Posts by Jay Hull

Nativity Tableau

Dear Friends: “Good news of great joy that will be for all the people.” That is what the angel called the message of Christ’s birth. “Good news of great joy that will be for all the people.” That is what the shepherds heard that memorable night in the hills outside Bethlehem. “Good news of great…

The Lesser of Two Evils

Dear Friends: In a recent sermon about repentance, I mentioned in passing that many in our country are lamenting the current presidential campaign as a “lesser of two evils” situation. I subsequently suggested that the behaviors we choose, including the choice to repent of things that are wrong, are often a kind of “vote” for…

Your God Is Too Big

Dear Friends: Many years ago a well known Christian writer and Bible translator (like an early version of Eugene Peterson) wrote a little book called “Your God Is Too Small.” His idea was that people naturally failed to see God in His awesome greatness and almighty power. His thoughts were accurate and insightful. He began…

Post Easter Devotional

Day after Easter. Almost April. Blanket of Snow. Reno, Nevada. Easter means, among other things, being able to start anew and afresh with God, and so with others and with ourselves, every day. The sins and errors, mistakes and regrets, of our past need not define or dictate our present or our future. Our present…

2016 Lenten Devotional

Dear Friends: He is risen! Welcome to Covenant Presbyterian Church’s Lent Devotional Guide for 2016. This is the fifth time the servant-leaders of our church family have prepared such a guide to help us get ready for Easter during the season of preparation called Lent. I am so glad you have decided to share this…

Lent: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Dear Friends: Lent begins this year on February 10. It’s a Wednesday. Ash Wednesday we call it. At 5:45 p.m. we will join together for our annual Ash Wednesday soup supper followed by a special Ash Wednesday worship service at 6:30. There is a lot to like about the Season of Lent. Do you suppose…

Thirst Revival Conference

This Spring, Sunday April 3rd through Wednesday April 6th, we will be sharing in a very special Renewal Conference here at Covenant. I am asking our entire church family to clear our calendars, plan to attend and prepare to be challenged and blessed. I believe God is providing this opportunity. I believe it is a…

New Life Notes #7 – When I Am Weak

But you, O Sovereign Lord, deal well with me for your name’s sake; out of the goodness of your love, deliver me.  For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.  I fade away like an evening shadow; I am shaken off like a locust.  My knees give way from fasting;…

New Life Notes #6 – All of a Sudden

“…But know this, that if the master of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have left his house to be broken into. You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” – Luke 12:39-40   Death is a…