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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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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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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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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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 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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August 14, 2019

“There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.” – Proverbs 14:12 You don’t have to look very far to see the evil around us. Some things are overtly evil. But more often than not, evil is sneaky. When confronted with evil...

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August 7, 2019

“For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.” – 1 Corinthians 2:2 In the last week there have been two more mass shootings in our country, leaving at least 31 people dead. In these situations we are often filled, not only...

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July 31, 2019

“Though the fig tree does not bud and there is no fruit 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 triumph in Yahweh; I will rejoice in...

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July 3, 2019

“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.” – Galatians 5:13 Tomorrow we celebrate our freedom as Americans. Our forefathers saw freedom as something so core to mankind that they fought...

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