Posts by Pastor Roger Emmons

Time for Grace-June 8, 2024

2 Corinthians 4:5-7 Indeed, we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For the God who said, “Light will shine out of darkness,” is the same one who made light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the person of Jesus Christ. We hold this treasure in clay jars to show that its extraordinary power is from God and…

Time for Grace-June 7, 2024

Isaiah 44:22 I am blowing away your rebellious deeds like a cloud and your sins like a mist. Return to me because I am redeeming you. Dear Heavenly Father, How can something so serious just be blown away? Those things we think, say, and do have dire consequences; they condemn and send us away from you. Our consciences remind us of all our inadequacies and then pile on sin, guilt, and shame from our rebellious activities; they often feel like…

Time for Grace-June 6, 2024

Psalm 78:1-4  Give ear, O my people, to my instruction. Turn your ear to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth to share a lesson. I will speak about puzzling problems from long ago, things we have heard and known, things our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their descendants. We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders that he has done. Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you…

Time for Grace-June 5, 2024

Psalm 28:7-9 The Lord is my strength and my shield. In him my heart trusts, and I am helped. My heart also celebrates. With my song I will give thanks to him. The Lord is their strength. He is a stronghold of salvation for his anointed king. Save your people, and bless the people that belong to you. Shepherd them, and carry them forever. Dear Heavenly Father, We hear of the benefits of membership, and we come to expect those things when they are…

Time for Grace-June 4, 2024

2 Peter 1:19-21 We also have the completely reliable prophetic word. You do well to pay attention to it, as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the Morning Star rises in your hearts, since we know this above all else: No prophecy of Scripture comes about from someone’s own interpretation. In fact, no prophecy ever came by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were being carried along by…

Time for Grace-June 3, 2024

Matthew 28:20 [Jesus said] “And surely I am with you always until the end of the age.” Dear Lord Jesus, Thank you for this assurance that we are never alone until the end of the age. Often, we can feel all alone in this world, especially when it feels like people are intentionally trying to hurt us. Or, as the world’s troubles—sickness, disease, death, or the world’s corrupt ways—come our way, it might seem like we are enduring those challenges all…

Time for Grace-May 31, 2024

Psalm 100:5 For the Lord is good. His mercy endures forever. His faithfulness continues through all generations. Dear Heavenly Father, When we think of what good is, we have a sin-corrupted view. We don’t know what “goodness” feels like or what it is. We might have a “good” evening with our family, playing a game, watching a movie, or doing something enjoyable. While it might feel “good” during that moment, the next thing you know, smoke alarms are going off from burnt…

Time for Grace-May 29, 2024

Matthew 5:45 For he makes his sun to rise on the evil and the good and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. Dear Heavenly Father, You demonstrate Your love and mercy to all people by blessing all people, including those who hate You. Through Your love, You make Your sun to shine on everyone. When the rains come, it does not only go to those who believe in You but also those who do not. But this verse…

Time for Grace-May 28, 2024

Psalm 90:1-2 Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from eternity to eternity you are God. Dear Heavenly Father, The Psalm of Moses reminds us of how you remained alongside the Children of Israel while they were held against their will in Egypt. They went to Egypt when you sent Joseph to provide for Abraham’s descendants, as the great famine went across…

Time for Grace-May 27, 2024

2 Corinthians 13:14  The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Dear Heavenly Father, These words contain such tremendous blessings. “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ”—Grace is often explained as God’s riches at Christ’s expense. You gave your Son to save us from this world. Which wants to destroy us, but Jesus came, lived the perfect life in our place, and then suffered and…