Everything listed under: devotion

  • The Beast Within

    "Certainly we know that the law is spiritual, but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. 15 For I do not understand what I am doing, because I do not keep doing what I want. Instead, I do what I hate.   Read More...

  • Faith is Necessary

    " Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned." (Mark 16:16 - EHV) This past Sunday, as we celebrated the Baptism of our Lord, we talked about all the blessings the Lord gives us through our baptisms. And there are many: 1. Through baptism the Lord washes away our sins and forgives us (Acts 2:38; Acts 22:16); 2.   Read More...

  • Go Big Or Go Home!

    "He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, but not only ours, but also for the whole world." (1 John 2:2 - EHV)“Go big or go home.” That motto reflects a character that we tend to admire in people. This character says that doing just enough to get by isn’t good enough. These types of individuals are not satisfied unless they give everything they have and do something spectacular.Athletes will do this as they give their all and leave everything on the field.   Read More...

  • Christmas Changes Everything!

    “The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.” (Matthew 2:20 - EHV)There are a few events in our lives that change who we are and what we think is important. How many of you can remember where you were or what you were doing when you heard that the Twin Towers in New York had been attacked? I can still remember standing in school watching it on TV, because it was happening just as the school day was beginni...  Read More...

  • The Significance of Bethlehem

    But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, from you, will go out the one who will be the ruler for me in Israel. His goings forth are from the beginning, from the days of eternity. (Micah 5:2 —EHV)One of our Favorite Christmas carols is “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” Another popular carol is, “Once in Royal David’s City.” Both hymns recount how the Christ-child was born in Bethlehem. But have you ever stopped to think, why...  Read More...

  • Every Word of Scripture is True

    The sum of your word is truth. All your righteous judgment is eternal. (Psalm 119:160 —EHV)As Christians we know and believe that all of God’s Word is true. The words of Scripture are God-breathed (2 Timothy 3:16) for he carried along the writers of the Bible to write what they did (2 Peter 1:21).   Read More...

  • Give Thanks to the Lord—His Mercy Endures Forever

    Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. For his mercy endures forever. (Psalm 136:1 —EHV)You know the words above—many of you have said them for a prayer before or after your meals perhaps as long as you can remember. This phrase is used in multiple psalms (106, 107, 111, 118, and 136).   Read More...

  • Stop Doubting -- But Believe!

    "Then Jesus said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and look at my hands. Take your hand and put it into my side. Do not continue to doubt, but believe.” John 20:27I'm fairly confident that if I were with the apostles after the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus that I am sure that you would be reading my name instead of Thomas' in John 20!   Read More...

  • All are Justified

    "Because all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,” Romans 3:23-24 (EHV)Most of you are well-aware that the impeachment inquiry hearings started today. Although this is not a trial—it’s part of investigation into determining whether or not President Trump has done anything that might be an impeachable offense, I can’t help but think of a courtroom when watching some of...  Read More...

  • We Are Free

    "So if the Son sets you free, you really will be free.” John 8:36There was a billboard sign on Hwy. 94 just outside of the city of Watertown that I used to drive by on a regular basis. I have also seen these same type of billboards on other major highways.   Read More...