Posts with the tag “pastor-jim-cecy”

Daily Devotional
September 7th, 2020
Do you remember what happened in Exodus 20:18-20? God has just given Moses the Ten Commandments. He then follows it up with thunder, lightning, sounds of trumpets, and a smoking mountain. It's quite a...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Daily Devotional
September 1st, 2020
Daily our news reporters insist we have something more to worry about personally, locally, nationally and globally…physically, emotionally, financially, socially, and politically. It feels like an imp...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Daily Devotional
August 28th, 2020
A while ago while I was reading a magazine on an airline, I noticed an add that said: “How to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking, Flying and Other Phobia in Minutes.” The article went on to boast t...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Daily Devotional
August 14th, 2020
It was William Barclay who said,  “Christianity should be characterized by an open hand, an open heart and an open door.” How unlike the American mentality, where our homes are our castles, impregnabl...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Daily Devotional: Security
July 29th, 2020
Awaken the DawnOver the years, I have had to discipline myself to become a morning person. Instead of a groggy (and, at times, grumpy) “Good Lord, it’s morning!” I now most often wake early to a more ...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Daily Devotional: Security
July 27th, 2020
We live in a world filled with the alarming need for security locks, security doors, security cameras, security lights and security dogs (Does our Dachshund/Chihuahua qualify?). I even put fake securi...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Daily Devotional
June 30th, 2020
I did not grow up with any living grandmothers. So, to watch firsthand my wife explode with joy over serving our grandchildren is truly remarkable. A brief visit or a lengthy sleepover at Grammy and P...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Daily Devotional
June 15th, 2020
Moses, the man of God, wrote these words to all of us earthlings. Even as an old man, he couldn’t be clearer. No matter how young or old we are today, we must all consider carefully his timeless messa...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Daily Devotional
June 10th, 2020
We know that we do not need a building to worship our God. We can worship Him anywhere and anytime. Yet, there is something “lovely” about gathering with the people of God to worship together in one o...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Daily Devotional
May 25th, 2020
In Psalm 73 Asaph the Psalmist is complaining about unbelievers and how they seem to have everything going for them, while his life seemed so full of difficulties. He admitted that his complaining had...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Daily Devotional
May 14th, 2020
These incredible words from the apostle Paul have been powerfully used to give to us a heavenly perspective on the challenges of life this side of heaven. No matter what happens we can fix our eyes on...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Daily Devotional
May 8th, 2020
Certainly applicable in this era of coronavirus, I am challenged by what Martin Luther wrote during the bubonic plague epidemic: "This I well know, that if it were Christ or his mother who were laid l...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Daily Devotional
May 5th, 2020
Imagine being able to travel just sixty minutes into the future and watch ourselves. How might that affect our behavior here in the present? We have an all-knowing, everywhere-present God who knows ou...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Daily Devotional
May 1st, 2020
Hearing His Voice in the Midst of NoiseIn recent days I have been encouraging people, young and old, to use these days of being “sheltered in place” to get a lot done. However, there is a downside. Fo...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Daily Devotional
April 27th, 2020
Such were the painful words of the imprisoned apostle Paul, writing to his child in the faith, Timothy. Oh how they missed each other. I know the feeling! When I was a little boy my parents split up. ...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Daily Devotional
April 23rd, 2020
Somewhere around the year 125 A.D. a converted Athenian philosopher delivered to the Roman Emperor Hadrian a defense of the Christian faith which included the following description of his fellow Chris...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Daily Devotional
April 20th, 2020
Since 9/11 we have been keen on saying to active members and veterans of our military as well as first responders (police, fire and emergency services): “Thank you for your service.” In this new crisi...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
A Personal Note
April 16th, 2020
These are such unique days - as unique as any I’ve faced in over 45 years of ministry. But, our God, is not surprised. As your Pastor and your brother in Christ, I want to speak from my heart to a num...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Day 8 - Passion Week Devotional
April 13th, 2020
19 So when it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and *said to them, “P...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Day 7 - Passion Week Devotional
April 12th, 2020
1 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene *came early to the tomb, while it *was still dark, and *saw the stone already taken away from the tomb. 2 So she *ran and *came to Simon Peter and to ...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Day 6 - Passion Week Devotional
April 11th, 2020
31 Then the Jews, because it was the day of preparation, so that the bodies would not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), asked Pilate that their legs might be broken...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Day 5 - Passion Week Devotional
April 10th, 2020
16 So he then handed Him over to them to be crucified.17 They took Jesus, therefore, and He went out, bearing His own cross, to the place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgot...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Day 4 - Passion Week Devotional
April 9th, 2020
1 Pilate then took Jesus and scourged Him. 2 And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and put a purple robe on Him; 3 and they began to come up to Him and say, “Hail...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Day 3 - Passion Week Devotional
April 8th, 2020
25 Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. So they said to him, “You are not also one of His disciples, are you?” He denied it, and said, “I am not.” 26 One of the slaves of the high priest,...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Day 2 - Passion Week Devotional
April 7th, 2020
12 So the Roman cohort and the commander and the officers of the Jews, arrested Jesus and bound Him, 13 and led Him to Annas first; for he was father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was high priest that year....  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Day 1 - Passion Week Devotional
April 6th, 2020
1 When Jesus had spoken these words, He went forth with His disciples over the ravine of the Kidron, where there was a garden, in which He entered with His disciples. 2 Now Judas also, who was betrayi...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Daily Devotional
April 3rd, 2020
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German pastor who was imprisoned and executed by the Nazi government during World War II....  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy
Daily Devotional
March 23rd, 2020
When the Black Plague was decimating Europe in the 1500s, Martin Luther wrote the following words...  Read More
by Pastor Jim Cecy

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