Shaped by the Master's Hand

Harvey Heneveld

READ : Isaiah 45:1-9 I stood near the potter’s wheel at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan. I watched the potter form the soft clay with his hands. First he centered it on the wheel. Then with wet, clay-covered hands he began to shape it into a cylinder. I wondered what he was making. A bowl? A cup? A fancy dish? Gradually, I saw that he was making a tall mug. With skilled hands he worked the clay on the wheel, …

Christ in You, the Hope of Glory!

Harvey Heneveld

READ : Colossians 1:15-29 Have you ever asked yourself what Jesus would do if He were in your situation? Another way to look at this question is to ask: “What would Jesus do if He were me?” If Jesus had my family, my abilities and limitations, my personality and interests, lived in my house, in my country, had before Him all the daily conditions and circumstances that I have, how would Jesus live my life as ME? This helps us …

Learning the Truth by Living the Truth

Harvey Heneveld

READ : John 7:6-19 Have you ever wondered if Jesus’ teachings were really true or not? Jesus said that only when we do God’s will do we find out that everything He said is true. Just as the proof of the pudding is in the eating, so the proof of God’s truth is in living it. Jesus did not give us theories but practical truths to live by. Scoffers and doubters will never know how true Jesus’ teachings are because …

Completing All the Work God Gives You

Harvey Heneveld

READ : John 17:1-12 Although an entire world needed to be saved, Jesus spent the first 30 years of His life tending to things like growing up, working as a carpenter and providing for the family. He spent only three years devoted to the work of preaching the Word, training disciples, healing, and providing for our salvation through His death and resurrection. How many more people could He have healed? How many more sermons could He have preached? How many …

God is Sovereign. God is Good

Harvey Heneveld

READ : Psalm 24:1-10 Today we take down the old calendar and put up the new one. There is something hopeful about standing on the threshold of a new year. For some this may be the year of that long anticipated event: retirement, or the birth of a baby, or graduation. For all, this year will be both predictable and surprising, bringing experiences we will want to remember and things we wish we could forget. Life is a mixture of …