But God Declared a New Covenant – Lent 32, 2021

As we approach the final days of our devotional series “But God…” and come to know the peace of God even as Kingdom citizens of a foreign land called the City of Man, we can experience gratitude that God didn’t leave us with the Law.  God didn’t leave us with earning impossible social credits required […]

March 25, 2021 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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But God Sees Our Confusion- Lent 31, 2021

Few things are harder to accept than trying to play by the rules, live righteous and holy lives, do good to others, loving them even if they’re enemies, and yet to see your life fall apart.  Adding insult to injury, one wonders about God when one is suffering but evildoers still seem to flourish.  I […]

March 24, 2021 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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But God Knows Intentions of the Heart- Lent 30, 2021

God knows the difference between sins committed intentionally, flagrantly, audaciously, or maliciously and those that were just a broken world getting in the way of people with otherwise good intentions.  God offers grace in these situations of simple error. What types of situations, you ask? Ones such as a person having a heart attack while […]

March 23, 2021 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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But God Has a Resurrection Planned – Lent 29, 2021

Resurrection makes all the difference.  It’s what can keep us hoping when everything seems dismal.  It’s what keeps us persevering when persecution seems unbearable.  It’s what keeps the flame of faith alive in the storms of life.  It’s what makes this life worth living.  No wonder the world’s faithless are among the least happy of […]

March 22, 2021 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Sabbath 5 (Lent 2021)

This year’s Lent Devotional Series “But God…” resumes tomorrow after today’s Sabbath rest to meditate and worship. “Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior […]

March 21, 2021 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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But God Makes it Grow- Lent 28, 2021

There are times when competition—which can be a fantastic growing, stretching, and motivational activity—takes a troubling turn.  Comparing and contrasting, striving and stirring can get to the point bringing the self into such myopic focus that it loses all sense or feeling, leaving compassion in the dust.  It ceases being a matter of winning and […]

March 20, 2021 in Articles and Devotionals by

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But God Gifts Where He Will- Lent 27, 2021

I’m not a fan of coerced unity.  We hear it all the time from politicians…unity, unity, unity…but on political terms.  You give up your principles and agree with me and then we will have unity.  Heads, I win.  Tails, you lose.  Anything to confuse you or distract you, so you won’t think about what it […]

March 19, 2021 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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But God Does Not Show Favoritism-Lent 26, 2021

Narrow. Intolerant. Exclusive, not at all inclusive. Misogynist. A 1950s white family religion.  Not nearly woke enough for the modern mindset. These are some of the criticisms of Christianity. Yet the Bible paints a very different picture.  Acts 10:25 As Peter entered the house, Cornelius met him and fell at his feet in reverence. 26 […]

March 18, 2021 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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But God Knows the Power of Patience- Lent 25,2021

Being told your descendants would have an inheritance might seem really odd to a very old and very childless man.  As we focus on living between the City of Man and the City of God during Lent 2021, maintaining peace in God’s promises in the absence of God’s clear action is pretty hard to do. […]

March 17, 2021 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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But God Will Surely Come to Your Aid—Lent 24, 2021

Genesis 50:22 Joseph stayed in Egypt, along with all his father’s family. He lived a hundred and ten years 23 and saw the third generation of Ephraim’s children. Also the children of Makir son of Manasseh were placed at birth on Joseph’s knees. 24 Then Joseph said to his brothers, “I am about to die. […]

March 16, 2021 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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