Joel Vande WerkenJoel Vande Werken

Joel Vande Werken

Joel Vande Werken has been a pastor since 2007, serving churches in Sussex, New Jersey, and in Whitinsville, Massachusetts. He and his wife, Brandie, have four young children.

Devotions by Joel Vande Werken

May 31, 2019

What's Next?

Acts 1:1-11
“Why do you stand here looking into the sky?”

May 30, 2019

He Left Them

Luke 24:50-53
While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven.

May 29, 2019

Before I Leave...

John 17:6-19
“[Father,] I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that [my disciples] may have the full measure of my joy within them.”

May 28, 2019

Finished! -- And Finishing Well

Hebrews 12:1-3
For the joy set before him [Jesus] endured the cross . . . and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

May 27, 2019

Hold Firmly to the Ascended Lord

Hebrews 4:14-16
Since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven . . . let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.

May 26, 2019

Honor the Ascended One

Psalm 2
To which of the angels did God ever say, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father”?

May 25, 2019

Ascension Power

Ephesians 1:15-23
That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ . . . and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms...

May 24, 2019

Continuing the Work

Acts 1:1-8
“You will be my witnesses...”

May 23, 2019

Making Disciples As We Go

Matthew 28:16-20
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples...”

May 22, 2019

Prepared to Die

John 21:15-25
Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God.

May 21, 2019

The Challenge of Doubt

John 20:24-31
“Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

May 20, 2019

As the Father Sent Jesus

John 20:19-23
As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”

May 19, 2019

Power from on High

Luke 24:36-49
“Stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”

May 18, 2019

Then They Understood

Luke 24:13-35
“Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?”

May 17, 2019

For Our Good

John 16:1-15
“Very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away.”

May 16, 2019

A Joyful Goodbye

John 14:25-31
“If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father...”

May 15, 2019

Greater Things

John 14:1-14
“They will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.”

May 14, 2019

Not Yet

John 13:31-38
“Where I am going, you cannot follow now, but you will follow later.”

May 13, 2019

On His Way to the Father

John 13:1-17
Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father.

May 12, 2019

Remembering Jesus' Words

Luke 24:1-8
Then they remembered his words.

May 11, 2019

Coming on the Clouds

Luke 21:25-28
“At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.”

May 10, 2019

When Jesus Comes in Glory

Luke 9:18-27
“The Son of Man will . . . [come] in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.”

May 9, 2019

A Vision of the Ascended Savior

John 6:45-51, 60-65
“What if you see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before!

May 8, 2019

The Same Mission as Always

Luke 2:41-52
“Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?”

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