Contributed on Mar 21, 2020
Psalm 121:1-8 shows us how God helps his people.
Scripture Our various governmental agencies have directed that there be no meetings of ten or more people at the present time. This is because of the worldwide Corona Virus pandemic. Like many churches, we wrestled with our response to the directive. Our Session decided that as a matter of ...read more
Contributed on Mar 28, 2020
Psalm 25:1-22 shows us that we can prevail in life's troubles when we hold to three never-failing truths.
Scripture This is our second Sunday of not having a corporate worship service in our sanctuary. We are not able to meet together in person as the gathered, corporate, covenantal people of God to worship our Triune God. Instead, we are having Virtual Fellowship, which our modern technology enables ...read more
Contributed on Apr 4, 2020
Psalm 118:1-29 gives us several practical instructions about praising God for his steadfast love.
Scripture This is our third Sunday of not having a corporate worship service in our sanctuary. While we are thankful for this means of connecting, I hope you agree that this form of meeting is a very poor substitute for meeting together in person to worship our great God. In the Christian ...read more
Contributed on Apr 10, 2020
Psalm 22:1-21 gives us the experience of the Sufferer.
Scripture Psalm 22 is an appropriate psalm for our meditation tonight, Good Friday, and also for this coming Easter Sunday. The reason is that the first part of Psalm 22 (verses 1-21) focuses on the experience of suffering on a cross, and the second part of Psalm (verses 22-31) announces the ...read more
Contributed on Apr 11, 2020
Psalm 22:22-31 expresses praise to God for the expanding proclamation of the good news of victory over death.
Scripture Psalm 22 is a fitting psalm for our meditations on Good Friday and Easter Sunday because the first part of the psalm (verses 1-21) focuses on the experience of suffering on a cross, while the second part of the psalm (verses 22-31) announces the resurrection and expresses praise to God ...read more
Contributed on Apr 18, 2020
Psalm 13:1-6 shows us how a believer moves from despair to delight in the Lord.
Scripture Shortly after the statewide “Stay At Home” directive was implemented, Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco invited local pastors to attend a weekly telephone conference call. These calls focus on security information and concerns about our current situation. Sheriff Nocco caught my attention ...read more
Contributed on Apr 24, 2020
Psalm 16:1-11 shows us how to respond to a crisis.
Scripture Someone imagined what the history books say: There was a global pandemic caused by a virus. The number of infected people grew daily. Officials recommended frequent handwashing and quarantining of the sick. Cities went so far as to ban public worship services and other public ...read more
Contributed on May 1, 2020
Psalm 46:1-11 shows us God's supremacy over all things.
Scripture Wally and Eleanor Turnbull, veteran missionaries to Haiti, collected and translated the prayers of some Christians who live in the mountains of Haiti. These profound and child-like prayers are recorded in their book God Is No Stranger. Here are just four prayers about God’s grace and ...read more
Contributed on May 8, 2020
Psalm 1:1-6 shows us the path of blessing and fulfillment in life.
Scripture I came across a poem that I believe is titled, “Don’t Grieve for Me.” It reads as follows: When I’ve been to my last service, / And fades softly on the air, / The notes of the last song for me, / And then the final prayer. When friends arise and slowly walk / Down the long church ...read more
Contributed on May 15, 2020
Psalm 2:1-12 shows us the path of rebellion and its consequences.
Scripture “Where’s Susan?” That’s the innocent question Joshua Rogers’s daughter asked as they were reading The Last Battle, the final book in The Chronicles of Narnia, by C. S. Lewis. Susan is the child queen who helped her siblings save Narnia from the White Witch in The Lion, the Witch, and ...read more
Contributed on May 22, 2020
Psalm 23:1-6 shows us the Lord's provision for his people.
Scripture On Sunday, March 22, 2020, we started having Virtual Fellowship Services using Zoom videoconferencing. On that Sunday, I said that I was going to suspend my series on “The Life of David” and begin a series of meditations that I called, “Hope in Troubled Times.” This is the last in that ...read more