April 19th, 2021
Our theme this week is “replacing our misplaced hopes with hope in Christ.”Do you know what I think would be a fun job? I think the official title is “person who thinks up the names of generic cereals...
April 17th, 2021
What does it mean to be in control? We fool ourselves into believing we can orchestrate the happenings of our lives. It is a healthy moment when we decide to release that desire for control into the h...
April 16th, 2021
This week’s devotions focus on releasing our misplaced sources of hope.Many of our seasoned saints made their decision to follow Christ and walked down the aisle as the congregation sang “All To Jesus...
Standing in Line
April 15th, 2021
This week’s devotions focus on releasing our misplaced sources of hope.I used to walk at the mall in the mornings before the stores were open for business. One day as I was walking, I encountered secu...
April 14th, 2021
This week’s devotions focus on releasing our misplaced sources of hope.At a church event, we were seeking to learn how to release the guilt of confessed sin, since so many people seem to continue to d...
April 13th, 2021
This week’s devotions focus on releasing our misplaced sources of hope.Don’t you just hate it when someone does something really bad and then with the pretense of remorse says, “IF I did anything to o...
April 12th, 2021
This week’s devotions focus on releasing our misplaced sources of hope.When we were little and it was getting dark outside, my brother and I would often get two empty glass jars and run out back to ca...
He Is Risen!
April 10th, 2021
(This devotion is about our suggested Scripture memory verse for the month of April.)He is not here; he has risen! (Luke 24:6)In Luke 24, Mary and Martha were going to visit the tomb of Jesus to take ...
The Illusion of Self-righteousness
April 9th, 2021
This week’s devotions focus on revealing our misplaced sources of hope.Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved. For I can testify about them that the...
The Futility of Living for the Moment
April 8th, 2021
This week’s devotions focus on revealing our misplaced sources of hope.I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure. My heart took delight in all my work, and this was the r...
The Quest for Meaning Apart from God
April 7th, 2021
This week’s devotions focus on revealing our misplaced sources of hope.Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. (Psalm 86:11)The...
The Danger of Complacency
April 6th, 2021
This week’s devotions focus on revealing our misplaced sources of hope.Everyone did what was right in his own eyes. (Judges 17:6; 21:25)It would seem that if everyone did what was right in his own eye...
The Trap of Human Wisdom
April 5th, 2021
This week’s devotions focus on revealing our misplaced sources of hope.The Lord says: “the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish.” (Isaiah 29:14b)Everyone has...
God Is The Wind
April 3rd, 2021
I had been walking and had come off the soft path and onto the pavement. I was heading uphill and feeling the incline. It wasn’t spring yet, but it was hotter that day, and I was wishing I hadn’t worn...
Worship Your Way
April 2nd, 2021
Not long ago I had a chat with a fairly new believer. Let me preface this by saying she is an older teenager and pretty confident she knows just about everything. I’ve been there. I get it. But, we st...
The Lifting of Hands
April 1st, 2021
Let my prayer be set before you as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. (Psalm 141:2)Even though I’ve attended church all my life, I was never exposed to the lifting of hands....
March 31st, 2021
So, we know we can make a joyful noise in worship with song. But, there are so many other options to connect, worship, and love God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. One such way is to worship through His ...
The Stones Would Cry Out
March 30th, 2021
Deep down -- like deep, deep, deep down -- I am a singer. I always said my kids always went to sleep when I sang to them - generally out of self-defense. It would just be mean to be a witty ginger AND...
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