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Posts from 2019

Principles from the Gift of Joy

Joy is more a state of blessing than an emotion! (Luke 2:10; John 16:22) Joy is based on a relationship with Jesus! (Luke 2:10; John 15:9-11) I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love. When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in his…

Principles from “The Gift of Peace”

Here are the verses and principles Pastor Dale referenced in last weekend’s message, “The Gift of Peace” for your continued reflection: We need to recognize that only we can be responsible for peace in our own lives. It doesn’t depend on others or our circumstances. “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on…

Sharing the Hope of Christ with Others

By Lee Ranney Steph Tebbe was involved in Wooddale Student Ministries during her school years. Taking part in different mission trips and training laid the foundation for her interest in reaching others with the hope of Jesus. “My senior year of high school I performed on the mime team in Guatemala,” Steph said. “That performance allowed us to step over culture and…

Your Name is David

David Boro, a Wooddale partner, came to faith in Jesus Christ as a result of his wife being healed from a brain tumor in 1982. The doctor told him to take his wife home to die in peace. At that time he was encouraged to pray to the “one true God.” So he got rid of all the gods and goddesses of…

Harvest

By Barb Zeller Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Matthew 9:37-38 Growing up on a farm, a successful harvest paid the bills and provided for the upcoming year. There was an urgency around ripe crops, weather reports and…

Pastor Dale’s Personal Prayer Model

The Lord’s Prayer: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation,[a] but deliver us from the evil one.[b] Matthew 6:9-13 Pastor Dale’s Personal Prayer Model: Praise God first.…