Posts with the category “devo”

Book of 2 Timothy
October 29th, 2023
Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:8-12Topic: Jesus abolished death and brought life and immortality to light8 So never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord. And don’t be ashamed of me, either, even though I’...  Read More
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Book of 2 Thessalonians
October 16th, 2023
Scripture: 2 Thessalonians 1:3-12Topic: Jesus will bring judgement on all who have rejected Him3 We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters,[a] and rightly so, because your faith is gr...  Read More
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Book of 1 Thessalonians
October 8th, 2023
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10Topic: Jesus was raised from the dead and delivers us from the wrath to comePaul, Silas[a] and Timothy,To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lor...  Read More
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Book of Colossians
October 1st, 2023
Scripture: Colossians 1:15-18Topic: Jesus is preeminent and supreme one15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in h...  Read More
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Can You Spot a Fake?
September 29th, 2023
Did you know that the U.S. Treasury embeds sophisticated security features into currency, such as color-shifting ink, microprinting, and intricate watermarks? The do this to make it impossible for cou...  Read More
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Do No Harm
September 28th, 2023
As an important step in becoming a doctor, medical students have traditionally been required to take the Hippocratic Oath. One of the foundational principles of that oath can be summered up in the ple...  Read More
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Free Gift Inside
September 27th, 2023
Everyone likes the promise of a free gift. Who doesn’t love free samples at Costco, buy-one-get-one-free deals, or a 30-day free trial? We all know that salvation is a free gift of God, but did you kn...  Read More
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Book of Philippians
September 25th, 2023
Scripture: Philippians 2:5-11Topic: Jesus is supremely humble and yet most highly exalted5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:6 Who, being in very nature[a] ...  Read More
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Selfless Self-Esteem
September 16th, 2023
In a world that is obsessed with “self” a biblical understanding of self-esteem is hard to come by. The message becomes muddled and turns into an ugly self-absorption instead of glorious selfless serv...  Read More
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Legalism, License or Liberty
September 16th, 2023
Are you a rule follower or a rebel at heart? Do you get upset when people don’t do what they are supposed to? Or are you more of a “You do you” kind of person? People often misunderstand God’s grace a...  Read More
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Born to be Adopted
September 13th, 2023
There are two ways to become a member of a family. Birth and adoption. Adoption is the highest form of the two. In adoption, parents choose to bring a child into their family out of pure love rather t...  Read More
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Have you been Cross-ified?
September 12th, 2023
The cross is more than just a symbol we wear as jewelry or tattoo on our bodies. It's the key to Christian life. In Galatians 2:20, Paul shares the incredible truth that when we put our faith in Jesus...  Read More
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September 11th, 2023
It’s one of the most enticing words in the English language. In fact, few words capture our attention, like the word "free." Whether it's a BOGO deal or that free 30-day trial, we are drawn to the pro...  Read More
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Book of Galatians
September 9th, 2023
Scripture: Galatians 2:20-21Topic: Jesus loved us and gave Himself for usMy old self has been crucified with Christ.[a] It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly bo...  Read More
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You’re Only as Weak as Your Greatest Strength
September 8th, 2023
What would you prefer, to feel strong, capable, and on top of everything, or to feel weak, inadequate, and overwhelmed? If you’re anything like me, the former is way more appealing than the later. Jes...  Read More
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Do you know what it means to be a New Creation?
September 7th, 2023
One of the most empowering truths in the New Testament is that we become new creations when we put our faith in Jesus. 2 Corinthians 5:17 tells us, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new crea...  Read More
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Are You a Backseat Driver?
September 6th, 2023
Have you ever experienced the challenge of a backseat driver? You know, someone who is not actually driving but wants to tell you how to drive? It can be really frustrating, can't it? They may mean we...  Read More
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The God of All Comfort
September 4th, 2023
Have you ever gone through a tough season and had a friend or family member offer a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, or a comforting word? How did it make you feel? Did you feel less alone, less b...  Read More
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2 Corinthians
September 2nd, 2023
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 2:12-17Topic: Jesus always leads us in triumphScripture: 2 Corinthians 5:12-21Topic: Jesus became sin for us that we could become the righteousness of GodScripture: 2 Corinthi...  Read More
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All you need is love
September 2nd, 2023
One of the most famous passages in the Bible has to be 1 Corinthians 13. It’s read at almost every wedding. We’ve become so familiar with these verses that we sometimes forget to apply them to our liv...  Read More
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Are You In?
August 30th, 2023
We all love to be on the inside of something special, whether it’s an exclusive group, a special event, or a unique opportunity. The most incredible opportunity to be on the “In” is described for us b...  Read More
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How do you see yourself?
August 29th, 2023
Every email we send or receive has three essential elements: the sender, the recipient, and the subject line. This week, as we start our journey through the Epistles (letters written to specific churc...  Read More
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1 Corinthians
August 27th, 2023
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31Topic: Jesus is the power and wisdom of God18 The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the ver...  Read More
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Who’s got your back?
August 24th, 2023
Has anyone ever said to you, “Trust me, I’ve got your back”? While that is a nice sentiment, it’s only as powerful as the person who says it. It makes a huge difference whether it comes from a billion...  Read More
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Love on Display
August 23rd, 2023
Who do you love enough to be willing to make sacrifices for? Is there anyone you’d be ready to die for? Most people would say they love their children, parents, or spouses enough to be willing to make...  Read More
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Eagerly Unashamed
August 22nd, 2023
What is something that you are really proud of in your life? Maybe it is a physical, educational or professional achievement? Maybe it’s your kids or grandkids? Maybe your cultural heritage is a sourc...  Read More
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Book of Romans
August 20th, 2023
Scripture: Romans 3:21-26Topic: Jesus is the propitiation for our sins21 But now God has shown us a way to be made right with him without keeping the requirements of the law, as was promised in the wr...  Read More
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What are you known for?
August 18th, 2023
If we were to ask ten people in your life what you are most known for, what would they say? Would they talk about your occupation, family role, financial or social status, hobbies, personality trait, ...  Read More
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Give What You’ve Got
August 18th, 2023
Imagine walking into a grocery store, a shopping mall, or even a church building and sitting by the entrance is a poor person with a sign saying, “Homeless, please help.” What goes through your mind? ...  Read More
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Can I Get a Witness?
August 15th, 2023
Have you ever served on a jury or watched a TV show about a trial? If so, then you know the powerful role that eyewitnesses play. Their firsthand account establishes the facts and helps clarify the tr...  Read More
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Book of Acts
August 12th, 2023
Scripture: Acts 1:1-11Topic: Jesus is the risen, asceded and returning SaviorScripture: Acts 4:8-12Topic: Jesus is the only name by which we may be savedScripture: Acts 10:34-48Topic: Jesus is the Sav...  Read More
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Jesus Sees Beyond Our Shortcomings
August 11th, 2023
Have you ever felt like you just don’t measure up, like you fall short of other’s expectations? Maybe you’ve been looked down upon, or just simply overlooked? Or maybe your past failures and shortcomi...  Read More
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Have You Lost Something?
August 10th, 2023
Have you ever been running late and not been able to find your keys? Or been at the store and can’t find your wallet? Or lost your phone and it's nowhere to be found? If so, then you’ve also experienc...  Read More
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Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
August 9th, 2023
One day, Jesus was approached by a religious expert in the law who asked, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” In short, the answer they arrive at is, “Love God unconditionally and love your neig...  Read More
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Getting Down To Business
August 8th, 2023
Have you ever had the experience of losing sight of your child or perhaps seen parents that temporarily can’t find their child? When that happens, three minutes can feel like an eternity? What about t...  Read More
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How Certain Are You?
August 7th, 2023
Have you noticed that our world seems to have abandoned objective truth and replaced it with personal perspectives? We hear mantras like “Live your own truth” and “Be true to yourself.” But if truth i...  Read More
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Book of Luke
August 6th, 2023
Scripture: Luke 2:41-52Topic: Jesus grew in wisdom and stature41 Every year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the Passover festival. 42 When Jesus was twelve years old, they attended the festival a...  Read More
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Breaking Cultural Norms
August 4th, 2023
Jesus did a lot of unexpected things that challenged the cultural norms of His day— things like touching lepers, hanging out with prostitutes, chasing people out of the temple with a whip. But perhaps...  Read More
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A Surprising First
August 3rd, 2023
Firsts are almost always a big deal. They form some of our most powerful memories and can even shape the course of things to come.  What are some of your most memorable firsts? First pet, first day of...  Read More
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The Most Radical Thing Jesus Ever Said
August 2nd, 2023
Jesus said a lot of amazing and profound things. But there’s one that tops them all – “I AM.” In John’s Gospel, Jesus reveals His divine identity through a series of profound "I AM" statements. The fi...  Read More
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