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Articles by Pastor Theodore Barthels:

DEVOTION – MOTHER’S DAY “Husbands, likewise, dwell with them [your wives] with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of  life, that your prayers may not be hindered.” (1 Peter 3:7) Mother’s Day is a big and special day across America. If you’re thinking […] Read More

The Lord’s Mysteries of Life

Written by Theodore Barthels
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DEVOTION – PRO-LIFE Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.  My frame was not hidden from […] Read More
DEVOTION – BACK TO SCHOOL “But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them.”  (2 Timothy 3:14) “Back to school” often means back to a more disciplined routine. “Back to school” means getting back to careful study. For many parents, it means […] Read More

The Wisdom of the Wise Men

Written by Theodore Barthels
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DEVOTION – EPIPHANY The account of the coming of the Wise Men stands out as one of the highlights of the Christmas and Epiphany seasons. That account should be especially important to us, the believers of the Gentile nations. We look to the Wise Men as the first of the Gentiles to know and worship […] Read More
“For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again” (2 Corinthians 5:14-15). We live in a world where we […] Read More
DEVOTION – CONFIRMATION “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who […] Read More

We Have Come to Worship Him

Written by Theodore Barthels
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Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him” (Matthew 2:1-2). This […] Read More
“He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it” (Titus 1:9 NIV). The Apostle Paul wrote these words to Titus to give him direction for appointing elders within congregations. These are words that are applicable to […] Read More
“And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, […] Read More

To Rise from Sin

Written by Theodore Barthels
Post Categories: Devotions,Easter
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“. . . just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life” (Romans 6:4).  EASTER is indeed a joyful time of the year as we celebrate the anniversary of our Savior’s resurrection. He who died for us rose again and lives […] Read More