Posts with the tag “pastor-kenton-rahn”
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...
October 6th, 2021
Written below is a prayer that I wrote several years ago. I return to it often when I am feeling weak or discouraged, which is far more often than I care to admit. It reminds me of the things that a...
September 23rd, 2021
When was the last time you thought about how amazing God’s grace is? We often think of grace as “God’s undeserved favor,” and that is certainly true! But what does undeserved favor mean? In the Bibl...
September 9th, 2021
Have you ever wondered why people sometimes don’t get healed when we pray for them? Especially in light of the promise in James 5:14: “the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord ...
August 27th, 2021
In the Old Covenant, the temple in Jerusalem had a veil separating the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place – the Holy of Holies. I always thought the veil simply represented the holiness of God. He ...
August 12th, 2021
A few weeks ago, I attended a Promise Keepers Conference in Arlington, Texas. Tens of thousands of men filled the stadium, and hundreds of churches joined the simulcast live in 22 countries around th...
July 28th, 2021
At 11:40pm on April 14, 1910, when most of the 2,224 passengers on board RMS Titanic were asleep in their cabins, Frederick Fleet – the lookout in the crow’s nest – yelled the famous words: “Iceberg, ...
July 14th, 2021
Last week a group of men at our church finished studying the Book of Ecclesiastes. We spent 21 fascinating and exciting weeks discussing this book. And I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s one of th...
June 30th, 2021
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 the...
June 18th, 2021
If you could be any animal you wanted to be, which one would you choose?I’ve always thought it would be fun to be a dolphin. They seem happy and playful. Plus I lovethe ocean. But if I could be any an...
June 2nd, 2021
Here’s a good Bible trivia question for you. Who was the first person to see Jesus after he rose from the dead?Perhaps it was one of the twelve disciples. Perhaps it was his mother or one of his bro...
May 19th, 2021
Have you ever wondered why people cry? Maybe you never really thought about it deeply. But from what we know, humans are the only creatures that weep. Some animals are capable of shedding tears in ...
May 5th, 2021
If there was a TV show called “Dumbest Campers in America,” I would be on it. One year my friend and I reserved a campsite in Yosemite Valley, and we had trouble lighting our campfire. But we had ple...
April 22nd, 2021
Have you ever wondered what it would have been like growing up in the same family as Jesus? Some older brothers and sisters act like they’re God, but imagine having an older brother who WAS God!Jesus ...
April 8th, 2021
I’ll never forget the day I almost fell off a wall like Humpty Dumpty. I must have been around 8 years old, and I was outside playing with my friend Stephen. For some reason we thought it would be fun...
DAY 7: The Cross
April 3rd, 2021
Each day this week we are releasing a video devotional from one of our pastors related to the Passion Experience - an online, interactive experience designed to help you meditate on the events of Jesu...
DAY 39: The End of Abortion
March 27th, 2021
Imagine the day when abortion is illegal once again....
DAY 38: Stories from the Sidewalk
March 26th, 2021
Thanks to the prayers and efforts of God’s people, since February 17 we know of 353 babies across the country that have been spared from abortion!...
DAY 37: The Other Half of the Equation
March 25th, 2021
Abortion is devastating to a man’s identity. Whether they acknowledge it or not, God has designed men to be leaders, protectors, and providers. But abortion puts men in the position of being helples...
DAY 36: Healing After Abortion
March 24th, 2021
After abortion, one of the hardest things to do may be forgiving yourself… or allowing yourself to be forgiven. But that is where true freedom is found....
DAY 35: Imago Dei
March 23rd, 2021
We are little mirrors that reflect God’s glory in a multitude of magnificent and mysterious ways that animals do not....
DAY 34: Be Watchful In Your Prayers
March 22nd, 2021
1 Peter 4:7 - “But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers.”...
DAY 33: Choose Life
March 21st, 2021
I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live...
DAY 32: Don't Be Like Jonah
March 20th, 2021
Jonah was called by God to be a prophet, but he is a terribly flawed character....
DAY 31: The Adoption Option
March 19th, 2021
The Bible speaks about adoption so often because adoption is close to the heart of God. After all, God only has one “biological” Son (Jesus Christ), yet He has millions of adopted children....
DAY 30: Encouragement Time
March 18th, 2021
How has this daily time of prayer for the unborn impacted your life? What has God been teaching you or showing you?...
DAY 29: The Pro-Life Generation
March 17th, 2021
In my opinion, college campuses are the heart of the abortion battle in the United States. Culture is shaped by youth, and if we want to end abortion, we have to start by winning the hearts and minds...
DAY 28: I Get To Be The One
March 16th, 2021
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 15th, 2021
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....
DAY 26: Protect the Innocent
March 14th, 2021
Psalm 82:3-4 – “Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”...
DAY 25: Window to the Womb
March 13th, 2021
6 out of 10 Pregnancy Care Centers now offer free ultrasound exams. And many of these centers report that 80% of abortion-minded mothers choose life after seeing their unborn child on ultrasound....
DAY 24: Unplanned
March 12th, 2021
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 11th, 2021
We often refer to Jesus, Mary and Joseph as the Holy Family, and we tend to think of them as the perfect, idealized family. (Picture a stereotypical Christmas card with radiant beams of light cascadin...
DAY 22: For the Sake of Ten
March 10th, 2021
After Lot went to live in the city of Sodom, the LORD appeared to Abraham in physical form (Genesis 18:1). ...
DAY 21: Why Marriage Is The Key To Ending Abortion
March 9th, 2021
Did you know 85% of abortions take place among unmarried women?...
DAY 20: California Family Council
March 8th, 2021
I’m here today to remind you of the cruel reality you are celebrating, in hopes that one day God will open your eyes and turn you into a pro-life advocate as he has done with millions of others....
DAY 19: The Prevailing Power of Prayer
March 7th, 2021
When our circumstances seem bleak and hopeless, what can we do? We can appeal to the mercy of God – just like Moses – and pray for the glory of his salvation to be revealed....
DAY 18: The Sin of Silence
March 6th, 2021
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 ...
DAY 17: Reasons Pastors Don't Preach On Abortion
March 5th, 2021
For decades evangelical pastors have wrestled with how to, when to, and whether to preach against abortion. Surveys show the vast majority of pastors rarely – if ever – preach on the subject, and her...
DAY 16: Planned Parenthood
March 4th, 2021
A while back I heard that a beautiful new high school was built in Madera that includes a Planned Parenthood clinic right inside! This is just the organization’s latest attempt to infuse its values i...
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