All are welcome to join our study in the book of Ephesians with Pastor George Dikeman every 2nd and 4th Sunday at 9am.
Posted: August 30
Posted: August 23
Psalm 147:5 – “Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; His understanding is beyond measure.” In our home, one minor struggle often arises between my wife and I…the toaster. Stephanie likes her toast to basically emerge as warm bread, whereas, I like mine to actually resemble toast. So we battle back and forth over the dark vs. light setting, each of us thinking that we have a better understanding of what is good and right. Often we battle with the Lord as to what is right. We think that we know what’s best, and if God would just listen to us then everything would turn out great. How often have we failed to trust in His wisdom and instead followed our own understanding? We trade His understanding that is “beyond measure” for our limited wisdom. Whatever challenges and struggles you are facing today, trust in His limitless wisdom! We all need HIs wisdom in our life, and God’s promise is that when we call out to Him, He will give it to us. God knows exactly what you need, when you need it, all you have to do is trust in Him and follow Him in faith. God loves you and wants to bless your life, so acknowledge Him in everything, and He will guide your path! Lord bless, Pastor Mark Mehl
Posted: August 17
John 15:4 – Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. ESV In our studies on Sundays we’ve been going through the book of First John, and we’ve seen that John’s emphasis is abiding in Christ. The only way to overcome adversity in our life, and be all that God wants us to be is to abide in Him. January is the biggest month of the year for fitness centers around the country. Everyone “turns over a new leaf” and commits themselves to a new year of exercise. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve told myself, “I’m going to get some exercise today” or “I’m going to go for a walk this morning” only to find myself in the evening having failed at the task. Somehow I always manage to convince myself that I’m too busy, too tired, or I have more important things to do. When it comes to our time spent with the Lord each day, there is nothing more important that we can do. The enemy wants to distract us from our devotional time with the Lord even more than he wants to distract us from exercise! It’s easy for us to push it off because we feel we’re too busy, or too tired, or we just don’t have the time. As John points out many times in scripture, if we’re going to be fruitful, grow in Him, and be a blessing to others, we have to abide in Him each and every day. Make sure that you are spending focused time in prayer and in the Word so that He can continue to work in your life! Lord bless, Pastor Mark Mehl