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4 Minute Daily Devotions: Outside the Box

Psalm 37: 5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in Him and He will do this. Our congregation is about to embark on a new adventure. We are trying to raise $1 million in order to renovate our church … Continue reading

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Daily Devotions: Clean Water

Proverbs 11:25 A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed. Our church has a team of four people traveling to Guatemala tomorrow. They’re going on a special mission to find a site in a small … Continue reading

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Daily Devotions: Spiritual Downpour

How the outpouring of the Spirit in a church in Knoxville is helping a village in Guatemala get clean water. Isaiah 32:15 …till the Spirit is poured upon us from on high, and the desert becomes a fertile field, and … Continue reading

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4 Minute Daily Devotions: Peer Pressure

(It’s getting harder to preach the Gospel these days – even in the Church, of all places!) Acts 4:12 “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by whom we … Continue reading

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4 Minute Daily Devotions: A Great Savior

Hosea 14:4      I will heal their waywardness and love them freely, for my anger has turned away from them.   Audio Version here: http://media.libsyn.com/media/stushie/A_Great_Savior.mp3   Sometimes when I make mean mistakes or selfishly sin, I think that God is … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: Elizabeti

Lamentations 5:7 Our fathers sinned and are no more, and we bear their punishment. Last summer, my youngest daughter Lauren went on a mission trip to Tabora, Tanzania. She wanted to work with children who were orphaned due to the … Continue reading

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4 Minute Daily Devotions: Same Kind of Different as Me

It’s one of the best books that I’ve ever read in my life. Even my wife Evelyn, who devours books avidly, was amazed at how quickly I finished this book. Usually, because of my biblical training, I scour each sentence … Continue reading

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4 Minute Daily Devotions: Soldier-Servant

Acts 10:2 Cornelius and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly. I think when I get to heaven, I’d like to meet Cornelius. His story fascinates me and … Continue reading

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4 Minute Daily Devotions: Where Best to Invest

Now is not the time to invest in stocks; now is the time to invest in church. John 4:34 “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.” In these … Continue reading

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4 Minute Daily Devotions: Community Calamity

Ezekiel 7:26    Calamity upon calamity will come, and rumor upon rumor. They will try to get a vision from the prophet; the teaching of the law by the priest will be lost, as will the counsel of the elders. … Continue reading

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