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August 20th 2017
At every point in our life we have things to be thankful for and things to complain about. We must chose if we will be thankful or complain. Paul says in ‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:18‬, "Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” At some point growing up a preacher said we should be thankful FOR all circumstances. I remember having a long conversation with my mom about it; we both thought it was unrealisti
August 18th 2017
Listen to the Word of God in 1 Peter 1:13-16, "So think clearly and exercise self-control. Look forward to the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world. So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then. But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is hol
August 16th 2017
Rocket reminded me of Jesus' words in Matthew 18 while we were at the park Monday night. 1At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. 3And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven." When we went to the park there was a cute lit
August 14th 2017
One of my devotional readings this morning was on confession. Listen to these words from Max Lucado, "Confession, you see, is not a punishment for sin; it is an isolation of sin so it can be exposed and extracted." Growing up in Wesleyan churches it seemed to me that confession was only for "sinners," and not for those who were sanctified. Our doctrine of holiness was so strong that it was unusual to be encouraged to regularly confess, because s
August 11th 2017
One of my reading this morning was from Revelation 3:20. "Listen! I am standing and knocking at your door. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in and we will eat together.” God wants to talk to us. Actually he wants to do much more than that. He wants to come into our lives and live life with us.
August 9th 2017
Last night before going to bed Penny and talked about the news report that North Korea had developed a nuclear missile that can reach the USA and our president's response. It is really scary. This morning the verse of the day was from Zechariah 14:9, "And the Lord will be king over all the earth. On that day there will be one Lord —his name alone will be worshiped.” One day there will be peace and no threat of war; swords will be repurposed as plo
August 8th 2017
Many of you read the devotional last Thursday about Isaiah praying about a water gun. If not go back and read that devotional. The short version is that I was praying with a precious boy at the altar and I asked him if he was praying to ask Jesus into is heart. He looked up at me and said, “No I wan
August 3rd 2017
Many of you saw the picture of Georgia Quintero and I praying with Isaiah at the altar during VBS. He and many other children came to the altar to pray in response to Jonna’s message on inviting Jesus to come and live in your heart. I was praying with children and moved to Isaiah. I asked h
August 1st 2017
These words of Jesus in Matthew 13:33 captured my thoughts this morning. “The Kingdom of Heaven is like the yeast a woman used in making bread. Even though she put only a little yeast in three measures of flour, it permeated every part of the dough.” Yeast is an effective change agent;
July 19th 2017
Isaiah the prophet lived and preached in difficult days. Twenty years after he began preaching the northern country of Israel was conquered by Assyria. Of course the southern kingdom of Judah was worried. Not only were there threats from outside the country there was great unrest inside the country. There was great social unrest with a wide divide between the rich and the poor. Justice was given to those who could pay bribes. The people