All Scripture references are quoted from the New International Version of the Bible (unless otherwise noted).
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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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July 8, 2020

July 8, 2020 “The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So, it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” – John 3:8 Today I sat in the park and listened to the wind, watching...

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July 1, 2020

July 1, 2020 “‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’ How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching...

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June 24, 2020

June 24, 2020 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.” – 1 Corinthians 13:2 This week I was blessed to be able to spend...

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June 17, 2020

June 17, 2020 Rise up, God, champion your cause! Remember the insults that fools bring against you all day long “Rise up, O God, and defend your cause; remember how fools mock you all day long.” – Psalm 74:22 Have you ever seen or heard someone mock God? How does...

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June 10, 2020

June 10, 2020 “Above all, maintain constant love for one another, since love covers a multitude of sins.” – 1 Peter 4:8 My wife amazes me. There is no one in this world who is more familiar with every one of my shortcomings, every one of my failures… every one...

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June 3, 2020

June 3, 2020 “Now those who had been scattered by the persecution that broke out when Stephen was killed traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch, spreading the word only among Jews, Some of them, however, men from Cyprus and Cyrene, went to Antioch and began to speak to...

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May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020 “Right away a man with leprosy came up and knelt before him, saying, ‘Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.’ Reaching out his hand, Jesus touched him, saying, ‘I am willing; be made clean.’ Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.” – Matthew 8:2-3 We have...

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May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020 “After they called in the apostles and had them flogged, they ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus and released them. Then they went out from the presence of the Sanhedrin, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to be treated shamefully on behalf of...

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May 13, 2020

May 13, 2020 “When Saul saw the Philistine army, he was afraid; terror filled his heart. He inquired of the Lord, but the Lord did not answer him by dreams or Urim or prophets. Saul then said to his attendants, ‘Find me a woman who is a medium, so I...

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May 6, 2020

May 6, 2020 “When Herod saw Jesus, he was greatly pleased, because for a long time he had been wanting to see him. From what he had heard about him, he hoped to see him perform a sign of some sort.” – Luke 23:8 During his arrest and trial Jesus...

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April 29, 2020

April 29, 2020 “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” – John 13:35 As followers of Christ in America we face a myriad of issues on a regular basis. Because we have a right as American citizens to speak up, vote, and...

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April 22, 2020

April 22, 2020   “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but one of power, love, and sound judgment” – 2 Timothy 1:7   What are you afraid of? I think we would all like to say that we live our lives free from fear. But if...

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April 15, 2020

April 15, 2020   “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.” – Psalm...

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April 8, 2020

April 8, 2020   “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” – John 13:34-35   Today we are right in the middle...

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April 1, 2020

April 1, 2020 “Nehemiah said, ‘Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.’” – Nehemiah 8:10 There are many well-known Bible verses,...

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March 25, 2020

March 25, 2020 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” – Deuteronomy 31:6 It is difficult raising a son up into a man. I never want to be...

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March 18, 2020

March 18, 2020 “Then the Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone.’” – Genesis 2:18 If you were to pick up your Bible and read it for the very first time, not knowing any of the story, then it would be shocking when you...

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March 11, 2020

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” – 1 Peter 4:10 Imagine for a moment that your child’s school is doing a special fundraiser to help a family that is in need. You send...

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March 4, 2020

“The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” – Genesis 2:15 Yesterday I spent the day welding, grinding, and shaping metal. I am putting an overdrive transmission in my old 1972 Ford F100 pickup truck and...

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February 26, 2020

“One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.” – Psalm 27:4 Were you in church...

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February 19, 2020

February 19, 2020 “The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.” – John 1:5 One of the things I love about where I live is that the sun, on average, shines 260 days out of the year. But these last few weeks have been uncharacteristically...

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February 12, 2020

February 12, 2020 “After they had completed their relief mission, Barnabas and Saul returned to Jerusalem, taking along John who was called Mark.” – Acts 12:25 I spent most of my day today meeting with other pastors to discuss how we can work together. We want to support one another,...

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February 5, 2020

February 5, 2020 “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your cares on him, because he cares about you.” – 1 Peter 5:6-7 I am a person who does not like to ask for help. In...

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