Devotion for May 14, 2017

  Welcome! We Worship Every Tuesday at 10:30!   Meditation for the Week of May 14, 2017     Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on […]

Devotion for May 7, 2017

  Welcome! We Worship Every Tuesday at 10:30!   Meditation for the Week of May 7, 2017     Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them.  While he blessed them, he parted from them and was carried up into heaven.  And they worshiped him and […]

Devotions for the Week of April 30, 2017

Meditation for the Week of April 30, 2017 They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?” Luke 24:32   The story of the road to Emmaus is the perfect picture of the Christian life and the Divine Service. […]

Devotions for the Week of April 23, 2017

Meditation for the Week of April 23, 2017  “And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.  If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.” John 20:22-23   Do you want someone breathing on you?  Probably not.  […]

Devotions for the Week of April 16, 2017

Meditation for the Week of April 16, 2017  “But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.” Mark 16:7   Peter had a rough weekend.  It was the worst three days of his life. First there were the prayers in the […]

Devotions for the Week of April 9, 2017

Meditation for the Week of April 9, 2017 “The Lord is My Light and My Salvation” Psalm 27:1   The Lord is my light and my salvation.  Whom shall I fear?  Certainly not the darkness.  The Lord spoke light into the darkness.  His birth brought light into the world.  At His birth, heaven’s light came […]

Devotions for the Week of April 2, 2017

Meditation for the Week of April 2, 2017 Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.”  John 11:21   Where was Jesus?  Martha and her sister Mary must have asked themselves this question over and over and over again.  Where was Jesus?  Their brother Lazarus had been sick; very […]

Devotions for the Week of March 26, 2017

Meditation for the Week of March 26, 2017 As [Jesus] passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God […]

Devotions for the Week of March 19, 2017

Meditation for the Week of March 19, 2017 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.”  John 4:10  The Samaritan woman at the well hadn’t exactly lived […]

Devotions for the Week of March 5, 2017

Meditation for the Week of March 5, 2017 “Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.  And the tempter came and said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, command these stones to […]

Devotions for the Week of March 12, 2017

Meditation for the Week of March 12, 2017 Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”  John 3:3 Nicodemus had been coming to learn from Jesus at night. He knew that the other leaders of the Jews weren’t happy with Jesus because […]

Devotions for the Week of February 26, 2017

Meditation for the Week of February 26, 2017  Moses then took the blood, sprinkled it on the people and said, “This is the blood of the covenant that the Lord has made with you in accordance with all these words.”  Exodus 24:8  Old Testament religion was pretty gross. There was a lot of blood. Over […]

Devotions for the Week of February 19, 2017

Meditation for the Week of February 19, 2017 Teach me, Lord, the way of your decrees, that I may follow it to the end. Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart. Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. Psalm […]

Devotions for the Week of February 12, 2017

Meditation for the Week of February 12, 2017 See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your […]

Devotions for the Week of February 5, 2017

 Meditation for the Week of February 5, 2017 Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter— when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and […]

Devotions for the Week of January 29, 2017

Meditation for the Week of January 29, 2017 And [Jesus] said, “Truly, I say to you, no prophet is acceptable in his hometown. Luke 4:24 Jesus’ first sermon in His hometown did not go over well.  The people could only think of Him as Joe and Mary’s boy, who was decent enough with a hammer, […]

Devotions for the Week of January 22, 2017

Meditation for the Week of January 22, 2017 “Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’”  Mark 1:14-15 When Jesus began His earthly ministry, the first thing He says […]

Devotions for the Week of January 15, 2017

Meditation for the Week of January 15, 2017 “On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus […]

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 […]