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Daily Devotions: July 11, 2020

July 11, 2020                                                                                                  Matthew 13:1-9 … “Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.” vs. 8 Some of the more practical minded folks among us might wonder why the sower didn’t throw all the seed on good ground. That way all the seed would produce and the crop would be multiplied. That makes sense, but misses the point. The parable isn’t about agricultural practices, it’s about the way God operates in…

Daily Devotions: June 2, 2020

June 2, 2020 Genesis 1:25-2:4 … “So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” vs. 27 According to Genesis 1, humankind is the crown of creation; we only show up when everything else has been done, and, more than that, we’re the only ones created in the image of God. It’s not surprising that the Hebrews wrote in this way. All the ancient storytellers put themselves in…

Daily Devotions: April 9, 2020

April 9, 2020   John 13:1-17, 31b-35 … “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.” vs. 34 Maundy Thursday gets its name from a derivation of the Latin word mandatum, which means commandment. It’s a day set aside in the church, not to remember the origins of Holy Communion, but to remind us of the new commandment that Jesus gave his disciples at their last…

Daily Devotions: February 15, 2020

Our server did not deliver these devotions due to Cox outages. Please accept our apologies. February 15, 2020 For full passage click:  Matthew 5:21-26 … “But I say to you that if you are angry with a brother or sister, you will be liable to judgment; and if you insult a brother or sister, you will be liable to the council; and if you say, ‘You fool,’ you will be liable to the hell of fire.” vs. 22 Six times…

Daily Devotions: January 27, 2020

January 27, 2020 For full passage click:  Micah 6:1-8  …  “He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” vs. 8 The people of Israel believed that God had brought them out of Egypt and established them in the land of Canaan. Micah reminds them of that special call and their failure to live according to God’s…

Daily Devotions: December 4, 2019

December 4, 2019 For full passage click: Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19 … “May he defend the cause of the poor of the people, give deliverance to the needy, and crush the oppressor.” vs. 4 The Psalmist composed this prayer for the coronation of a new king, perhaps for David’s beloved son, Solomon. It reflects the deep desire of the people for a leader who would bring prosperity to Israel and provide protection against invading armies. It’s the sort of prayer that…

Daily Devotions: September 5, 2019

September 5, 2019 For full passage click: Philemon 1-7 … “I have indeed received much joy and encouragement from your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, my brother.” vs. 7 The letters of Paul give us amazing snapshots of life in the early Christian communities. In one way or another in dozens of cities, the good news of Jesus had been proclaimed and passed on. Hundreds of people had become believers and were meeting…