Daily Devotional 2-20-19

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 in Daily Devotional, General

Word on Wednesday – by John Mason  ‘Leaders…’ – February 6, 2019 There are so many things in life we either tend to ignore or simply take for granted – leaders, for example. We may not always respect leaders at a personal level, but Paul in his First Letter to Timothy writes: First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high places, that...

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Daily Devotional 2-19-19

Posted by on Feb 19, 2019 in Daily Devotional, General

Theotokos DECEMBER 23, 2018~ PASTORKOCH By Paul Koch – At its core, the Christian faith is offensive. That’s not to say it’s crass or rude, though I suppose it could be. Rather, it is decidedly at odds with the ebb and flow of the ways of the world. Though we may like to play nice, to try and act just like everyone else, the truth is, to repent and believe the good news of Jesus Christ is to offend much that is held sacred by our world. We can’t just...

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Daily Devotional 2-18-19

Posted by on Feb 18, 2019 in Daily Devotional, General

Word on Wednesday – by John Mason ‘Compassion…’ – January 16, 2018 News of divisions within governments in the Western world continues – divisions over a wall on the southern border in the USA and a divided government over Brexit in the UK. Are Western democracies becoming ungovernable? Where do we look for hope? What can we do? Two and a half millennia ago the Jewish people were in exile. In 586 BC Babylonian forces had rampaged through...

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Daily Devotional 2-17-19

Posted by on Feb 17, 2019 in Daily Devotional, General

Collecting vs. Making Disciples JANUARY 22, 2019~ PASTORKOCH By Joel A. Hess – I often forget a little detail in our Lord’s command to His church in Matthew 28. He says, “Go and make disciples…” Every time I read and reread this almost cliché passage, I am reminded that Jesus tells us He is going to “make” disciples. It will be something done to people. No one will be waiting at the church door knocking to come in.   “Making...

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Daily Devotional 2-16-17

Posted by on Feb 16, 2019 in Daily Devotional, General

Word on Wednesday – by John Mason  ‘Gratitude & Truth…’ Fifteen months ago I drew attention to an article, ‘Faith’s Implacable Enemies’ in The Weekend Australian (November 4-5, 2017). Dyson Heydon, a former justice of the High Court of Australia, wrote of the significant shift by society’s elites today away from the humble dependence on the blessing of Almighty God expressed in the ‘Imperial Act’ that...

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Daily Devotional 2-15-19

Posted by on Feb 15, 2019 in Daily Devotional, General

Am I my brother’s keeper? None of us liveth to himself. Romans 14:7. Has it ever dawned on you that you are responsible for other souls spiritually before God? For instance, if I allow any private deflection from God in my life, everyone about me suffers. We “sit together in heavenly places.” “Whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it.” When once you allow physical selfishness, mental slovenliness, moral obtuseness, spiritual density, everyone...

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