Posts with the category “daily-devotionals”

Daily Devotional
May 29th, 2024
When Pastor Kenton’s spoke from this passage a few weeks ago I was struck by the realization that the Lord was silent when a woman asked Him to heal her daughter. I know that we talk about what it mea...  Read More
by Laurel Dhillon
Daily Devotional
May 28th, 2024
The Mariana trench is the deepest underwater location on earth, plummeting 36,000 feet below sea level, or roughly 6 ½ miles deep.  In 1960, oceanographers were able to descend to the bottom, and to t...  Read More
by Pastor Kenton Rahn
Daily Devotional
May 27th, 2024
Like most kids growing up, I had chores that I was expected to do. There were some that were always the same and some that came up sporadically. There were some that I didn’t mind doing and some that ...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional
May 24th, 2024
1 Thessalonians 5:11 - “Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.”Romans 12:9 - “…give preference to one another in honor…”I come from a long line of First ...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
May 23rd, 2024
When someone hurts or wrongs us, it’s often our instinct to get upset and even return that hurt in some cases. Nowhere is this more evident in my life than when I’m driving. I don’t know what it is ab...  Read More
by Pastor Wil Staley
Daily Devotional
May 22nd, 2024
In the fall of 1977 the Lord said to me that I should begin reading His word daily. I had never read the Bible, had only owned one for about a year. I had been born again through faith in Jesus, and h...  Read More
by Pastor Greg Warmerdam
Daily Devotional
May 21st, 2024
I am a military veteran. A Navy veteran. A Vietnam War veteran.On November 17, 1971, the very day I left for home after serving on active naval service, I trusted in Jesus Christ alone for my salvatio...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Daily Devotional
May 20th, 2024
As the new College Pastor at Campus Bible Church, one of my responsibilities is to reach the next generation (18–30-year-olds). Churches love talking about reaching the next generation. But what does ...  Read More
by Pastor Brian Erickson
Daily Devotional
May 17th, 2024
As I get older, I am realizing the importance of taking care of my heart.  Each day I exercise by walking one to three miles, depending on the amount of time I have.  This discipline helps me with my ...  Read More
by Pastor Gene Beck
Daily Devotional
May 16th, 2024
Having been a Christian for many many years, it always does me well to come back to some of the fundamentals of the faith. Pastor Jim often speaks of the basic tenets we know as salvation in Christ al...  Read More
by Mike Bergman
Daily Devotional
May 15th, 2024
What do people expect of teenagers? Not much, according to Google. Typing in “teenagers and” in the search engine results in suggestions like “teenagers and social media,” “teenagers and depression,” ...  Read More
by Mark Tremaine
Daily Devotional
May 14th, 2024
My wife and I have been doing a lot of puzzles recently. This may or may not seem like a perfectly normal thing to you, but for me it is highly abnormal. I don’t know why but I’ve never liked puzzles....  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional
May 13th, 2024
Lately I’ve been feeling the call of Yosemite Valley.  If I don’t visit once a year I start going through withdrawals.  One of the most-breathtaking views on the planet, in my opinion, is driving thro...  Read More
by Pastor Kenton Rahn
Daily Devotional
May 10th, 2024
I recently found out that Monopoly is the most successful board game ever. When it comes to sales, it finds itself in 3rd place behind Chess and Checkers. Even with that, the game of Monopoly, accordi...  Read More
by Pastor Wil Staley
Daily Devotional
May 9th, 2024
My heart was moved by the description in Genesis of Jacob’s move to Egypt. Jacob was shocked to learn his son Joseph, who he thought was dead, was, in fact, alive and the most powerful ruler in Egypt ...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
May 8th, 2024
A question pastors often get asked is “When did you receive your call to ministry?” Even though all Christians are called to ministry, I knew what the person was asking.I sensed God calling me to voca...  Read More
by Pastor Brian Erickson
Daily Devotional
May 7th, 2024
My brother says he did not preplan it. At the moment I asked to borrow his golf clubs, he was inspired to extract a bargain from me: the use of his clubs for reading a book he would give me. He did a ...  Read More
by Pastor Greg Warmerdam
Daily Devotional
May 6th, 2024
I am not a farmer nor a rancher, so anything related to these subjects flies far above my thinking. Yet, the world in which Jesus walked was agricultural and agrarian. He spoke much about seeds, trees...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Daily Devotional
May 3rd, 2024
Lynette and I enjoy camping.  In fact, as I write this devotional, we are over in El Chorro Campground near Morro Bay.  Any time I am out in nature, my thoughts turn to the God who made all the beauty...  Read More
by Pastor Gene Beck
Daily Devotional
May 2nd, 2024
These days it is not uncommon to hear the Christian walk being touted as nothing but a prosperous one. God is love and wants the best for you so everything will always be ok. If you are really walking...  Read More
by Mike Bergman
Daily Devotional
May 1st, 2024
Right before Matthew 9:13, Jesus had met Matthew the tax collector. He told him to “Follow Me” and Matthew did. Then Jesus went to his house and had a meal with him and many other tax collectors. When...  Read More
by Laurel Dhillon
Daily Devotional
April 30th, 2024
I can’t imagine living in a world without new things.  What if everything stayed the same and never changed?  Or everything just wore out and dilapidated over time without being fixed or replaced? It ...  Read More
by Pastor Kenton Rahn
Daily Devotional
April 29th, 2024
What draws you to come into God’s presence? I know for me it depends on the day and what’s going on in my life or the lives of those around me. Sometimes I come into His presence because I need someth...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional
April 26th, 2024
Our first home was a quaint cabin-like house in the woods of Felton, California. I loved many things about this house. It sat in the center of the horseshoe-shaped lane called Lazywoods.In the front y...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
April 25th, 2024
When someone hurts or wrongs us, it’s often our instinct to get upset and even return that hurt in some cases. Nowhere is this more evident in my life than when I’m driving. I don’t know what it is ab...  Read More
by Pastor Wil Staley
Daily Devotional
April 24th, 2024
As I write this, I am on my second stretch of waiting to have a pacemaker put in. Because of COVID, what was a three-month wait has become of five-month wait.While waiting I prayerfully planned a way ...  Read More
by Pastor Greg Warmerdam
Daily Devotional
April 23rd, 2024
Psalm 24:3–4 - “Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? And who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to falsehood and has not sworn de...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Daily Devotional
April 22nd, 2024
My son was in the Buchanan High School Band. Every summer, the week leading up to the Fourth of July, the Buchanan Band parents would sell fireworks out of a booth at the Walmart parking lot on Herndo...  Read More
by Pastor Brian Erickson
Daily Devotional
April 19th, 2024
I was privileged to be born into a Christian family.  My father was a farmer as was his father and this went back several generations.  His early years as a farmer were much simpler and different than...  Read More
by Pastor Gene Beck
Daily Devotional
April 18th, 2024
This is one of the best-known and most-quoted verses in the Bible on parenting.  On the surface there is a precious promise here: if we train our children in the ways of the Lord, when they get older ...  Read More
by Pastor Kenton Rahn
Daily Devotional
April 17th, 2024
On Monday, April 8, the United States experienced a total solar eclipse, and while for us here in California it wasn’t very exciting, for those in the path of “totality” the sky went dark in the middl...  Read More
by Mike Bergman
Daily Devotional
April 16th, 2024
Do you remember your first car? It likely wasn’t the fanciest or the fastest, but you might remember it fondly anyway. My first car was, well…different.Our family car when I was growing up was a dull ...  Read More
by Mark Tremaine
Daily Devotional
April 15th, 2024
My wife and I are just about a month away from celebrating our 17th anniversary. Last year for our anniversary we decided to see a concert and purchased tickets for the event. The really good seats we...  Read More
by Pastor Michael Hammond
Daily Devotional
April 12th, 2024
The Palm youth and I recently attended an in-town youth camp at People’s church called Breakaway Remix during Passover Week. During the camp, students got a chance to play games, eat food, serve the c...  Read More
by Pastor Wil Staley
Daily Devotional
April 11th, 2024
There is so much food for meditation in this event, but I am struck today with one question after reading this: Why did God tell Noah to build the Ark?  God could have built it. After all, He made the...  Read More
by Karon Cecy
Daily Devotional
April 10th, 2024
My friend Katie was excited about her new job working with a Christian Home Care for Seniors ministry in the Chicago area. As she started to settle into her new position, she found out that her co-wor...  Read More
by Pastor Brian Erickson
Daily Devotional
April 9th, 2024
Jesus had healed blind Bartimaeus. He had gone into Jerusalem in a processional on a donkey, a celebration fitting for a king. He had done His wild cleansing of the temple, knocking things over and dr...  Read More
by Pastor Greg Warmerdam
Daily Devotional
April 8th, 2024
I am Italian through and through. As such, it has been ingrained in me to greet anyone who crosses my path—on the street, in a store, and especially in the church gathering. It has been four years sin...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Daily Devotional
April 5th, 2024
This past Easter season I was blessed by seeing so many ways God’s people joined together to support and encourage one another as a family to provide an opportunity for the community to hear and exper...  Read More
by Laurel Dhillon
Daily Devotional
April 4th, 2024
The city of Jerusalem was awakened with the exclamation of Mary Magdalene, “I have seen the Lord.”  The electrifying news came only three days after the demands of the Jewish leaders that Jesus of Naz...  Read More
by Pastor Gene Beck