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Devotionals

Are You Making a Difference?

There are, and have been, many people who paint the face of history with their choices in life. Such a person is Felix Kersten. What is Your…

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Keep Praying? Why?

Read Luke 17:20–18:14 Think To listen to some believers, you’d get the impression that faith is knowing exactly what will happen…

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Heed God’s Warnings

Read 1 Samuel 8-10 Think Warnings are everywhere. Along roadsides, on medicines, and even on food packages. Some warnings seem to have…

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What is Your Influence?

Read Luke 17:1-19 Think Jesus’ followers should be known for helping to relieve others of their hurts and offenses by extending…

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Hearing The Voice of God

Read 1 Samuel 3-7 Think How many times have you thought, I wish God would just tell me what He wants me do? You may never hear God speaking…

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Are You Maximizing Your Resources?

Read Luke 16:1-31 Think Are you making the most of your resources and relationships? When you’re with Christians, are you taking full…

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Living Beneath Your Privileges!

What would you think of a person who lived in absolute poverty but also had a modest fortune available to them of over a quarter of a…

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This Present Suffering

Read 1 Samuel 1-2 Think How do you handle disappointment and discouragement? Do you cave in to outside pressures, collapse under the weight…

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Love Through Trouble

Read Ruth 1-4 Think Are you looking out for yourself and doing what’s best for you? Plenty of influential people will tell you to do…

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Seeking and Saving That Which Was Lost

Read Luke 15:11-32 Think Have you ever lost something really valuable or important? Perhaps it lost you–like a runaway pet. How did…

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What Are You Willing to Give to Follow?

Read Luke 14:25-15:10 Think While Jesus was on earth, a lot of people followed Him at one time or another. They followed Him from place to…

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What Are You Defending?

Read Judges 19-21 Think Who are you willing to defend? Your family? Your friends? Perhaps you would stand up for those who support a worthy…

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Who is Being Exalted?

Read Luke 14:1-24 Think What are you doing to get ahead? After all, that’s the way of the world isn’t it? It certainly is for a…

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God’s Ways Higher Than Our Ways

Read Judges 17-18 Think Do you like to do your own thing, be your own person? When you were younger, could you hardly wait until you could…

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Narrow is The Way

Read Luke 13:22-35 Think If you listen to most well-meaning, spiritually open individuals, it would seem that there are many ways to God.…

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Ten Concepts of a Healthy Marriage

You have just been introduced to all the Basic Concepts that I use whenever I try to save a marriage. If you apply them all to your…

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What’s Holding You Back?

Shortly after returning home from World War II, a fellow named Earl decided to buy a television. He was impressed by the demonstration at…

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What is Supporting You?

Sandra Miller was at work when her daughter called from their home with alarming news. The concrete foundation was crumbling and, as a…

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Weak Spot

Have you ever been leaving the grocery store with a hefty sackful of groceries, praying it stays together just long enough for you to get to…

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Uncertainty

Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. – Proverbs 19:21, New International Version Having…

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Turn Aside

ICYMI stands for “In Case You Missed It.” It is most often used on Twitter to re-promote an interesting link, but it also could only exist…

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Try Again

There’s a writer, who in his fifties, wrote a manuscript for a book and sent it to several publishers without success. He grew so…

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Alene- Chapter 14

Darkness. Alene could see nothing. She felt cold against her skin. Water dripped nearby. She began to move and heard a sound like metal…

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Traction

What does your future look like? What keeps a person stuck in the past? For some people it can be the feeling that life may never be as good…

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Too Soon to Quit

Two years ago I sat on the edge of a hospital bed and talked with a man facing the twilight hours of his life. Our conversation spoke deeply…

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Carrying on the promised line—Genesis 24

I used to relish reading Genesis 24 in my Hebrew devotions, because it encouraged my faith that as God provided the right wife for Isaac,…

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We are the Treasure

Matthew 13:44-46 The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went…

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Seek the common good

Sometimes religious people, like some other people, have wanted to be in charge of society. Of course, in a democracy we’re all responsible…

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Today Is Not an Accident

I’m not the kind of person who bounces out of bed each morning with a song on his heart. In fact, just this past week, more than not, my…

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Tips for Stressed-Out Spouses

Wow! I had anticipated that this would be a slow, relaxing day, I told my husband. But challenging situations suddenly arose one after the…

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You Are A Minister

Ephesians 4:11-13 In Ephesians 4:11-13, the job of ministers of the Word is to equip the rest of Christ’s body for the work of the ministry.…