Author Archives: Calvary Lutheran Church

August 15, 2022

The Best of the Portals of Prayer Read: Jeremiah 23:1-6 “This is the name by which He will be called: the Lord is our righteousness.”Jeremiah 23:6 Our Righteousness In these God inspired words, Jeremiah says much more than that our Lord Jesus is righteous in His person and in all His works. Jesus, the Messiah […]

August 12, 2022

The Best of the Portals of Prayer Read: Acts 16:6-10 “They attempted to go to Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them.”Acts 16:7 Baffled for Greater Usefulness The decisions of God can leave us perplexed, especially when we try to serve Him and fail; a door closes mysteriously, and we have to […]

August 11, 2022

The Best of the Portals of Prayer Read: Romans 8:31-39 // Psalm 133 “If we live, we live to the Lord, and is we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.”Romans 14:8 Maker and Preserver The smells, the sights, the sounds, even the movement of […]

August 10, 2022

The Best of the Portals of Prayer Read: Psalm 17:6-15 Hear My Prayer Among the problems that have always disturbed the Christian heart, one of the greatest is the problem of unanswered prayer. Does God answer all prayer? Will He answer mine? If not, why not? For these answers, we must go to the gates […]

August 09, 2022

The Best of the Portals of Prayer Read: Romans 8:1-9 “Those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.”Romans 8:5 Thinking of Salvation Thoughts are most important in the realms of the spiritual. Solomon said, concerning man, “for he is like one who is inwardly calculating. Eat, drink! […]

August 08, 2022

The Best of the Portals of Prayer Read: Revelation 3:14-22 “Fire shall be kept burning on the altar continually; it shall no go out.”Leviticus 6:13 On Fire Throughout the history of God’s people in the Old Testament, there was to be a continuous fire on the altar of the Tabernacle and of the Temple. This […]

August 05, 2022

The Best of the Portals of Prayer Read: Ephesians 4:11-16 “So we, though many, are one body in Christ.”Romans 12:5 One Body in Christ On any given Sunday, billions of people gather in the Body of Christ to worship Jesus. Our churches have as their focal point a cross, a constant reminder that we should […]

August 04, 2022

The Best of the Portals of Prayer Read: Genesis 22:1-10 “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.”Romans 4:3 Mount Moriah and Faith Tested These were strange orders that God gave Abraham to carry out: “take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, […]

August 03, 2022

The Best of the Portals of Prayer Read: James 2:21-26 “Wisdom says, blessed is the one who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting beside my doors.”Proverbs 8:34 Attentiveness Happy is everyone who hears, watches, waits on the Lord. As we gather for our family devotion or when we worship in privacy, we […]

August 02, 2022

The Best of the Portals of Prayer Read: James 4:13-17 // Psalm 118 “You ought to say, ‘if the Lord wills, will live and do this or that.”James 4:15 Planning for the Trip When beginning a trip, you could just get in your car and start to drive wherever the roads might take you. Usually, […]