Category: Pastor Verns Ponderings

  • Pastor Vern’s Pondering April 2023

    Luke 24:1  On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men […]

  • Pastor Vern’s Pondering March 2023

    1 John 4:18  There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to dowith punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”Fear is not part of God’s good creation. Fear is not the way it is supposed to be. Thegood news is that perfect love drives […]

  • Pastor Vern’s Pondering December 2022

    Luke 2:4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehemthe town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there toregister with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6While they were there, […]

  • Pastor Vern’s Pondering November 2022

    Psalm 146:1 Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord, my soul. 2 I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.  3 Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save.  4 When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing.  […]

  • Pastor Vern’s Pondering October 2022

    Matthew 6:25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in […]

  • Pastor Vern’s Pondering September 2022

    Philippians 1:3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day […]

  • Pastor Vern’s Pondering August 2022

    Luke 18:15 People were also bringing babies to Jesus to have him touch them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 17 I tell you the truth, […]

  • Pastor Vern’s Pondering July 2022

    Ephesians 4:1 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit— just […]

  • Pastor Vern’s Pondering June 2022

    1 Peter 5:14 “Greet one another with a kiss of love.  Peace to all of you who are in Christ.” Peter was a very close friend of Jesus.  He walked with Jesus, talked with Jesus, and ate with Jesus.  He was one of the three disciples who made up Jesus’ “inner circle” along with James and John.  In […]

  • Pastor Vern’s Pondering May 2022

    1 Peter 5:5 “In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because,  “God opposes the proud  but shows favor to the humble.” o  6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety […]