on June 5th, 2020
One WayActs 4:12We live in a culture of options. We see this in virtually every aspect of our society.However, God has said there is only one way to eternal life.God’s one way to eternal life is through placing our faith in Christ as our Savior.If you have not trusted Christ as your Savior, my prayer is that you trust him today. You can do so by…Admitting that you are sinnerRomans 3:23 (NIV) - for...
on June 4th, 2020
Daniel 1:9-14GraciousDaniel, the captive, and Ashpenaz, the king’s chief official, could have easily had major conflict. Instead, they were gracious to one another.Ashpenaz treated Daniel and his three friends graciously. In Daniel 1:9 we read, “Now God had caused the official to show favor and sympathy to Daniel.” Daniel was also gracious to Ashpenaz. Daniel graciously proposed a ten day diet tes...
on June 3rd, 2020
Good Morning Church!Daniel 1:11-14ConfidentDaniel 1:11-14 (NIV) - 11 Daniel then said to the guard whom the chief official had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, 12 "Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink. 13 Then compare our appearance with that of the young men who eat the royal food, and treat your servants in accordan...
on June 2nd, 2020
Daniel 1:8ResolvedDaniel 1:8 (NIV) -But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way.When they were living in Babylon, King Nebuchadnezzar assigned Daniel, along with his three friends, royal food and wine.Daniel asked permission from the chief steward to refuse this food and wine because accepting...
on June 1st, 2020
Daniel 1:1-7OpportunityDaniel, along with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, were carried away to Babylon when Babylon besieged Jerusalem. Their names were changed and they were to be retrained in an attempt to transform them from Hebrews to Babylonians.This did not work.Instead, this situation would actually be an opportunity for God to accomplish his purposes.Are you currently facing a difficult si...
The Lord's Supper
on May 29th, 2020
The Lord’s SupperI have thoroughly enjoyed our “Memorials” series in our devotionals. Our last in this series of memorials is the Lord’s Supper. Jesus had sent Peter and John ahead to make preparations for the Passover meal. He gave them specific, yet miraculous, instructions on where to go and from whom they should secure a guest room for them to use. Jesus fervently desired to eat this Passo...
on May 28th, 2020
May 28, 2020The PassoverThe Passover is found in Exodus 12. God commanded the Israelites to take an unblemished lamb, kill it, and take the blood from it and place it on the door frame of the house.Each family member had to stand in the door frame, dressed and ready for travel, and eat the lamb with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.The reason behind this was that God was going to pass through du...
on May 27th, 2020
RainbowsGood Wednesday morning, church!In Genesis 9:12-17, we read of a different kind of memorial. The memorial is the rainbow, and it is a reminder that God would never again destroy the world by a flood.In these verses, the rainbow is described as a token of the covenant. The word “token” comes from a Hebrew word which means a signal, monument, or evidence of the covenant between God and all ...
Stones of Remembrance
on May 26th, 2020
May 26, 2020Stones of RemembranceJoshua 4:4-7God realizes that we often forget what He has done for us.In Deuteronomy 6:12, Moses issued a final warning to Israel just before they entered the promised land: “Be careful that you do not forget the LORD, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.”As we said yesterday, the Hebrew meaning of the word for memorial is “to remember.” Given...
on May 25th, 2020
MemorialsColossians 1:19-20Today is Memorial Day. This is a day when we honor the military personnel who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Truly, we are forever grateful for those who sacrificed so much to gain and preserve America’s freedom.A few years ago, I preached a sermon where I showed pictures of war memorials, some famous and some lesser known. I then shifted that fo...
on May 22nd, 2020
ConfessRomans 10:9After I have admitted I am a sinner and believe Christ is the only Savior, I must confess Christ as my Savior.In other words, it is not enough to believe Christ is the Savior, I must confess him as my Savior.Let me share these verses with you. Each one calls us to personally confess Christ as our Savior.Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV) 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith...
on May 21st, 2020
BelieveJohn 3:16Eternal life is a gift from God that we receive when we believe only in Christ as our Savior.Yesterday we began our brief series on how to have eternal life. You remember the first step to receive eternal life from God is to admit you are a sinner.Scripture tells us our sin separates us from God. If we continue through life not receiving Christ as Savior, we are already separated f...