CategoryDevotions

Words of devotion shared by our rostered leaders and guests.

A Mug With Your Name On It

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL PEntecost 10 Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that is from God, so that we may understand the gifts bestowed on us by God. (1 Corinthians 2:12) So tell me, do you need a coffee cup to know that you are alive?  No, of course not. …

Tangled Roots

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL PEntecost 7 A shoot shall come out from the stock of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots.  (Isaiah 11:1) I could not tell where one root started and another finished.  It just looked like a convoluted mess of intertwining branches.  We were hiking in Swallow Falls State Park on vacation,…

The Best Answer Ever

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL PEntecost 8 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it. (Matt. 13:45-46) It was a simple Children’s Sermon at New Day.  The question was intended to elicit responses like “my…

In Your Own Backyard

Email Devotional Pentecost 6 But as for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields. –Matthew 13:23 Upon encountering need in the world, sometimes we are prepared to be a good disciple. Sometimes God asks us to be an agent…

Going Public with a Private Faith Life

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL PEntecost 4 It shall serve for you as a sign on your hand and as a reminder on your forehead, so that the teaching of the Lord may be on your lips; for with a strong hand the Lord brought you out of Egypt.  (Exodus 13:9) They were just two adolescent boys entering the boarding area for our…

Looking for Crosses

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL PEntecost 3 For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.  (1 Corinthians 1:18) I spoke about the image of the “cross” with our kiddos today  in this morning’s children’s sermons.  We looked for crosses in the sanctuary,…

Is Hell for real?

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL PEntecost 2 The pit of torment shall appear, and opposite it shall be the place of rest; and the furnace of hell shall be disclosed, and opposite it the paradise of delight. (2 Esdras 7:36) Hell is real.  I visited there today.  It snuck up on me.  I spent much of the day working on some…

Climbing Out of the Pigpen

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL HOLY TRINITY SUNDAY “I will get up and go to my father.”~~ Luke 15:18 (The Prodigal Son’s words from the pigpen.)  “Landing in a pigpen stinks.  But staying there is just plain stupid.  Don’t spend another minute in the pigpen.  It’s time to rise up”  ~~Max Lucado, Glory Days Do you ever struggle…

Choosing through the choices…

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL EASTER 7 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.” (Romans 12:16) “What’s the best way to get to the Flower Wagon again?”, I asked. May is the month we plant flowers. Kris has certain likes and desire for…