Home Altar

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A devotional guide written by Covenanters, the Covenant Home Altar invites us to take time in our day for God’s word, quiet meditation, and prayer. Especially significant in these uncertain days of isolation and anxiety, the Home Altar invites us to be in community with our brothers and sisters in the larger family of faith, as they share their stories and insights in these daily reflections.

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God Is Able

“Philip said to him, ‘Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied’” (v. 8). Though Philip and the rest of the disciples walked with the Messiah, experiencing firsthand the miracles he performed, it was not enough. They still needed more convincing. …

The Way

“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (v. 6). Thomas failed to grasp what Christ’s ministry entailed. He had his mind set on a worldly pathway. …

Not in Vain

“If you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God. To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps” (vv. 20-21, NIV).
One of the guarantees of life is that we will suffer in some way, shape, form, or fashion. …

Resting on the Cornerstone

A cornerstone—a foundational stone that joins two walls—is the first real support of a building, determining its structure and position. In many older public buildings, the cornerstone is inscribed, telling passersby when the structure was built and what its purpose was. …

Missional Living

The road to Emmaus is one of my favorite passages for understanding missional living. Another favorite passage, parallel to this one, is the story of Ruth and Naomi. Ruth was transformed by Naomi’s witness, and later Naomi was transformed by Ruth’s faithfulness. …