Daily Devotional

July 23, 2014

Esther 9: 20-32; Purim Established

Grace and peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ.

Don’t you just love holidays? Christmas, Thanksgiving, Birthdays, and all the rest? They are wonderful days in which memories of times before come flooding through. When we celebrate these days we remember our families and friends. We celebrate the good times life has brought. Holidays are also important for remembering and celebrating what God has done for us through Jesus Christ. We need to always remember our salvation. We need to always remember the blessings we have received. We need to do this not just on holidays, but every day. Celebrate this day. God has given you this day and so many others. Rejoice and be glad. God bless you.


Pastor Josh


July 22, 2014

Esther 8: 15- 9: 19; The Triumph of the Jews

Grace and peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ.

There is always hope. My favorite book of all time is ‘The Lord of the Rings.’ I make it a point to read it every year. I love the fantasy aspect of the story, but what I love most is the sense of hope in the story. Evil is in the world and yet there is still hope that evil can be defeated, which it is by the end of the story. The same is true of our world. There is always hope. God is strong. God is powerful. We can have hope that God will deliver us from evil. In fact, God has already done that through Jesus. No matter how dark the world may seem, we always have hope in the light of Jesus. God bless you.

Pastor Josh


July 21, 2014

Esther 8: 1-14; The King’s Edict on Behalf of the Jews

Grace and peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ.

God works wonders in the world. Sometimes God does it Old Testament style by performing a miracle to reveal his presence and glory. But at other times God works his wonders through us, his children. God did something great for the Israelites, and he did it through King Xerxes. Similarly, God seeks to work through us. We need to be open to being used by God. We need to pay attention to the ways in which God is seeking to use us. We are the body of Christ. We need to use our hands, feet, voice, and everything else to do the Lord’s work. God bless you.

Pastor Josh