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Pastor's Monthly Devotional Message

July 2024

"In God we Trust"

By Pastor Dolby

 

July is a month of vacations, holidays, and much anticipated sunny weather. The monthly memory work was selected as I came across it in preparations for the month in which the United States birthday is celebrated. One of the most recognizable phrases is on the national currency: In God We Trust.

I believe these summer days provide us an opportunity to go deeper than declarations etched on earthly, temporal treasure. The Word of God given to the prophet Isaiah, and to us who receive God’s Promises in our native tongue (pretty incredible in itself!).

Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD God is an everlasting rock. – Isaiah 26:4

While the Fourth of July can stir up words and phrases such as “Founding Fathers” or “Bill of Rights” or “Declaration of Independence” I want to challenge us to focus instead on the Creator of all things.

As Christians we have received something of much higher worth than the most significant earthly celebrations that fill the calendar this month. We will be reminded daily how hopeless and broken our existence is if we seek to build it upon an earthly foundation like the strength of an earthly ruler, might of an earthly nation, or the influence of a powerful family name. It is true that we are in distress in this life, despite having the opportunity to live in this nation. Our distress is spiritual as Isaiah writes further in chapter 26:16, O LORD, in distress they sought you; they poured out a whispered prayer when your discipline was upon them.

Will we heed the discipline of God as he desires to teach us to trust in him with our whole heart and being? Will our life’s declaration be deeper than a quick phrase made famous on the United States coins of currency?

Why can we trust the LORD forever and why does that make way for our earthly life to be transformed? God answers in verse 19: The earth’s dead shall live; their bodies shall rise. You who dwell in the dust, awake and sing for joy! For your dew is a dew of light, and the earth will give birth to the dead.”

This month is a time of celebrations and being thankful for this nation’s birth. May we all put godly wisdom into practice and consider where we ought to be placing our trust as we pilgrim through this life. Instead of trusting in fleeting earthly treasure or gain, may we remember the One True God who promises that the dead shall live and sing for joy in the Resurrection.

God bless your time of rest, holidays, and celebrations this July. God bless you in the time you take to remember the LORD God is your rock forever. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

In Christ,

Pastor Dolby


Opportunities for Growing your Faith


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Lutheran Hour Ministries

Summer Festival

 "Make Christ Known" August 16th - 17th Wenatchee Washington

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Guest speakers include Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler of the Lutheran Hour and LCMS Northwest District President, Rev. Mike Von Behren

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Festival Info:

Friday August 16th: 4:30pm - 7:30pm. 

Join us for food and fellowship at the "Picnic in the Park" Meet & greet Rev. Dr. Zeigler Speaker of the Lutheran Hour and Rev. Von Behren the new Northwest District LCMS President. 

Saturday August 17th: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Hear guest speakers Rev. Dr. Zeigler who will speak at both the morning and afternoon session plus we will get an update on the Northwest District LCMS from our new District President, Rev. Mike Von Behren. Check out the exhibitors area and stay for the afternoon sessions that include news from the WA-AK District Mission office in Guatemala.

On Saturday, children will enjoy a "Gospel Adventure" day of fun while parents attend the seminars. Continental breakfast, lunch and snacks as well as access to all festival sessions are included in the registration.

Devotional Resources for Growing Your Faith

Lutheran Hour Ministries

The LHM Mission: "Bringing Christ to the Nations--and the Nations to the Church." 

"The world may have changed, but the power of the laity remains strong today as the Int’l LLL/LHM continues to move forward by adapting with the times to remain a leading force for providing the Gospel message to others. Since our founding, we have repeatedly faced the learning curve of how to best present the Gospel to new generations using new technologies, and throughout that history we have seen examples of god’s providence, power and protection!...” 

-Kurt Buchholz, President & CEO


LHM is a Christian outreach ministry supporting churches worldwide. 

LHM produces Christian radio and TV programming for broadcast, as well as Internet and print communications, dramas, music, and outreach materials, to reach unchurched people in the United States and more than 30 other countries. LHM's flagship program, The Lutheran Hour®, airs weekly on 1400 stations and the American Forces Network. Learn more at www.lhm.org.

Our ministry centers work in areas where other organizations are not present. 

We use a model where the staff of our ministry centers are indigenous to the country and can better develop culturally relevant programs. We are active in over 50 nations and as of September of 2021 our ministry centers have referred over 65,000 people to local Christian communities.

Empower your study of the Scriptures with LHM's Daily Devotions. Listen to messages based on the church calendar's three-year lectionary. The individual devotions are based on Psalms, the Old Testament, the New Testament, and Gospel texts.

The Daily Devotions offer an excellent opportunity to study God's Word through text and reflection questions. Go to www.lhm.org/dailydevotions to read today's devotion or subscribe to receive devotions via email.

Listen to Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler each week on the Lutheran Hour®.  on your favorite podcast or streaming service. All of our podcasts can be found on:

 

 


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