Julius MedenblikJulius Medenblik

Julius Medenblik

Rev. Jul Medenblik is a former attorney who was called to pastoral ministry and became the founding pastor of a church in New Lenox, Illinois. He is currently serving as president of Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Jul and his wife, Jackie, are blessed with a son, Joshua, and a daughter, Julianne.

Devotions by Julius Medenblik

May 31, 2018

A New Era Begins

Acts 6:1-7
So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly. . . .

May 30, 2018

“If It Is From God”

Acts 5:17-42
But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.

May 29, 2018

All Is Not Lost

Acts 5:12-16
The apostles performed many signs and wonders among the people.

May 28, 2018

Trouble in the Church

Acts 4:36-5:11
Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land?”

May 27, 2018

“No Needy Persons Among Them”

Acts 4:32-37
God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all that there were no needy persons among them.

May 26, 2018

Enabling Prayer

Acts 4:23-31
Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.

May 25, 2018

“Been With Jesus”

Acts 4:1-22
When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.

May 24, 2018

As You Can See

Acts 3:11-26
By faith in the name of Jesus, this man . . . was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see.

May 23, 2018

What We Have We Give

Acts 3:1-10
Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.

May 22, 2018

Devotion Displayed

Acts 2:42-47
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

May 21, 2018

What Shall We Do?

Acts 2:14-41
When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said . . . “What shall we do?”

May 20, 2018

The Holy Spirit at Work

Acts 2:1-13
All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

May 19, 2018

The Spirit Will Pour Out

Joel 2:28-32
I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.

May 18, 2018

Fire and a Call for Decision

1 Kings 18:16-39
When all the people saw [the fire of the Lord], they fell prostrate and cried, “The Lord—he is God! The Lord—he is God!”

May 17, 2018

Fire and Calling

Exodus 3:1-15
The angel of the Lord appeared to [Moses] in flames of fire from within a bush.

May 16, 2018

The Blessing of Witnesses

Acts 1:21-26
One of these must become a witness with us of his resurrection.

May 15, 2018

Understanding the Times

Acts 1:15-20
The Scripture had to be fulfilled in which the Holy Spirit spoke long ago through David concerning Judas, who served as guide for those who arrested Jesus.

May 14, 2018

The Foundation of Prayer

Acts 1:12-14
They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.

May 13, 2018

Related by Faith

John 19:25-27
Jesus . . . said to her, “Woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.

May 12, 2018

The Hands of Jesus

Luke 24:36-53
While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven.

May 11, 2018

Instructions and Promises

Matthew 28:16-20
Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

May 10, 2018

“Why You Leave Me?”

Acts 1:1-11
He was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.

May 9, 2018

The Transfiguration of Jesus

Mark 9:2-13
There appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus.

May 8, 2018

Taken Up to Heaven

2 Kings 2:1-18
The company of the prophets from Jericho, who were watching, said, “The spirit of Elijah is resting on Elisha.”

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