2017 Advent Devotionals

Dear Friends: Welcome to the 2017 edition of our Covenant Presbyterian church Calendar of Devotions.  I am so pleased you are joining us for the daily devotional journey through God’s Word in preparation for Christmas.  With all due humility, I must say that we just keep getting better at this Christmas Devotional Booklet thing.  On…

Reformation (not Deformation or De-formation)

Today we celebrate Reformation Sunday – 500 years ago, October 31, 1517, Martin Luther famously nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Wittenburg Church… On this occasion I have two things to say… 1) The Reformation was Unfortunate & 2) The Reformation was Necessary. Unfortunate: Reformation not De-formation… ·      Ephesians 4:4-5 – 4 There…

New Summer Worship Schedule

Covenant will have a Summer Worship Schedule from Sunday, June 18th to Sunday August 6th.  We will have one Worship Service at 10:00 am. The Schedule for the Summer will be as follows: June June 4 – Services 9 am & 11 am June 11 – Services 9 am & 11 am June 18 –…

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…

The Prince’s Kiss

The Prince’s Kiss (Prayer & Revival) Dear Friends: Today is what they call “Star Wars Day.” May the 4th be with you. Get it? The “god” of Star Wars, “The Force” as it is reverently referred to by all the good characters, and actually by the bad ones as well, with it’s “Light Side” and…

One Cry Reno Conference

Life Action Ministries will present a citywide Revival Conference called One Cry Reno.  This event will take place at Lawlor Events Center Sunday, April 24 through Tuesday, April 26th from 6:30—8:30 pm.  All are encouraged to attend.  For more information about the conference visit onecryreno.com  

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…