Category Archives: Devotionals

Model Church

6 You also became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much tribulation with the joy of the Holy Spirit, 7 so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in … Continue reading

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Called Out or Just Out?

9 Make every effort to come to me soon; 10 for Demas, having loved this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica; Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia. 11 Only Luke is with me. Pick up … Continue reading

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Pillars of Society

When you get up in years, when there’s more past than future to ponder, at least for me, I can’t help but wonder if what was done mattered. There are those in a community who accomplish great things, or give … Continue reading

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In Times Like These…

In times like these, there must be a running conversation going on with God. Might as well strap on the headset. What’s necessary is more akin to the coach talking to you in your helmet. You’ll get the play but … Continue reading

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Bias for Action

Joseph of Arimathea came, a prominent member of the Council, who himself was waiting for the kingdom of God; and he gathered up courage and went in before Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. Mark 15:43 Joseph bought … Continue reading

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Missing the Point

Every other year when I was a young boy our colorful, i.e. bombastic, and ambitious choir director would have the chancel choir perform a choral work called “The Seven Last Words of Christ” (Theodore Dubois). One of the lines I … Continue reading

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Answering the Call

Immediately a rooster crowed a second time. And Peter remembered how Jesus had made the remark to him, “Before a rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times.” And he began to weep. Mark 14:72 Jesus directly and calmly answered his accusers. … Continue reading

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