Three Weeks in Uganda

Recently I had the privilege to travel to Uganda as a representative of the OPC’s Committee on Foreign Missions. I went with our committee’s Associate General Secretary. Our purpose was to visit our missionaries there in order to encourage them in their labors and provide counsel. Since I had never been to Africa before, this was a special trip for me. In…

Devotional – A Spectacular Deliverance

The Bible is full of accounts of God’s mighty acts of deliverance. We read of one of the most spectacular in Isaiah 37:36, recorded in the most matter-of-fact style: “And the angel of the LORD went out and struck down a hundred and eighty-five thousand in the camp of the Assyrians.” Thus in one swift stroke God decimated the Assyrian army which…

Devotional – Words of Life for the Dying

Yesterday at our prayer meeting, after prayer (and some pie and coffee!) we took a brief look at John 17:1-5. This is the beginning of the High Priestly Prayer of Jesus, with which he concluded his final Passover meal with his disciples before his arrest that night. When I preached from this passage some years ago, I came across a story about…

Devotional – The Waiting God

Throughout the Scriptures the Lord calls us to wait for him. “Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!” (Psalm 27:14). “Keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life” (Jude 21). As Christians, God has given us many precious promises in…

Devotional – Seeking God and Fleeing from God

This past Sunday I preached on Isaiah 30:1-17, in which the prophet denounces the faithlessness of the people of Judah. Rather than entrusting themselves to the Lord in the face of the threat of Assyrian aggression, the people turned to Egypt instead. They looked to the military might of Pharaoh to give them the security and protection they longed for. But this…

Devotional – Hope for a New Year

2020 was a memorable year for our family. After twelve and a half years of life and adventures in Alaska, we packed up and moved to Reno, Nevada. Looking back, I can see how the Lord faithfully guided and provided for us during a year of transition. The year will be memorable for all of us as the year when COVID-19 changed…

Christmas Eve Service

You are invited to join us for a Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols Service on Thursday, December 24th. The service will begin at 5:00 p.m. and will take place at the church building. We’ll celebrate the incarnation of our Savior Jesus Christ by hearing several Scripture passages and singing Christmas hymns from our hymnal. I’ll also bring a devotional message on the…