Category Archives: Devotions

Rejoice

Philippians 4:1-9 There was a song released in 1988 imploring its hearers to put away the worries of the world and simply enjoy life. Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” is certainly a nice little tune that might make us … Continue reading

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Listening for God

1 Kings 19:9-18; Ephesians 4:17-32; John 6:15-27 When seeking God’s presence and provision, a recurring trend for many Christians is to read books penned by spiritual experts. Others hang on every word of slick looking prosperity preachers on television. Perhaps … Continue reading

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No more crying

Revelation 21:1-8 When I think of God’s kingdom coming in its fullness, I am reminded of the gospel hymn Soon and Very Soon. Soon and very soon, we are going to see the King! Hallelujah, hallelujah, we’re going to see … Continue reading

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Forsaken

Mark 15:20-39 Jesus let out a loud cry. After speaking words of forsakenness from Psalm 22, Jesus cried out and took in his last breath. With the exhale came his cry, a cry of relief, an exclamation of deliverance. Finally, … Continue reading

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Hosanna!

Luke 19:29-48 The Passion of our Lord, as it is read to the people of God, brings with it a range of emotions. In the early moments of the reading, crowds of people line the road that leads into the … Continue reading

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Given for you

1 Corinthians 11:23-34 It was the first time the bread had been placed in her hands. The words she heard so many times before, having been said to others are finally said to her; “This is the body of Christ … Continue reading

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Life’s greatest question

Genesis 1:1-2:3, Hebrews 1:1-14 Since the beginning, humans have struggled to figure out just how, when, and especially why the world came into existence. When we think about history’s great discoveries, we realize most were made while trying to answer … Continue reading

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Blessed with His Love

Mark 10:1-16 Even in the first century divorce was legal. All that was required was a husband’s letter of the wife’s dismissal. Today’s legalities are much more substantial. It may be legal, but in the eyes of God, divorce is … Continue reading

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From Water into Wine

John 2:1-11 The miracle of Jesus turning water into wine gives us a glimpse of God’s redeeming power. When we hear this account of one of Jesus’ first signs, we are drawn to the water itself, that which became wine. … Continue reading

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Pray and Believe

Mark 11:12-25, 2 Corinthians 1:1-7, Lamentations 1:1-2, 6-12 We don’t have to look far to see the fading glory of a once great city. Many cities once boasted of extraordinary things, yet fell into ruin. In their glory days, citizens … Continue reading

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