Thursday, January 31, 2013

How to Study God

How you view, study and think about God matters!

Why? Because how you view God is essential to how you view everything else in life including yourself!

If you have a right or wrong view of God it will positively or negatively impact your life and your thinking pretty much about everything.

Here’s a brief and creative video on “How to Study God”

Something great to think about as you study God’s Word, as you listen to messages each week at church, on the radio, internet, an as you think about and walk with Him each day!

Bottom Line - Your View of God / Theology really matters!

Check this out!: from Covenant Life Church on Vimeo.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Truth About Free Will

Here's a BIG Truth to meditate on as you head into the work week actively seeking to live out your faith each day: 

"Free will doesn't mean doing whatever you want. It means having the Freedom to do what is right." -Unknown

Monday, January 14, 2013

The Romans Road

The Romans Road is comprised of Six Pillars of Truth drawing from a group of six verses from The Book of Romans.

If you walk down this road you will arrive at an understanding of how you can be saved.

If you hover over the verse reference to the right of each of the 6 statements of truth below, the verse will appear in a window, or even better, let me encourage you to grab a Bible and dig into the verses that way!

1. No One is Good – Romans 3:10-12

2. We all Fall Short – Romans 3:23

3. Everyone is Guilty – Romans 5:12

4. We're All Guilty of Sin and Sin Earns Us Death – Romans 6:23

5. God Loves Us – Romans 5:8

6. Confess and Believe – Romans 10:8-10, 13

If you’d like to take a step of faith and receive Jesus as your Savior then here is a suggested prayer you can pray right now to enter into a new life with Jesus Christ fully forgiven and secure! This prayer does not save you but it’s a way to help you confess and receive in faith God’s Free gift of Salvation!
“Dear Father in Heaven, I believe in Your Son, Jesus. I believe that He died on the cross for my sins and that He rose up from the grave. I know that I am a sinner and I repent of my sins. I ask for Your forgiveness and I know that I'm forgiven. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. Help me to walk with You. Thank you for saving me. In The Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.”

The Romans Road....this is a pathway you can walk, right now! 

The Question is – will you walk it?

If you’ve already walked The Romans Road and have received Salvation, praise God!

Now go and share The Romans Road with others who have yet to walk this road!

I'm praying for you! May you listen to God's voice as He draws you to Himself either in salvation or day-to-day as a follower of Christ as He guides and directs your path. 

In Christ,

Randolph Koch

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Special Request: The Sonrise Food Pantry Needs Your Help!

I have special and urgent request I wanted to share with you! My friends at the Sonrise Food Pantry serves 80 families a week providing them with much needed food staples in their time of need! They are facing an ongoing shortage of the following items: Tuna (and other canned meats), Peanut Butter, Beans (Canned and Dry), and Cereal! These items, if provided would not only help fill the ongoing shortages of these items but it will also stretch out their regular budget providing more of the other items they work to provide each week! If you're able to help meet some of these needs please drop items off at Sonrise (6701 Northeast Campus Way, Hillsboro, OR) during business hours or contact me via e-Mail address and we can find a time to connect. 
Seriously, even providing just a few items will help meet the needs of these families via the Sonrise Food Pantry! Whatever you can do will be very appreciated! 
Thanks for your consideration!

Wednesday, January 09, 2013


Confession, that's a word that isn't always received well in our society and even in the church sometimes. Yet, the Scriptures teach us that confession is truly positive, free-ing, for-our-good thing! It was provided to us by a loving, Holy, and Just God who doesn't want us to live and didn't create us to live with the guilt of sin or even bitterness and a whole bunch of other things that can happen due to unresolved - unconfessed sin.

When you agree with God by confessing your sin and that your sin is, well, sin, it frees you from a burden that only Christ was meant to carry for you and I.

The below brief devotional thought from Max Lucado is a great reminder of these truths.  Please see the below.

May you take time to read it and then take time to confess your sins so you can you truly walk in the forgiveness and freedom He's already provided you with.

With Love and Blessings in Christ,
Your brother and servant,




by Max Lucado

Today's MP3

Confession!  It’s a word that conjures up many images—some not so positive.

Confession isn’t telling God what he doesn’t know.  That’s impossible.  It’s not pointing fingers at others without pointing any at me.  That may feel good, but it doesn’t promote healing. Confession is a radical reliance on grace—a trust in God’s goodness.  The truth is, confessors find a freedom that deniers don’t!

Scripture says,  “If we say we have no sin, we are fooling ourselves, and the truth is not in us.  But if we confess our sins, he will forgive our sins, because we can trust God to do what is right.  He will cleanse us from all the wrongs we have done. John 1:8-9″

Tell God what you did.  Again, it’s not that he doesn’t already know, but the two of you need to agree!  Then let the pure water of grace flow over your mistakes!