Posts by Nathan Buege

Posts by Nathan Buege

The Lord Sustains Me!

During the last hours of Jesus’ life he was betrayed by Judas, surrounded by enemies, abandoned by his disciples, thrown under the bus by Pontius Pilate, flogged by the soldiers, and then crucified…and yet the Lord sustained Jesus Christ through it all.  Has God changed?  He hasn’t.  As he sustained his Son, he will also sustain you.  Think about that today as…

When Arrested, Jesus Shows Restraint

Through the season of Lent, we’ll follow Jesus to the cross, as well as to His empty tomb on Easter morning.  Today we’re going to look at something that happened in the Garden of Gethsemane.  Although he was deceptively betrayed, and he had every capability of attacking and winning, Jesus showed restraint.  Instead of exploding or imploding, how can we do the same as we…

Have a Heartfelt Ash Wednesday

Does that seem odd?  At first it may seem pretty unusual – especially this year as Ash Wednesday and Valentines Day fall on the same day.  Ash Wednesday is about repentance and solemn mourning over your sin and Valentines Day is about joy, love and togetherness.   It might not seem like the best combination at first…but iwhen you understand…

How to Have a Meaningful 2024!

Happy New Year! A big challenge as we look at a fresh start in 2024 is how can we have a meaningful time this year?  What can we focus on to make sure this year is meaningful, and is different than anything money can buy?  It’s a challenge because what money can buy, in time, is meaningless and not meaningful. In today’s devotion we’re going to…

Get Ready for Jesus, Our Everlasting Father

We are continuing our message series with the prophet Isaiah as we get ready for Christmas. Isaiah 9:6 has four special names for Jesus, and this week we’re focusing on “Everlasting Father”! When we hear the term “father,” we first probably think of our own father.  Or, if you are a father yourself, you might think about the the responsibility you have in your role…

Thankful Under Persecution Pressure

We have wrapped up our 25th anniversary celebration.  As we get into November, we’d like to start a series about things we can be thankful for!  We’ll kick off this series with something that you might not be thankful for at first.  Why would anyone be thankful for being taunted, ridiculed, persecuted, and pressured to separate yourself from Jesus?  If and…

Teach All Nations About Scripture Alone

his October 2023 marks our congregation’s 25-year anniversary!  We’re going to have a sermon series every Sunday this month with the theme, “Teach All Nations.”  Today’s focus is on teaching all nations about Scripture alone.  Even though we live with trouble and unsettling situations, we have faith that the difficulty isn’t eternal…for…

Teach All Nations About Faith Alone

This October 2023 marks our congregation’s 25-year anniversary!  We’re going to have a sermon series every Sunday this month with the theme, “Teach All Nations.”  Today’s focus is on teaching all nations about faith alone.  Even though we live with trouble and unsettling situations, we have faith that the difficulty isn’t eternal…for…