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Peace Devotions are short Gospel centric devotions posted each weekday.
Are you lonely?
Today Pastor Tim Hartwig talks about loneliness, and why we can be confident that we're never truly alone.
August 15, 2018
Reacting in Anger
Matt Moldstad reminds us that God would have us be compassionate, merciful, and forgiving. How will you show your love for God today?
August 8, 2018
Can we play catch?
Is God too busy to bother with the little things in your life? Take your requests, both big and small to God.
August 2, 2018
How Smart Are Ya?
Are you smart? What was your GPA in school? Today Matt Moldstad, Pastor at Peace Lutheran Church in North Mankato shares the secret to true knowledge and wisdom.
July 27, 2018
If God knew Adam and Eve would sin, why did he make them?
"Pastor, if God knew Adam and Eve would sin, why did he create them?" Today Tim Hartwig, Pastor at Peace Lutheran Church in North Mankato, MN, answers a question that many people ask.
July 19, 2018
How Would You Address the Queen?
How would you address the queen? More importantly, how should you address God? Today we discuss the wonderful means by which God tells us to address him.
July 10, 2018
This Video Could Change Your Life
This podcast could change your life.
July 2, 2018
How do you know you are ready to die?
How do you know if you're ready to die? Christians can have peace knowing their sins are forgiven and they are cleansed in God's eyes. Come, hear these comforting words today.
June 27, 2018
How can you know God exists?
Join us today as we talk about the Natural Knowledge of God, the evidence of God we see in the world around us, and the Revealed Knowledge of God, what God tells us about himself in the Bible.
June 25, 2018
Extreme Makeover Edition
Do you love seeing an extreme makeover? Tim Hartwig, Pastor at Peace Lutheran in North Mankato, talks about the Extreme Makeover that God works in the hearts of believers.
June 20, 2018
What's in a Name?
What's in a name? Today we join Pastor Kyle Madson to find peace in the name of the Lord.
June 18, 2018
Would you be happier sinning?
Have you ever thought to yourself I'd sure be a lot more happy if only I wasn't a Christian? Today we're joined by Pastor Matt Moldstad to tackle this difficult question.
June 13, 2018
I'm having a rough day.
Are you having a bad day? We all have rough days. Today Pastor Tim Hartwig tells us where he finds comfort when dealing with a difficult day.
June 11, 2018
Table Prayer
"Let these gifts to us be blessed." Today we take a closer look at prayer with Pastor Kyle Madson.
June 6, 2018
What do you Deserve?
What do you deserve? Today Matt Moldstad, Pastor at Peace Lutheran in North Mankato has insight into what we truly deserve and what God is giving us.
June 4, 2018
Continue in God's Word
This time of year there's lots of graduations. πŸŽ“ (Congrats, by the way, if you've graduated.) One thing we never graduate from is the need to hear God's Word. Spending time in God's word, spending time with our fellow Christians at church helps remind us again and again how much God has done for us.
June 1, 2018
Healed by Jesus
Do you ever feel guilty for something you've done? Do you feel burdened by sorrow over your mistakes? Come, be healed by Jesus. He loves you, he forgives you, and he has won for you eternal salvation.
May 31, 2018
The Day You Will Die
Today we're joined by Brad Kerkow, Pastor at Hope in Leander, Texas for a serious topic: death. Thanks be to God that we have hope, even in death.
May 30, 2018
Why do bad things happen to Christians?
Today Pastor Matt Moldstad tackles the tough question, Why do bad things happen to Christians?
May 29, 2018
Thank God for Freedom
Happy Memorial Day! Today we thank the men and women who have sacrificed everything so that we can live free. We thank God for them and pray he is with the ones who are standing up for our liberties. As citizens, we should take full advantage of this freedom by practicing our religion. Gather together to hear God's Word and share this good message with those around you. Thank you God for freedom to worship!
May 28, 2018
Keep Your Receipt
Do you keep your receipts? There are times when keeping a receipt is important, it shows a debt has been paid. Did you know your sins have been paid for? Today we're joined by Pastor Brad Kerkow for a message of peace through forgiveness.
May 25, 2018
A Perfect Score
Have you ever gotten a hole-in-one in golf? How about in disc golf? Do you know what God's standards are? Today we hear from Pastor Matt Moldstad who not only knows what God expects from us, but also how to meet those expectations. Join us.
May 24, 2018
The Weight of Holy Communion
Today we continue our series on the church service with Pastor Kyle Madson. As we move into the service of Holy Communion we look at the significance, the weight, of the sacrament, and why it's so important.
May 23, 2018
God Intended it for Good
Pastor Matt Moldstad walks us through the story of Joseph. Joseph had a lot of hardships and trials in his life, how did he react to them? He trusted in God. God grant that we too may trust him when we face hard times in our life.
May 22, 2018
You are a Welcome Guest
How do you prepare for guests? Jesus went to heaven to prepare a place for you. To get your room ready. Praise God for his mercy!
May 21, 2018
Pentecost Underdog
What do swing-sets and underdogs have to do with Pentecost? Pastor Kerkow has the answer in today's Peace Devotion.
May 18, 2018
I don't want to lose you.
"Whenever you remember me I'll be right there with you." Only one man can keep this promise. Let's join Pastor Hartwig to learn about this man.
May 17, 2018
Hey, look over here!
Hey, look over here? This is pretty much what John the Baptist said when he saw Jesus. We say the same thing in church on Sunday. Pastor Kyle Madson talks about The Angus Dei.
May 16, 2018
The Great Commission
What is the work of the church? The church has been commissioned by Jesus to gather disciples! Today Pastor Hartwig shares why this work is so important.
May 15, 2018
The Love of a Mother
The joy of motherhood often overshadows the pains of pregnancy. Jesus uses this as an illustration of our heavenly joy to come. Our time or earth may be filled with sorrow, but in heaven we will remember our anguish no longer.
May 14, 2018
Thank God for Mothers!
Thank God for mothers! As we celebrate Mother's Day this weekend we are reminded of God's love for us. God bless all mothers, this weekend and always. πŸ’πŸŒ·πŸŒΉπŸŒΊπŸŒΈπŸŒΌπŸ’
May 11, 2018
Blessings and Benefits of the Ascension
Can you imagine if your sibling was elected president? Or made king? What blessings and benefits would that bring! Today we celebrate the Ascension of Jesus. Pastor Brad Kerkow joins us to tell us about the blessings and benefits that come from having Jesus on the throne of heaven.
May 10, 2018
Where's Jesus Now?
Where is Jesus now? Tim Hartwig, Pastor at Peace Lutheran Church, answers this question today, telling us where Jesus is right now and, more importantly, what he is doing for you at this moment.
May 9, 2018
The Sanctus (Holy, Holy, Holy)
In church, why do we do the things we do? As we continue our series on the church service Pastor Madson now brings us to the Service of Communion where we focus on the Sanctus.
May 8, 2018
Can You Believe Jesus?
Brad Kerkow, Pastor at Hope Lutheran Church, says he can says he can jump over a building, run a marathon in under two hours, and do 200 pushups in a row. Can he convince you of these claims? And can you trust what Jesus says? Find out now:
May 7, 2018
When God Says "No"
Do you ever wonder if God answered your prayer? Sometimes we pray for things and nothing happens right away, or the trouble goes away for a little bit, but then comes right back. As Christians we can still find peace and joy, even when our prayers are answered with a "no." Let's join Pastor Moldstad to learn more.
May 4, 2018
Prayer of the Church
Do you have a healthy diet? How about a healthy prayer diet? Today Pastor Kyle Madson walks us through the Prayer of the Church and the importance of having a balanced prayer life.
May 3, 2018
You Also Will Live
Death. Seems. So. Final. But it's not. Let's join Pastor Tim Hartwig today for a message of comfort.
May 2, 2018
My Cup Overflows
Does your cup overflow? How has God blessed you? Pastor Kyle Madson continue our series on the different parts of the church service. Today we ask the question, "why do we give an offering?" Do you know? Join us to find out!
May 1, 2018
I Wish I Could Start Over
Do you ever wish you could start over? Have a clean slate? A new beginning? There's a way you can. Join Pastor Tim Hartwig today as he shares a message of love and forgiveness. (Peace Devotions are available in several different formats to fit your life. Find links for podcasts, emails, and more at
April 30, 2018
The Lord is My Shepherd, For Time and Eternity
The final verse of Psalm 23 is perhaps the most comforting of all of them. Join us today as we focus on the last verse of the Good Shepherd Psalm with Pastor Matt Moldstad.
April 27, 2018
What a Great Sermon!
What makes a sermon great? Today Pastor Kyle Madson shares the most important criteria for knowing if a sermon is great.
April 26, 2018
The Lord is My Shepherd, He Provides Blessings
How does God provide for you? As we continue looking at Psalm 23, we see the amazing blessings God provides for us. Join us for a few minutes today as we reflect on these blessings.
April 25, 2018
What is Hope?
How certain is your hope? We hope for a lot of things in life and many of those things are uncertain. Today Pastor Tim Hartwig tells us about something of which we can be certain: hope through Jesus.
April 24, 2018
The Lord is My Shepherd, I have Nothing to Fear
What do you fear? What did David fear? As we continue our series on Jesus, the Good Shepherd, Pastor Matt Moldstad focuses on verse 4, where we find comfort and peace. (Peace Devotions are also available as text transcripts which can be found on our website, or subscribed to via email. Visit to learn more.)
April 23, 2018
The Lord is My Shepherd, He Guides Me
Do you like tour guides? Guides, often, can be very helpful when visiting someplace new or unfamiliar. Today we continue our series on Psalm 23 with Pastor Matt Moldstad as we dive into verse three.
April 20, 2018
What's Trending?
What's trending? Who is Jesus? Today Pastor Kyle Madson talks about the Christian Creeds in our continuing series on church liturgy.
April 19, 2018
The Lord is My Shepherd, He Restores Me
What was your best vacation like? Was it peaceful? Relaxing? Or was it extremely stressful? Today we focus on verse 2 of Psalm 23 as we focus on Jesus as our Good Shepherd. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ (Know someone who's feeling a little stressed out? Remind them of God's love for them, and/or invite them to church, so they too can feel refreshed and rejuvenated.)
April 18, 2018
Happy Tax Day
Do you pay taxes? Do you know what the Bible says about taxes? Jesus actually talked about taxes. We join Pastor Tim Hartwig today to focus on the words from Jesus concerning taxes and what our attitude toward them should be.
April 17, 2018
The Lord is My Shepherd, I Lack Nothing
What do you lack? Most of us can easily name one or two things we wish we had in our lives. In his next six devotions Pastor Matt Moldstad takes us through Psalm 23, the Good Shepherd Psalm. πŸ‘ Right in the first verse it says "I lack nothing." Can this be true? Join us today to find out. (Peace Devotions are offered in a variety of video, audio, and text formats so you can fit them into your life in the best way possible. Visit to find links and learn more.)
April 16, 2018
God Loves a Cheerful Giver
Do you tithe? What is tithing? Today we join Pastor Matt Moldstad for a discussion on what God says about giving. (Spoiler alert: God Loves a cheerful giver!)
April 13, 2018
Christ has Done Everything
Join Pastor Moldstad today for an illustration of what God has done for you. Thanks be to God for everything he has done!
April 12, 2018
Crucifix or Empty Cross?
Which holiday is greater: Good Friday or Easter Sunday? Pastor Matt Moldstad has the answer and he shares it with you in today's devotion.
April 11, 2018
500 Witnesses
How many people would it take to convince you that something really happened? Five? Ten? 15? 20? A hundred? What about five hundred? A lot of people saw Jesus after he rose from the dead. Join us today, praising God for his mercy and love!
April 10, 2018
40 Days
After Jesus was raised from the dead he spent 40 days teaching his disciples. Why did he do this? Today we join Pastor Hartwig as he talks about the importance of Jesus' work after his resurrection.
April 9, 2018
Evidence for Thomas
Do you doubt that Jesus rose from the dead? So did Thomas. Jesus gave Thomas the evidence he needed to know for sure. Jesus also provides that evidence for you. Join us today as we continue to celebrate the resurrection of our Savior, Jesus, the Christ.
April 6, 2018
Did Disciples Steal Jesus' Body?
Did Jesus really rise from the dead? Some people claim that the disciples stole Jesus body from the tomb. Today Pastor Hartwig explains why this is an unreasonable claim.
April 5, 2018
Did Jesus Really Die?
Did Jesus really die? Today Pastor Hartwig tells us why we can be absolutely certain that Jesus really died on the cross and that he really rose again. Praise be to God!
April 4, 2018
All About Jesus
Lutheran pastors like to talk about Jesus. Even at funerals, they make Jesus the focus of attention. Why? Pastor Matt Moldstad explains the importance of this and how Jesus can dry our tears, even in the face of death. Do you know someone dealing with death? Share the comfort of Jesus with them today.
April 3, 2018
Jesus' Resurrection Calms our Fears
Fear. Uncertainty. Sorrow. What turmoil of emotions the women must have been feeling as they rush to Jesus' tomb in the early hours before dawn. πŸŒ… But the message they receive is a miraculous comfort: "Do not be afraid! Jesus is not here. He has risen!" ✝️
April 2, 2018
Peace Devotions - Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit
How have you lived? When God the Father looks at what you have done will he be pleased with you? Jesus died at peace. And you can too. Pastor Hartwig has a message of peace for you today.
March 30, 2018
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