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An Easter Devotion – The Servant Who Suffered For Us


Background: If you had been a Jew in Jesus’ day, you  probably would have been disappointed to learn that He was the promised and  long-expected Messiah.  The idea of a suffering messiah never gained general acceptance in the Jewish nation.  … Continue reading

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God is Our Protector

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My wife and I regularly include one of Pastor Greg Laurie’s devotional thoughts in our daily time together for Bible study and prayer.  The central message of one of Pastor Laurie’s devotions (Under His Protection, May 5, 2018) continues to … Continue reading

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God Will Provide

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A Lesson on Living the Christian Life in Times of Trouble.  Suitable for an individual, small group and/or family devotion.*1 Click here to view and/or download a .pdf version of this lesson. *2   Key Thought Psalm 46:1 –  God … Continue reading

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Born Twice!


I was born the first time in the midst of World War II. I was born the second time twelve years later. No, I did not physically die, nor was I reincarnated. But both births were miraculous. My first birth … Continue reading

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The True Vine and The Vinedresser

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Are you a gardener?  I am.  My wife and I have a raised bed flower and vegetable garden and a small orchard that we enjoy each spring, summer and fall. We have learned so much about God through the process … Continue reading

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Why Are You Afraid?

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Background: I was reading a devotion from one of my favorite publications 1  today and was inspired to do a little research.  The focal verse for the devotion is Matthew 8:26 (ESV) –  And He [Jesus] said to them, “Why are … Continue reading

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Two Gates, Two Paths, Two Destinations

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As Jesus was wrapping up The Sermon on the Mount, recorded in the Bible by Matthew in chapters 5-7, He presented the crowds with the opportunity to make an important personal decision.  Hearers were presented with a life altering choice … Continue reading

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His Way

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Background: In the last days before His brutal crucifixion, agonizing death, glorious resurrection, and ascension back to Heaven, Jesus and His disciples gathered for the Feast of the Passover.  During supper, knowing that the appropriate time had come and in … Continue reading

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Growing in Wisdom

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My heart’s desire in the coming year is to”grow in wisdom.” Wisdom doesn’t just grow with age. Wisdom is not simply acquired through education. Admittedly, some wisdom is learned through life experiences.  But “true” wisdom is a gift from God. … Continue reading

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Hope for 2019

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Thinking about the New Year and new opportunities for 2019, I was reminded of the letter the prophet Jeremiah sent to the Jewish exiles that Nebuchadnezzar had carried off to Babylon after sacking Jerusalem in 587 BC. In that letter … Continue reading

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