Mark Stephenson

Mark Stephenson

Rev. Mark Stephenson is the Director of Disability Concerns for the Christian Reformed Church in North America. Previously he served in two congregations in Michigan. He and his wife have four children.

Devotionals by Mark Stephenson

September 30, 2015

Stolen Eggs and a Second Chance

Romans 12:17-21
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

September 29, 2015

Love Sets Boundaries

Romans 12:17-21
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with ­every­one.

September 28, 2015

Secure Enough to Love

Ephesians 3:14-21
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.

September 27, 2015

God’s Heart Beats With Reconciliation

Genesis 33:1-11
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud . . . . Do not be conceited.

September 26, 2015

Love Takes Time to Listen

Mark 5:25-34
Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.

September 25, 2015

Faithfulness Through Persecution

1 Peter 4:12-19
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.

September 24, 2015

Real Hospitality Doesn’t Grumble

1 Peter 4:7-11
Practice hospitality.

September 23, 2015

Easy and Difficult Sharing

Romans 12:9-13
Share with the Lord’s people who are in need.

September 22, 2015

Prayer Builds Relationship With God

James 5:13-16
Be . . . faithful in prayer.

September 21, 2015

“I Know That I Have You”

Ephesians 4:1-6
Be . . . patient in affliction.

September 20, 2015

Living With Joyful Hope

Romans 15:13
Be joyful in hope.

September 19, 2015

Serving God Through Loving Others

1 John 4:7-12
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.

September 18, 2015

Worship Disruption or Participation?

Psalm 100
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.

September 17, 2015

Sincere Love Hates Hatred

1 Corinthians 13
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.

September 16, 2015

Single Adults Have Much to Contribute

1 Corinthians 7:7, 32-35
All these [spiritual gifts] are the work of one and the same Spirit, [who] distributes them to each one.

September 15, 2015

A Hot Tub and a Broken Toe

1 Corinthians 12:22-26
If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.

September 14, 2015

The Poor Are the Most Treasured Part

1 John 4:13-18
God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it.

September 13, 2015

Barb’s Close Friend Jonathan

1 Samuel 20:16-17, 35-42
Those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable.

September 12, 2015

Ear Rocks

1 Corinthians 12:18-25
Those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable.

September 11, 2015

Every Part Counts

1 Corinthians 12:7-20
God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.

September 10, 2015

Who Is Not Here?

Luke 14:15-24
The body is not made up of one part but of many.

September 9, 2015

House for All Sinners and Saints

Mark 2:13-17
The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!”

September 8, 2015

On the Outside Looking In

1 Corinthians 12:12-20
Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body.

September 7, 2015

Loving the Alien

Jonah 3:3-4:3
God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.

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