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Valentines’ Day by Jason G. Lutz

I had something else entirely in mind for this devotion, then I realized that it is Valentines’ Day.  I cannot say that the Bible does not affirm romantic love between a man and a woman.  Song of Solomon, in my mind, is the greatest poem ever penned.  But, I can and will say that the Bible certainly does not place romantic love on the altar which we modern folks do (and…

Christian Liberty by Jason G. Lutz

“All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify.” ‭(‭I Corinthians‬ ‭10:23‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) Christian Liberty is an amazing thing.  Think about it for a few moments.  We do not need to seek out a high priest to make intercession on our behalf, we are in full relationship with Christ, the High Priest.  We do…

Hot Button Issues by Jason G. Lutz

I am quite confident that each of you has at least one, most likely a few, hot button issue.  An issue that simply get one’s blood boiling.  I use the term issue in a very broad sense, we can include political/social concern, the actions or words of others, or common occurrences.  I have more than my fair share, I am not much for either moderation or a stoical approach.…

Matthew 6:14 by Jason G. Lutz

“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.” ‭‭(Matthew‬ ‭6:14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) The responses to this weekly devotion over time have suggested that the best ones are the ones in which I tell on myself.  This makes a-lot of sense because empathy is an amazing work of the Spirit.  In this vain, I have another story of Jason being found…

Fundamental Fellowship by Jason G. Lutz

“And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.” ‭‭(Acts‬ ‭2:42‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) Fellowship is fundamental.  Trust me I know and have used every excuse available to avoid coming into fellowship with other believers.  Let me be more specific, every excuse for not being in church on Sunday.  And I know how tough…

Letter to the Church

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Dear Family, This passage was written by Paul the Apostle to remind the church of Thessalonica to give all the glory to God, to never cease in communicating with our Heavenly Father, and to remember from whom your…

In the Beginning by Jason G. Lutz

Forgive me folks, I am going to be a touch lazy this week and allow the Word of God to speak for itself (should do this more often I suppose).  I really love Saint John, I always see him as the romantic of the New Testament authors.  What I mean is that St. John uses a beautiful form of prose to show that Jesus is all the Glory of God made human.  This Glory was before…

A Relationship with God by Jason G. Lutz

I hope that all who will read this already know that Christianity is about relationship with God, our Father.  A Purpose among several of Jesus coming into this world was to bridge our self-induced gap between us and God.  The Father wants nothing more than to be in relationship with us, for this He created us.  What I think is necessary to understand more practically is…

Do not be Afraid by Jason G. Lutz

“Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” (Luke‬ ‭2:10-11‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) I love Christmas.  I just love it.  I love the hustle and bustle, I love the gifts, and I love the fellowship.  And how could I…

In Her Heart by Jason G. Lutz

“… His mother kept all these things in her heart.” (Luke‬ ‭2:51‬ ‭NKJV‬‬) St. Luke’s narrative of Jesus’ life is pretty amazing when considered. We should remember that Luke, the author, was a gentile not a Jew, most likely from Antioch in Turkey.  How much he knew of all these events prior to his Call to write this Gospel is guess work, but the best guess is that…