Tag: comfort

Jesus, Transfigured

Ever shine a flashlight through your hand? What if your hand glowed like a flashlight? Today we reflect on Jesus’ Transfiguration with Pastor Timothy Hartwig.

(Transfiguration means a complete change of form or appearance.)

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Forgiveness for you!

Acts 2:38, Matthew 26:27-28 Have you ever been sitting in church and heard the pastor say “your sins are forgiven,” but maybe thought to yourself “yeah, maybe for everyone else pastor, but not for me. If you only knew the...

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That’s my name, (don’t) wear it out.

Psalm 50:15 “That’s my name, don’t wear it out.” A mother or father might say that to a person, maybe a teacher or an older brother or sister to a younger sibling. “That’s my name, don’t wear it out.” God...

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Am I Truly Repentant?

John 16:8 Have you ever wondered am I truly repentant? Or am I sorry enough? We know what God’s word says, that it demands you repent and believe the gospel. But have we repented enough? God tells us something extremely...

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Morning Ritual

Psalm 90:14 What’s your morning ritual? Do you roll out of bed and make your way to the bathroom? Or do you go downstairs and turn on the coffee maker? Or maybe you simply roll over and pick up your...

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What We Really Need

Luke 5:18-24 Have you ever been to a restaurant with some friends, you know you’re hungry, but you just don’t know what quite to order? Suddenly, you hear what one of your friends is gonna order and you think “man,...

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Numbering Our Days Aright

Psalms 90:12 My dad was killed when I was 19. He had been felling trees. One of those trees fell in an unexpected way and somehow caught him and killed him. I know that my dad didn’t get up expecting...

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Why be a Christian?

1 Corinthians 15:20-22 About a year ago, someone posed a question for me. He asked “why should I be a Christian and not a follower of another religion, like Hinduism or Buddhism?” That’s a tough question. He provided the answer...

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Are you Anxious?

Philippians 4:6 Does something have you up late at night, tossing and turning, cold sweats? Something gnawing at your stomach? What has you anxious? Relationship? Health? School? Finances? What are we to do with anxiety? God tells us in Philippians...

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Forgive as the Lord Forgave You

Matthew 18:32b-33, Colossians 3:13b In the Bible, Jesus tells us a story about a servant who owed his master incredible debt. Something like a million dollars in today’s currency. The master called his servant in and told him to pay...

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