Daily Devotionals

The Pastors of the church provide a daily devotional entitled Today's Word of Encouragement they hope will be a source of inspiration, encouragement, and strengthening of your faith. It is not intended to take the place of other devotional materials (Our Daily Bread, Open Windows, etc.) but to supplement those devotionals. Contact the church office if you wish to receive Today's Word of Encouragement via email, or subscribe to the church's website and it will be sent to you automatically. We pray it will be an encouragement to you.

April 7, 2020

LIVING MEMORIALS
Wednesday, April 08, 2020

". . . wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her (Matthew 26:13).

April 7, 2020

HOW'S YOUR LOVE LIFE?
Tuesday, April 07, 2020

"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem" (Matthew 23:37).

April 6, 2020

FATHER, GLORIFY YOUR NAME

Monday, April 06, 2020

"Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? 'Father, save Me from this hour'? But for this purpose I came to this hour. Father, glorify Your name" (John 12:27-28).

April 6, 2020

LIVING SACRIFICES

Sunday, April 05, 2020

April 6, 2020

ALL THINGS FOR OUR GOOD?

Saturday, April 04, 2020

I know most, if not all of us, are glued to the daily news wondering how bad the pandemic is going to get, how many people will become infected, how many will die, what the long term effects will be on the economy, and how long will the crisis last until life gets back to normal. Nancy and I were discussing the other day if life will ever get back to normal for a lot of people in this country.

The Apostle Paul wrote:

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).

April 6, 2020

OUR LORD REJOICING OVER US

Friday, April 03, 2020

This current pandemic has afforded me some time to think about things and seek the Lord for wisdom and discernment regarding what He wants me to learn from all that’s going on.  At one point my thoughts had me considering my age now as opposed to a younger Dave.  I thought if this pandemic had struck in my 20’s or 30’s it would have been devastating to face such deep uncertainty. Then I laughed because at my age now I just want my feet to be warm and wear comfortable shoes!

April 1, 2020

SUFFERING THE HEEBIE JEEBIES

Thursday, April 02, 2020

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)

March 30, 2020

WAITING FOR THE LORD’S RETURN

Monday, March 30, 2020

Read Luke 12:1-59

Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them (Luke 12:37).

March 30, 2020

WHO DO YOU SAY I AM?

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Read Luke 9:1-62

“. . . who do you say that I am?”  (Luke 9:20).

 

There are a number of great texts to study and contemplate in Luke 9.

     • Sending out of the disciples to do their first evangelistic ministry (vv.1-6).

     • King Herod Antipas’ anxiety over Jesus that led him to seek Jesus out (vv.7-9).

     • Jesus feeding the 5,000+ (vv.10-17).

     • Jesus announcing His impending death (vv.21-22),

     • The cost of discipleship (vv.23-27).

     • The transfiguration of Jesus (vv.28-36).

     • Healing the demon possessed boy (vv.37-42).

     • Jesus announcing His impending death a second time (vv.43-45).

March 30, 2020

WHAT MANNER OF FAITH HAVE YOU?

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Read Luke 7:1-50

"I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!"  (Luke 7:9).

            The 7th chapter of Luke is a study in contrasts. 7:1-10 is the story of a Roman centurion whose servant was dying. He sent Jewish leaders to asked Jesus to come to the centurions house and heal the servant. The servant was healed without the benefit of Jesus even seeing him.

           7:11-17 is the story of a poor widow whose son had died. When Jesus encountered them they were in a funeral procession on its way to bury the dead man. The woman asked nothing of Jesus, but Jesus took pity on her and raised her son to life again.

March 26, 2020

TAKING CARE OF HIS BUSINESS
Friday, March 27, 2020

Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest" (Matthew 9:37-38)

I know you're getting lots of info about the virus crisis, but Outreach doesn't have to stop because we are confined to our homes. When Jesus said that the fields were white to harvest (John 4:35), His next words were to pray the Lord of the harvest. . . (Matthew 9:38).

March 25, 2020

DRAWING CLOSER TO EACH OTHER

Thursday, March 26, 2020

This past Saturday morning I had the most fulfilling time simply going through our church directory and connecting with fellow members.  Although our conversations were not deep and lengthy, they were a momentary connection during this time of social distancing.   We really have an opportunity as a fellowship to use this pandemic as a way to draw closer together and come out of it stronger than ever. 

May I encourage you to make time to check in on each other and in some cases introduce yourself as a fellow church member and pray for each other.  As we navigate through the days ahead let’s remember our Lord will make the way for us.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart

March 25, 2020

ALLOWING SIN INTO OUR TENT

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

March 24, 2020

CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

For this reason I have sent Timothy to you, who is my beloved and faithful son in the Lord, who will remind you of my ways in Christ, as I teach everywhere in every church. Now some are puffed up, as though I were not coming to you. But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord wills, and I will know, not the word of those who are puffed up, but the power. For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power  (1 Corinthians 4:17-20).

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