All Scripture references are quoted from the New International Version of the Bible (unless otherwise noted).

May 22, 2019

May 22, 2019 “One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.’” – Luke 11:1 For my personal devotions over the last several months I’ve been reading through a...

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May 15, 2019

May 15, 2019 “Through him everyone who believes is set free from sin.” – Acts 13:39  Too often we make the mistake of thinking that our forgiveness and justification before God is a future event. We believe it takes place “someday” when we stand before the Throne. But the truth is,...

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May 1, 2019

May 1, 2019 “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” – Psalm 118:24 (CSB) Many verses in the Bible are so beloved and so often quoted that they begin to be removed from their context. Psalm 118:24 is one of those...

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April 24, 2019 

April 24, 2019 “Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land.” – Song of Solomon 2:12 Springtime is such a wonderful season. It is refreshing to see the trees, that were barren all winter, begin to show signs...

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April 17, 2019

April 17, 2019“He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all–how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” – Romans 8:32These past few weeks I have been meeting with and caring for an unusually high number of people who...

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April 10, 2019

April 10, 2019 “Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it....

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April 3, 2019

April 3, 2019“We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” – Isaiah 53:6It is a good and healthy practice to personalize the Cross. I need to remember that every single...

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March 27, 2019

March 27, 2019 “Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord,...

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March 20, 2019

March 20, 2019 “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” – Mark 10:45 Americans are expert consumers. We are masters at finding the thing that will most perfectly meet our need or...

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March 13, 2019

March 13, 2019 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” –...

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