Category Archives: Faith

Because he lives

John 11:20-44 One Sunday morning, a teacher showed her Sunday school class a picture of famous people gathered around God’s table in heaven. The teacher asked them, “Where are you in this picture?” The children were puzzled. Finally, a child … Continue reading

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In the end

Luke 21:5-19, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Alongside the road there is an old VW van with a sign propped up against it; “Repent, the end is near!” The car in front of you in traffic has a bumper sticker warning that, … Continue reading

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Through faith

Exodus 13:17-14:4, 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:10, Mark 12:18-27 “Walk by faith and not by sight.” From a human standpoint, trusting the promises of God is difficult. Burdened by sin, people live in the present moment surrounded by fear, doubt, and worry. … Continue reading

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Hope in God’s promise

Mark 11:12-25; 2 Corinthians 1:1-7; Lamentations 1:1-12 Our landscape is dotted with metropolitan centers which once boasted of extraordinary things. In their glory days, citizens could look toward a promising future while enjoying the good life. Such communities trusted the … Continue reading

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Tables turned

Mark 11:12-25 If Jesus were to enter your church today, what would he find? Would he find a pastor who is diligently leading worship? Would Jesus find pews filled with faithful children of God? If Jesus were to attend the … Continue reading

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Have faith

Mark 6:47-56 “God won’t give you more than you can handle.” This is one of my least liked statements. People usually say something like this when they experience various hardships, when friends are struggling or in times of loss. This … Continue reading

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Life assurance

John 6:35-51, Hebrews 11:1-12, Genesis 12:1-7 Certainly, a large percentage of people reading this devotion have life insurance. The same goes for those who own houses or automobiles. Insurance provides an element of hope in times of adversity. We pay … Continue reading

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