Posts with the tag “pastor-gene-beck”
November 24th, 2023
It is hard to imagine where this whole year has gone. It doesn’t seem possible that this week we will celebrate Thanksgiving. I am looking forward to spending time with family. I am sure you have f...
November 10th, 2023
This year as we come to the month of November, I want to set aside more time to reflect on God’s goodness in my life and to be thankful. In the United States, we have set aside the fourth Thursday of...
October 27th, 2023
One of the things I enjoy doing in the early morning is going out into our subdivision for a walk. Now I will be honest, I started walking for exercise because I wanted to improve my physical health....
October 11th, 2023
This past July, I had the privilege of traveling with Pastor Jim and Karon to Israel. It was my first time to see and experience the Holy Land. The time we spent at the Sea of Galilee impacted my li...
September 27th, 2023
Through the years, I have traveled to many places where I was unfamiliar with the roads. As in typical male fashion, I often would not ask for directions. I figured we were close to our destination ...
September 15th, 2023
All of us have gone through times when we have wondered where God was or if He had time to care for us. With over 8 billion people on our planet, we might feel that we are rather insignificant to the...
September 1st, 2023
The Psalms often remind us that we are to praise the Lord for He is actively at work all around us. Sometimes He is working in very visible ways, and it is obvious what God is doing. At other times ...
August 15th, 2023
We live today in rather uncertain times. There is a huge political divide, and it seems that the forces of evil are trying to destroy what is good. People have ideas of how the problems we face shou...
August 4th, 2023
The last five Psalms of the Book of Psalms are glorious worship hymns that exhort us to praise our God. They bring into focus the reality that our lives are to bring glory to God, and that we should ...
July 21st, 2023
Today we live in a world that is constantly changing. Lynette’s grandfather would say, “Travel in my lifetime has gone from horse and buggy to cars, to airplanes, to landing a man on the moon.” Havi...
July 6th, 2023
Some of you know that I come from a farming background, and I grew up about 18 miles north of Chico, CA in the Sacramento Valley. Both sides of my family were farmers for a number of generations. My ...
June 23rd, 2023
This morning, as I write this devotional, an old hymn from my childhood, keeps going through my mind. “What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the blood of Jesus. What can make me whole again? Nothing...
June 9th, 2023
I am very thankful for God’s forgiveness of sins. How many of us have needed God’s forgiveness this past month… week… or even today. Without that forgiveness, past, present, and future, we would be ...
May 22nd, 2023
I have been thinking about how important it is that Jesus is seated at the Father’s right hand, continually interceding for us. Prayer was a key component of Jesus’ ministry to His disciples. He cont...
May 11th, 2023
In June of 1980, my family and I moved to Montana. Little did we know what great adventure and ministry were waiting for us there. After getting settled in, on a beautiful Montana summer day, we dro...
April 28th, 2023
Through the years I have often quoted Philippians 3:10, agreeing with the Apostle Paul that I want to know the Lord on a deeper level. Suffering and a full understanding of Christ’s death on our beha...
April 14th, 2023
This past week we reflected on the sufferings of Christ and celebrated His resurrection that first Easter morning. Now almost 2000 years removed from the events, I want to remind us of how significan...
March 31st, 2023
Religious groups of Jesus’ day often openly questioned Him. The Sadducees were one of these groups. They accepted only the first five Books of Moses, did not believe in angels, spirits or the resurr...
March 17th, 2023
As an act of worship, it is important for us to take time on a regular basis to tell God of our love for Him. When we think of God’s working in our lives, He demonstrates repeatedly His love for us. ...
March 1st, 2023
God has uniquely fashioned each of us to serve and live for Him. We all have different personalities, abilities, and spiritual giftedness. When God combines these things together, we all have specia...
February 17th, 2023
Each day God desires for us to press on toward His goals for our life. The word “press” expresses an intense endeavor. We are to move intently toward God’s desires for our lives and make this a patt...
February 3rd, 2023
Each New Year brings its challenges. Challenges like remembering to write 2023 on my checks, following a new budget, or maybe making life changes. Some of these are easy once we get into the flow of...
January 6th, 2023
As we begin this New Year, my thoughts turn toward God’s care in my life. There are many times that I feel all alone. I may even feel that God is distant when I am dealing with life’s difficulties. ...
November 25th, 2022
The theme of the Psalm is expressed in verse 1. David’s soul waited in silence and found rest in God alone. God was his complete source of calmness when his world was falling apart. He emphasizes t...
November 11th, 2022
God desires that I cultivate an attitude of thankfulness in my life. Every day I should stop and reflect on God’s goodness. In fact, it is God’s will for me to be thankful. Sometimes with all the ...
October 28th, 2022
As we go through life, everyone’s journey is different. God has set before us, as it were a race to run. This race will be difficult at times. The temptation is to look at the race others are running...
October 14th, 2022
God not only has fashioned us and put us together the way we are, but He also designs us to acomplish particular things for Him. We are, “created in Christ Jesus for good works…” God has planned fo...
September 29th, 2022
I am finding that I need the peace of God more and more as I live each day. My mind needs to learn to rest in the person and character of our Lord. Difficult and stressful times are not anything new...
September 16th, 2022
Consider the Lord’s thoughts of love toward each of us today. A love that values us with the very life of God’s Son that was given for us. A love that unconditionally accepts us as a result of this sa...
September 2nd, 2022
We as humans are strange creatures. We run faster when we lose our way. Instead of pausing to regroup, we ricochet from place to place. We do not pause to orient ourselves. We usually refuse to as...
August 19th, 2022
The Apostle Paul was a man of great spiritual stature, but not without faults. He wanted his readers to know that he had not attained to full maturity in Christ. Paul saw himself as the worst of sin...
August 5th, 2022
As Christians we are God’s unique creation. God has made us what we are. We are an important part of the “new creation,” the body of Christ. At the moment of salvation we were placed in this body an...
July 22nd, 2022
The people’s lives that are recorded in biblical history are people just like us. They struggledwith many of the same daily pressures that we deal with today. They worked hard to provide fortheir fami...
July 8th, 2022
Today we are living in troubling times. I don’t think anyone would disagree with that statement. The Apostle Paul in writing to his son in the faith Timothy, said that the last days would be character...
June 23rd, 2022
This past week I have been reflecting on God’s grace. I am realizing in a deeper way how God’s unmerited favor not only brought me to Christ but also is in the process of changing my life to be more ...
June 10th, 2022
When we came to know Jesus Christ as our Savior, we were qualified by God’s grace to receive every spiritual blessing. As we recognize the depth of what God has done for us it should cause us to be t...
May 27th, 2022
Once we came to know Christ as Savior and Lord, we were designed to grow in our relationship with Him. This spiritual growth is possible because…We are rooted in Christ.Paul had instructed the believ...
May 13th, 2022
David begins this psalm with the statement, “I will love You…” This is the only time in the Old Testament that this Hebrew word for “love” is used to express man’s love for the Lord. David is respon...
April 29th, 2022
As I look back over decades of ministry, I am thankful for the godly people who have helped shape my life and my ministry. Their impact was felt as they lived out in practical ways their faith, love,...
Day 5: Judas
April 14th, 2022
Each day this week we are releasing a video devotional from one of our pastors related to the Passion Week designed to help you meditate on the events of Jesus' final week.We invite you to go through ...
Advent Devotionals: Day 11
December 7th, 2023
Advent Devotionals: Day 10
December 6th, 2023
Advent Devotionals: Day 9
December 5th, 2023
Advent Devotionals: Day 8
December 4th, 2023
Advent Devotionals: Day 7
December 3rd, 2023
Advent Devotionals: Day 6
December 2nd, 2023
Advent Devotionals: Day 5
December 1st, 2023
Advent Devotionals: Day 4
November 30th, 2023
Advent Devotionals: Day 3
November 29th, 2023
Advent Devotionals: Day 2
November 28th, 2023