Devotionals | GracePoint Church | Lodi



    Different Perspectives
    06.28.21 | Devotionals | by Linda Opp

    This will come as no surprise, but Christians disagree. Regularly and loudly. We're on the same team, but we have different ideas. What's the best way to do worship, to disciple young believers, to build community, to teach young children about...

      Off Script
      06.21.21 | Devotionals | by Linda Opp

      My favorite funny television moment occurs in an episode of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. Mr. Rogers and a young boy are sitting on the couch, having a neighborly chat, when Mr. Rogers decides to take off his sweater. Somehow in the...

        A Good Father
        06.14.21 | Devotionals | by Linda Opp

        I grew up in a little Baptist church in North Dakota, where we faithfully had Communion, or the Lord's Supper as we called it, once a month. Just like now. It must be a Baptist thing. On communion Sundays, when the service was over and the...

          Small Things
          06.07.21 | Devotionals | by Linda Opp

          I'm often roped into playing Monopoly with my grandsons. In my opinion, a game of Monopoly is a good illustration of eternity, minus the benefits. But no matter how I feel about it, my love for my grandsons outweighs my objections, and so we...

            I Sure Hope So
            03.22.21 | Devotionals | by Linda Opp

            It was an ordinary walk on the nature trail with my two grandsons, ages four and seven. Somehow the older one acquired a cut on his finger, which bled entirely out of proportion to the seriousness of the injury. Fortunately, I produced a bandaid...

              A Perfect Composition Part 2
              11.20.20 | Devotionals | by Barbara Williams

              Continuing with the theme of “The Perfect Composition”, we will look at some additional musical terms and symbols and the analogies to real life. MEASURES – These are segments of the music divided by vertical lines on the music...

                Don't Envy Them
                09.09.20 | Devotionals | by Josh Johnson

                Psalm 73:25 “Whom have I in heaven but Thee? And there is none upon earth that I desire beside Thee.” Psalm 73 is a psalm that each of us can likely relate to, as much of God's word is. I would encourage you to read it. The...

                  Why, God?
                  08.25.20 | Devotionals | by Bella Brusa

                  The sting of rejection from someone you love wounds deeply and can follow you for quite some time. When rejection comes from family, your children, friends, or your spouse I’ve asked the Lord “Why?” Is it because sometimes we...

                    Keep The Fire Burning
                    08.11.20 | Devotionals | by Ray Williams

                    Leviticus 6:8-12 “A fire shall always be burning on the altar: It shall never go out”   The life of a follower of Jesus is a life of sacrifice. “I beseech you therefore brethren…. Present your bodies a living...