Devotional

Hypocrites

2 Therefore you have no excuse, whoever you are, when you judge others; for in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, are doing the very same things. 2 You say,[a] “We know that God’s judgment on those who do such things is in accordance with truth.” 3 Do you imagine, whoever you are, that when ...

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Wild Grapes

“My beloved had a vineyard on a very fertile hill. He dug it and cleared it of stones, and planted it with choice vines; he built a watchtower in the midst of it, and hewed out a wine vat in it; he expected it to yield grapes, but it yielded wild grapes.” – Isaiah 5:1-2 When I was 23, I ...

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No matter what, I cling to my God

I really struggled when I was much younger and less experienced in my walk with Christ with the idea of being saved. You know that moment when all things became clear and God called you out of the miry clay and you were born again. I had heard over and over again friends tell me in such detail their new ...

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Lenten Devo – New life in the desert

Have you ever found yourself in a desert? A barren place with no real sign of life, where every drop of moisture from your body seems to be sucked out leaving you forsaken, frail, and futile.  I am not talking about a real desert, though I have been to one of those. I am talking about the desert wildernesses of ...

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Last Will Be…

Jesus went through one town and village after another, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem. Someone asked him, “Lord, will only a few be saved?” He said to them, “Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able. When once the owner of the house has ...

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Lenten Devo: What’s in a Name?

Today’s Scripture: Psalm 105:1-3 “1 O give thanks to the Lord, call on his name,     make known his deeds among the peoples. 2 Sing to him, sing praises to him;     tell of all his wonderful works. 3 Glory in his holy name;     let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.” There is something significant in knowing someone’s name. There are over a thousand references ...

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What Do You Believe?

What then are we to say was gained by Abraham, our ancestor according to the flesh? 2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. 3 For what does the scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.” Now to one who works, wages are not reckoned as a gift but as ...

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Better is One Day

The worship anthem of my 8th grade youth group is still sung at my current church. The hit song by Matt Redman, Better is One Day, belts from the souls of my students every few months. Together, we sing of days where we will sit in the courts of God, that in our every day we would search for the Lord’s ...

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Choose Hope.

“I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” If you look around in your life it won’t take you too long to struggle to see something in today’s culture, that struggle? We struggle to see ...

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The Desire For Holiness

Philippians 3:17-20 John Wesley was very practical in his instructions to pastors reaching out far beyond how they taught and studied the scriptures. One of his directives was to eat a little less than you desire. It wasn’t because he was concerned about their health or worried about their cholesterol. It was that he didn’t want his pastors to be ...

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