The Valley of Dry Bones
October 20th, 2021
Today's devotional is from Jerry Johnson:Ezekiel 37:1-10The Valley of Dry BonesThe hand of the LORD was upon me, and he brought me out in the Spirit of the LORD and set me down in the middle of the va...
Brian Thorstad: How to Keep a Good Pastor, Pt 1
September 1st, 2021
Last week I wrote about seven reasons why pastors are leaving their ministries:The pastoral “call” isn’t what it used to be.The home church isn’t what it used to be.Pastors are rethinking the pastor p...
August 12th, 2021
2 Corinthians 1:19-22. All the promises of God find their yes in him (Christ). That is why it is through him that we utter the Amen to God for his glory.When Paul wrote 1 Corinthians he had to deal wi...
The Warrior's Prayer
August 5th, 2021
My daughter sent this to me a few days ago. She found it on Pinterest. It seems very appropriate based on the way our world seems to be going. It is an excerpt from a Dr. David Jeremiah’s book.The War...
Parable of the Rich Fool
July 29th, 2021
Recently I’ve been spending some time in Luke’s Gospel. The last couple of weeks have made me pause as I’ve considered the words in chapter 12 and the Parable of the Rich Fool. Jesus’ words right befo...
What Pot Are Your Spiritual Roots In?
July 22nd, 2021
What pot are your spiritual roots planted in?Colossians 2:7 (NLT):“Let your roots grow down into Him, and let your lives be built on Him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught,...
Generosity or Greed?
June 23rd, 2021
Generosity or Greed?The ancient metaphor of the eye being the lamp of the body in Matthew 6:22-23 seems a bit out of place at first glance. But once we understand what this ancient idiom meant in its ...
Romans Chapter 8
June 17th, 2021
Today's devotional comes from Bryan VossOne of my favorite passages in all of scripture is in Romans chapter 8, when it tells us that if we believe in Christ Jesus our sins will be forgiven: "There is...
June 10th, 2021
Psalm 46:10“Be still, and know that I am God!”Jesus regularly took time to withdraw to lonely places to be still and pray. Moses, Elijah, and John the Baptist spent decades alone with God before launc...
May 27th, 2021
“There is no circumstance, no trouble, no testing, that can ever touch me until, it has gone past God and past Christ, right through to me. If it has come that far it has come with great purpose, whic...
"Cleanliness is Next to Godliness"
May 19th, 2021
As the story goes, a guy didn’t want to waste a beautiful Sunday morning going to church. He sat out on his front step with his cup of coffee and was grooming his dog, thinking about how he wanted to ...
May 14th, 2021
Happy Spring Lakeside Church Family!Psalm 103 is one of those Psalms that always remains in the forefront of my life. Time and time again it has stood out and has come to be one of my favorite Psalms...