Posts with the category “daily-devotionals”

Daily Devotional
November 27th, 2020
Through over 46 years of ministry God has brought special people into my life and they have been a great blessing to me. The Apostle Paul thanks the Lord for the Thessalonians who were a blessing in h...  Read More
by Pastor Gene Beck
Daily Devotional
November 26th, 2020
In college some of my friends nicknamed me “the seeker.” At the time I wasn’t a Christian, and even though I didn’t realize it I was searching for something missing in my life. That’s why I joined the...  Read More
by Pastor Kenton Rahn
Daily Devotional
November 25th, 2020
Nehemiah prayed this to the Lord after King Artaxerxies allowed him to go back to Jerusalem to rebuild. While there he made reforms in the temple, he made reforms to re-establish the Sabbath, he made ...  Read More
by Laurel Dhillon
Daily Devotional
November 24th, 2020
It has always struck me as odd that the day after Thanksgiving, a day set aside to be thankful for all the things we do have, is regarded as the biggest shopping day of the year. We spend a day reflec...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
November 23rd, 2020
On this very day 78 years ago, a British ship named the SS Benlomond sunk in the South Atlantic. At 2:10pm the Benlomond was spotted by the German submarine U-172. The U-boat fired two torpedoes at th...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional
November 20th, 2020
Am I the only one who thought Smarties candy would actually make you smart? I remember being 6 years old thinking I'd only need to take a Smartie a day ("Rockets" for Pastor Jim) and I'll be smart in ...  Read More
by Pastor Wil Staley
Daily Devotional
November 19th, 2020
Friends, what would you say is one of the clear distinguishing differences between saints and sinners, beyond being magnificently pardoned? It is that we get to live with a distinct Divine purpose. Be...  Read More
by Pastor Jon Shabaglian
Daily Devotional
November 18th, 2020
As I read Hebrews 10:24-25 a word jumps out at me…consider. I need to consider what? Reading on, more direction is given. I need to consider how to stir up love and good works towards others. I get it...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
November 17th, 2020
We ask God for many things in this life.We want cars and money and health and security and a husband or a wife and comfort and happiness and children and politicians and a career and…Those are not bad...  Read More
by Pastor Charles Specht
Daily Devotional
November 16th, 2020
I  am reminded today of the many wonderful passages in the Bible showing how accessible our great God is: * God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1). * . . . the nea...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Daily Devotional
November 13th, 2020
I am always amazed at the Lord’s thoughts of love toward each of us. This side of heaven I don’t think we will ever fully understand. It is a love that values us with the very life of His Son that He ...  Read More
by Pastor Gene Beck
Daily Devotional
November 12th, 2020
When the Israelites crossed the Jordan river and entered the promised land, they encamped near the city of Jericho. Tensions were high as the people prepared for their first battle with the Canaanites...  Read More
by Pastor Kenton Rahn
Daily Devotional
November 11th, 2020
I find it amazing that after the people of Israel had been taken captive to Babylon and the house of God burned, the walls broken down, the palaces burned and all its precious possessions, that it was...  Read More
by Laurel Dhillon
Daily Devotional
November 10th, 2020
I think of this verse in light of our nation’s recent election for President and am reminded that I am first and foremost a citizen of Heaven! Many people these days are now dealing with election resu...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
November 9th, 2020
Even if you are not a list person and like to be completely spontaneous (I can’t even imagine such a life!), I still think it is important for all of us to prayerfully and carefully outline and priori...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Daily Devotional
November 6th, 2020
When I think of this verse, I think of chocolate covered pretzels. Trust me, it makes sense…I love chocolate covered pretzels. I don’t really know why (other than the fact that they are simply amazing...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional
November 5th, 2020
This charge given to Christ’s disciples is so inspiring. He starts out commanding his disciples to love one another and then gives a description of the ultimate expression of love…to give your life fo...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
November 4th, 2020
God is still seated on the throne.It doesn’t matter who is in the Oval Office because God is still seated on the throne.Some people vote while others choose not to, and after all is said and done it d...  Read More
by Pastor Charles Specht
Daily Devotional
November 3rd, 2020
I recently read a touching eulogy as a friend spoke of the deceased as a man “on a mission to go from his best interpretation of what the Bible says to his best imitation of how Jesus lived.” Oh, how ...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Daily Devotional
November 2nd, 2020
As I look at our world today, it seems that it is coming unraveled. All that we have depended on humanly in the past has been shaken. I realize over the past months how much this has affected me. We a...  Read More
by Pastor Gene Beck
Daily Devotional
October 30th, 2020
This exhortation comes in a passage when David is charging his son Solomon with instruction on building the temple. Knowing that God had ordained Solomon to build the temple, like a good father David ...  Read More
by Laurel Dhillon
Daily Devotional
October 29th, 2020
Some people think the will of God is mysterious and enigmatic – hard to understand.  But this passage makes it crystal clear.  While there are puzzling questions in life that require patience and wisd...  Read More
by Pastor Kenton Rahn
Daily Devotional
October 28th, 2020
In his Gospel, Luke records what happened when the people saw the power of God demonstrated before their eyes. Pastor Jon calls them “God-sightings” and “God-moments.” They can be amazing spiritual vi...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Daily Devotional
October 27th, 2020
In Proverbs 16:4 we are reminded that the Lord has made “everything” for its own purpose. Might that also include each of us? Let’s rehearse a few of our purposes for being alive today: • “I am a Belo...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Daily Devotional
October 26th, 2020
I’ve never been in a fight. I’ve “fought” with others, but never a real, true come-to-blows fight. I have been punched in the face, but the punch was delivered by my best friend. It wasn’t supposed to...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional
October 23rd, 2020
I wonder if God grades on a curve.I wonder if the Lord is more interested in our efforts than he is in seeing our monthly results.Yes, I wonder…Human beings are drowning in numbers and stats and quart...  Read More
by Pastor Charles Specht
Daily Devotional
October 22nd, 2020
Does He still see me?This is such a significant question that I’ve asked so many times in my years of faith-walk with Jesus, and can only imagine how many of us are also asking this same question now....  Read More
by Pastor Jon Shabaglian
Daily Devotional
October 21st, 2020
What timely hope there is in this promise from God! This is the road map for how to heal our broken and sinful land. It is so simple, and yet it is also difficult for us at the same time. You see, God...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
October 20th, 2020
I have little doubt that if you've been following Christ for a significant amount of time that you've seen this verse before. It appears on cards, Bible journals, jewelry, and you may even have it han...  Read More
by Pastor Wil Staley
Daily Devotional
October 19th, 2020
As I reflect on these verses my mind rushes to a special memory of a dear old friend, John Fischer, singing a song he wrote when we were both starting in the ministry. It is called the All Day Song. P...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Daily Devotional
October 16th, 2020
One of my favorite scenes in John Bunyan’s classic work The Pilgrim’s Progress is when the main character – Christian – spends time in the house of Interpreter.  Interpreter (who represents the Holy S...  Read More
by Pastor Kenton Rahn
Daily Devotional
October 15th, 2020
Do they sound the same? This was the word of the LORD spoken to Solomon at two different times. The first was when Solomon became king of Israel and the LORD said to him "Ask!, What shall I give you?"...  Read More
by Laurel Dhillon
Daily Devotional
October 14th, 2020
Though this verse is talking about finances, I think there is a greater inheritance that God’s people can leave behind than just a financial one. We can leave behind an inheritance of a life lived in ...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional
October 13th, 2020
As most of you know, I grew up on a farm in northern California. Our family farm was just 18 miles north of Chico in the northern part of the Sacramento valley. My parents moved to the farm in Decembe...  Read More
by Pastor Gene Beck
Daily Devotional
October 12th, 2020
One day I pulled out my Betty Crocker Cookbook. I took off the thick rubber band that held all the pages together. A couple pages floated to the floor. It is worn, torn, and stained. It contains all m...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
October 9th, 2020
Forever is an interesting word. In fact, I'd say it's one of the most used, least understood words in our language. It's telling when we use phrases like, "best friend forever" or "I haven't seen you ...  Read More
by Pastor Wil Staley
Daily Devotional
October 8th, 2020
This is a powerful verse, a convicting verse, and the answer to anyone who asks, “Do I need a savior?” The answer to that question is of course a very solid YES. The great equalizer among humans is th...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
October 7th, 2020
Today my son Micaiah turns 3 years old. He is our youngest child; we also have a daughter named Mikayla who is 5 and a daughter named Melina who is 7. My children all continue to grow (despite my clea...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional
October 6th, 2020
I don’t ever want to be crucified. I don’t want to die that way. I can’t think of a more exCRUCiating way to die than that.I don’t want to be burned in a fire or drown in water, either. No thank you. ...  Read More
by Pastor Charles Specht
Daily Devotional
October 5th, 2020
Growing up I wanted to be a singer. The only problem: I didn’t sing well. In my last years of high school, I considered pursuing a career in law. In my first year of college I believed I was headed to...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy

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