Devotions for the Week of January 8, 2017

Meditation for the Week of January 8, 2017 “Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, […]

Devotions for the Week of January 1, 2017

Meditation for the Week of January 1, 2017 “When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.”  Matthew 2:10 In the entire Bible, there is no greater expression of joy than right here in this verse: the Magi rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.  Two words for joy are used and the adverb “exceedingly” […]

Devotions for the Week of December 25, 2016

Welcome!  Meditation for the Week of December 25, 2016 Is. 9:2–7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11–14; Luke 2:1–14 (15–20) And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David […]

Devotions for the Week of December 18, 2016

Welcome! Meditation for the Week of December 18, 2016 Is. 7:10–17; Psalm 24; Rom. 1:1–7; Matt. 1:18–25 But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in […]

Devotions for the Week of December 11, 2016

Welcome! Meditation for the Week of December 11, 2016 Is. 35:1–10; Psalm 146; James 5:7–11; Matt. 11:2–15 Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples and said to him, “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?”  And Jesus […]

Devotions for the Week of December 4, 2016

Welcome! Meditation for the Week of December 4, 2016   Is. 11:1–10, Psalm 72:1–7; Rom. 15:4–13; Matt. 3:1–12 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”  In the Gospel lesson for this this Second Sunday of Advent, we see John the Baptist and his preaching.  Now, John the Baptist is often considered quite the […]

Devotions for the Week of November 27, 2016

Meditation for the Week of November 27, 2016   And he [the thief on the cross] said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”  And he [Jesus] said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”              Luke 23:43                                     While we still have one month […]

Devotions for the Week of November 20, 2016

Meditation for the Week of November 20, 2016   “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”           Philippians 4:6-7                                     […]

Devotions for the Week of November 13, 2016

Meditation for the Week of November 13, 2016   “For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies.  Now such persons we command and encourage in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living.  As for you, brothers, do not grow […]

Devotions for the Week of Nov. 6, 2016

Meditation for the Week of November 6, 2016   [Jesus said,] “But that the dead are raised, even Moses showed, in the passage about the bush, where He calls the Lord the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.  Now He is not God of the dead, but of […]

Devotions for the Week October 30, 2016

Welcome! We Worship Every Tuesday at 10:30 am  Meditation for the Week of October 30, 2016 …“I am hard pressed between the two.  My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better.“…                                                                                               Philippians 1:18-30 What do you think heaven will be like?  There are some who think that if you […]

Devotions for the Week of October 16, 2016

 Welcome! We Worship Every Tuesday at 10:30! Meditation for the Week of October 16, 2016 “Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this evil that had come upon him, they came each from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite.  They made an appointment together to come to […]

Devotions for the Week of October 8, 2016

Welcome! We Worship Every Tuesday at 10:30! Meditation for the Week of October 9, 2016 “But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.”       Isaiah 53:5 A mother decided one day to test her young […]

Devotions for the Week of October 2, 2016

Welcome! We Worship Every Tuesday at 10:30!   Meditation for the Week of October 2, 2016   “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”                         Acts 2:1-13   In the above verse, what […]

Devotions for the Week of September 25, 2016

Meditation for the Week of September 25, 2016   Note: Psalm 23 has been a source of strength and comfort to many Christians throughout the ages.  In our FHP Devotions for the month of September we will be praying our way through this Psalm.     Reading: Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all […]

Devotions for the Week of September 18, 2016

Meditation for the Week of September 18, 2016   Note: Psalm 23 has been a source of strength and comfort to many Christians throughout the ages.  In our FHP Devotions for the month of September we will be praying our way through this Psalm.     Reading: Thou preparest a table before me in the […]

Devotions for the Week of September 11, 2016

Meditation for the Week of September 11, 2016   Note: Psalm 23 has been a source of strength and comfort to many Christians throughout the ages.  In our FHP Devotions for the month of September we will be praying our way through this Psalm.     Reading: Yea, though I walk through the valley of […]

Devotion for the Week of September 4, 2016

Meditation for the Week of September 4, 2016   Note: Psalm 23 has been a source of strength and comfort to many Christians throughout the ages.  In our FHP Devotions for the month of September we will be praying our way through this Psalm.   Reading: The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me […]

Devotions for the Week of August 28, 2016

Meditation for the Week of August 28, 2016  36Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful. 37“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; 38give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will […]

Devotions for the Week of August 21, 2016

Meditation for the Week of August 21, 2016 36Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful. 37“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; 38give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will […]

Devotions for the Week of August 14, 2016

Meditation for the Week of August 14, 2016 1[Jesus] also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions. 2And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the […]

Devotions for the Week of August 7, 2016

Meditation for the Week of August 7, 2016 1[Jesus] also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions. 2And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the […]

Devotions for the Week of July 31

Meditation for the Week of July 31, 2016 And [Jesus] said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” Luke 12:13 King Solomon was the wisest of the kings of Israel. Under his reign Israel reached the pinnacle of […]

Devotions for the Week of July 24, 2016

Meditation for the Week of July 24, 2016 Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” Luke 11:1 Jesus’ disciples knew that their Teacher and Lord could pray. He would often withdraw to solitary […]

Devotions for the Week of July 17, 2016

Meditation for the Week of July 17, 2016 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:41-42 It’s amazing how siblings can be so different from each other. […]

Devotions for the Week of July 10, 2016

Meditation for the Week of July 10, 2016  [Jesus said:] “Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.”  Luke 10:36-37  The parable of the Good […]

Devotions for the Week of July 3, 2016

Meditation for the Week of July 3, 2016  “Whenever you enter a town and they receive you, eat what is set before you. Heal the sick in it and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ But whenever you enter a town and they do not receive you, go into […]

Devotions for the Week of June 26, 2016

Meditation for the Week of June 26, 2016 There he came to a cave and lodged in it. And behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and he said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” He said, “I have been very jealous for the Lord, the God of hosts. For the […]

Devotions for the Week of June 19, 2016

Meditation for the Week of June 19, 2016 I was ready to be sought by those who did not ask for me; I was ready to be found by those who did not seek me. I said, “Here I am, here I am,” to a nation that was not called by my name. I spread […]

Devotions for the Week of June 12, 2016

Meditation for the Week of June 12, 2016 And the Lord sent Nathan to David. He came to him and said to him, “There were two men in a certain city, the one rich and the other poor. The rich man had very many flocks and herds, but the poor man had nothing but one […]

Devotions for the Week of June 5, 2016

Meditation for the Week of June 5, 2016 After this the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, became ill. And his illness was so severe that there was no breath left in him. And she said to Elijah, “What have you against me, O man of God? You have come to me […]

Devotions for the Week of May 29, 2016

Meditation for the Week of May 29, 2016 “When Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, said, ‘I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.’” — Luke 7:9 Faith. Faith is at the heart of Christianity. Paul tells us that we are “saved by […]

Devotions for the Week of May 22, 2016

Meditation for the Week of May 22, 2016 “Jesus said to them, ‘Truly, Truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.’” –John 8:58 Jesus is Lord. Not only is Jesus Lord, but He is God. He is a man, but He is God in the flesh of man. It’s confusing, isn’t it? It doesn’t make sense. […]

Devotions for the Week of May 15, 2016

Meditation for the Week of May 15, 2016 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. — John 14: 26 The Holy Spirit; He was given to the Church at Pentecost, which the […]

Devotions for the Week of May 8, 2016

Meditation for the Week of May 8, 2016 “And when He had said these things, as they were looking on, He was lifted up, and a cloud took Him out of their sight.” – Acts 1:9 It really is amazing to consider what the disciples must have thought as they watched Jesus ascend into heaven. I […]

Devotions for the Week of May 1, 2016

Meditation for the Week of May 1, 2016 “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” In the world you will have tribulation. As Jesus says this to us, He is right, isn’t He? […]

Devotions for the week of April 24, 2016

Meditation for the Week of April 24, 2016 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.  And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned […]

Devotions for the week of April 17, 2016

Meditation for the Week of April 17, 2016 Therefore, they are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence.  They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching […]

Devotions for the week of April 10, 2016

Meditation for the Week of April 10, 2016 And [the heavenly creatures] sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made […]

Devotions for the week of April 3, 2016

Meditation for the Week of April 3, 2016 Jesus Christ [is] the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and ruler of kings on earth.  To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory […]

Devotions for the Week of March 27, 2016

“When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.”                                                                                                                    John 20:20 Easter is a day for joy.  John tells us that the disciples rejoiced to see Jesus when He met with them in the upper room.  John had seen the empty […]

Devotions for the Week of March 20, 2016

And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!”    Matthew 21:9 Note:  A few years ago I wrote a series of meditations on Lenten Hymns.  Since they are shorter, two […]

Devotions for the Week of March 13, 2016

But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.                                                                                     Galatians 6:14 Note:  A few years ago I wrote a series of meditations on Lenten Hymns.  Since they are […]

Devotions for the Week of March 6, 2016

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. 1 Peter 2:24 Note:  A few years ago I wrote a series of meditations on Lenten Hymns.  Since they are shorter, two of them are included for this […]

Devotions for the Week of February 28, 2016

Meditation for the Week of February 28, 2016 “But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, […]

Devotions for the Week of February 21, 2016

Meditation for the Week of February 21, 2016 And behold, there were two blind men sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was passing by, they cried out, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!” St. Matthew 20:30 When it comes to God’s Kingdom, getting what you’ve earned is the worst thing that could […]

Devotions for the Week of February 14, 2016

Meditation for the Week of February 14, 2016 “My God, my God, why have you forsaken Me?” St. Matthew 27:46 Our Lord’s physical suffering didn’t even begin to compare to the spiritual agony of being forsaken by His Father on the cross and not even knowing why. Our Lord could have no consolation, which means that […]

Devotions for the Week of February 7, 2016

Meditation for the Week of February 7, 2016 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And going out about the third hour he […]

Devotions for the Week of January 31, 2016

“But Jesus rebuked [the demon], saying, ‘Be silent and come out of him!’ And when the demon had thrown him down in their midst, he came out of him, having done him no harm.” Luke 4:35 During this season of Epiphany, we spend a lot of time looking at the fact that Jesus is not […]

Devotions for the Week of January 24, 2016

“And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to [Jesus]. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written, ‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering […]