Pastor Andrew Palmquist

May 26 is a special day for Christians — it’s the Ascension of our Lord! This major festival in the Christian church year always falls on a Thursday because Jesus ascended into heaven forty days after his resurrection. This marvelous event connects together the past, present and future work of...
If someone told you that he could leap over a building or a skyscraper in a single bound, that he could run a marathon in under 2 1/2 hours, or that he could do 200 pushups in a row, you would probably have good reason to be skeptical of that person’s claims. These aren’t things people can normally...
For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. (2 Corinth. 4:6) When the author and poet, Robert Louis Stevenson, was 12 years old, he found himself one evening looking...
It was just hours before Jesus would be arrested, face an illegal trial, and be brutally killed by crucifixion. He and his disciples were gathered together at the “Last Supper” in the upper room. Jesus then gets up from the table, takes a towel and a basin of water, and proceeds to wash each of his...
You perhaps have heard the story of the little girl who was on a cruise ship that was caught in a hurricane off the Florida coast. One of the other passengers observed how calm she was despite the fearful storm and the panic of most of the adults. He asked, “How can you be so calm and unconcerned...
 “We also have the completely reliable prophetic word. You do well to pay attention to it, as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the Morning Star rises in your hearts.” 2 Peter 1:19 The darkness of winter has set in. Have you felt it affecting you? In the north, you can...
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