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Jr & Sr High Youth Union Church of La Harpe Illinois
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Pastor's Devotional
The Blessing in Others 7.2.22
The Blessing in Others 7.2.22

Bruce Goettsche • July 02, 2022

The next Sabbath he began teaching in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed. They asked, “Where did he get all this wisdom and the power to perform such miracles?” 3 Then they scoffed, “He’s just a carpenter, the son of Mary and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas, and Simon. And his sisters live right here among us.” (Mark 6:2–3).


The people of Jesus' hometown could not learn or experience the power of Christ because they were prejudiced by surface things. They saw Jesus as too common to be the Messiah. They knew Him - how could He be the Messiah?


Do you have people you write off because of surface things? Do you miss their gifts and ministry because: you know some of their past failures, you were classmates, you are related, they don't have a job, they carry a "label" that says they are "damaged," or their appearance does not conform with what you think is appropriate (overweight, tattoos, etc.)?


Think of all that these people missed because they did not listen to Jesus. They had such opportunities! Don't make that mistake! Remind yourself to look at the heart of the people around you. Don't miss the treasure they bring and will gladly share with you

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Faithfulness 7.1.22
Faithfulness 7.1.22

Bruce Goettsche • July 01, 2022

22 “The faithful love of the LORD never ends!*

His mercies never cease.

23 Great is his faithfulness;

his mercies begin afresh each morning.

24 I say to myself, “The LORD is my inheritance;

therefore, I will hope in him!” (Lamentations 3:22-24)


Lamentations is a book written to mourn the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians in 586 BC. It is a tough book to read because of the sorrow it conveys. However, when you get to chapter 3, the tone changes. It is a magnificent chapter filled with faith and positive instruction (go ahead and read that chapter).


Literally in the midst of the ruins, Jeremiah holds on to the truth that God is faithful. He knows that the wounds from the Lord are designed to draw us back to Him. He also reminds himself that the only thing He needs is His relationship with the Lord. He is the inheritance we should seek.


As you look around at the world, you may see a lot of conflict and rubble. However, the Lord will bring you out of that rubble. He does not give up on people. If you turn to Him you will find He is right where He has always been, standing before you with open arms.

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Learning from the Past. 6.30.22
Learning from the Past. 6.30.22

Bruce Goettsche • June 30, 2022

“15 The LORD, the God of their ancestors, repeatedly sent his prophets to warn them, for he had compassion on his people and his Temple. 16 But the people mocked these messengers of God and despised their words. They scoffed at the prophets until the LORD’s anger could no longer be restrained and nothing could be done.” (2 Chronicles 36)

These words should give us pause. Has any nation ever been blessed as America has? Has there ever been a time when the gospel was more freely proclaimed? Yet, people resist and now are becoming hostile toward fervent believers. These words are a sobering warning that God will not put up with the wickedness forever.

Take heed to the Word of God.

These words should give us pause. Has any nation ever been blessed as America has? Has there ever been a time when the gospel was more freely proclaimed? Yet, people resist and now are becoming hostile toward fervent believers. These words are a sobering warning that God will not put up with the wickedness forever.

Take heed to the Word of God.
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