VIBRANT DevotionalS

June 14, 2022

Embodying the Message

2 Corinthians 5:11-21. Delegates from the forty-nine classes (geographical regions) of the Christian Reformed Church are gathered in Grand Rapids, Michigan for Synod 2022. The delegates have been chosen by their classis to deliberate and make decisions on key issues that affect the whole…
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Taking fresh steps
to a God-given,

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An Unlikely Ministry Partner

June 9, 2022
John 4:1-42. Tod Bolsinger tells the story of Lewis and Clark in his book Canoeing the Mountains. Their expedition took them off the map as they abandoned the canoes and

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Discipleship and Disasters 

June 1, 2022
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rains fell, the floods came,

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Moving from Stuckness to Curiosity

May 18, 2022
I guess “fear” is the official word of this decade. The COVID-19 pandemic made us afraid of being in close proximity to anybody not in our family pod. We were

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Creativity and Persistence

April 27, 2022
One of my favorite leadership moments from the Old Testament is the obscure and often overlooked story of David found in 2 Samuel 5:4-8: David was thirty years old when he

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Persevere in the journey

April 20, 2022
Luke 9:51 “When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem.” Isaiah 50: “Therefore I have set my face like

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Stooping to Serve

April 12, 2022
John 13:1-17. “You may not remember what I said today, but I hope you will remember what I now do.” I spoke those words on October 15, 2011, which was

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Baptized for Mission

April 6, 2022
Photo Unsplash Kevin Adams, Senior Pastor at Granite Springs Church, Lincoln, CA Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. But John tried to deter

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Gollum Has Some Part to Play in It

March 30, 2022
Photo Unsplash Kris Vos Pastor Sunlight Community Church & The Center for Church Renewal Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on

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Always Winter: Where is Aslan Part 2

March 22, 2022
Photo Unsplash Lucy’s brothers and sisters don’t believe her story about Mr. Tumnus and the land of Narnia. They accuse her of making it all up until one day when