Monthly Archives: August 2009

4 Minute Daily Devotions: Seeing Everything

Job 28:24 For God views the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens. I love using Google Earth on my computer. It amazes me that satellite cameras can focus on my neighborhood, allowing me to see my … Continue reading

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4 Minute Daily Devotions: An Inconvenient Gospel

John 16:31 “You believe at last!” Jesus answered. Years ago, when I ministered to the Scottish fishing village of Dunure, some people stopped coming to church. Eventually, they were asked by a couple of elders of why they had become … Continue reading

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4 Minute Daily Devotions: Resident Evil

Our community in Knoxville is grieving and angry this morning. A while ago, a young couple – Chris Newsom and Channon Christian – were car-jacked, kidnapped, raped, tortured, horrendously mutilated, and savagely murdered by a gang of people over several … Continue reading

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4 Minute Daily Devotions: Real Rejoicing!

Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Throughout the summer months, when our church choir does not meet, our Creative Expressions team encourages our church kids to present the anthem during worship on Sunday … Continue reading

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Compassion for a Killer

Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. There’s been a lot of outrage expressed on both sides of the Atlantic about the Scottish Secretary of Justice’s decision to … Continue reading

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4 Minute Daily Devotions: Room for Hypocrites

Psalm 26:4 I do not sit with deceitful men, nor do I consort with hypocrites; Over the years, I’ve heard some people say, “I don’t go to church. It’s full of hypocrites.” My usual answer to that is: “Don’t worry. … Continue reading

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Daily Devotions: Real Reality

Galatians 6: 3 If anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. We live in a sad age when reality television rules our popular culture. Whether its Octomom or the Gosseleins, the Bachelor or Big Brother, … Continue reading

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