January 25 – 29, 2021
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January 25 – 29, 2021

Monday Ephesians 2:14-18; Exodus 20:8-11; Hebrews 4:1-11 “He Himself is our peace … [having] broken down in His flesh the dividing wall of hostility … [to] reconcile us … to God … thereby killing the hostility.” (Ephesians 2:14, 16 ESV)  If you asked the average person, “Are you God’s enemy? Are you antagonistic toward Him?”...

January 18 – 22, 2021
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January 18 – 22, 2021

Monday Genesis 9:6; 1 Corinthians 15:42-53; 1 Corinthians 6:19 Bodies Matter: Do Not Devalue Them Despite having understood what it means for humans to be created in the image of God, we often find ourselves confronting people who feel that, since this body is just a temporary vessel until we die and “return to dust,”...

January 11 – 16, 2021
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January 11 – 16, 2021

Monday Philippians 2:5-10; Mark 6:1-6 Jesus joined the human race. Is equality a value in the kingdom of God? Does equality matter? To answer these questions, let’s start with Jesus. If we were to have visited Nazareth in Jesus’ time and asked about Him, the reply might well have been: “You mean the carpenter’s son,...

January 4 – 8, 2021
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January 4 – 8, 2021

Monday 1 Corinthians 15:21-22 In Sunday’s message from Tim Peck, we learned that all humans, without exception, are created in the image of God. We are different from all creation, including animals. Our identity, value of life, and purpose come from being “Created in God’s Image.” Our lives are to reflect God’s nature, care for...

December 28, 2020 – January 1, 2021
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December 28, 2020 – January 1, 2021

Monday Genesis 1:18-26; Psalm 8:3-9  In transitioning from a taxing 2020 into 2021, this week’s devo explores the theme “Created in God’s Image.” Hopefully, you are encouraged to know that God created us to be in loving relationship with Him; in His perfection, however, God possessed no unmet needs that we satisfy. Humankind’s creation—the pinnacle...

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November 16 – 20, 2020
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November 16 – 20, 2020

Monday Colossians 4:7-18  When we come to the end of Colossians and these verses, many are inclined to skip over them as not being relevant today. In this time of global pandemic, chaos, tensions and increased anxieties, Paul’s words to the Colossians refocus our thoughts again to Christ’s supremacy and our valued place in the...

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November 9 – 13, 2020
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November 9 – 13, 2020

Monday Colossians 4:2-6; Mark 12:28-31; Micah 6:6-8 This week’s featured Colossians passage reminds us to live with intention, embracing a lifestyle of missional living. Per the Westminster Shorter Catechism, life’s purpose is “to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.” “How?” the skeptic challenges. You respond, “Know God and make Him known.” “What?” they object....

November 2 – 6, 2020
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November 2 – 6, 2020

Monday Colossians 3:18 – 4:1 In Colossians 3:18 – 4:1, Paul shifts his focus from how believers should live with one another in Christ’s church to how believers should treat one another within their own households. The idea that households should live according to certain rules was not unique to Paul. In fact, “household rules”...

October 26 – 30, 2020
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October 26 – 30, 2020

Monday Chi Alpha San Diego Brandon & Kendra Kerston “For six years you shall sow your field, and for six years you shall prune your vineyards and gather their crops, but during the seventh year the land shall have a sabbath rest, a sabbath to the LORD.” (Leviticus 25:3-4a) During this time of unrest and...