About the Author

Jon Opgenorth

Jon Opgenorth

Rev. Opgenorth is the President of Words of Hope. Jon comes to us from Orange City, Iowa, where he served Trinity Reformed Church for 18 years as Senior Pastor. Rev. Opgenorth received a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, and an M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Rev. Opgenorth is married to Ann, and together they have four children and one grandchild.

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Devotionals
Jon Opgenorth

Blessed Beyond Measure

Read: Ephesians 1:1-3 [God has] . . . blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing. (v. 3) When, as a young man, I heard a message on Ephesians 1, God grabbed

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Jon Opgenorth

The Mystery of Belonging

Read: Ephesians 3:1-6 . . . partakers of the promise . . . (v. 6) As president of Words of Hope I hear from Christians in many places who are

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Jon Opgenorth

Choosing to Suffer

Read: Ephesians 3:7-13 I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering. (v. 13) Hardly a day goes by that I do not have a conversation with

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Jon Opgenorth

Big Prayers

Read: Ephesians 3:14-21 . . . far more abundantly . . . (v. 20) When I read Paul’s grand prayer that closes Ephesians 3, my own prayers feel small and

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Jon Opgenorth

One?

Read: Ephesians 4:1-6 There is one body. (v. 4) Newcomers to the Dutch community in Iowa where I lived were surprised not only by the number of churches, but they

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Jon Opgenorth

My Favorite Missionary

Read: Ephesians 4:7-16 . . . to equip the saints . . . (v. 12) My favorite missionary is my dad. He has no formal academic degree and does not