Everything listed under: devotion

  • The Kingdom of God/Heaven

    The Pharisees asked Jesus when the kingdom of God would come. Jesus answered them, “The kingdom of God is not coming in a way you can observe, nor will people say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘Look, there it is!’ because the kingdom of God is within you.” (Luke 17:20-21 – EHV)What is the second petition of the Lord’s Prayer? What are we praying for in this petition?   Read More...

  • God's Love Saves Sinners Like Us

    But God shows his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8 -- EHV)Are you a sinner? I think most of us find it much easier to run around and point out other people’s sins and faults, but I’m guessing that we find it much more difficult to look deep within our own hearts. Yet, that is what God wants and demands of us on a regular basis.   Read More...

  • Thanks be to God—for his Victory over Sin

    What a miserable wretch I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord!   Read More...

  • A Meaningful Life

    “Nothing but vapor,” Ecclesiastes said. “Totally vapor. Everything is just vapor that vanishes.” (Ecclesiastes 1:2 – EHV)Three weeks ago Pastor Frey began our weekly Summer Bible Study on the book of Ecclesiastes.   Read More...

  • Dead to Sin, Alive in Christ

    10For the death he died, he died to sin once and for all, but the life he lives, he lives to God. 11In the same way also consider yourselves dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus.  (Romans 6:10-11 – EHV)“You’re dead to me.” Has anyone ever said that to you? I hope not!   Read More...

  • Listen To the LORD

    Give ear, O my people, to my instruction.Turn your ear to the words of my mouth. (Psalm 78:1 – EHV)“Are you listening to me?” This is a common question asked by a mother trying to make sure her instructions are actually penetrating the brain of her videogame-playing son. This question may also be asked by a wife who just finished telling her husband about her day while he was busy watching the big game.   Read More...

  • Cleansed by the Blood of Christ

    If we say we have fellowship with him but still walk in darkness, we are lying and do not put the truth into practice. But if we walk in the light, just as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, his Son, cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.   Read More...

  • Give Thanks To the LORD

    Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. For his mercy endures forever. (Psalm 136:1 – EHV)What were you doing March 16, 2020?   Read More...

  • Faith—The Work of the Holy Spirit

    No one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:3 – EHV)The last few weeks in our worship services, we’ve been talking about the Holy Spirit and his work. With that in mind, has anyone ever asked you either of the questions, or something similar?“Have you made the decision for Christ?”“Have you accepted Jesus into your heart?”These are questions that are quite common among those in the Evangelical Christian communi...  Read More...

  • In Need of Peace—the Peace of Christ

    I have told you these things, so that you may have peace in me. In this world you are going to have trouble. But be courageous!   Read More...