DEVOTIONS – FEAR VS. FREEDOM

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (NIV) We live in scary times because of all the uncertainty that we’re experiencing. We try to live our lives as normally as we...

DEVOTIONS – SEEING GOD

1 John 4:12 No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us. (ESV) Throughout my many years in ministry, I’ve recognized that the invisibility of God is a problem for some people. Because He cannot be seen in person,...

DEVOTIONS – CRYING

Revelation 21:4 God will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. (NIV) My best friend in ministry – Judd Shaw – was killed in a car accident this week. I was totally...

DEVOTIONS – PEACEMAKERS

Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (NIV) There has been a lot of controversial discussion about certain aspects of our common history in recent years. Sadly, it...

DEVOTIONS – RAIDERS

Today’s Bible readings can be found here: 1 Samuel 29:1-11, Revelation 11:1-19 Revelation 11:19 Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and within his temple was seen the ark of his covenant. And there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an...

DEVOTIONS – MERCY ME

Matthew 5:7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.” (ESV)             When I celebrate Communion at the church, one of the main areas that I focus on comes when the celebrant says: “O Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy upon...