Arthur J. SchoonveldArthur J. Schoonveld

Arthur Schoonveld

Rev. Art Schoonveld is a retired minister in the Christian Reformed Church. Before retiring in 2001, he served churches in California, Illinois, and Michigan. Since his retirement he has worked part-time for the denomination and has served as an interim pastor. Art and his wife, Anita, have four children and nine grandchildren.

Devotions by Arthur Schoonveld

December 31, 2020

What’s Ahead?

Isaiah 65:17-25
“See, I will create new heavens and a new earth. . . . They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain.”

December 30, 2020

Will We Remain in God’s Grace?

2 Corinthians 12:1-10
Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, ”My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

December 29, 2020

What Will It Take to Be Successful?

Matthew 25:31-46
The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

December 28, 2020

How Can We Live by the Spirit?

Galatians 5:16-26
So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other.

December 27, 2020

Are We Ready to Let Go?

Philippians 3:7-14
Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

December 26, 2020

Did You See the Savior?

Luke 2:25-35
“Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation. . . .”

December 25, 2020

Good News, Great Joy!

Luke 2:8-14
“Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.”

December 24, 2020

What Does It Take to Celebrate?

Luke 1:26-38
“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.”

December 23, 2020

What If God Were to Disrupt Your Life?

Matthew 1:18-25
When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife.

December 22, 2020

Is Jesus Coming to Your House?

John 1:1-14
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

December 21, 2020

Why Should This Happen to Me?

Luke 1:39-45
“Why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?”

December 20, 2020

Rejoice Always?

Philippians 4:4-7
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

December 19, 2020

Do Christians Doubt?

Mark 9:14-32
“‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.” Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”

December 18, 2020

Should Christians Be Afraid of Death?

1 Corinthians 15:20-26
The last enemy to be destroyed is death.

December 17, 2020

Is There Life after Death?

John 11:21-27
“I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

December 16, 2020

Does the Church Let Its Light Shine?

Matthew 5:13-16
“You are the light of the world. . . . Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

December 15, 2020

Do We Carry Each Other’s Burdens?

Galatians 6:1-6
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

December 14, 2020

Why Bother with Church?

Matthew 16:13-20
“I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.”

December 13, 2020

Is the Bible Enough?

Luke 16:19-31
“If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.”

December 12, 2020

What If You Can’t Pray?

Romans 8:22-28
We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us. . . .

December 11, 2020

Does God Answer Prayer?

James 5:13-20
The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. . . .

December 10, 2020

Does Jesus Still Change Lives?

Acts 9:1-19
[Saul] fell to the ground and heard a voice. . . . “Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked. “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied.

December 9, 2020

Angry with God?

Psalm 42
I say to God my Rock, “Why have you forgotten me? Why must I go about mourning . . . ?”

December 8, 2020

Does Jesus Know?

Hebrews 4:14-16
We do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses. . . .

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