Devotionals

A Sermon on Slavery

Dear Saints, Today, I am featuring a sermon by Aaron Turner, Outreach Pastor of Midtown Church, PCA in St Louis, which he gave at his church two weeks ago.  The sermon is almost a treatise on slavery in Scripture, but he also shows how American slavery was not biblical or indefensible, recognizing that Scripture does not […]

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Who Do You Live For?

Well, here we are. We made it to 2021. If you had any ideas that a new year would take us back to “normal”—you have been quickly disillusioned. Or perhaps, you expected more heaviness and upheaval and so, you have been proved correct. Whatever mindset you came into January 2021 with, we find ourselves brought to our knees, again.

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A Prayer for Today

Dear Saints and Friends, In light of the events of last Wednesday, I reminded our congregation and those streaming Sunday during our Confession of Sin, that Jesus’ Kingdom is not of this world and thus violence such as what we have seen over the last few months is an indication of idolatry – whether of an […]

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What is God doing?

Yes, it has crossed my mind during this pandemic “What is God doing?”  Below is a well-reasoned, theologically grounded exposition on a portion of Revelation that points to such events.  Greg Beale is a well known expositor of Revelations and author of a couple of reference books I own.  I believe you will find his work […]

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Hold on to Hope

We are not the first people to walk through a period of great darkness and, unless the Lord comes again very soon, we will not be the last.

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God’s Unchanging Faithfulness

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” – Hebrews 13:8 I don’t know about you, but for me this has been a month characterized by change. I have experienced changes when it comes to health, relationships, vehicles, location, and more. This is on top of the extensive changes – in lifestyle, daily […]

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“Orthodox Activism and the Global Perspective,” by Karen Ellis

Dear Saints, The Wednesday Devo this week is provided by the wife of Dr. Carl Ellis, Karen Ellis.  As with all of her addresses,  this one carries a deep theological, apologetic and yet accessible character.  You would have thought she presented this a couple of months ago, but no, it was done in 2015.  Please […]

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Patience & Provision

There are days filled with sunshine, the glow of abundance and tranquility casting a golden hue over everything in sight. Each step is a delight, barefoot toes brushing the soft grass; grass so green and vibrant it eludes description. Each breath; inhaling peace, exhaling joy. It truly is a path beside still waters. Why would […]

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An Article To Consider

Dear Saints, The Devo for this week is a blog post by Dr. Carl Ellis that I did not see until last week.  It will help us sharpen our thinking about the unrest that has gone on over the past few months.  Some is still going on but not reported like it was.  I pray […]

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A Sermon on Ephesians

Dear Saints, This week for our Wednesday devotional I am featuring a sermon given by my son-in-law, Aaron Turner, Assistant Pastor for Outreach Midtown Church, PCA in St Louis, MO.  He is working on the passage found in Ephesians 2:11-22 on how Christ created one new people from Jew and Gentile.  He is addressing these […]

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Will You Join Me?

When I first started writing devotionals for church, I decided to write about what God was teaching me. They say to write what you know. It has been beautiful to see how He has highlighted and clarified lessons as the day for submitting the devotional’s posting draws near. He always comes through, even if it […]

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