Everything listed under: Church Picnic

  • Emptiness Vs. Fullness

    See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit, which are in accord with human tradition, namely, the basic principles of the world, but not in accord with Christ. For all the fullness of God’s being dwells bodily in Christ. And you have been brought to fullness in him.   Read More...

  • Use The Sword Of God’s Word!

    "Put on the full armor of God. . .   Read More...

  • God’s Miraculous Mission

    But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son to be born of a woman, so that he would be born under the law, in order to redeem those under the law, so that we would be adopted as sons. (Galatians 4:4-5 EHV)“What?!?  Why are you using a Christmas passage? Is this some sort of ‘Christmas in July’ type of deal?” Well, sort of; but there is a reason behind choosing this passage for our devotion today.   Read More...

  • The Big Picture

    We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, for those who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)Please amuse me for just a minute and look at the picture above. What do you see?   Read More...

  • God’s Promises are Always “Yes” in Christ

    For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.  (2 Corinthians 1:20 – EHV) Yes, this edition of “Bytes of Bread” is coming to you at the end of the work-week instead of at the beginning as is customary.   Read More...

  • Drink The Living Water!

    “Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:13-14 - EHV)Boy, is it hot! How many times have we said this over the past few Summer months?   Read More...

  • Chosen for No Reason

    He chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world, so that we would be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 1:4-5 — EHV) Almost every sports league gives out rewards at the end of the season (and sometimes, at the end of big games).   Read More...

  • Wise For Salvation!

    “And that from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is God breathed.” (2 Timothy 3:15-16 - EHV)Do you know who Ken Jennings is? Back in 2004, Ken Jennings won 74 games in a row on Jeopardy which is still the record. Imagine the knowledge that he must have!   Read More...

  • Free From Sin

    The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God. (Isaiah 61:1-2 NIV84) It seems as if every town has a festival of some sort.   Read More...

  • “I Need Jesus My Savior”

    “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.  But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”  (Matthew 14:29-30) EHVHave you ever had times in your life when you thought that you were in complete control -- Times where life was going so well and so smoothly. During these times it is easy to be happy and content, but the real question is how do you handle life wh...  Read More...