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

August 31, 2017

Worship the Coming King

Revelation 22:7-21
Look, I am coming soon! . . . I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.

August 30, 2017

Worship the One Who Is Just

Revelation 15:1-4; 16:1-7
Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the nations.

August 29, 2017

By the Word of Our Testimony

Revelation 12:1-12
They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony. . . .

August 28, 2017

Worship the One Who Is Worthy

Revelation 5
Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!

August 27, 2017

Worship the Lord

Revelation 4:1-8
Day and night they never stop saying: “‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,’ who was, and is, and is to come.”

August 26, 2017

Father, Make Us One

Romans 15:1-13
With one mind and one voice [may] you . . . glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

August 25, 2017

A Puzzle and a Song

Romans 11:33-12:2
Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! . . . To him be the glory forever! Amen.

August 24, 2017

“You Never Let Go”

Hebrews 13:1-6
God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

August 23, 2017

Singing Every Day

Colossians 3:12-17
Teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.

August 22, 2017

What a Time for Singing!

Acts 16:16-34
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God. . . .

August 21, 2017

“His Love Never Quits”

Matthew 26:27-32
When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

August 20, 2017

Born to Be a King

1 Timothy 3:14-16
He appeared in the flesh, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.

August 19, 2017

The Right Place at the Right Time

Luke 2:22-32
Simeon . . . praised God, saying, “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised. . . .”

August 18, 2017

The Song of the Shepherds

Luke 2:15-20
The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen. . . .

August 17, 2017

The Angels’ Song

Luke 2:1-15
Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.

August 16, 2017

A Long-Awaited Song

Luke 1:5-20, 57-79
Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied: “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel. . . .”

August 15, 2017

Mary’s Song

Luke 1:46-56
My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.

August 14, 2017

Elizabeth’s Song

Luke 1:39-45
Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you. . . .”

August 13, 2017

The Day the Music Stopped

Lamentations 5
The young men have stopped their music. Joy is gone from our hearts. . . .

August 12, 2017

Garments of Praise

Isaiah 61
I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation. . . .

August 11, 2017

Battle Songs

2 Chronicles 20:1-28
Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the Lord and to praise him for the splendor of his holiness.

August 10, 2017

When Should We Celebrate?

Ezra 3:8-13
All the people gave a great shout of praise to the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid.

August 9, 2017

Preparing to Praise

1 Chronicles 23:1-5; 25:1, 6-7
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.

August 8, 2017

A Song of Hope

Isaiah 40:25-31; Revelation 6:9-11
Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.

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