“Pondering the Power of Prayer”

I firmly believe that one of the many ways God teaches and shapes His children is by setting a deep question before them to consider. That question can come from a book, fellow church member, family member, friend, co-worker or colleague, individual we spoke with in line at the grocery store, a hypothetical question posted … Continue reading “Pondering the Power of Prayer”

What’s the Big Deal About Easter?

What’s the big deal about Easter? Photo by David Dibert on Pexels.com Perhaps as you’ve scrolled through your news feed over the past several days, you’ve been pondering that question a lot. Why all of these posts? Why all of these events? Why all of this invitation to go to church to worship on Easter … Continue reading What’s the Big Deal About Easter?

Isaiah 1:1-10 – The Courtroom of God

“1 The vision concerning Judah and Jerusalem that Isaiah son of Amoz saw during the reigns of Kings Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah of Judah. 2 Listen, heavens, and pay attention, earth, for the Lord has spoken: “I have raised children and brought them up, but they have rebelled against me. 3 The ox knows its owner, and … Continue reading Isaiah 1:1-10 – The Courtroom of God

Exodus 28:1-5 – “The Garments of Faith and the Calling of God”

“Then bring near to you Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, from among the people of Israel, to serve me as priests—Aaron and Aaron’s sons, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. 2 And you shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty. 3 You shall speak to all the skillful, … Continue reading Exodus 28:1-5 – “The Garments of Faith and the Calling of God”

Hebrews 10:19-25 – “The New and Living Faith”

“Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, 20 by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart … Continue reading Hebrews 10:19-25 – “The New and Living Faith”

Isaiah 4:2-6 – “The Branch of the Lord”

“In that day the branch of the Lord shall be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land shall be the pride and honor of the survivors of Israel. 3 And he who is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy, everyone who has been recorded for life in Jerusalem, 4 when … Continue reading Isaiah 4:2-6 – “The Branch of the Lord”

Joshua 24:14-19 – “The Lasting Legacy of Truth”

Many years ago, after a long discussion of the challenges, difficulties, and heartaches she faced, a frustrated parent told me, “Preacher, it is not easy being the mother of a child with her own free will!” Photo by RODNAE Productions on Pexels.com Parenting is hard. Leadership is hard. Life can be hard. As we have … Continue reading Joshua 24:14-19 – “The Lasting Legacy of Truth”

Luke 22:1-6 – “The Enduring Love of Jesus”

Photo by eberhard grossgasteiger on Pexels.com How would you define love? If we’re honest, its not an easy question to answer. Love is one of those words that we often use to describe other things. However, when it comes to thinking about what love really is – what it looks like, what it means, what … Continue reading Luke 22:1-6 – “The Enduring Love of Jesus”

Esther 4:14 – “For Such a Time as This”

“And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” -Esther 4:14b (ESV) It's Monday morning. We’ve all been there. You wake up late, rise from a warm bed, and hurriedly go through your morning routine. You can’t find your keys. You don’t have time to cook breakfast … Continue reading Esther 4:14 – “For Such a Time as This”

Matthew 23:11-12: “The Power of Service – An MLK Day Devotional”

“The greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” -Matthew 23:11-12 (ESV) Do you ever feel small in comparison to the world’s problems? If so, you’re not alone. In a world filled with so many daunting and overwhelming heartaches, difficulties, and challenges, its … Continue reading Matthew 23:11-12: “The Power of Service – An MLK Day Devotional”