2020 Devotionals

Services

Sundays @ 12 noon, Tuesdays @ 7:15 pm

2020 devotionals

Scroll down to check out all of our 2020 devotionals from our Senior Pastor and staff!

Ready for a New Year

by: Timothy Vazquez

12/31/2020

0

Colossians 1:27 (NIV) To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

As we reach the end of yet another year, it is time to reflect on all the days that led up to the soon coming New Year. In a number of hours, 2020 will be history and 2021 will be before us. When we started our 2020 journey, we had high hopes and dreams for a good year. As it turned out, it was...


read more

Salvation Revealed

by: Timothy Vazquez

12/29/2020

0

Psalm 50:23 (NLT) But giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me. If you keep to my path, I will reveal to you the salvation of God.”

According to 2 Timothy 3:16, all scripture is God-breathed. In other words, the Bible is the divine and authoritative Word of God, from God. But then there are scriptures where God speaks in the first-Person, and they especially capture our attention. The Lord is very clear in letting us know what is right and what is w...


read more

A Savior is Born

by: Timothy Vazquez

12/24/2020

0

Luke 2:11 (NLT) The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!

In this world of trouble and pain, there are moments when we need someone to save us. I grew up a block and a half from a beach in Brooklyn, New York (yes, there are beaches in Brooklyn) and there were many times when I saw people venture too far out in the ocean and start to have great difficulty keeping their heads above water. They were experie...


read more

The Most Important Last Words

by: Timothy Vazquez

12/22/2020

0

1 Chronicles 28:9b (NLT) Learn to know the God of your ancestors intimately. Worship and serve him with your whole heart and a willing mind. For the Lord sees every heart and knows every plan and thought. If you seek him, you will find him. But if you forsake him, he will reject you forever.

King David was now well on in years and was soon going to die, but not before having enjoyed a long life, along with wealth and honor. These came to him as a promise...


read more

Know the Source

by: Timothy Vazquez

12/17/2020

0

Psalm 43:3-4 (NLT) Send out your light and your truth; let them guide me. Let them lead me to your holy mountain, to the place where you live. There I will go to the altar of God, to God—the source of all my joy. I will praise you with my harp, O God, my God!

David was a king who was also a psalmist, having written seventy-three of the one hundred and fifty psalms in the Book of Psalms. In many of the psalm that he composed, he expresses a deep desire t...


read more

The Joys of Refuge

by: Timothy Vazquez

12/15/2020

0

Psalm 34:8 (NLT) Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!

When I was a young boy, one of my favorite things to play with was big cardboard boxes. I don't remember where my dad would get them from, but I remember when I would see one in the house, I would take it, turn it upside down, and then make a door and windows for it. I would go in there and I would feel so snug and safe. Even though I was obviousl...


read more

Peace from the God of Peace

by: Timothy Vazquez

12/10/2020

0

Romans 15:33 (NIV) The God of peace be with you all. Amen.

One of the things that almost all human beings crave and are seeking for is peace. People dream and some even try to work towards peace in the world. But as history has proven and as the present current events in the world prove, there is never peace in the world nor will there ever be. The reason for that is that the world is a corruptible place. Because of sin, we live in a fallen world. Sin se...


read more

A Great Privilege

by: Timothy Vazquez

12/08/2020

0

Romans 9:4 (NLT) They are the people of Israel, chosen to be God’s adopted children. God revealed his glory to them. He made covenants with them and gave them his law. He gave them the privilege of worshiping him and receiving his wonderful promises.

The Apostle Paul, in explaining to the Roman believers the heritage that they had inherited from the Jewish people, spoke about all that God had entrusted to His chosen people, Israel. He was telling them a...


read more

We Can Go Right In

by: Timothy Vazquez

12/03/2020

0

Psalm 5:7 (NLT) Because of your unfailing love, I can enter your house; I will worship at your Temple with deepest awe.

I grew up in a home where my mom and dad disciplined me, and I am not talking about getting a time-out. I would have totally appreciated a time-out whenever I did something wrong and had to be corrected. But I didn't get a time out. I got knock-out! My dad would discipline me with his belt and I can still remember the sting of that belt ...


read more

A Unique Encourager

by: Timothy Vazquez

12/01/2020

0

Acts 23:11 (NLT) That night the Lord appeared to Paul and said, “Be encouraged, Paul. Just as you have been a witness to me here in Jerusalem, you must preach the Good News in Rome as well.”

Encouragement is a beautiful thing. We are reminded through the New Testament to encourage one another in the faith. The reason that the Lord wants us to encourage each other is because the way that we as followers of Christ are following is not an easy road. ...


read more

Rescue Through Thanksgiving

by: Timothy Vazquez

11/26/2020

0

Psalm 50:14-15 (NLT) “Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God, and keep the vows you made to the Most High. Then call on me when you are in trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory.”

When someone does something for you, the polite and right thing to do is to thank them. If you hold a door for someone, for example, that person will probably thank you, and you are actually expecting them to do it. When they don't, it leaves a bad ta...


read more

Be Fully Convinced

by: Timothy Vazquez

11/24/2020

0

Romans 4:21-22 (NLT) He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises. And because of Abraham’s faith, God counted him as righteous.

What does it take to convince you of something? I am not talking about just being half-heartedly convinced, but so convinced that you would be willing to stake your life on it. I believe that the Apostle Paul, the writer of Romans, was one of many followers of Christ that ...


read more

Remaining Steadfast in the Mission

by: Timothy Vazquez

11/19/2020

0

Acts 20:22-24 (NLT) “And now I am bound by the Spirit to go to Jerusalem. I don’t know what awaits me, except that the Holy Spirit tells me in city after city that jail and suffering lie ahead. But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.

The Apostle Paul traveled all throughout Israel, Syria, T...


read more

An Unlikely Place to Store Treasure

by: Timothy Vazquez

11/17/2020

0

2 Corinthians 4:7 (NIV) But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.

If you had extremely expensive jewelry or if you had something that was worth a ton of money, would you keep it in an ordinary jar? How about a jar made out of clay? Of course you wouldn't do that but would instead look for a nice strong safe or some other secure place to store your valuable items in. That's what m...


read more

Debate Versus Life-Giving Words

by: Timothy Vazquez

11/12/2020

0

Acts 6:10 (NLT) But they could not stand up against the wisdom the Spirit gave him as he spoke.

One of the things that I have enjoyed in the past is when there is a debate between an atheist and a Christian apologist. On one hand, you hear the wisdom of the world from the atheist and on the other hand you hopefully hear godly wisdom from the Christian apologist. These are usually very intelligent and scholarly men and while it is enjoyable to hear them debate and ...


read more