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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.
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Devotionals

Unfading Joy

Read: John 20:1-18 I am the resurrection and the life. (John 11:25) I bought a lily this Easter to remember Art, one of the many people who died from Covid-19

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Abundant Fruit

Read: John 15:1-11 I am the true vine. (v. 1) The small planting of vines my parents tended ripened about the same time as the apple trees in our yard, but

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Good Friday?

Read: John 14:1-7 I am the way, and the truth, and the life. (v. 6) Today is Good Friday. Hardly anything about it could have seemed “good” to the disciples. Jesus

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No Idea

Read: John 10:10-18 I am the good shepherd. (v. 11) What is it like to be a shepherd? It’s a far cry from the quaint pictures in church nurseries, where clean-looking

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Healer of Wounds

Read: John 10:1-9 I am the door. (v. 9) The “I am” sayings of John 10 provide personal and meaningful images of who Jesus is in relation to his people. Many

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I Can See!

Read: John 8:12-20 I am the light of the world. (v. 12) When Robert stopped by the Words of Hope office to thank us for how this devotional booklet helps him,

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So Much More

Read: John 6:25-71 I am the bread of life. (v. 35) The challah bread our church serves for Communion is lovingly baked by volunteers. It tastes so good! I sometimes feel

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Hosanna!

Read: John 12:12-19 Fear not, daughter of Zion. (v. 15) Sometimes I fall asleep while watching my favorite team play basketball. I’ll wake up to see they won with no idea

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Two Words

Read: John 11:1-45 Jesus wept. (v. 35) My parents occasionally required us to recite a Bible verse before being dismissed from the supper table. We’d argue over whose turn it was

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