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January 21 – 25, 2019

Monday Philippians 2:12-13 THE JOY OF KNOWING THAT GOD IS WORKING THROUGH YOU Salvation is a richer truth than my being saved from God’s judgment and condemnation of the world for its sin and wickedness. Indeed, that is its primary meaning, and I obtain it by trusting in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior....

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January 14 – 18, 2019

Monday Philippians 2:1-11 I have a friend who labored as a full-time missionary for about twenty years. I asked him, “What was the greatest obstacle that you faced in your years of missionary service.”  I expected him to say something like “learning a foreign language or culture, learning to work with local native workers, etc.” ...

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January 7 – 11, 2019

Monday Philippians 1:1-11; Acts 15:36-16:40 Philippians is meaningful not only for its content and Paul’s circumstances, but also because of Philippi’s position in the Roman Empire. The places Paul focused upon in church-planting were very purposeful: he was Spirit-led to emphasize influential cities ideally situated for spreading the Gospel. Given his trade as a tentmaker (Acts...

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December 31, 2018 – January 4, 2019

Many of you have asked who our devotional writers are. We purposely have not identified them each week, but we thought we would take this opportunity to let you know who some of them are and tell you a little about them. Next week we will again be publishing our normal devotional that leads up...

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November 19 – 23, 2018

Monday Philippians 3:1-11; Psalm 145:1-2 Praise from All Creatures by Ted Loder Praise be to You, O Lord, who spins shining stars across the wondrous heavens     and stretches out the seas, who lifts the dawn into place     and sets boundaries for night, who awes the earth with storms     and...

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November 12 – 16, 2018

Monday Matthew 13:44 “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 and sold all he had and bought that field.” —Matthew 13:44 In the ancient world there were no banks. Often the ground of one’s property was...

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November 5 – 9, 2018

Monday Psalm 22; Matthew 27:39-46; John 19:23-24 This week we consider Old Testament pictures and prophecy of Jesus Christ. Many Christians mistakenly spend little time in the Bible’s first 39 books, under-appreciating their relationship with the Gospel and New Testament. Let’s start with a Scripture particularly meaningful to me: Psalm 22, the “Messianic psalm.” In...

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October 29 – November 2, 2018

Monday Matthew 18:21-35; Mark 14:66-72; John 21:15-17 Peter is so relatable that and human that I find him easy to appreciate. Playing the “teacher’s pet” in today’s featured scripture, Peter tries to impress Jesus and others with his insights and generosity regarding forgiveness. He increased the ancient Jewish standard for forgiveness, three times (Amos 1),...

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October 22 – 26, 2018

Monday Luke 10:25-29 – Do This and You Will Live What is life, “true life”? Life that is truly life is and should be never-ending, eternal, and without a worry that one day life will end. That’s God’s life—eternal, without beginning, without end. Today’s passage shows a man described as an “expert in religious law”...

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