Category: Religion

  • What is Truth [Tour 2]? What is Islam [Lesson 3]?

    What is Truth [Tour 2]? What is Islam [Lesson 3]?

    Join us on Thursday evenings as we continue our tour through “The TRUTH PROJECT” from Focus on the Family. We just finished the question regarding Veritology, answering the question, “What is Truth?” In our next class on April 9, we will begin the tour on “Philosophy and Ethics.” Awesome stuff here! Join us on Sunday mornings […]

  • In Good Company

    In Good Company

    Scripture is full of amazing examples of faith and obedience. It is also full of amazing examples of faithlessness and disobedience. Often, these are even found in the same person!

    When we mess up, we are in good company and, like those we emulate, there is always hope for us, too; and that Hope is Jesus!

  • It’s Time To GO!

    It’s Time To GO!

    “Lord, open the doors that need to be opened and close the doors that need to be closed.” I have been praying that prayer for a while now in regard to what the Lord would have me do.

    He has opened the door. Now it’s time to walk through it!

    Here we go!

  • Thank You, Lord, for the Wonderful Day!

    Thank You, Lord, for the Wonderful Day!

    Receptions and installations for Pastor Duerr and me. A wonderful day!

  • God’s Grace – Vital for Us. Vital for All.

    God’s Grace – Vital for Us. Vital for All.

    A nice devotion I read which I’d like to share.

  • State of Our Heart? Our Marriage Unions? Our Lives? …

    I think that sometimes our relationship with the Lord is as rocky as that between Congress and the President – barely tolerable. To deliver the State of the Union address, the Congress invites [by necessity as the President is not otherwise allowed there during his time in office] the President to come to the Capital […]

  • MLK – “Letter from Birmingham Jail” – My Favorite

    MLK – “Letter from Birmingham Jail” – My Favorite

    Many other speeches, papers, and parts of the amazing movement led by Dr. King garner more attention and love from most people. For me, however, His “Letter from Birmingham Jail” is the one that hits the hardest. In it he responds to some clergymen who were calling for “unity” and stating that this movement which […]

  • Better Be Certain! Eternity’s at Hand.

    Better Be Certain! Eternity’s at Hand.

    If a Christian is not comfortable living His faith or having people know about it, how miserable will “paradise” be for them for eternity? As Christians, we look forward to praising the Lord and being forever devoted to Him! Let’s start here and now with this honor and privilege! Embarrassed living as a Christian?Don’t want […]

  • MISSION & PERSPECTIVE: Our Vision or HIS?

    MISSION & PERSPECTIVE: Our Vision or HIS?

    The Church must follow some business practices. Nevertheless, the Church is not a business. It is ministry. The difference is profoundly important.

  • Weigh The Costs of Following Him

    Safety, comfort, ease, desire, acceptance: not promised to those God calls 2 follow Him. But having Jesus, is EVERYTHING! “THANK YOU, LORD!”— Scott E. Heitshusen (@scottheitshusen) January 17, 2015

  • Judging = Old Adam. Loving = New Man

    Judging = Old Adam. Loving = New Man

    In our baptism, our old, sinful self (our “Old Adam”) is drowned. We are then justified and forgiven (becoming a “New Man”). Each day we are called to relive our baptism by drowning the Old Adam and bringing forth the New Man. So how do we tell which is live? Simple. When we sin, we […]

  • A NEW POSITION FOR ME! A NEW DIRECTION FOR ST. MARK!

    A NEW POSITION FOR ME! A NEW DIRECTION FOR ST. MARK!

    My Dear Family & Friends, I have some exciting news to share with you. Over the past many months, the St. Mark lay and staff leadership have become convinced that the Lord is calling us to be more active in the community in which He has placed us. We at St. Mark need to “get […]

  • “I AM BAPTIZED!”

    “I AM BAPTIZED!”

    This Sunday, January 11, is “The Baptism of our Lord” on the liturgical calendar. I will have the honor and privilege to baptize a Chinese mother and father and their 6 month old son. Baptisms are easily the favorite part of my profession! To be the instrument God uses to adopt someone into His family, […]

  • The Solution to Fear: The Perfect Love of Jesus!

    The Solution to Fear: The Perfect Love of Jesus!

    Fearful of the New Year and what it brings with it? If you believe in Jesus, remember what drives out fear: “perfect love” and that is, God! “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.” ~1 John 4:18 “God is love.” ~1 John 4:8 Dr. Martin Luther explains it in this […]

  • “Behold! I Make All Things New!”

    “Behold! I Make All Things New!”

    My devotion today began with this sentence: “Endings are always difficult. But when they’re new beginnings, they’re revitalizing.“ Those are good words for today. As we look to the blessings and struggles of the past year, we will have mixed feelings. We will celebrate new loves and relationships. New experiences and challenges conquered. An exciting […]