Category Archives: John

December 20 – Word Became Flesh

Read John 1:1-18 I don’t know about anyone else but I am a complete Scrooge before Thanksgiving. It is a massive pet peeve of mine when Christmas decorations are thrown out in WalMart weeks before Thanksgiving even happens. I admit … Continue reading

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December 8 – The Beatitudes – “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness…”

Read John 6:35 and 7:37-38 I have heard Coach Tom Ryan speak two times at Grace Church. His is a story of being a husband, father and Christian coach, hungry for answers. I have found Tom’s story to be inspiring. … Continue reading

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December 3 – The Songs We Sing – “This I Believe”

Read John 3:16 So often when we encounter difficult times as we have this past year, it becomes difficult for us to see the way out, to see the good.  We can quickly lose sight of all that we know … Continue reading

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December 2 – The Songs We Sing – “Holy Ground”

Read Exodus 33:18; John 11:40; 2 Corinthians 4:6; John 8:36; Romans 8:1-39 Listen to Holy Ground by Passion https://youtu.be/xU771D5AYWE In your time of worship, what do you see? Is there a visual that comes to your mind? Is there truth … Continue reading

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November 18 – Red Letters – “I have overcome the world!”

Read John 16:33 What better verse to be reminded of at a time like this in our country and the world! In order to understand verse 33, you have to read the entire chapter and I challenge you to do … Continue reading

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November 15 – Red Letters – “Whoever drinks from the water I give them will never thirst again.”

Read John 4:13-14 “I’m dying of thirst!”  are the words we cry out as we wipe the sweat from our brow on a sweltering, summer day. Nothing quenches our thirst like a drink of water. Cool. Refreshing. Rejuvenating. Life giving. … Continue reading

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October 29 – The 2020 Election – Kingdom

Day 5: Kingdom “If you care more about how your neighbors vote than where they will spend eternity, your heart is not devoted to Christ and His kingdom.”  – J.D. Greer The most significant election of our lifetime.  Now, on … Continue reading

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October 24 – I AM – The True Vine

Read John 15:1, 5 Can you tell where your story ends and His begins? Is there a defining feature of your life where you can see the fruit of abiding in Jesus? The eastern world thinks of things a lot … Continue reading

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October 23 – I AM – The Way, the Truth and the Life

Read John 14:1-6 “Jesus answered, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”. John 14:6 NIV I am the way. The paths at Camp Otyokwah, a 300-acre wooded Christian … Continue reading

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October 22 – I AM – The Good Shepherd

Read John 10:11, 14 Living around Wayne County for almost your entire life would lead many to believe that, by default, you are knowledgeable about farming, crops and the Amish.  To take it a step further, growing up in Smithville … Continue reading

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