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When the Battle is Over

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

This is the Ascension window in our church. The flaming chariot of Elijah in our Old Testament reading (find 2 Kings 1-3 here) is a symbol of Jesus' triumphant ascension into heaven (Luke 24:51-52). For Elijah, the battle was over. He is one of two people (with Enoch in Genesis 5) who was...

We are in the Dark, but Still in Christ

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

We live in the dark. Today's video devotion (watch it here) is recorded in the church's dark furnace room. We are "in the dark" so much of our lives.Often we don't understand God's actions (His using a lying prophet in 1 Kings 22, read it here) and often we don't understand our own actions...

Highs Quickly Can Become Lows

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

Click here to watch today’s video devotion. How quickly your highs can become lows! In our Old Testament lesson (see daily reading plan attached), Elijah’s ministry high point quickly became his ministry low point, so low that he wanted to die. Read 1 Kings 18-19 here. In our New...

Hope in the Old Testament Darkness

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

Online Worship Our traditional worship service is available now (click here). We are continuing our message series "In View of God's Mercy." The worship folder with the message outline and GroupWork is attached. The Bridge will be live-streamed tomorrow at 10:15 here.  Find the Kids Club...

Which way will you lead?

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

We want to lead people closer to Christ. But in both our lessons for today, believers led others away from God. Let us read these lessons in humility and confess our own failures in this way.Jeroboam led people away from GodIn our Old Testament lesson (read 1 Kings 12-13 here), there is civil...

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