John Niederhaus

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A Witness to the World

Devotional Word for Tuesday, June 16, 2020 We live in a most tumultuous time! We have the Covid-19 virus. It threatens our health; it is the occasion for unimagined societal restrictions. We have the racial unrest that has swept up people across our nation and around the world. We have

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How has God been at work?

Devotional Word for Monday, June 15, 2020 These devotional thoughts began as a way of maintaining contact with folk as everything was shutting down and everyone was under a shelter-in-place mandate. Today, June 15, marks three months since we at Leidy’s Church suspended public services of worship. A lot has

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Economic Trinity

Devotional Word for Friday, June 12, 2020 Equality does not mean sameness. What am I talking about? I’m talking about the complex manner in which God created human beings and about the way God Himself works. God made human beings to be three-in-one creatures, that is, to be composed of

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An Analogy of the Trinity

Devotional Word for Thursday, June 11, 2020 How can God be three persons, and yet be only one God? That’s the issue with the doctrine of the Trinity. It seems as though we have two incompatible terms: “three” and “one.” We know that three does not equal one and vice

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The Trinity

Devotional Word for Wednesday, June 10, 2020 The Trinity is a controversial term. For both Muslims and Jews it is anathema, something to be abhorred and rejected. They insist God is One and thus any notion of a divine Trinity is blasphemous. To other folk, the Trinity sounds like a

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Forest and Trees

Devotional Word for Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Have you ever been confused? By that I mean, you know something is true (pretty much), but someone is saying it’s not true. They point to some rather small detail and say the entire structure must fall because of this particular detail.  Over

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Praying through the day

Devotional Word for Monday, June 8, 2020 Psalm 92 gives us helpful insight on how to begin each day and how to end each day. Here’s what it says: It is good to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; to declare

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Christian Worldview

Devotional Word for Friday, June 5, 2020 We humans are prone to think we can engineer things so that anything can be done. We have good reason to think so. Consider the Hoover Dam. Think about airplanes. Consider the microwave oven! Magnificent achievements on the part of humanity. As someone

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Christian Worldview

Devotional Word for Thursday, June 4, 2020 Peter’s sermon on the Day of Pentecost outlines the foundation stones necessary for a Christian worldview. That’s what we’ve been pondering this post-Pentecost week. Four foundation stones we’ve thus far identified are: 1) the need for a Scriptural lens through which to view

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Exalted upon the Throne

Devotional Word for Wednesday, June 3, 2020 Peter’s sermon on the Day of Pentecost was his response to the crowd’s question, What does this mean? [Acts 2:12] We believe Peter was filled with and blessed by the Holy Spirit. His remarks were not prepared remarks, but his spontaneous response to

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