• Advent Devotionals: Day 8

    “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and pleas for mercy, so that, when they look on me, on him whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a firstborn.” (ESV ) – Zechariah 12:10

    YBC December 11, 2017
  • Advent Devotionals: Day 5

    “He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. By oppression and judgment he was taken away. Yet who of his generation protested? For he was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgression of my people he was punished. He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth.” – Isaiah 53:7-9

    YBC December 8, 2017
  • Advent Devotionals: Day 4

    “Dogs surround me, a pack of villains encircles me; they pierce my hands and my feet. All my bones are on display; people stare and gloat over me. They divide my clothes among them and cast lots for my garment.” – Psalm 22:16-18

    YBC December 7, 2017
  • Advent Devotionals: Day 3

    “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshipped him. His dominion […]

    YBC December 6, 2017
  • Advent Devotionals: Day 2

    “The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind: “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.” -Psalm 110:4 As you pull out your Christmas crèche and nativity sets, do you ever wonder why there is not a figurine for Melchizedek? I am assuming your answer is “no” or “who is Melchizedek?” […]

    YBC December 5, 2017
  • Sunday Devotional: Listening

    By: Pastor Tom Stein “Let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness that God requires.” James 1:19-20 I was patronizing a local business I don’t like.  Their service is lousy at best.  I was there to meet a couple of […]

    Marc Grandinetti September 17, 2017
  • Sunday Devotional: Front End Wisdom

    By: Pastor Tom Stein “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 1:7     Alas, here are three of my least favorite intersections in Beaver County:      > Five Points in Hopewell.  Confusing and long lights.      > Shenango and Darlington roads in Chippewa.  Too many cars […]

    Marc Grandinetti August 13, 2017
  • June Devotional

    By: Pastor Tom Stein CONSISTENTLY INCONSISTENT “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31 So I am driving along the always-adventurous Brodhead Road.  It’s busy, and this road has all sorts of people doing all manner of things, so I am sticking close […]

    Marc Grandinetti June 25, 2017
  • June Devotional

    All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.  2 Corinthians 5:18-19  New International Version (NIV) A clergy colleague […]

    Marc Grandinetti June 11, 2017
  • May Devotional: On the Ironic Work of God

    Irony:  ˈī-rə-nē : incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result. I have come to believe that one of the most useful characteristics a person can have for seeing the work of God in this world is an appreciation of irony. Something is “ironic” when what occurs […]

    Marc Grandinetti May 28, 2017
  • Sunday Devotional by Pastor Tom Stein: On Controversy

    “Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!” Psalm 133:1 I got it!  If you faithfully read my contributions, you will recall that I had a great idea for last month’s column, then couldn’t find my source.  Now I have it. It’s called “On Controversy” by John Newton.  He wrote “Amazing […]

    Marc Grandinetti May 14, 2017
  • Weekly Devotional by Pastor Henry Knapp

    On Confession Confession. It is something we do every week in worship. And, if you have a perceptive spouse, you do it a lot more often than that. But let’s face it. Confession as the Bible speaks of it is more than getting caught and feeling sorry for it. It is also more than remembering […]

    Ana Beaverhausen May 7, 2017
  • Remember – Our Sunday devotional by Pastor Tom Stein

    REMEMBER! “Remember the wondrous works that he has done…” Psalm 105:5 This was going to be a brilliant contribution to Your Beaver County. I read a good article on Facebook earlier this week, and I decided to adapt it for your benefit. Now I can’t find it — on Facebook or anywhere else. I can’t […]

    Ana Beaverhausen April 30, 2017
  • Weekly Devotional by Pastor Jeff Arnold

    The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,’ says the Lord Almighty, ‘And in this place I will grant peace.’ Haggai 2:9   You’ve probably not given much thought to the prophecy of Haggai in the Old Testament.  Haggai is a brief book, a series in fact […]

    Ana Beaverhausen April 23, 2017
  • Easter Devotional – Pastor Jeff Arnold

    Easter 2017:  I Corinthians 15 Resurrection and our Faith—A Word to Those Who Don’t Believe If there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ himself has not been raised.  I Corinthians 15:13 NIV I Corinthians chapter 15 the apostle Paul presents the signature argument for, or against, Christianity, in the entire Bible, and probably […]

    Ana Beaverhausen April 16, 2017