Step on the Gas or Hit the Brakes

In college, my Opel had numerous starter problems. I often had to push start the car. In other words, I’d get the car moving, then put the car in gear. Since it was a manual transmission, that would turn the engine and often get it started. If I parked on top of a hill, all … Read more

How Can a Good God be Jealous?

When Pastor Charles announced his sermon on Names of God: El-Kanna about God being a jealous God and how that’s actually a good trait, I thought, “Good luck figuring that one out.” It’s hard to make sense of that idea, isn’t it? Jealousy is not exactly one of those things we think of as a … Read more

By Faith: Where is Our faith calling us?

Good morning! Today our Lord is blessing us in Genesis 12:1-2: “Now the Lord had said to Abram: ‘Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; … Read more

Everyday Missionaries in a Ministry of Reconciliation

Missions Week Devotion by Barbara Baker Good morning! Today our Lord is speaking to us in 2 Corinthians 5:17-18: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus … Read more

Missions Start With Loving Your Neighbor

Missions Week Devotion by Barbara Baker Good morning! Today our Lord is blessing us in Romans 1:16: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes for the Jew first and also for the Greek.” Romans 1:16 Paul penned these words … Read more

Spheres of Influence When Spreading the Joy of Jesus

Missions Week Devotion by Barbara Baker Good morning! Today our Lord is blessing us in Acts 1:8: “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8 It … Read more

Finding Your Lane For Ministry

Missions Week Devotional by Barbara Baker Good morning! Today we are blessed in 1 Corinthians 12:14-17: For in fact the body is not one member but many. If the foot should say, ‘Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body,’ is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear … Read more

Waiting on Joy

The third of our Waiting on sermon series focuses on Joy. Ron Walter shares the origin of joy, how God is the source of all good things, and how true joy is a response to the goodness of God.