Pastorial Devotions

A Primer on the Gospel and the Kingdom of God

A Primer on the Gospel and the Kingdom of God

“And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world for a witness to all the nations, and then the end shall come.” NASB - Matthew 24:14 Dear saints, have you considered recently that even as the nations rage around us and the whole world seems to be...

The Fruit of the Spirit

The Fruit of the Spirit

Galatians 5:22-23 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Beloved Church Family, The Spirit produces in each of you many fruits including the list...

Have Christ’s Attitude in Yourselves

Have Christ’s Attitude in Yourselves

5) Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, 6) who, although He existed in the form of God did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7) but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant (slave), being made in the likeness of...

Pastoral Devotion August 13, 2020

Pastoral Devotion August 13, 2020

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Today I want to turn our attention to a familiar passage to remind you of a familiar truth. Oftentimes, we tend to look past these well-known passages and truths and forget the splendor and the depth and the treasure that they are...

Pastoral Devotion August 5, 2020

Pastoral Devotion August 5, 2020

Dear faithful saints at Heritage, As our struggle with the pandemic has morphed into deeper struggles within our nation and the world, it often appears that things are not just going to “go back to normal” any time soon.  It often feels like things have spun out of...

Pastoral Devotion July 29, 2020

Pastoral Devotion July 29, 2020

Dearest HCF Saints, I pray that this day finds you well in the Lord, rejoicing in His goodness and love. As the Psalmist said, Psalm 118:24 - 24 This is the day which the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it. NASB I pray that you are even now resting in the...

Pastoral Devotion July 24, 2020

Pastoral Devotion July 24, 2020

6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, 7 casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. 8 Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion,...

Pastoral Devotion July 16, 2020

Pastoral Devotion July 16, 2020

There are many wonderful advantages to growing older! Our life as a believer is a process of sanctification where God is ever-conforming us to the image of Christ. Employing the analogy of Isaiah 64:8 and Romans 9:21, as a potter forms clay, God forms us into useful...

Pastoral Devotion July 8, 2020

Pastoral Devotion July 8, 2020

Too often we focus on what we don’t have rather than on what we do have. We desire many things that are not bad in themselves, but are not necessary for our daily lives. We are truly blessed in our relationship with God for He grants us many gifts that we are unworthy...