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

February 17, 2021

February 17, 2021 “That whole generation was also gathered to their ancestors. After them another generation rose up who did not know the Lord or the works he had done for Israel. The Israelites did what was evil in the Lord’s sight. They worshiped the Baals and abandoned the Lord,...

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February 10, 2021

February 10, 2021 “I pray that he may grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with power in your inner being through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. I pray that you, being rooted and firmly established in love,...

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February 3, 2021

February 3, 2021 “Though I have many things to write to you, I don’t want to use paper and ink. Instead, I hope to come to you and talk face to face so that our joy may be complete.” – 2 John 1:12 During the COVID-19 pandemic of this last...

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January 27, 2021

January 27, 2021 “So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who...

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January 20, 2021

January 20, 2021 “It must not be like that among you. On the contrary, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must be your slave; just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but...

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January 13, 2021

January 13, 2021 “Lot looked out and saw that the entire plain of the Jordan as far as Zoar was well watered everywhere like the Lord’s garden and the land of Egypt. This was before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. So Lot chose the entire plain of the Jordan...

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January 6, 2021

January 6, 2021 “Cast all your cares on him, because he cares about you.” – 1 Peter 5:7 In the times when we need the most help we are often skeptical about where that help comes from. Do friends help in hopes that the favor will be returned? Do strangers...

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December 30, 2020

December 30, 2020 “I remember the days of old; I meditate on all you have done; I reflect on the work of your hands.” – Psalm 143:5 Most of us cannot wait to be done with 2020. This year has been incredibly difficult in so many ways. COVID-19 has affected...

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December 23, 2020

December 23, 2020 “He made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” – 2 Corinthians 5:21 “Who are you?” How would you answer that question? That is a deep question, but I am guessing...

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December 16, 2020

December 16, 2020 “When the angels had left them and returned to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let’s go straight to Bethlehem and see what has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.’ They hurried off and found both Mary and Joseph, and the baby who...

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December 09, 2020

December 9, 2020 “Those who sow in tears will reap with shouts of joy. Though one goes along weeping, carrying the bag of seed, he will surely come back with shouts of joy, carrying his sheaves.” – Psalm 126:5-6 Sowing seed is hard work. When you want to grow something...

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December 02, 2020

December 2, 2020 “Philip proceeded to tell him the Good News about Jesus, beginning with that Scripture.” – Acts 8:35 In Acts chapter 8 we find a story about an Ethiopian who is reading a passage from Isaiah 53. Philip hears him reading and asks him if he understands it....

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November 25, 2020

November 25, 2020 “Hallelujah! Give praise, servants of the Lord; praise the name of the Lord. Let the name of the Lord be blessed both now and forever. From the rising of the sun to its setting, let the name of the Lord be praised.” – Psalm 113:1-2 Tomorrow we...

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November 18, 2020

November 18, 2020 “I tell you, in the same way, there is joy in the presence of God’s angels over one sinner who repents.” – Luke 15:10 Most of us are probably fairly familiar with the parable of the prodigal son. If not, take a moment right now and read...

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November 11, 2020

November 11, 2020 “And my God will supply all your needs according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:19 We often take verses from Scripture and try to make them say what it is we want them to say. We come to a point in life...

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November 4, 2020

November 4, 2020 “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus...

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October 28, 2020

October 28, 2020 “For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” – Matthew 7:8 This weekend we got 10 inches of snow in less than 24 hours (that is a lot of snow for Pueblo, CO!)....

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October 21, 2020

October 21, 2020 “We ought to thank God always for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, since your faith is flourishing and the love each one of you has for one another is increasing.” – 2 Thessalonians 1:3 Each time an election year comes around, we get to see...

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October 14, 2020

October 14, 2020 “Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.” – Romans 12:2 Discernment. This is something that is desperately needed in our country right now....

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October 7, 2020

October 7, 2020 “For it has been granted to you on Christ’s behalf not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him.” – Philippians 1:29 When you hear the word “suffering,” what words do you usually associate with it? Punishment? Darkness? Evil? Injustice? Oppression? But let me...

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September 23, 2020

September 23, 2020 “Like a muddied spring or a polluted well are the righteous who give way to the wicked.” – Proverbs 25:26 Have you ever been really thirsty, walked up to a water fountain, pushed the button, and nothing happened? So disappointing! The whole reason that water fountain is...

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September 9, 2020

September 9, 2020 “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” – Exodus 14:14 Exodus 14:14 is one of those verses that is really easy to take out of context. It’s easy to pull out those few words and come up with an inspirational thought about...

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September 2, 2020

September 2, 2020 “Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by his vast strength.” – Ephesians 6:10 (CSB) Every one of us has come to the end of ourselves at one point or another. And if you are anything like me, you have come to the end of yourself a...

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August 26, 2020

August 26, 2020 “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” – Romans 15:13 (CSB) Hopeless. It is one of the ugliest words in the English language. We...

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August 19, 2020

August 19, 2020 “The report of your obedience has reached everyone. Therefore I rejoice over you, but I want you to be wise about what is good, and yet innocent about what is evil.” – Romans 16:19 Just like most things in life, social media has great potential for evil...

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August 12, 2020

  View this devotion on YouTube August 12, 2020 “I also could speak like you, if you were in my place; I could make fine speeches against you and shake my head at you. But my mouth would encourage you; comfort from my lips would bring you relief.” – Job...

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August 5, 2020

Click here to view this devotion on YouTube August 5, 2020 “The sluggard says, ‘There’s a lion outside! I’ll be killed in the public square!’” – Proverbs 22:13 Do lions really exist? Yes. Are they incredibly powerful and dangerous animals? Yes. Can they kill you? Yes. Will they attack you...

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July 29, 2020

Click here to see this devotion on YouTube. July 29, 2020 “When I came to you, brothers and sisters, announcing the mystery of God to you, I did not come with brilliance of speech or wisdom. I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. I...

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July 22, 2020

July 22, 2020 “Yet the news about Jesus spread all the more, so that crowds of people came to hear him and to be healed of their sicknesses. But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” – Luke 5:15-16 Imagine, if you will, a teenager who would willingly give...

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July 15, 2020

July 15, 2020 “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” – Philippians 1:21 I want to ask you a question today: how much living are you willing to sacrifice in order to preserve your life? The first time I really thought about this question was...

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