Perfect Vision for Troubling Times

One of my favorite passages in Scripture (2 Chronicles 20) provides us with Perfect Vision for Troubling Times. Summing up this perfect vision, 2 Chronicles 20:20 tells us, ‘Have faith in the LORD your God and you will be upheld; have faith in his prophets and you will be successful.”  I don’t know about you, […]

May 22, 2021 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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But God Raised Him From the Dead (Easter Sunday 2021)

“Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know.   This man was handed over to you by God’s deliberate plan and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put […]

April 4, 2021 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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But God Loves- Lent 40, 2021

Jesus didn’t die a victim.  He says, “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me– just as the Father knows me and I know the Father– and I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring […]

April 3, 2021 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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But God Didn’t Wait – Lent 39, 2021 (Good Friday)

God didn’t wait for us to clean up our lives.  God didn’t wait for us to earn our own salvation. Praise God, He didn’t wait. Romans 5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into […]

April 2, 2021 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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But God is One- Lent 38, 2021

It’s Maundy Thursday and Jesus knows He’s being betrayed.  He tells His disciples He’s going to lay His life down for them, for us, to display that He alone is the Way.  That’s how He would be our Savior. If Jesus was going to come and be our Savior, Paul writes a rhetorical question in […]

April 1, 2021 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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But God is My King From Long Ago- Lent 37, 2021

Psalm 74:1 A maskil of Asaph. O God, why have you rejected us forever? Why does your anger smolder against the sheep of your pasture? 2 Remember the nation you purchased long ago, the people of your inheritance, whom you redeemed– Mount Zion, where you dwelt. 3 Turn your steps toward these everlasting ruins, all […]

March 31, 2021 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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But God is the Strength of My Heart – Lent 36, 2021

Do you feel weak, powerless?  Do you ever wonder if it’s all worth it, trying to live the righteous life, and bringing glory to God?  Do you ever just get tired of pressing on?  Sometimes, the closer you get to your destination, the heavier the weight seems. A psalmist known as Asaph knew that feeling […]

March 30, 2021 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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But God Prepared Us for the Evil Day to Come – Lent 35, 2021

The march from Triumphal Entry to Easter is so routine that it’s way too easy to forget the reason why Jesus had to come to die. (Human sin.) And that for Jesus, this coming week was anything but celebratory. It was a death march. The psalmist remembered the fate of mankind apart from a Savior […]

March 29, 2021 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Palm Sunday 2021

The Triumphal Entry is an event on the church calendar that churches around the globe look forward to celebrating.  Waving palm branches, shouting Hosannas and singing powerful songs to our coming King…what’s not to love?  For Jesus, I wonder if it was something else.  For Him, it was an inauguration to priestly duties and offering […]

March 28, 2021 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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But God Anchored His Blessing – Lent 34, 2021

What if God anchored His blessing to something that He knew would be abolished?  Would that not be the same thing as a broken promise, a bait-and-switch?  I love that God anchors His promises and His blessings in something so powerful that it can never be broken:  grace. The Apostle Paul says it this way, […]

March 27, 2021 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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