He Lives/We Live

He Lives/We Live

unsplash-logomichael podger As children, many of us learned that “April showers bring May flowers.” If you live in the U.S. desert southwest, however, “April showers” are in short supply! Despite the lack of rain, April is a month of renewal, regeneration, and...
God’s Fireworks

God’s Fireworks

unsplash-logoJeffrey Hamilton (Remember: two readers, three copies of devotion. If suggested hymn is used, need musical accompaniment and accompanist, hymnals.) Reader One: Do you remember your first fireworks display? Do you remember “oohing” and...
Always the Cross

Always the Cross

unsplash-logoAaron Burden My children, when young, were the typical squirmy kids who found it difficult to sit still in church on Sunday. As with many churches, many well-meaning matriarchs of the church offered unsolicited advice to young families. Noticing my...
Elisha and the ShunamMITE Woman

Elisha and the ShunamMITE Woman

unsplash-logoAaron Burden Read: 2 Kings 4:1–14  God sent many prophets to his people who were separated into two kingdoms, Israel and Judah. Some like Hosea and Elisha preached in the northern kingdom of Israel during the eighth century B C. Hosea was married and had...
The Perfect Lamb

The Perfect Lamb

unsplash-logoDaniel Sandvik Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. (John 1:29) I collect sheep. Not the living, bleating, shearable kind. I collect stuffed sheep. I have herded together a few quite large ones and literally a couple of hundred...