God Shows No Partiality

So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears Him and does what is right is acceptable to Him” (Acts 10:34-35).

My heart has been shocked over the past months as I have become aware of an increasing number of hostile acts in the US toward people of Asian descent. The recent murders in Georgia may or may…

Attributes of God in the 10 Commandments

“You shall walk in all the way that the Lord your God has commanded you, that you may live, and that it may go well with you, and that you may live long in the land that you shall possess” (Deuteronomy 5:33).

The Tuesday Men’s Noon Bible Study is currently working through the book of Deuteronomy. We meet on Zoom, and it’s open to any man who would like to participate (we do hope to regather…

Your First Response: Prayer

If someone gives you bad news, offers criticism to you, or informs you of a decision you think is wrong, how do you react?

I know it’s easy to react to the person right away. Our initial reaction can often be to be defensive, to engage in an argument, or to lash out. Or maybe we internalize the feedback and begin to wonder what we did wrong or become sad or angry.

The judge and prophet…

Psalm 62

“Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress.” – Psalm 62:2

We’re continuing to work our way through the Psalms via our early morning Zoom devotional time (6-6:30 a.m).  It’s a rich time, where we all encourage one another with insights from God’s Word.  We meditated on Psalm 62 today and allowed it to guide our prayer time.

This Psalm reminds us of great truths about…

God is Our Strength…

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might (Ephesians 6:10).

 It’s still the new year and I am looking around at doing some Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects such as a bathroom remodel. My betterment list is growing. I will add in some self-help (healthier lifestyle choices), financial improvement (budget, budget, budget), and spiritual growth (this year I will…

A Lamp and Light

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105).

Our BibleJourney through the Prophets has been very good for my soul.  I’ve needed to hear the tough words and tremendous promises from this portion of God’s Word.  I think our church needed these words and promises as well. 

I just finished reading Christopher J. Wright’s book, Here Are Your Gods:…

Excuses & Provision

We’re tempted to present excuses before God when He calls us.

White as Snow

The joy that my kids find playing in the snow amazes me. They never get tired of it. They can stay out all day enjoying all the wonderful things the new snowfall brings: sledding, building snow forts and snowmen, and having a great time.

Unfortunately, I do get tired of the snow. Kids go in and out constantly…the running of the dryer for wet and cold jackets, hats, and gloves…the messed…

Insights from Genesis

“And they sang a new song, saying, 'Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation…'" (Revelation 5:9).

A few excerpts from the book, From every People and Nation: A biblical theology of race, by J. Daniel Hays:

“From Genesis 1…


Every New Year’s Eve my family writes out resolutions for the New Year and shares them with each other. Writing down resolutions can be a good way to help you accomplish them! Our family’s New Year’s resolutions range from earning a navy belt (last color belt before black) in taekwondo, finishing freshman year with all A’s, reading through the Bible this year, and spending more time with the people…

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.