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Daily Devotions: May 20, 2019

May 20, 2019  For full passage click: Acts 16:9-13 …“On the Sabbath day we went outside the gate by the river, where we supposed there was a place of prayer; and we sat down and spoke to the women who had gathered there.” vs. 13 Paul didn’t have much of an itinerary for his missionary journeys. He simply went wherever the Spirit guided him and he paid attention to dreams! When a man appeared in a vision imploring him to…

Daily Devotions: March 3, 2018

March 3, 2018                                                                                                            1 Corinthians 1:22-25 … “but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.” vss. 23-34 There are some people who seem content to live in this world without ever thinking about matters of spirituality or mortality. They focus on the material and seem to believe that accumulation is the highest human…

Daily Devotions: March 2, 2018

March 2, 2018                                                                                                            1 Corinthians 1:18-21 … “For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, God decided, through the foolishness of our proclamation, to save those who believe.” vs. 21 There’s no doubt that there’s more to learn these days. Our children and grandchildren bring home assignments from school that leave us baffled, and we wonder what ever happened to good old arithmetic. Of course, with the advent of Google, all that information…

Daily Devotions: March 1, 2018

March 1, 2018                                                                                                                        Psalm 19:7-14 … “The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the decrees of the Lord are sure, making wise the simple;” vs. 7 We Christians are a silly bunch sometimes. Having fallen in love with grace as the loving word from God, we are prone to be dismissive about the law. Often we imagine that the coming of Jesus negated the law of the Lord and that in Christ we are free simply…

Daily Devotions: February 27, 2018

February 27, 2018                                                                                               Exodus 20:12-17 … “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” vs. 17 The people of God have long agreed that there are ten commandments, though most would be hard-pressed to list them in the proper order. And there’s considerable debate about which commandments should be included in the list of ten. Most folks…

Daily Devotions: February 26, 2018

February 26, 2018                                                                                                   Exodus 20:1-11 … “Remember the sabbath day, and keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work. But the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work…” vss. 8-10  The commandment on the sabbath doesn’t seem as significant as some of the others. We can understand the restriction on graven images as idolatry was always a temptation for God’s people. And it seems obvious…