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

June 20, 2018

June 20, 2018   “Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’” – Matthew 19:14   Lately, every news channel and social media outlet is abuzz with the crisis of illegal border crossings and how children...

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June 13, 2018

June 13, 2018 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This...

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June 6, 2018

June 6, 2018   “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   Many churches in America have begun to operate with a secular, corporate mentality. Church leaders are tempted to...

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May 30, 2018

May 30, 2018 “So then he told them plainly, ‘Lazarus is dead, and for your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.’” – John 11:14-15 In John 11, we see some very strange actions from Jesus. He is...

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May 23, 2018

May 23, 2018 “Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” – Ephesians 5:15-16 On the walk to the bus stop this morning I asked my 13 year old daughter, now that school was almost...

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May 16, 2018

May 16, 2018   “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” – Matthew 6:33   As I write this devotion, I currently have five children in three different schools. As the school year draws to a close our...

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May 9, 2018

May 9, 2018 “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.” – Psalm 51:1-2 Over the last year I have been to the doctor more times than...

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May 2, 2018

May 2, 2018   “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” – 1 Timothy 4:12   Timothy is an interesting character in the New Testament. He was very young and yet...

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April 25, 2018

April 25, 2018   “But Jesus called the children to him and said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little...

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April 18, 2018

April 18, 2018   “A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” – Luke 6:45   Have...

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April 11, 2018

April 11, 2018 “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what...

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April 4, 2018

April 4, 2018 “Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” – Deuteronomy 6:5 I went to the chiropractor this morning, and I am always amazed at his ability to diagnose a problem. He often adjusts some part of...

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March 28, 2018

March 28, 2018 “Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his...

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March 21, 2018

March 21, 2018 “Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.” – James 5:7-8...

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March 14, 2018

March 14, 2018 “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” – Matthew 24:35 Today, March 14th, many students across the country will be organizing a walk-out at their schools in order to protest gun violence. As followers of Jesus Christ, how should we respond...

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March 7, 2018

March 7, 2018  “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   There is a well...

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February 28, 2018

February 28, 2018 “Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, ‘Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.’… After leaving them, he went up on a mountainside to pray.” – Mark...

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February 21, 2018

February 21, 2018 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9 Have you ever been in a situation that, for whatever reason, is very scary for...

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February 14, 2018

February 14, 2018 “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” – 1 Corinthians 10:31   I want to begin with a little Bible trivia today: Do you know the first man in the Bible who is said to be...

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February 7, 2018

February 7, 2018 “‘Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.’ When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, ‘Who then can be saved?’ Jesus...

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January 31, 2018

January 31, 2018 “It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.” – Psalm 118:8-9 Last night our current president gave his State of the Union Address. This morning, social media...

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January 24, 2018

January 24, 2018 “Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.’” – Matthew 16:24 It’s hard, I get it. Discipleship is difficult, I understand. To follow Jesus means to go against everything the world, and...

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January 17, 2018

January 17, 2018 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-7 “Stress” is a word that is...

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January 10, 2018

January 10, 2018 “Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured...

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January 3, 2018

January 3, 2018   “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the...

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December 27th, 2017

“I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds.” – Psalm 77:11-12   One of the more common commands that appears throughout the Old Testament is the command to “remember.” Over and...

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December 20th, 2017

“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” – Matthew 1:21 Christmas has become a very convoluted holiday that is “about” a whole variety of things depending on who you ask. Some say...

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December 13th, 2017

“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” – Matthew 1:21   Christmas is an exciting time of year. We celebrate the incredible stories of Jesus’ birth, we sing songs about the Messiah...

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December 6th, 2017

“What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” – Romans 8:31   If you are feeling afraid or discouraged today, one of two things has probably happened; you have either forgotten God’s promises, or you have forgotten God’s...

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November 29th, 2017

The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God, as it is written in Isaiah the prophet: “I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way” – “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord,...

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