Calvin Aardsma

Calvin Aardsma

Calvin Aardsma has been a pastor for more than thirty years. He has served churches in Indiana, in Oregon, and in the Chicago area. Currently he pastors Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Lansing, Illinois. He also serves on the board of the Ugandan Orphanage Relief Fund. Cal and his wife, Sandy, have four children and five grandchildren.

Devotionals by Calvin Aardsma

December 31, 2013

Victorious Christ

Revelation 1:4-18
No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame.
—Psalm 25:3

December 30, 2013

Confidence Rooted in Relationship

John 11:17-30
I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until that day.
—2 Timothy 1:12

December 29, 2013

New Year Blessing

Romans 15:1-13
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
—Romans 15:13

December 28, 2013

Sharing the Hope

1 Peter 3:8-17
Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.
—1 Peter 3:15

December 27, 2013

Christmas Lifestyle

Philippians 2:1-11
“Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant … just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve …”
—Matthew 20:26-28

December 26, 2013

Christmas Gifts

Jude 17-25
If anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
—2 Corinthians 5:17

December 25, 2013

Glory to God!

Luke 2:1-20
To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
—Philippians 4:20

December 24, 2013

God With Us

Matthew 1:18-25
“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).
—Matthew 1:23

December 23, 2013

Whom Do You Trust?

Isaiah 7:10-17
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
—Proverbs 3:5

December 22, 2013

Perfect Timing

Galatians 4:4-7
The time came for the baby to be born …
—Luke 2:6

December 21, 2013

Home for Christmas

Romans 8:1-17
Those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God… And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”
—Romans 8:14-15

December 20, 2013

Grace and Truth

John 1:1-5, 14
“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
—John 14:6

December 19, 2013

God Stooping to Communicate

John 1:1-14
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.
—John 1:14

December 18, 2013

Jesus Answers Our Needs

Luke 1:67-75
Praise be to the Lord … because he has come to his people and redeemed them.
—Luke 1:68

December 17, 2013

The Holy One

Luke 1:30-35
Clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.
—Romans 13:14

December 16, 2013

Hope for Sinners

Psalm 130
Christ Jesus [is] our hope.
—1 Timothy 1:1

December 15, 2013

The Living One

Luke 1:76-79
“I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.”
—Revelation 1:18

December 14, 2013

Peace of God

Micah 5:2-5a
The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.
—1 John 3:8

December 13, 2013

Peace With God

Luke 2:8-14
“Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy … a Savior has been born to you.”
—Luke 2:10-11

December 12, 2013

Prince of Peace

Philippians 4:4-7
He will be called … Prince of Peace.
—Isaiah 9:6

December 11, 2013

Revealing the Father

John 14:5-12
The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact represen-tation of his being.
—Hebrews 1:3

December 10, 2013

Everlasting Father

Isaiah 9:6-7
As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him.
—Psalm 103:13

December 9, 2013

Mighty God and Our Enemies

Romans 8:31-39
Thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
—1 Corinthians 15:57

December 8, 2013

Mighty God and Hardships

John 16:28-33
We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him.
—Romans 8:28

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