Devotions

The Road to Recovery – Step 3

“God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth.” Matthew 5:5 (NLT) Step 3—Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control. This choosing is informed by the previous two steps: I have no power to do good in my own strength, but God has the power to help me do…

The Road to Recovery – Step 2

“God blesses those who mourn,     for they will be comforted.” Matthew 5:4 (NLT) We continue a series on the Road to Recovery, finding healing for our hurts, habits and hang-ups, as expressed by Rick Warren, and based on the Beatitudes of Matthew 5. Step 2—Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him and that He has the power…

The Road to Recovery – Step 1

“God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him,     for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.” Matthew 5:3 (NLT) We begin a new series on the Road to Recovery, finding healing for our hurts, habits and hang-ups, as expressed by Rick Warren, and based on the Beatitudes of Matthew 5. Step 1—Realize I am not God. As…

Explore God – Can we know there is a God?

Romans 1:18-20 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. Romans 1:20 (NLT) Creation itself speaks to the existence and power of God. The deeper scientists look into the…

Why Does God Allow Suffering?

 Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped. And he said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” In all this Job did not sin or charge God…

The Lord’s Supper

The Lord’s Supper, or the Sacrament of the Altar, is the true body and blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, under bread and wine, instituted by Christ himself, for Christians to eat and drink. This is more than a remembrance meal; it is a holy meal, an engagement with God Himself. It is for the forgiveness of my sins and also for the strengthening of my life. And as we commune together, we are all part of the same body, His body. So as you commune, remember and enjoy the fellowship you have not only with Christ, but with all believers.

Baptism

Baptism is a miracle, a supernatural event where God changes our destiny as we are born again of water and the Spirit. We are commanded by Christ to baptize. Sometimes we baptize and then teach, other times we teach and then baptize.
As one of the means of grace, baptism works forgiveness in our lives. It is also a celebration of God’s calling on our lives. (He chooses us, we do not choose Him.) Part of baptism also is understanding who we are now in Christ, and then living into that new identity each day as we remember our baptism. If that is not your habit yet, try beginning each day by remembering God’s promise of forgiveness and rebirth given to you at your baptism, and then live as if it’s true, for it is!

Daily Prayers

I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You. For into Your hands i commend myself, my body and soul,…

The Lord’s Prayer

Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. — Matthew 6:9-13 (ESV)…

Office of the Keys

Again [Jesus] said, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you.” Then he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone’s sins, they are forgiven. If you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.” – John 20:21-23 (NLT) The Office of the Keys refers to the ability…

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