Hope in God

by Mark Hayes, president of ministry “Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope...

Continue to love

Above all, love each other constantly, because love covers a multitude of sins. (1 Peter 4:8)If we waited for people to be loveable, we would never love anyone. It is easy for us to...

Jesus is always there for us.

“Do not be afraid, but keep on speaking, and do not be silent. (Acts 18:9b) I am sure that you could list a number of things you are afraid of. Does your list include...

Rest – wonderful rest!

Therefore, let us make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall into the same pattern of disobedience. (Hebrews 4:11) Rest comes in different forms. Before the pandemic, there were...

Understand the cost of being a Christian

“Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me.” (Matthew 10:38)Before people commit themselves to something, they often evaluate the cost and commitment that will be required of...

God’s Word burns in my heart.

His word is in my heart like a fire. (Jeremiah 20:9) There may be times when news is so great that you cannot keep it quiet. Your family may be expecting the first grandchild,...

Established and protected by the Lord

Still, the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and protect you from the Evil One. (2 Thessalonians 3:3) “Established in 1839.” This is the byline of the oldest Lutheran church in the state...

A prayer for the times

Please join us in praying… Dear Father in heaven, we so desperately want to control a world that seems out of control. The further circumstances slip out of our grasp, the more we come...