Daily Devotionals

Jul
6

Cast your Care on your Caring God

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by Justin Huffman   The apostle Peter writes to hurting and persecuted Christian believers, who have been "scattered" from their homes and familiar surroundings, and tells them to cast all their anxieties on God knowing that God cares for them (1 Peter 5:7). This is not some puff piece, or academic lecture, or ... Continue

Jul
5

His Father’s Words

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    John 14:24 He who doesn’t love me doesn’t keep my words. The word which you hear isn’t mine, but the Father’s who sent me. (WEB) Jesus told His disciples that if they didn't love Him, they wouldn't keep His words. Over the centuries, Christians have interpreted this statement to mean that we ... Continue

Jul
2

A stronghold in Time of Trouble

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    Psalm 37:39-40 39 But the salvation of the righteous is from Yahweh. He is their stronghold in the time of trouble. 40 Yahweh helps them, and rescues them. He rescues them from the wicked, and saves them, Because they have taken refuge in him. (WEB) When I think of a stronghold, I ... Continue

Jul
1

Your old life is in the past tense…

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    Ephesians 2:1-2 1 You were made alive when you were dead in transgressions and sins, 2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the children of disobedience; (WEB) It is interesting ... Continue

Jun
30

All Things From the Father

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    John 16:15 All things whatever the Father has are mine; therefore I said that he takes of mine, and will declare it to you. (WEB) In today's Bible reading, Jesus is telling His disciples about the role of the soon coming Holy Spirit into their hearts. He tells them that the Spirit of ... Continue

Jun
3

How to Look like Light, Taste like Salt

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    Following the Beatitudes in Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, Jesus says to those who are willing to be persecuted "for my sake" that you "are the salt of the earth" and "the light of the world" (Matthew 5:13-14).   What does it mean, and how does it happen, that people look ... Continue

Jun
3

No longer strangers…

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    Ephesians 2:19-22 19 So then you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God, 20 being built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief cornerstone; 21 in whom the whole building, fitted ... Continue

Apr
15

Every Human is an Imager-Bearer

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  "Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man. And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein" (Genesis 9:6-7).   God knows that humans are fallen, broken creatures. Even as Noah steps off ... Continue

Jan
6

Come to Jesus and Live!

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    What does it mean to “Come to Jesus”? It means agreeing with what the Bible says about Jesus. Take a look: What Coming to Jesus is Not It is not about repeating a sinner’s prayer It is not about walking down an aisle Is is not about filling out a Decision Card   What Coming to ... Continue

Jan
6

JESUS CHRIST: The SON of GOD

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    John 1:1-2: 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning.   Have you ever heard someone deny that Jesus claimed to be God? Such a statement simply does not make sense. Repeatedly, Jesus placed Himself on equal footing with the ... Continue

Jan
3

Knowing God Loves You

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  The Lord your God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.  Zephaniah 3:17 On this Christmas Day, we celebrate the birth of our Savior. He came to earth with a ... Continue

Dec
26

The Best Gift to the One Who Loved Us Much

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    What we can possibly give to the One who loved us so much that He came and gave Himself for us?   This Christmas was summed up by God in these words: "God so loved the world that he gave".   Christ's Birth was God giving the hope of salvation to all who would ... Continue

Dec
5

God knows all about you…

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    Psalm 139:1-6 1 Yahweh, you have searched me, and you know me. 2 You know my sitting down and my rising up. You perceive my thoughts from afar. 3 You search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. 4 For there is not a ... Continue

Dec
4

Father’s Love Letter

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    Father's Love Letter An Intimate Message From God To You. Listen To Father's Love Letter While You Read Print A PDF Version Of Father's Love Letter (Mouse over Bible verses to read Scriptures) My Child, You may not know me, but I know everything about you.  Psalm 139:1 I know when you sit down and when you rise up.  Psalm 139:2 I am ... Continue

Nov
25

Why Does it Hurt So Much?

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    Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11   We know that the Lord disciplines those He loves but sometimes I wonder why He has to go to such ... Continue

Nov
25

Thanksgiving is Prayer and Proclamation

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    Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: Come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God: It is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his ... Continue

Nov
13

Are You Talking to Yourself?

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      Today's Reading:  Jeremiah 48-49; Hebrews 7   You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways. Psalm 139:3    Does God want to be involved in every decision we make? Is it necessary to pray about every little detail? Many would say that God doesn't care, He saved you ... Continue

Nov
12

The Spirit of Adoption, Not of Fear

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    "Ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father" (Romans 8:15).   Paul is intent on telling Christians something the Spirit of God does do, and something the Spirit emphatically does not do.   Paul insists the Spirit of ... Continue

Nov
12

Pray in This Manner

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    After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name– Matthew 6:9   Every word of our Lord’s model prayer is remarkable and vital, but it is especially important to notice first what he puts first.   He begins with these wonderful and welcoming words: our Father. Even God’s chosen ... Continue

Nov
11

The Hard Process of Healing

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    Paul told the disciples in Colossae that the process of healing involves this big step: As Christ forgave you, so you also must do (Colossians 3:13). Really, God? Begin the process of healing how? Well, keep no list of wrongs (1 Corinthians 13:5). Pray for your antagonists rather than plot against them (Matthew 5:44-45). Hate the wrong without ... Continue