Julius MedenblikJulius Medenblik

Julius Medenblik

Rev. Jul Medenblik is a former attorney who was called to pastoral ministry and became the founding pastor of a church in New Lenox, Illinois. He is currently serving as president of Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Jul and his wife, Jackie, are blessed with a son, Joshua, and a daughter, Julianne.

Devotions by Julius Medenblik

June 30, 2019

The Ongoing Story

Acts 28:17-31
He proclaimed the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ—with all boldness and without hindrance!

June 29, 2019

God Will Take Care of You

Acts 28:1-16
When this had happened, the rest of the sick on the island came and were cured.

June 28, 2019

On to Rome, by Way of Storm

Acts 27
“Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand trial before Caesar; and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.”

June 27, 2019

Agrippa: Almost Persuaded?

Acts 25:23-26:32
Agrippa said to Paul, “Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?”

June 26, 2019

Festus: Puzzled by Paul

Acts 25:1-22
“They had some points of dispute with [Paul] about their own religion and about a dead man named Jesus who Paul claimed was alive. I was at a loss how to investigate . . .”

June 25, 2019

Felix: Afraid of the Truth

Acts 24
As Paul talked about righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and said, “That’s enough for now . . . When I find it convenient, I will send for you.”

June 24, 2019

God's Plan Triumphs

Acts 22:30-23:35
The following night the Lord stood near Paul and said, “Take courage! As you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome.”

June 23, 2019

What Made the Crowd Angry?

Acts 21:37-22:29
“The Lord said to me, ‘Go; I will send you far away to the Gentiles.’”

June 22, 2019

Ready to be Bound

Acts 21:1-36
“I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.”

June 21, 2019

Compelled by the Spirit

Acts 20
“Now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there.”

June 20, 2019

A Divided City

Acts 19
Some of them became obstinate; they refused to believe and publicly maligned the Way. So Paul left them.

June 19, 2019

Not Alone

Acts 18
“I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city.”

June 18, 2019

Being Troubled for the Right Reasons

Acts 17
While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols.

June 17, 2019

In Step with God

Acts 15:36-16:40
After Paul had seen the vision, we got ready at once to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.

June 16, 2019

The Church Unified

Acts 15:1-35
“It is my judgment . . . that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God.”

June 15, 2019

The Church of Hardship

Acts 14
“We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God,” they said.

June 14, 2019

Different Name, Same Message

Acts 12:25-13:49
“My friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you.”

June 13, 2019

Who is the King?

Acts 12:1-24
Peter . . . said, “Now I know . . . that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from Herod’s clutches...”

June 12, 2019

Barnabas: God's Bridge Builder

Acts 11:19-30
Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, and when he found him, he brought him to Antioch.

June 11, 2019

What Did You Do?

Acts 11:1-18
“Then I remembered what the Lord had said: ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’”

June 10, 2019

No Favorites

Acts 10:23b-48
The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on Gentiles.

June 9, 2019

A Vision That Changed Everything

Acts 10:1-23
The voice spoke to him a second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.”

June 8, 2019

One Life at a Time

Acts 9:32-43
[Peter] took her by the hand and helped her to her feet. Then he called the believers, especially the widows, and presented her to them alive.

June 7, 2019

An Unlikely Story

Acts 9:1-31
[They] were astonished and asked, “Isn’t he the man who raised havoc in Jerusalem among those who call on this name? And hasn’t he come here to take them as prisoners . . . ?”

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