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Jon Opgenorth

Jon Opgenorth

Rev. Jon Opgenorth serves as president of Words of Hope. Previously, he served for 18 years as senior pastor at Trinity Reformed Church in Orange City, Iowa. In preparation for ministry, he received a BA in Religion from Northwestern College, and an MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Devotionals

Come, Seek, Find

Read: Isaiah 55 You shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace. (v. 12) I hope this series encourages your study and enjoyment of God’s Word. May you

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God’s Word for the World

Read: Acts 2:1-13 How is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? (v. 8) My first Bible was a black leather edition with the words of

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Doing What Scripture Says

Read: Psalm 119:97-112 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (v. 105) “Some people are so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good.”

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Discerning What Scripture Means

Read: 2 Timothy 3:10-17 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable. (v. 16) How do we make sense of the Bible passages we read? Yesterday we learned to “delight” (Ps. 1:2)

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Discipline Begins with Delight

Read: Psalm 139 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! (v. 17) Last Easter a college student in our congregation received baptism. Before going under the waters, she shared

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What Just Happened?

Read: John 1:1-18 The Word became flesh. (v. 14) Yesterday, the world celebrated Christmas. From church services and Bible readings, to presents and special foods, to connecting with other believers and

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Devotionals

Why Jesus Rejoices

Read: Luke 10:17-24 Blessed are the eyes that see what you see! (v. 23) When mission groups return, the participants often give a report to the congregation that sent them. Stories

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Rejection Isn’t Failure

Read: Luke 10:10-12 The kingdom of God has come near. (v. 11) Most people love affirmation and fear rejection. That’s why Facebook and Instagram have a button for “like” but not

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Devotionals

The Work of Mission

Read: Luke 10:8-9 Eat what is set before you. (v. 8) Many mission trips focus on work. The participants want to get things done, concentrating on the results: the number of

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