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

January 25th, 2017

“In him was life, and that life was the light of men…The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.” – John 1:4, 14 The opening verses of the book of John give us a picture, not of a cold distant god, but of an intimate Creator. The picture...

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January 18th, 2017

“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.” – James 4:10 When we get down, depressed, and discouraged in life, we often make the mistake of turning inward and attempting to lift ourselves up out of the darkness. But the book of James clearly gives us the...

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January 11th, 2017

“Those on the rock are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in the time of testing they fall away.” – Luke 8:13 Over the last several days here on the plains of Colorado,...

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January 4th, 2017

“He said to him, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’” – Matthew 22:37 What does it mean to “know God”? Surely it means more than just knowing things about God, because Satan knows more about God than any...

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December 28th, 2016

“This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” – Psalm 118:24 As we close out the last week of 2016, I have heard a lot of talk about how bad the year has been with the loss of many favorite celebrities, a...

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December 21st, 2016

“This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.” – John 3:19-20 For quite some...

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December 14th, 2016

“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” – Revelation 3:20 Have you ever heard the old discussion question; “If you could sit and have dinner...

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December 7th, 2016

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” – John 14:27 Peace can be a difficult thing to find during the hectic pace of the holidays…which...

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November 30th, 2016

“But encourage each other daily, while it is still called today, so that none of you is hardened by sin’s deception.” – Hebrews 3:13 I always have to laugh when we come around to this time of year, because, during the holidays, we like to assign some sort of significance...

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November 23rd, 2016

“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever.” – Psalm 136:1 Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. However, I have heard from many people that they are having trouble being thankful this year. We have violence and protesting in the cities over our government, and violence and protesting...

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November 16, 2016

“And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” – 2 Corinthians 3:18 One of the first things I was taught when learning to ride a motorcycle is “look where...

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November 9th, 2016

“I lift up my eyes to the hills– where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.” – Psalm 121:1-2 Yesterday was an incredibly important day for the United States of America, as historic elections took place all across our country....

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November 2nd, 2016

“How I love Your teaching! It is my meditation all day long.” – Psalm 119:97 (HCSB) What does it mean to meditate on God’s word? It is not simply studying a passage to know the meaning better. It is not simply memorizing a Bible verse. So what is meditation? I...

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October 26th, 2016

October 26, 2016 “For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” – 1 Timothy 4:8 In our country, there is an entire culture built around physical fitness. There are gyms of all...

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October 19th, 2016

“Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist.” – Ephesians 6:14 In the book of Ephesians, Paul teaches us to be prepared for spiritual warfare by using the illustration of a Roman soldier preparing for battle. One of the aspects of that preparation is to put...

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October 12th, 2016

“But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain...

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October 5th, 2016

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.” – Isaiah 43:2 When we come across passages...

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September 28th, 2016

“You will keep in perfect peace the mind that is dependent on You, for it is trusting in You.” – Isaiah 26:3 (HCSB) I often hear talk in Christian circles about “trusting God,” but what exactly do we mean when we say that? Often, what we mean is that we...

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September 21st, 2016

“But You, God my Lord, deal kindly with me because of Your name; deliver me because of the goodness of Your faithful love.” – Psalm 109:21 (HCSB) Psalm 109:21 teaches us a very important lesson about prayer; notice the psalmist does not offer any reason from within himself why these...

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September 14th, 2016

“Blessed is the man whose sin the LORD does not count against him and in whose spirit is no deceit. When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was sapped as in...

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September 7th, 2016

“The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.” – Luke 6:45 Do you want to be...

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August 31st, 2016

“Look up to the heavens, and look at the earth beneath; for the heavens will vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment, and its inhabitants will die in like manner. But My salvation will last forever, and My righteousness will never be shattered.” – Isaiah 51:6...

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August 24th, 2016

“All the ways of a man seem right to him, but the LORD evaluates the motives.” – Proverbs 21:2 (HCSB) We have before us today a thought that is both sobering and encouraging. It is sobering because each of us has been guilty of actions that have an appearance of...

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August 17th, 2016

“For we are consumed by Your anger; we are terrified by Your wrath. You have set our unjust ways before You, our secret sins in the light of Your presence.” – Psalm 90:7-8 (HCSB) I believe we have often seen our attempts to share the Good News of Jesus Christ...

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June 29th, 2016

“By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.” – Genesis 2:2 In Genesis 2:2 we have the perfect example of how we are called to live and work here on earth. When it comes...

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June 22nd, 2016

Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you truly love me?” He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.” – John 21:16 Over the years, there have been many times that I have heard the sentiment that goes something like...

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June 15, 2016

“And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him,...

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June 8, 2016

“This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” – Psalm 118:24 Psalm 118:24 is probably one of the most misused scriptures of our day. We often use this verse to say, “Today is a day that God has created, so we should...

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June 1, 2016

“When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.” – Acts 4:13 One of the things that can often keep us from sharing Jesus with others is our...

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May 25, 2016

“Come and see what God has done, how awesome his works in man’s behalf! He turned the sea into dry land, they passed through the waters on foot– come, let us rejoice in him.” – Psalm 66:5-6 The Psalms are rich with examples of the beauty, scope, and power of...

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