John RozeboomJohn Rozeboom

John Rozeboom

Rev. John Rozeboom is a retired pastor of the Christian Reformed Church and a former director of Christian Reformed Home Missions. Currently he is coaching and supporting elders, ministers, and a congregation in mission. John and Linda Rozeboom live in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and they have two married children and five grandchildren.

Devotionals by John Rozeboom

April 30, 2010

He Will Come Back

Matthew 25:31-46
This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back …
Acts 1:11

April 29, 2010

Quality Love

Philippians 2:1-13
Have the same attitude of mind Christ Jesus had: … taking the very nature of a servant.
Philippians 2:5-7

April 28, 2010


Mark 8:34-38
“Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”
Mark 8:34

April 27, 2010

Coming Late to the Kingdom

Matthew 20:1-19
“‘Are you envious because I am generous?’ So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”
Matthew 20:15-16

April 26, 2010


1 Corinthians 15:50-58
Stand firm … Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord …
1 Corinthians 15:58

April 25, 2010

Celebrating Easter Every Sunday

Hebrews 10:19-25
Let us hold … to the hope we profess … And let us … not [give] up meeting together …
Hebrews 10:23-25

April 24, 2010

We Need More Antiochs

Acts 11:19-26
The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch.
Acts 11:26

April 23, 2010

Longing for Holiness

Galatians 5:16-25
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience … goodness, faithfulness … self-control.
Galatians 5:22-23

April 22, 2010

Important Work

Acts 1:6-11
“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses …”
Acts 1:8

April 21, 2010

Lost and Found

Luke 15:11-32
“We had to celebrate … this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.”
Luke 15:32

April 20, 2010

Watch the Kids

Mark 10:13-16
“Anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”
Mark 10:15

April 19, 2010


Ephesians 2:4-8
By grace you have been saved, through faith … not by works, so that no one can boast.”
Ephesians 2:8

April 18, 2010

Sins Forgiven, Sins Forgotten

1 Peter 2:23-25
“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live …
1 Peter 2:24

April 17, 2010


Mark 1:9-20
“The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”
Mark 1:15

April 16, 2010

The Miracle of New Birth

John 3:1-8
“I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born again.”
John 3:3

April 15, 2010

Come, Holy Spirit

Acts 1:1-8
“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you.”
Acts 1:8

April 14, 2010

Love Reconciles

2 Corinthians 5:17-21
God … reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.
2 Corinthians 5:18

April 13, 2010

New Creation

2 Corinthians 5:17-21
If anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
2 Corinthians 5:17

April 12, 2010

Food for Life

John 6:25-35
“I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry …”
John 6:35

April 11, 2010

Choose Life

John 11:17-27
“I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even though they die.”
John 11:25

April 10, 2010

Death Is Hard to Deal With

1 Corinthians 15:50-58
“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”
1 Corinthians 15:55

April 9, 2010

Hope Drained

Luke 24:17-24
“We had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel.”
Luke 24:21

April 8, 2010

Jesus Walks With Us

Luke 24:13-18
As they … discussed these things … Jesus himself came up and walked along with them.
Luke 24:15

April 7, 2010

The Big Picture

Luke 3:1-9
“The crooked roads shall become straight … And all people will see God’s salvation.”
Luke 3:5-6

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