Laurie Zuverink

Laurie Zuverink

Laurie Zuverink is an ordained pastor who has served in several capacities of ministry in the Grand Rapids, Michigan, area. Her work ties into the lives of young people, and her passion is to empower and equip the next generation of servant leaders. Pastor Laurie and her husband, Mark, have three children—one in grad school, one in college, and one in high school. Pastor Laurie enjoys deep conversations, bike rides, exploring the shores of the Great Lakes, and watching well-played soccer.

Devotionals by Laurie Zuverink

April 30, 2018

Living Joyfully, Powerfully, and Free!

Jude 17-25
Keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.

April 29, 2018

Free to Love

1 John 4:7-21
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

April 28, 2018

Free to Be Intentional

John 4:1-26
[Jesus] left Judea and went back once more to Galilee. Now he had to go through Samaria.

April 27, 2018

Free to Serve

1 John 3:11-24
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with ­actions and in truth.

April 26, 2018

Free to Forgive

Colossians 3:12-17
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

April 25, 2018

Free to Live

Colossians 3:1-11
Since . . . you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

April 24, 2018

Free of Shame

Romans 8:28-39
What . . . shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

April 23, 2018

Free to Belong

Romans 8:14-17
The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.

April 22, 2018

Freedom to Go and Tell

Matthew 28:1-10
Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell. . . .”

April 21, 2018

Freedom From Fear

Isaiah 43:1-2; Matthew 28:1-10
Do not fear, for I have redeemed you . . . you are mine. . . . I will be with you.

April 20, 2018

Resurrection Freedom

Galatians 5:1-6
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

April 19, 2018

The Power of Love

1 Corinthians 13
Love never fails.

April 18, 2018

Power in Community

1 Corinthians 12:12-27
Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.

April 17, 2018

Servant Power

Matthew 20:20-28
You know that the rulers of the Gentiles . . . exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant.

April 16, 2018

The Power of Victory

Revelation 21:1-8
Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children.

April 15, 2018

The Power of the Empty Tomb

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

April 14, 2018

The Power of the Cross

Romans 8:1-10
What the law was powerless to do . . . God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering.

April 13, 2018

Symbols of Power

Ephesians 6:10-20
Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God. . . .

April 12, 2018

A Definition of Power

Philippians 2:5-11
Christ Jesus . . . being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage. . . .

April 11, 2018

Resurrection Power

Matthew 28:1-10
He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.

April 10, 2018

Overflowing Love

John 15:9-17
I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.

April 9, 2018

In the Stillness

1 Kings 19:3-13
After the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.

April 8, 2018

Joy in Worship

Psalm 98
Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.

April 7, 2018

Joy in Belonging

Luke 22:14-20: Philippians 1:4-6
In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel. . . .

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