Category Archives: Devotionals

Meanwhile Back at the Ranch…

For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh; for the willing is present in me, but the doing of the good is not. For the good that I want, I do not do, but I practice the very evil … Continue reading

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On Bearing Fruit

Take an inventory. What in your life is proof positive that you’re joined at the hip with Christ? What fruit for God do you bear? We talked about being “raised to walk in newness of life.” (Romans 6:4, 7:6) So … Continue reading

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You Were Born for This!

Do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone as slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or of obedience resulting in righteousness? But thanks be to God that though you were slaves … Continue reading

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Raised to Walk in Newness of Life

Chapter 6 in Romans is exhilarating even though it’s main focus is death. But when that death results in life and freedom, it’s a different story. When your favorite team wins the big game you want to read and hear … Continue reading

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The Free Gift–Romans 5:12-21

Name a gift you received in your youth that’s still working, and getting better. Moreover, name a gift from long ago that still functions better than anything that’s ever come down the pike. Everything I can think of is in … Continue reading

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Over His Dead Body–Romans 5:6-11

To this day I remember my exit interview with the president of the bank. I went in to shake his hand, as I’d just accepted a position with another bank in my hometown. I just wanted to thank him for … Continue reading

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Hanging Tough–Part 2 (Romans 5:1-5)

How does one hope against hope? (Romans 4:18) This is being in a hopeless situation yet hoping all the more. Well it’s not done in our own power. It’s only possible if at peace with God, standing firmly on his … Continue reading

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