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Counting Noses on the Mediterranean Sea

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

Winter on the Mediterranean Sea is a dangerous place. Luke records the dilemma in Acts 27:9-44 (read it here). It is already the middle of October. (Luke references the “Fast” or Day of Atonement. See Leviticus 16.) It is too late in the year to be on the sea safely, but people were...

We Have Hope - Opportunities to Share Hope

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

Our Old Testament lesson begins by crushing hope from our hearts. In Amos 7-9 (click here) the LORD gives Amos five visions of judgment: A locust plague (7:1) Fire (7:4) A plumb line (7:7) A basket of ripe fruit (8:1) The Lord standing by the altar (9:1) Why these visions of judgment?...

Link for today's video devotion

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

Watch today's devotion here. In our Old Testament lesson for today (find Amos 5-6 here), the LORD introduces us to the term "remnant." (Click here for the 60+ Bible passages in which it is used.) It is both a sobering word and a word of hope: Sobering because God warns...

"The Remnant" - A Key Biblical Term

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

In our Old Testament lesson for today (find Amos 5-6 here), the LORD introduces us to the term "remnant." (Click here for the 60+ Bible passages in which it is used.) It is both a sobering word and a word of hope: Sobering because God warns in advance that many will fall away or not...

Worship Links and a Look in the Mirror

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

While we may be united in our faith in Jesus, our views about politics and current events threaten to divide the church. Pastor Nate, in our message for this weekend (the traditional service is available here now or join The Bridge live at 10:15 am here) leads us in a study...

It is hard to wait

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

You must return to your God;    maintain love and justice,    and wait for your God always (Hosea 12:6).It has been a hard week for me. When I recorded the video devotion(watch it here), I didn't have a clue how hard it would be for me to wait for my God. Personal...

The Pain of a Broken Relationship

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

Some of you have experienced the pain of taking off your wedding ring. That is the pain our Savior God shares with us in our devotion for today. Watch it here.  What is amazing is that our Savior God is ready to take back his unfaithful people. He wounded God's people in Old Testament...

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