John Van SchepenJohn Van Schepen

John Van Schepen

Dr. John Van Schepen is a retired pastor who served churches in Washington, Wisconsin, Indiana, Oregon and California. He and his wife, Willie, have been blessed with five children and several grandchildren.

Devotions by John Van Schepen

December 31, 2019

Look to Jesus

Hebrews 12:1-3
When the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman . . . to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.

December 30, 2019

The Jesus Family

Mark 3:20-34
To all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. . . .

December 29, 2019

James the Believer

Matthew 13:53-58; 1 Corinthians 15:1-7
I passed on to you . . . that Christ died for our sins . . . that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day . . . and that he appeared to . . . James. . . .

December 28, 2019

Single-Minded Devotion

John 1:19-34; 3:26-30
“He must become greater; I must become less.”

December 27, 2019

A Faithful Worshipper

Luke 2:36-38
She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying.

December 26, 2019

Letting Go and Looking Ahead

Luke 2:21-32
“Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation. . . .”

December 25, 2019

The Word Became Flesh

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

December 24, 2019

God's Pondering Servant

Luke 1:26-38
Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.

December 23, 2019

Do Not Be Afraid

Matthew 1:17-25
“Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.”

December 22, 2019

Why Me?

Luke 1:23-25, 39-45
“Why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?”

December 21, 2019

God Remembers

Luke 1:5-24, 67-80
“Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come to his people and redeemed them.”

December 20, 2019

The Coming Glory

Haggai 2:1-9
We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

December 19, 2019

No Remedy

2 Chronicles 36:11-20
The Lord . . . sent word to them through his messengers again and again. . . . But they mocked God’s messengers, despised his words and scoffed at his prophets. . . .

December 18, 2019

Stand Firm in Faith

Isaiah 7:1-14; 8:9-10
“If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.”

December 17, 2019

Rehoboam's Heavy Yoke

1 Kings 12:1-15
Have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God . . . made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant. . . .

December 16, 2019

The Way of God's Heart

1 Samuel 16:1-13
“People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

December 15, 2019

Famous in Bethlehem

Ruth 4:1-17
“May you . . . be famous in Bethlehem . . . through the offspring the Lord gives you by this young woman. . . .”

December 14, 2019

Three Strikes But Not Out

Joshua 2:1-16
By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed. . . .

December 13, 2019

The Cure for Messiness

Genesis 38:24-30
“She is more righteous than I, since I wouldn’t give her to my son Shelah.”

December 12, 2019

The Scepter of Judah

Genesis 49:8-10
“The scepter will not depart from Judah . . . until he to whom it belongs shall come. . . .”

December 11, 2019

Jacob the Wrestler

Genesis 32:22-32
So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak.

December 10, 2019

Where is the Lamb?

Genesis 22:1-14
“The fire and wood are here,” said Isaac, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”

December 9, 2019

Another Name Change

Genesis 17:15-19; 21:1-7
“Your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.”

December 8, 2019

Name Change

Genesis 17:1-13, 27
“You are worthy . . . and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation.”

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