Private: Encouraging Words

ReadGalatians 1:6-10 Thought for the Day: My focus for today is following Jesus! Thinking back, it is easy to remember several TV shows which used a “monster of the week” format. From Power Rangers to the X Files to Buffy the Vampire Slayer (and even including 1960s...

Read Luke 18:1-8 Thought for the Day: Today is a day to pray! When much of society closed for business in March 2020, the people of our church did something really amazing. For 100 consecutive days, members of our congregation met every single morning at 8:00 a.m....

Read Titus 3:1-7 Thought for the Day: Jesus has given me a new life! Before Jesus paid the ultimate price on the Cross, we were lost. Try as we might to obey laws, individuals have never been able to do it perfectly. Attempting to build a relationship...

Read Luke 12:22-34 Thought for the Day: Seek first the kingdom of God! It has often been noted that you can understand a person’s priorities by watching where they invest their time and money. If I say “I love playing basketball” but the hoop in my driveway...

Read Romans 15:1-7 Thought for the Day: Jesus came not to be served, but to serve! Almost fifteen years ago, we (Pastors Stan and David) coached a little league team together. After our first game, it was clear: our team had the four best players in the...

Read 1 Corinthians 4:1-5 Thought for the Day: I am asked to be a faithful steward of Jesus! Of all the characters in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, none offers a stronger example of how not to live than the tragic Denethor, Steward of Gondor. Instead...

Thought for the Day: Today, I choose to worship God. Have you ever sung a hymn or praise song and wondered, “what’s the point?” In the mid-19th Century, a little boy named Elisha Hoffman loved music but his family couldn’t afford formal lessons. However, they gathered...

Read Revelation 2:1-5 Thought for the Day: Jesus is my first love! Take a moment to think back to what it was like at first. Before things got complicated and life got in the way, what was it like at first with your (fill in the blank)?...