Archive for December 11th, 2022

This Sunday at Church: Pray for the Church Security Team

We are fortunate that we have a police officer who helps us run our security team (and I help, too!) Our team includes military veterans and former security guards.

And they are great men. (I just remembered I said I am on the team! I am definitely talking about them. They may have their own opinions of me.) They seek God and to protect His Word and His Church.

We live in a pretty safe area, but we have had a few issues even here, so their work is much appreciated. Join us in thanking God for them and that He keep us all safe.


This Sunday at Church I want to encourage you to do the following: Pray for the Church Security Team.. These days there’s the concern for mass shooters.  There’s also other dangers. I imagine churches that have a church security team might not have information public. You don’t need to know everything about the church security […]

This Sunday at Church: Pray for the Church Security Team

VerseD: 1 John 4:15

Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.

1 John 4:15, ESV

We must acknowledge that Jesus is the second Person of the Trinity, the Son of God who is God, or we do not have God in our life.

Advent 2022 – Day 15: Matthew 2:1-2

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”

Matthew 2:1-2, ESV

At Advent, we look back at why Jesus had to come, that He came, and then that He will come again.

Our sins have stacked up to heaven, deeper and more vile than we could know.

But God was not willing to leave us mired in our sin.

God came to us, born as an infant, weak, physically powerless, yet without sin.

And wise men came to see this miracle, to give honor and gifts.

Most people miss that our Lord has come to be with us as one of us.

We often still ignore Him.

Yet, God came to us, showing us that even in our ignorance He comes after us.

We may not have much to offer but our sin, and maybe we have great wealth and/or skills to give, but only the wisest seek God who has come.

May we seek the Lord who grants wisdom to the lowly and grace to the humble.