Posts with the tag “pastor-kenton-rahn”
January 5th, 2023
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 ...
November 24th, 2022
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 ...
November 10th, 2022
A few days ago I walked past a convenience store and did a double take when I spotted the grand prize for the California Lottery - $1 billion dollars – the second largest Powerball jackpot in U.S. his...
October 27th, 2022
The average adult between 18 and 64 needs between 7-9 hours of sleep, but recent studies show that 35% of Americans are sleep-deprived, and 50% struggle with feeling sleepy throughout the day. If you ...
October 13th, 2022
I once heard a story about a man who went to see an eye doctor. The receptionist asked him what kind of problem he was having.“I keep seeing spots in front of my eyes,” came the answer.“Have you ever...
September 28th, 2022
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 wisdo...
September 15th, 2022
This is one of my favorite verses in the Bible on prayer. In my book, it ranks right up there with Hebrews 11:6 and 1 John 5:14-15. It begins with three mind-blowing promises for those who A.S.K. – ...
September 1st, 2022
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...
August 18th, 2022
I’m not being humble when I say that I’m a horrible singer. I have virtually no musical talent. So when I worship the Lord, my goal is that the song in my heart will sound better than the song that ...
August 4th, 2022
What does it mean to have faith like a mustard seed? In this verse, Jesus uses an analogy, and I find it interesting that he compares faith to a mustard seed. I think there are a couple lessons we c...
July 21st, 2022
Have you ever wondered what Jesus meant when he said to his disciples, “You are the salt ofthe earth?” In ancient times, his parable was particularly striking because salt was a rarecommodity before m...
July 7th, 2022
The grace which justifies is the grace which sanctifies. Sanctification is all of grace. It is initiatedby grace, performed by grace, and perfected by grace. It requires our cooperation as saints, but...
June 21st, 2022
There is a promise from God in Scripture for every conceivable situation we may encounter in life. And since we’re always facing some sort of situation – a need, a trial, a perplexing dilemma, a deci...
June 9th, 2022
At the risk of being overly simplistic, imagine everyone in the world fit into one of three categories: those who dwell on the past… those who live in the present… and those who focus on the future.Al...
May 26th, 2022
I wonder if you’re going through a battle right now? According to Ephesians 6:12, we’re always facing some form of invisible warfare or another, some form of spiritual attack from our enemy. And the...
May 12th, 2022
In a recent sermon I talked about the importance of recognizing the difference between conviction and condemnation. There are two mistakes we can make in our Christian life – being too hard on oursel...
April 28th, 2022
Recently I was reading through the Book of Leviticus. My tendency is to speed through the opening chapters because the regulations for the sacrifices are very detailed and repetitive. But this time ...
Day 7: The Cross
April 16th, 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 ...
Day 39: The End of Abortion
April 9th, 2022
Right now in the United States almost a million precious children are aborted every year. That’s about 3000 babies lost every single day. It is by far the leading cause of death in our country.But i...
DAY 38: Stories from the Sidewalk
April 8th, 2022
Abortion is a painful and emotionally draining issue. So I’m thankful you’ve been praying with me for the past 38 days. And I figure you’re ready for some good news… Thanks to the prayers and effort...
DAY 37: The Other Half of the Equation
April 7th, 2022
Stephen Arterburn – author and founder of New Life Ministries – went to college to get a Christian education, but what happened is that he got a girl pregnant – and pressured her to have an abortion. ...
DAY 36: Healing After Abortion
April 6th, 2022
After getting an abortion women sometimes report feeling a sense of relief. But as that momentary surge of relief fades, they can’t escape feeling somehow they have been permanently changed. In the ...
Day 35: Imago Dei
April 5th, 2022
In the Book of Revelation, the Satanic beast from the sea has seven blasphemous names on its heads (Revelation 13:1). Its chief ambition is to blaspheme the holy name of God, and one way Satan accomp...
DAY 34: Be Watchful in Your Prayers
April 4th, 2022
1 Peter 4:7 says: “But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers.”What does it mean to be watchful in your prayers? I think it means to be attentive to what ...
DAY 33: Choose Life
April 3rd, 2022
A while back at the Planned Parenthood on Fulton Street, a man walked up to one of the Sidewalk Advocates from Right to Life and told her this story.He explained that as a young man he took his girlfr...
DAY 32: Don't Be Like Jonah
April 2nd, 2022
But the Lord said, "You have had pity on the plant for which you have not labored, nor made it grow, which came up in the night and perished in the night. And should I not pity Nineveh, that great cit...
DAY 31: The Adoption Option
April 1st, 2022
Today I’d like to share this wonderful testimony written by one of our former Pastors, Charles Specht, on the subject of adoption…“My wife Kathy and I have five of the most wonderful children in the w...
DAY 30: Encouragement Time
March 31st, 2022
Dear readers, our 40 Days for Life campaign is coming to an end quickly!For the past several weeks I’ve been writing and sending out this daily prayer devotional. Today I would like to ask you to wri...
DAY 29: The Po-Life Generation
March 30th, 2022
“We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that he has done. He established a testimony in Jacob and a...
DAY 28: I Get to be the One
March 29th, 2022
As I sit here writing this devotion, I hear my daughter singing and playing out in the backyard. I can’t imagine a world without the sound of her voice, without the chance to give her a hug and be he...
DAY 27: Who is Margaret Sanger?
March 28th, 2022
Margaret Sanger (1879-1966) was a controversial political activist, writer, sex educator and nurse who pioneered the women’s reproductive rights movement in the United States.In 1916, she opened the w...
DAY 26: Protect the Innocent
March 27th, 2022
Throughout Scripture God upholds his commitment to protect the weak and fight for the innocent. Today, meditate on these verses in which God directs his covenant people to maintain the same cause and...
DAY 25: Window to the Womb
March 26th, 2022
Window to the WombFor almost three decades, ultrasound technology has provided parents with a miraculous window to the womb. This common diagnostic technique uses harmless sound waves, sent by a hand-...
DAY 24: Unplanned
March 25th, 2022
When I saw the movie Unplanned, it changed my life. Ever since I became a Christian I have been passionate about speaking up for the unborn. I even spent three years working at a Pregnancy Resource ...
DAY 23: The Holy Family
March 24th, 2022
Matthew 1:18-19 – “This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged in marriage to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy S...
DAY 22: For the Sake of Ten
March 23rd, 2022
After Lot went to live in the city of Sodom, the LORD appeared to Abraham in physical form (Genesis 18:1). In verse 20, the LORD said: “Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great and thei...
DAY 21: Why Marriage is the Key to Ending Abortion
March 22nd, 2022
You might ask, “What does marriage have to do with the problem of abortion?” My answer: “Just about everything.”For starters, did you know 85% of abortions take place among unmarried women? Often un...
DAY 20: California Family Council
March 21st, 2022
California Family Council is a wonderful organization that analyzes legislation pertaining to the protection of life, strengthening family bonds, and upholding religious liberty in California. Their ...
DAY 19: The Prevailing Power of Prayer
March 20th, 2022
After God led the Israelites out of Egypt supernaturally and brought them to the edge of the Promised Land, they let fear cloud their judgment. In Numbers chapter 14 we learn that the people threaten...
DAY 18: The Sin of Silence
March 19th, 2022
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a Lutheran pastor in Germany during World War II, known for his vocal opposition to the Nazi party and their genocidal persecution of the Jews. He was arrested by the Gestapo ...
21 Days of Prayer
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