Devotions

Category: 2013

The Broken Nativity Scene

“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame...” Hebrews 12:2 I couldn't believe it! While unpacking my Christmas decorations, I found the Baby Jesus of my nativity scene broken. ...

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Come, Lord Jesus!

“Behold, I am coming soon! Blessed is he who keeps the words of prophecy in this book. …Yes, I am coming soon!” Revelation 22:7,20a It’s Advent again! Isn’t it uplifting and joyous? Advent means coming, and during Advent we mark three comings:  Jesus’...

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Oh, Give Thanks!

“Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; Come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who has made us, and we are his; We are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with...

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Childlike Answers - Saving Faith

1 Peter 3:15, “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” My cousin’s name was Horst.  Horst had a lot of troubling memories from his life, especially his childhood.  He had scary memories of World War...

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Be a Moses for Missions

“By faith Moses’s parents hid him for three months after he was born…. By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He chose to be mistreated….. He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the...

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God's Goodness

So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living...

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LINKS

Thinking of my Links “We will not hide them from their children, we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done.” Psalm 78:4 “Then I heard a voice from heaven say, ‘Write, Blessed are the dead who die in the...

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GOING UP?

“He was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.” Acts 1:9 So! Are you ready? Got your decorations up, shopping done, dinners planned, cards sent out, time set aside for that special worship service? No? What for, you say? Why, for Ascension Day, of...

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. . . That’s Called Grace

“When the things that shouldn't be, are...that's called grace.” “But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with...

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My Father’s Name for All to See

Revelation 14:1 Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads. Revelation, the last book of the Bible, is full of visions and symbols. It intrigues me, though, to think about...

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