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A Portrait in Thanksgiving | Luke 17:11-19

Guests, Chuck Tedrick   |   November 24, 2020   |   New Testament, Luke   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Prayers

This devotional highlights Jesus' willingness and power to heal and to save. Furthermore, it reveals the heart of thanksgiving and praise which flows from a life touched by God's grace and mercy.

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A Proper Approach to Suffering | 1 Peter 5:6-14

Peter exhorts Christians to trust in God’s sovereign plan and remain vigilant while we await our blessed hope.

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Paul’s Prayer for Christ’s Church | Ephesians 3:14-22

Guests, Chuck Tedrick   |   November 3, 2020   |   New Testament, Ephesians   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Prayers

This meditation reflects upon the Apostle Paul's prayer for the church in Ephesus, which he planted, knows, and loves. By extension this prayer is for Christ's church and people in this present age as we await the Lord's return. Paul's prayer is bold and audacious. It is confident and comforting, knowing that the Lord is able and willing to do more than we can even ask and think.

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Reformation Day | Romans 3:21-28

In his 1521 translation of the Greek New Testament into German Luther used the word allein (alone) in his translation of Romans 3:28, which says, “For we reckon that a man is justified through faith apart from the works of the law.” Luther was right. He captured Paul's intent, which was to teach salvation sola fide, by faith alone.  

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Mary’s Song of Praise | Luke 1:26-38 and 46-56

Guests, Chuck Tedrick   |   October 20, 2020   |   New Testament, Luke   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Prayers

In this devotional we reflect upon Mary's prayer of praise to the Lord for his favor towards her and his mercy toward all of his children. Mary marvels at the word, works, and presence of the Lord, as do all who share the same faith and Lord as Mary.

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The Priest Becomes the Sacrifice

The Old Covenant was a visible thing --  the priests, the altar, the animals and the blood.  The New Covenant is, in many ways, an invisible reality.  

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Daily Dependence

Guests, Adriel Sanchez   |   September 29, 2020   |   New Testament, Matthew   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Prayers

What does it mean to ask for daily bread?   

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Justification, The Love of God, and Boasting

In Romans 5:1-11, the Apostle Paul preached the bad news of our sin and the good news of our free, once-for-all, justification and salvation. The heart of passage is that, in Christ, God loves sinners, justifies them, saves them, and as a consequence, sanctifies them by his love and Spirit. 

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A Parable of Two Prayers

Guests, Chuck Tedrick   |   September 22, 2020   |   New Testament, Luke   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Prayers

This devotional explores Jesus' parable about two people who pray. One is proud and confident of his  alleged avoidance of sin and good works; the other recognizes his sin and cries out to the Lord for mercy. Mercy is what he received.

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Boasting Subverted, Boasting Inverted


All human boasting is subverted by the surprising grace of God's calling and election. The Christian's boasting is inverted, redirected away from ourselves toward the cruciform glory of Christ our Mediator.
 

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Thy Will Be Done

Guests, Chuck Tedrick   |   September 15, 2020   |   New Testament, Luke   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Prayers

This devotional examines Jesus' request to avoid the cross, if possible; coupled with his wholehearted resolve to endure the cross for his people. This is not merely an example of radical obedience, but the foundation for the forgiveness, righteousness, and reconciliation of the Christian.

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But God . . .

God has robbed the graves of his people

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I Prayed For You

Guests, Chuck Tedrick   |   September 8, 2020   |   New Testament, Luke   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Prayers

This devotional unpacks Jesus' praying for Peter that his faith would not fail and the implications for us that our faithful High Priest lives to intercede for us. 

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President’s Chapel - Fall 2020

 "To those who struggle with faith and life, Paul assures that nothing - absolutely nothing - that can keep us from the love of God in Christ Jesus."

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