Category Archives: Devotionals

What’s Got Into Me?

And He did not let him, but He said to him, “Go home to your people and report to them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He had mercy on you.” And he went away … Continue reading

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Time to Get Away?

Jesus was preaching from a boat on the shore of the Sea of Galilee (Mark 4:35). Seeing the great throng of people amassed, he instructed his men to shove off for the other side. Perhaps his human side sought for … Continue reading

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So Close Yet So Far

But the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. Mark 4:19 (NAS) The worries of the world, the pursuit of riches, and … Continue reading

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Fake News

“Take care what you listen to,” says Jesus (Mark 4:24). We don’t often realize this but information is now controlled and tailored to effect the nefarious interests of the world, i.e. Satan. This is not a conspiracy theory but the … Continue reading

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How to Have a Fertile Heart

Jesus was proclaiming the kingdom of God was at hand—himself—and his people were not receiving him in that role, but as a healer or political threat. Seeing this, he chose to speak in parables, for those who were receptive would … Continue reading

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On Losing Your Senses

When you do the will and work of God you can expect to be thought of by the sensible to have lost your senses. When His own people heard of this, they went out to take custody of Him; for … Continue reading

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It’s Just Sad

He entered again into a synagogue; and a man was there whose hand was withered. They were watching Him to see if He would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse Him. He said to the man with the withered hand, “Get up and … Continue reading

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