Blog

Crown and Joy Memory Verses

Our community’s challenge to memorize Scripture has led to the creation of the list below. Choose one verse, passage, or chapter to memorize in this time of COVID-19. Memorize on your own or work with others! Verses: Psalm 119:105 John 3:16 Genesis 1:1 Psalm 107:1 Hebrews 13:7 Passages: Psalm 23 Deuteronomy 5:6-21 Psalm 119:9-16 Ephesians […]

Continue Reading

Control

Today, Pastor Stan considers the question of control. Who is in control of our world and our individual lives? Does God see me? Does He know what is happening? Psalm 24 begins with, “The earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein” And Jesus tells us in Luke 12:7, “Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you […]

Continue Reading

God Will Provide

Pastor Stan looks into Matthew 6:24, “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” In the Roman world, it was impossible for a slave to serve two different masters […]

Continue Reading

Be Still and Know That I Am God

I was praying the other day and I asked God—“What do you want me to do?” I felt this sense of quiet and into my mind came the words “I just want you to be still.” Those words surprised me. Here was not a call to action, but to inaction—a call to stop. I don’t […]

Continue Reading

Lament for Lost Loved Ones

Pastor Stan reflects on the following passageS in light of COVID-19: Hebrews 4:14-16 and John 11. Hebrews 4:14-16 “Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to […]

Continue Reading

God’s Infinite Wisdom and Love

Pastor Stan tackles the question, how can God be good and still allow COVID-19? He draws his answer from Romans 11:33-36: “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has […]

Continue Reading

Through Christ, We Can.

Good Afternoon Crown & Joy Family! This is Pastor Stan. I’m about to do one of the first of a series of what I call corona devotionals, or devo for short. About 2 to 3 minutes is what I’m shooting for. So, let us begin. As you may recall in late January, I preached on […]

Continue Reading

Devotionals Series During COVID-19

The Lord laid it on my heart to communicate the gospel message in such a way as to support us during this crisis.  It is my hope that the active power in His Word will strengthen and encourage you during this time.  At the suggestions of one of our leaders, I plan to submit a […]

Continue Reading

Count It All Joy: A COVID-19 Update

Dear Saints, Count it all joy, my brothers (and sisters), when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.  And let steadfastness have it full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”  James 1:2-4 – What you see there is the Word […]

Continue Reading