beauty of Jesus to me. Jesus is beautiful, and men in... Continue Reading →

Resurrection Reflection

I pray everyone has enjoyed a wonderful Resurrection Sunday. The thing I love about Resurrection Sunday is that it wasn't a typical Sunday. I don't say that because Jesus rose from the dead, even though that is not typical in the least. However, the particular day had a significance of its own, which Jesus fulfilled... Continue Reading →

Good Friday Reflection

Today is Good Friday, the day we remember the sacrifice Jesus paid on behalf of our sin to redeem us and restore us to a right relationship with God. Many will attend Good Friday Communion services, others will attend a Messianic Passover Seder, but all of our minds will be on Jesus, our Lord, and... Continue Reading →

Grace, Mercy, and Celebration

Throughout Israel’s history, we see neglect and return. Israel neglects the commands of God, repents, and returns to the ways of God. At times we catch ourselves judging Israel and thinking, how could a people who saw such great miracles so quickly turn from God? But in reality, we are no different; we often neglect... Continue Reading →

A Heart Strangely Warmed

"I felt my heart strangely warmed…I felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone, for salvation; and an assurance was given me that he had taken away my sins, even mine, and saved me from the law of sin and death."  Those were the words of John Wesley after hearing someone read Martin Luther's preface... Continue Reading →

DEVOTION: Loving God

There is an abundance of teaching on the love of God in the Church today, which is a good thing, after all, "for God so loved the word that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life." God's love is a central topic of Scripture,... Continue Reading →

DEVOTION: A Heart Transformed

God writes the Word on your heart, not in your heart. It's up to you to break up the stony ground and get it in your heart.Rabbi Greg Hershberg Jeremiah 31:33 ESV "For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put... Continue Reading →

DEVOTION: Presumption

Faith in God is not presumption.  What is presumption? “an idea that is taken to be true, and often used as the basis for other ideas, although it is not known for certain.” How do we presume upon God? By proclaiming instead of praying is one way we can presume upon God. Some see faith as... Continue Reading →

DEVOTION: Give it to God

Just give it to God. How often have we said that to ourselves or had someone say it to us? When we’re stressed, things are piling up, or we don’t know what to do in a situation, we know the answer is to give it to God. So many of us are quick to pray;... Continue Reading →

Good News of Great Joy

The most wonderful time of year has begun! I know many are not seeing the Christmas season as wonderful as they did a few years ago. A lot has changed, and things will continue to change, but the Christmas season gives us a chance to reset our focus. One of my favorite parts of the... Continue Reading →

DEVOTION: Pray About Everything

"Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus."Philippians 4:6-7 NLT Pray about everything. Everything? Yes, everything.... Continue Reading →

DEVOTION: Thoughts

Take every thought captive.2 Corinthians 10:5 As I began praying this morning, I was led to take authority over my thoughts. Last night I was listening to Rabbi Curt Landry talk about the importance of looking forward and thinking about the future. One of the things he mentioned was how we all have a tendency... Continue Reading →

DEVOTION: One New Man

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.Ephesians 2:13 NKJV There is much division in the world today. And sadly the same kind of division has come into the Church. That should not be so. In Christ, we are all one; Jew and... Continue Reading →

DEVOTION: Incline Your Ear

"My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings."Proverbs 4:20 NKJV This verse and much of Proverbs talks about the Word of God, the Bible. To incline your ear means to bend your ear, we would say listen intently. But what about hearing God and knowing when the Spirit of God... Continue Reading →

DEVOTION: Be Still

"Be still, and know I am God;"Isaiah 46:10 I don't know about you, but when I go to bed at night, I can never get my mind to stop. Sometimes I'm thinking about a Scripture, Sometimes it's just stuff, other times it's the weird, deep stuff, like what if there was nothing….. and other times,... Continue Reading →

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