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4 Minute Devotions: Sovereign Lord

What does it mean for God to be our Sovereign Lord?   Ezekiel 17:22 “‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I myself will take a shoot from the very top of a cedar and plant it; I will break … Continue reading

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Tales of Terror…from the Bible

DES MOINES (AP) — Don’t expect to hear these Bible stories at church.   Cannibalism, rape, a bear that mauls children — this is the Bible?   They’re among six stories from the Old Testament acted out in “Terror Texts,” … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: The Duchess

Keira Knightley perfectly plays the Duchess of Devonshire in her new movie, “The Duchess.” What lessons of faithfulness can we learn from such a movie?   Podcast version here   Nehemiah 9:33           In all that has happened to us, … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: Clearing the Way

God helps us to overcome obstacles and can clear the way ahead in our lives, so that we may serve Him fully and faithfully. A short reflection on Isaiah 57 v 14.   Podcast version here   They’ve been working … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: Real Christianity

What is real Christianity and how can we find it in the world? Can we be led to Christ without Christianity? A short reflection on John 20 v 29.   Podcast version here http://media.libsyn.com/media/stushie/Real_Christianity.mp3   I’ve been reading a new … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: First and Last

When I gave my heart to Jesus more than thirty years ago, I tried to put Him first in my life. He had saved me from self-destruction and I was truly liberated by His Loving Spirit. It felt so good … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: Shock and Awe

A pastoral friend of mine suddenly died this morning and I am deeply saddened by it. He was about the same age as me. We used to meet for lunch on a regular basis as a part of a small … Continue reading

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