Entries by Pastor Dan

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.” —John 14:27 This is the first of a series of statements Jesus makes to prepare his disciples for his impending […]

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

As for those who in this present age are rich, command them not to be haughty, or to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but rather on God who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share, thus […]

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

We must obey God rather than any human authority. Acts 5:29 Lately I’ve been thinking about those things in my life that have slowly worked their way into an elevated position in my day to day. How tightly do I cling to money? If I were to loosen my grip, do I trust that God […]

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

“Better is a little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble with it.” Proverbs 15:16 Fear is a tricky thing. It‘s meant to be a healthy deterrent to reckless or dangerous behavior that can cause great harm (hence my fear of roller coasters). More often, fear is a thing that consumes […]

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Who is a rock besides our God? Psalm 18:31 I can’t tell you precisely when it occurred or what was going on, but I have a deep emotional memory of walking through the door of my house and feeling completely at ease. Like whatever was weighing on me that day was just left right outside […]

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not belong to us. – 2 Corinthians 4:7 I had a professor in seminary who once said that you can tell the health of a church by how willing people are […]

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

“Then Peter said: I truly understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.” Acts 10: 34-35 No matter how old I get, the first time I enter someone’s home it’s always a little awkward. Is this a shoes on or […]

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness. —John 12:46 I think it’s universal that at one point everyone was afraid of being alone in the dark. As we grow up we come to realize that there isn’t actually a monster under the […]

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Honor the Lord with your wealth. Proverbs 3:9 I think I was in sixth grade when I gave my dad one of the worst Christmas gifts I have ever given him. He wore a suit and tie to work each day, so when I saw the motorized tie rack at the store I knew it […]

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teaching; for it is well for the heart to be strengthened by grace. Hebrews 13:9 I have always had a lot of questions about God. As I grew up I discovered that some of those questions had already been answered while others hadn’t (and may […]