Author Archives: Dr. Ivan E. Greuter

About Dr. Ivan E. Greuter

A native of Nebraska, Ivan accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior and experienced a call to the ministry at a young age. He graduated from Kearney Senior High before attending Ottawa University (Kansas) where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He attended Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Lombard, IL to earn a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Care and Counseling (1999) and a Master of Arts in Philosophical Theology (2002). In 2014, Ivan earned a Doctor of Ministry in Missional Spirituality from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. His dissertation: “Searching For God When You Have Lost Your Dogma: The Promise of New Life for an American Baptist Congregation by Increasing Passionate Spirituality through Devotional Consideration of the Doctrine of the Trinity and Natural Church Development.” He served as the senior minister at First Baptist Church of Wood River, Illinois (1999-2006), and Central Baptist Church of Quincy, Illinois (2006-2016) prior to joining the staff at West Side Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. Ivan enjoys French cooking, fly fishing, gardening, and playing games with family and friends. Ivan and his wife, Rexanne, live in Topeka with their three children – two daughters and a son.

Day 55 – Enduring Ashen Grey

John 8:12: Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.’. Devotion: O, ashen, barren tree, Split with summer’s heat, Wounded … Continue reading

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Day 54 – I Don’t Like You; I Love You!

John 13:34: Jesus said, “Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples—when they see the love … Continue reading

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Day 53 – Jesus Enjoyed Life!

Luke 10:21: “At that same hour Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit, and said, ‘I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to … Continue reading

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Day 52 – Do You Hear the Trumpet of the Lord?

Leviticus 25:1-24: “You shall count off seven weeks of years, so that the period of seven weeks of years gives forty-nine years.  Then you shall have the trumpet sounded aloud; on the tenth day of the seventh month – on … Continue reading

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Day 51 – Pitching His Tent among Us

John 1:1-18: And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth (v. 14). Devotion:  My brother snored.  Actually, that is an … Continue reading

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Day 50 – Union with God in Christ

John 17:20-21: Jesus prayed, “I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I … Continue reading

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Day 49 – Tattooed

Leviticus 19:28: You shall not make any gashes in your flesh for the dead or tattoo any marks upon you: I am the Lord. Devotion:  A grandmother lay in her casket.  The grieving family gathered around her body to mourn … Continue reading

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