GROW

 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen. 2 Peter 3:18


We follow Jesus by growing in God's Word not just once a week but through our own personal study. We also are commiteed to study God's Word together in an environment of encouragement, accountability and prayer. 

PASTOR JEREMY'S WEEKLY DEVOTION

Start your week right! Before you face the world, put on the armor of God with a quick but relevant devotional from Pastor Jeremy. Tap here to subscribe and have God's word send to your inbox. It'll be ready and waiting for you every Monday morning! You can unsubscribe any time. Did you miss an earlier post? Find it HERE in the Archives!

  • Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia. When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to. So they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas. During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” After Paul had seen the vision, we got ready at once to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them. Acts 16:5-10


    Paul, the great missionary who wrote Philippians, wrote all his letters mostly to churches he had started. (more)

  • The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen. Philippians 4:23


    Paul wraps up his letter to the Philippian Christians with a pretty typical "Paul farewell". He uses this same sentence or something similar at the end of several letters he wrote that are in the Bible. Then what's so special about it?(more)

  • And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19


    What needs do you have right now? Perhaps you're in the camp of lost job and filing for unemployment. Perhaps overwhelmed by the added things on your plate, work at home, take care of all the kids at the same time, supervise school work, get to the grocery store at the right time to find the things you need.(more)

  • I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13


    After John 3:16, Genesis 1:1, and Romans 8:28, Philippians 4:13 is probably the most recognized and memorized verse in the Bible.  It's on the eye black of football players, posters in weight rooms, and emblazoned on bedroom walls.  However, I'd contend this is one of the most misused and misapplied verses in the Bible.  And as a result, it can lead to a lot of discouragement. (more)

  • I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last, you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. Philippians 4:10-12 (more)

  • And the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:9


    What's your picture of peace? If you were to describe it to someone, how would you do that? Would it be sitting in a kayak on a flat-as-glass blue lake, surrounded by evergreens? Would it be hopping off the chair lift, bright blue sky above, and fresh powder down below? Maybe it's simply a hot cup of tea on your patio while the world is still quiet. (more)

  • On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.

    Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.” John 20:19-23  


    Last Saturday my whole family was in the front yard, writing with sidewalk chalk, doing some yard work, and making dinner on our smoker. (more)

  • Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true whatever, is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8   


    What have you been thinking about lately? OK. Don't get snide or snippy. I know exactly what you've been thinking about because it's what everyone is thinking about...COVID-19. (more)

  • Dear God -

     

    I really don't know what to do or what to say about the state of the world. I'm filled with worry right now. I trust in you but wonder to myself why all of this is happening. I try and make the most of it and put on a happy face, but I'm concerned about my job and others I know who will probably lose theirs. What will life look like when this passes? (more)

  • Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6


    "Today I woke up scared...I'm concerned about my aging parents and their underlying health issues...watching those images on TV (more)