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Pray for Those in Authority

As we get ready to celebrate the Fourth of July, the birthday of our nation, let us remember the Bible's admonition to pray for our leaders. In 1 Timothy 2:1-2, Paul wrote: First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for kings and all those who are… Continue reading Pray for Those in Authority

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Judge of the Nations

This post is part of a devotional series based on our 2019 Bible Reading Calendar. The wicked will return to sheol--all the nations that forget God. For the needy will not always be forgotten; the hope of the oppressed will not perish forever. Rise up, Lord! Do not let mere humans prevail; let the nations… Continue reading Judge of the Nations

Daily Proverb, devotionals, Uncategorized

The Joy of the City (a daily proverb)

This devotional series examines a verse or two from a chapter of Proverbs each day of January 2017. When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices, and when the wicked perish there are shouts of gladness. By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked… Continue reading The Joy of the City (a daily proverb)

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Pray for your country’s leaders (a meditation)

God’s people should make petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings on behalf of all people—on behalf of kings, and all who hold high office, so that we may lead a tranquil and peaceful life in all godliness and holiness. ~1 Timothy 2:1-2 It’s Summer of 2016, and here in the United States we find ourselves in… Continue reading Pray for your country’s leaders (a meditation)

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Good Reads 05.11.16 (on: depression, discipleship, and more!)

Here is a collection of good reads gathered from across the internet this past week. Enjoy! On sharing about Jesus and making disciples: 10 Great Commission Thoughts to Challenge You Today by Chuck Lawless A single 30-minute sermon is more time in the Word than 3 billion+ people in the world have had engaging the… Continue reading Good Reads 05.11.16 (on: depression, discipleship, and more!)

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Good Reads 10.21.15 (on: adoption and the gospel, bearing burdens, kindness in politics, and more!)

Here is a collection of good reads gathered from across the internet this past week. Enjoy! On adoption and God's adoption of us: A Father to the Fatherless by Chris Thomas You see, I had always appreciated those passages like Galatians 4:4-7 or Romans 8:12-17, but I had never truly grasped them until I chose… Continue reading Good Reads 10.21.15 (on: adoption and the gospel, bearing burdens, kindness in politics, and more!)

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Good Reads 09.10.15 (on: hope, going to church, prayer, and more!)

Here is a collection of good reads gathered from across the internet this past week: On having a greater hope in the midst of our difficulties: Words of Unnatural Comfort in the Midst of Unrelenting Conflict by Miles Morrison Wars without worry, famines without fretting, disaster without distress. Jesus’ words of unnatural comfort in the… Continue reading Good Reads 09.10.15 (on: hope, going to church, prayer, and more!)