Daily Devotional 5-13-18

Posted by on May 13, 2018 in Daily Devotional, General

Triple Filtered Sermon MAY 10, 2018~ PASTORKOCH By Paul Koch – Once a month, all my colleagues get together for a regular meeting of all the pastors in our circuit. We sit around and talk shop over coffee and breakfast type foods. We undertake some sort of theological study and catch up on any important news from our district (though it’s never as important as they think). Yet the pinnacle moment of our time together and the thing I enjoy the most is worship. That’s...

Read More

Daily Devotional 5-12-18

Posted by on May 12, 2018 in Daily Devotional, General

Some Thoughts on Death, Pt 1   We should give much more thought to the reality of death and its implications than we do. Here are some miscellaneous reflections on the great issue of death.   – The Bible is the only book that can prepare us to die well.   – The day of your death is fast approaching.   – Every morning you wake up is one day closer to your one-way flight into eternity.   – John Wesley said, “Our people (the early Methodists)...

Read More

Daily Devotional 5-11-18

Posted by on May 11, 2018 in Daily Devotional, General

A Better Confirmation Vow By Joel A. Hess – This past Sunday, our church celebrated the confirmation of a bunch of our kids, my son included. Poor kids. What are we doing? Thirteen and fourteen year olds promising to be upstanding members, givers, and receivers in the Church, to hold to the teachings of the Church according to the Small Catechism, even to suffer death than to fall away from the faith. In this world where loyalty is a dying art form, it’s great to...

Read More

Daily Devotional 5-10-18

Posted by on May 10, 2018 in Daily Devotional, General

FORGET NONE OF HIS BENEFITS Volume 17, number 17, May 3, 2018 “Then in the fourth generation they will return here, for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete.” – Genesis 15:16 For the Iniquity of America Is Not Yet Complete We find in Genesis 15 that Yahweh Elohim reaffirms His covenant with Abram (Genesis 12:1-3), saying that He will be Abram’s shield and great reward. He would have a son and his descendants would be as the stars of the...

Read More

Daily Devotional 5-9-18

Posted by on May 9, 2018 in Daily Devotional, General

Word on Wednesday – by John Mason ‘Parenting…’ – May 9, 2018 Parenting is not for the faint-hearted. A paediatrician responded to a mother’s question concerning the best time to put the children to bed with, “While you still have the strength”. Parenting requires patience, wisdom and time. In our rapidly changing society, parents can never be sure what new challenges will arise for their children – starting school, adolescence, success or failure, moral...

Read More

Daily Devotional 5-8-18

Posted by on May 8, 2018 in Daily Devotional, General

The Offense of the Cross   For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.   Luke 19:10    What has offended mankind above everything else is the simplicity of our Lord’s way of salvation. There is nothing that annoys people so much as the true doctrine of the cross, the doctrine of the blood of Christ and of the rebirth. Look at those people whom we read about in John 6. There they are; our Lord has said to them in essence, “I am the living...

Read More