Jerry Dykstra

Jerry Dykstra

Pastor Jerry Dykstra was recently appointed as the executive director of the Christian Reformed Church in North America. After a 15-year career in business, he trained for pastoral ministry and served as the pastor of Cascade Fellowship CRC, Cascade, Michigan, and Faith Christian Fellowship CRC, Walnut Creek, California. He and his wife, Linda, live in Byron Center, Michigan, and have three children and seven grandchildren.

Devotionals by Jerry Dykstra

June 30, 2007

The Basics of Life

Acts 2:42-47
They devoted themselves ... Acts 2:42

June 29, 2007

Christ's Church

Matthew 16:13-20
"On this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it." Matthew 16:18

June 28, 2007

Make Disciples

Matthew 28:16-20
"Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them ... and teaching them ..." Matthew 28:19-20

June 27, 2007

A Gentle Whisper

1 Kings 19:1-18
After the fire came a gentle whisper. 1 Kings 19:12

June 26, 2007

Conversations With God

1 Samuel 3
Samuel said, "Speak, for your servant is listening." 1 Samuel 3:10

June 25, 2007

Pray Continually

1 Thessalonians 5:12-22
Pray continually ... for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18

June 24, 2007

House of Prayer

Isaiah 56:1-8
"My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations." Isaiah 56:7

June 23, 2007

The Church Is Sent

Romans 10:13-18
How can they hear without someone preaching ... ? ... How can they preach unless they are sent? Rom. 10:14-15

June 22, 2007

Justice

Amos 5:18-27
"Let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!" Amos 5:24

June 21, 2007

Tough Love

Matthew 18:15-20
"If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you." Matt. 18:15

June 20, 2007

Glory With Christ

Romans 8:12-25
We share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. Romans 8:17

June 19, 2007

Suffering With Christ

Philippians 3:7-11
I want to know Christ ... and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings. Philippians 3:10

June 18, 2007

United With Christ

Philippians 2:1-11
If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ ... [be] one in spirit and purpose. Phil. 2:1-2

June 17, 2007

Breaking Bread in Remembrance

1 Corinthians 11:23-26
The Lord Jesus ... took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it ... 1 Corinthians 11:23-24

June 16, 2007

Everyone Matters

Luke 15:4-7
"Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep." Luke 15:6

June 15, 2007

Worship--the Body Gathers

Psalm 95:1-7
Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. Psalm 95:6

June 14, 2007

Everything in Common

Act 2:44-45
All the believers were together and had everything in common. Acts 2:44

June 13, 2007

One Body, Many Parts

1 Corinthians 12:12-31
Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 1 Corinthians 12:27

June 12, 2007

Children of God

1 John 3:1-10
How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! 1 John 3:1

June 11, 2007

A Prayer for Unity

John 17:20-26
"I pray ... that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you." John 17:20-21

June 10, 2007

Fellowship

Acts 2:43-47
They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts. Acts 2:46

June 9, 2007

Awestruck

Psalm 19:1-6
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Psalm 19:1

June 8, 2007

Bride of Christ

Revelation 19:5-9
"The wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready." Revelation 19:7

June 7, 2007

Shepherds--God's Gift to His Church

Acts 20:27-35
Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Acts 20:28

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