Devotions

Anchored

“Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast.” (Hebrews 6:19) An anchor serves one purpose: to keep its vessel from moving. An anchorless boat is quickly displaced by the slightest wind or current it encounters at sea. The presence of an anchor doesn’t mean storms won ...
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A Walk Through the Bible

"The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times." (Psalm 12:6) Part 1 – Meet God In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. You alone are the LORD; ...
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Unscripted Bricks

“Truly God is good.” (Psalm 73:1) For most people, each new year begins with a long list of resolutions for change. We determine to alter the way we look, the way we act, and the way we spend our time. Personally, I’ve never been the type to head into January with more than a few New Year’s ...
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Lessons from a Christmas Carol

In Dickens’ classic Christmas Carol, Scrooge spies two wretched children in the skirts of the Spirit of Christmas Present. Scrooge asks the spirit, “Are they yours?” 'They are Man's,' said the Spirit….This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree, but ...
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Parasites

"And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.” (1 Corinthians 7:35) According to the World Health Organization, malaria kills approximately 781,000 people annually, making it one ...
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Remembering Redemption

"He will turn again, He will have compassion upon us; He will subdue our iniquities; and Thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea." (Micah 7:19) As Christians, we often speak of God's "sea of forgetfulness." We rejoice in the grace and forgiveness of God, and for very good ...
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Pure Praise

"Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name." (Psalm 100:4) At its very core, praise is thankfulness to God in action. My recent Bible studies have led me to conclude there are at least three key elements to effective praise, ...
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The Mind of Christ

“And when He had removed him, He raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.” (Acts 13:22) A good friend of mine once told me that to be lonely is to be ...
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Many Wonderful Works

"Cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto Thee." (Ps. 143:8) Perhaps the most significant role of the Word of God is that it inerrantly reveals to us the nature of its Author. Although Creation points to a Creator (Ps. 19:1) and our conscience bears witness that " ...
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The Rock That is Higher Than I

"For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed." (Malachi 3:6) I write these words on a breezy Missouri morning, as I enjoy the view from the peak of Taum Sauk Mountain - the highest point above sea level in my home state. My laptop is at home. My cell phone is turned ...
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