Posts with the category “daily-devotionals”

Daily Devotional
January 7th, 2022
A recent set of statistics from a survey said that 7% of participants stuck to all their resolutions in 2019, while 19% kept some but not all resolutions, 8% of participants fail to keep any resolutio...  Read More
by Pastor Wil Staley
Daily Devotional
January 6th, 2022
The moment I gently took my baby in my arms, my life changed forever!  My baby gazed into my eyes and we knitted together. As I tenderly held her, my tear-filled eyes poured all my love into her soul....  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
January 5th, 2022
A new year, with new hopes…but can you say you genuinely sense His tangible peace as your reorient for 2022? Our whole puts so much attention on progress as well as entertainment, and yet neither of t...  Read More
by Pastor Jon Shabaglian
Daily Devotional
January 4th, 2022
Here is a New Year’s blessing, for you:"God be gracious to us and bless us,And cause His face to shine upon us— Selah.That Your way may be known on the earth,Your salvation among all nations."  Psalm ...  Read More
by Pastor Greg Warmerdam
Daily Devotional
January 3rd, 2022
I always thought it was interesting that there’s no day honoring the virtue of wisdom. We commemorate love (Valentine’s Day), thankfulness (Thanksgiving), and patriotism (4th of July). We even have Ap...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional
December 31st, 2021
When a New Year begins, we often look back to assess how we are doing in all areas of our life.  Often it is difficult to investigate the deeper recesses of our life and to be honest with how we reall...  Read More
by Pastor Gene Beck
Daily Devotional
December 30th, 2021
Recently I was reading in Matthew chapter 4, and verse 4 jumped out at me.  In that passage of Scripture, Jesus had just completed a 40-day marathon of resisting temptation against the Devil.  At that...  Read More
by Pastor Kenton Rahn
Daily Devotional
December 29th, 2021
Wow 2022 is right around the corner and I don’t know about you but I have trouble keeping the events of 2020 and 2021 straight. With all that has gone on with the lockdowns, restrictions, vaccines, an...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
December 28th, 2021
As I have looked over the events of the last couple of years in my personal life and in our world I am struck more and more by the by the magnificence of the Lord’s power to move in the hearts of men....  Read More
by Laurel Dhillon
Daily Devotional
December 27th, 2021
Call it the examined life, the disclosed life, the transparent life, the vulnerable life, the defendable life, the reporting life, the responsible life, or the honest life. It is one of the keys to wh...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Daily Devotional
November 26th, 2021
There are wounds in the redwood forest that draw my attention to Christ.  First let me explain.Did you know that a Redwood tree is able to survive its’ heart burned out?Also, did you know that Sequoia...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
November 25th, 2021
Did you know, according to a 2015 Pew Research Forum study, atheists only account for 3.1% of the U.S. population. So, the other 96.9% may not believe in the God of the Bible, but they still affirm be...  Read More
by Pastor Wil Staley
Daily Devotional
November 24th, 2021
It’s remarkable how much understanding who we are, affects how we live. If we are over confident in our own strength, pride and selfishness are rarely far behind. When we understand we’ve been purchas...  Read More
by Pastor Jon Shabaglian
Daily Devotional
November 23rd, 2021
What a statement!  Our beings rise up against this stark, either-or demand!  He cannot really mean that!  It is just a manner of speaking!But Jesus Himself said that we cannot serve two masters.  We w...  Read More
by Pastor Greg Warmerdam
Daily Devotional
November 22nd, 2021
Tom Landry, former National League Football coach of the Dallas Cowboys, once said: “The job of a football coach is to make men do what they don’t want to do in order to achieve what they always wante...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Daily Devotional
November 19th, 2021
As a young shepherd boy, David developed a relationship with God.  While tending his father’s sheep he saw God at work in his life.  In fact as David grew to be a leader of Israel, he was stated to be...  Read More
by Pastor Gene Beck
Daily Devotional
November 18th, 2021
Recently I began reading through the Book of 2 Corinthians, and I was struck by the way Paul began his letter.  He uses a very interesting word in the opening section – affliction.  In Greek, the word...  Read More
by Pastor Kenton Rahn
Daily Devotional
November 17th, 2021
Anywhere in this world I think, but especially here in America it is easy to lose sight of the eternal while chasing after the material and temporel. As Christians we are called to follow the cause of...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
November 16th, 2021
This passage is from the portion of scripture when David had made a plan to build a temple for the Lord. But after David revealed his plans to Nathan the prophet, the Lord communicated through Nathan ...  Read More
by Laurel Dhillon
Daily Devotional
November 15th, 2021
Off the South-Eastern coast of Massachusetts sits Nantucket Island. In 1641, the Earl of Stirling deeded the island to man named Thomas Mayhew who then sold 9/10 of the island to nine other individual...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional
November 12th, 2021
Ok, its feet checking time saints!  How beautiful do your feet look today?? Now I’m not asking about the dirt you’ve collected or your shoe style, but of the radiance the scripture speaks of when you’...  Read More
by Pastor Jon Shabaglian
Daily Devotional
November 11th, 2021
The context of this verse is revealing the wrath of God on those who worship the creature rather than the Creator.  I want to draw your attention to the declaration that the things that God has made r...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
November 10th, 2021
If you were going to put together a winning team playing, what kinds of people would you select? Perhaps you’d look for the biggest, strongest, fastest people giving you a physical advantage. Maybe yo...  Read More
by Pastor Wil Staley
Daily Devotional
November 9th, 2021
James in his letter writes to the church – “To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion!” (James 1:1).  It alarms me that he speaks of murder in regard to believers, and all the more alarming that the disp...  Read More
by Pastor Greg Warmerdam
Daily Devotional
November 8th, 2021
I am especially challenged by the meaning of the words of the Old Testament Prophet, Jeremiah, as he implored the people in his day: "Let us examine and probe our ways . . . ." (Lamentations 3:40). No...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Daily Devotional
November 5th, 2021
Recently, I have been reflecting on God’s goodness and expressing to Him my appreciation for all that He has done and is doing.  Sometimes things happen that are difficult to experience and understand...  Read More
by Pastor Gene Beck
Daily Devotional
November 4th, 2021
In the Old Testament, God’s people were expected to make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem three times a year to celebrate the feast of Passover in the spring, Pentecost in the summer, and Tabernacles in the ...  Read More
by Pastor Kenton Rahn
Daily Devotional
November 3rd, 2021
As the world seems to descend further into darkness around us, I think it is timely to remember that we as christians were not guaranteed an easy or prosperous life here on earth. Rather we have actua...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
November 2nd, 2021
The other day during a prayer time a friend reminded us of the words in Isaiah, "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God almighty. The whole earth is full of His glory." She encouraged me so much in her pray...  Read More
by Laurel Dhillon
Daily Devotional
November 1st, 2021
When I was in fifth grade my teacher was talking about the pressure exerted on us from our atmosphere. I honestly don’t remember much about that lesson, but there is one thing he said that was forever...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional
October 29th, 2021
If you are going to have faith, have faith!  Quit messing around!  You were saved by faith (Eph. 2:8).  If that is true of you, then you know what faith is, and how to have it.  Our salvation is an in...  Read More
by Pastor Greg Warmerdam
Daily Devotional
October 28th, 2021
In my travels I have visited several ancient ruins, including the Flavian Amphitheater in Rome, more commonly known as the Colosseum. During those ancient battles, the gladiators would sometimes fight...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Daily Devotional
October 27th, 2021
What an image of a “sacrificial yes!” Elisha chooses to follow Elijah and the Lord’s will, and in determination and complete resolve, decides to burn his job and livelihood, for God’s best. Honestly, ...  Read More
by Pastor Jon Shabaglian
Daily Devotional
October 26th, 2021
If you are going to have faith, have faith!  Quit messing around!  You were saved by faith (Eph. 2:8).  If that is true of you, then you know what faith is, and how to have it.  Our salvation is an in...  Read More
by Pastor Greg Warmerdam
Daily Devotional
October 25th, 2021
One of the first Bible books I ever thoroughly studied (and preached) was Paul’s Letter to the Galatians. The following are some names given to this epistle by some of the great preachers: • The Magna...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Daily Devotional
October 22nd, 2021
Today, as you read this short devotional, I would like to encourage you to center your thoughts around one of the central themes of Christianity…forgiveness. ...  Read More
by Pastor Gene Beck
Daily Devotional
October 21st, 2021
In 197 AD, Tertullian coined the phrase: “The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.”  That quotation comes from his defense of the Christian faith called The Apology, in which Tertullian wro...  Read More
by Pastor Kenton Rahn
Daily Devotional
October 20th, 2021
The older I get the more I realize my need for the Lord’s mercy, for myself, and for my loved ones. And… the more I am so very thankful for His mercy. In the passage after these verses, there is a lis...  Read More
by Laurel Dhillon
Daily Devotional
October 19th, 2021
This is one of those verses that brings back my AWANA memories. It’s one of those memory verses that always stuck with me, and it is a good one. There is a lot of good meat in this verse and let's fac...  Read More
by Michael Bergman
Daily Devotional
October 18th, 2021
Before we moved to Fresno, we lived in house that had a lot of interesting quirks. There was a closet that was converted to a bathroom, a bathroom that was converted to a laundry room, and a laundry s...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond