October 9 – 13, 2023
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October 9 – 13, 2023

Click for PDF version   Monday Read  2 Kings 5:1-27; Matthew 6:1-18; John 14:21-23; Hebrews 11:6  What does heaven reward? According to Jesus, God openly rewards secret giving, secret prayer and secret fasting. What else does God reward? Seeking Him is another activity He rewards (Matthew 7:7). “Without faith nobody can please God, for the...

October 2 – 6, 2023
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October 2 – 6, 2023

Click for PDF version   Monday Read  Matthew 6:1-4; 1 Timothy 6:7-10  As we broach the subject of giving, let us take a look at what the Bible tells us even before Jesus taught about giving in the Sermon on the Mount. Scripture will do the talking throughout this Devo. Pray for the Lord to...

September 30, 2023September 28, 2023by
September 25 – 29, 2023
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September 25 – 29, 2023

Click for PDF version   Monday Read Matthew 5:38-39; Exodus 21:24; Leviticus 24:20; Deuteronomy 19:21 As we continue the Sermon on the Mount teaching series, this week’s theme is “Re-Forming Our Affections.” It’s important to remember who Jesus is speaking to even as we read the Sermon on theMount with our Western eyes and interpretation....

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September 18 – 22, 2023
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September 18 – 22, 2023

Click for a PDF version   Monday Read Matthew 5:27-37 In Matthew 5, Jesus addresses the topics of adultery, divorce, and oath-making. It can be tempting to see these as three completely separate topics—and while there are things to learn about them individually, these three topics share one important element: covenant. The God of the...

September 16, 2023September 14, 2023by
September 11 – 15, 2023
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September 11 – 15, 2023

Click for PDF version   Monday Read  Matthew 5:21-22 God gave His people moral and ceremonial laws to help them love Him with all their hearts and minds (the Law of Moses, Old Testament). By Jesus’ time, religious leaders had turned God’s Law into a confusing mass of rules. When Jesus talked about a new...

September 9, 2023September 8, 2023by
September 4 – 8, 2023
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September 4 – 8, 2023

Click for PDF version   Monday Read  Matthew 5:1-12  Being the Salt of the Earth One distinctive element of Jesus’ teaching was His use of metaphors and similes. Both are figures of speech, but a metaphor identifies one thing, such as “You are the salt of the earth,” whereas a simile likens one thing to...

August 28 – September 1, 2023
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August 28 – September 1, 2023

Click for PDF version   Monday Read  Matthew 5:1-12  This week we will look at the Beatitudes. The first beatitude says, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (v. 3). The “poor in spirit” is one who realizes his absolute spiritual poverty. This is one who knows he is...

August 21 – 25, 2023
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August 21 – 25, 2023

Click for a PDF version   Monday Read  Revelation 18:4-7; Zechariah 8:6-8, 12; John 4:35-36  Next Sunday is Glenkirk Church’s annual congregational meeting. Pastor Tim will speak on “The State of the Church” during that day’s services. The Church’s condition—at Glenkirk, nationally and globally—is therefore the emphasis of this week’s devotionals series.  We live in...

August 14 – 18, 2023
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August 14 – 18, 2023

Click for PDF version   Monday Read  Romans 3:21-26; Romans 1:21-25, 28-32; 1 John 5:11-13 How can God send good people (those “kind, moral and generous; faithful Jews, Muslims, Buddhists …”) to hell, where they’ll face eternal damnation and torment?  This week we examine some leading issues which unsettle believers. Today’s featured question tops the...

August 7 – 11, 2023
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August 7 – 11, 2023

Click for a PDF version   Monday Read  1 Peter 5:8-13; 2 Corinthians 1:3-11; Job 36:15  Suffering prevails across cultures and circumstances. It’s a leading basis for skeptics’ rejection of God. Yet even mature, faithful Christians struggle with it, particularly when “good people” suffer.  Some fall into the entitled “I deserve better!” trap, underrating the...