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New year Devotions: A Congregational Prayer – Philippians 1:9

Philippians 1: 9 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight. If ever a prayer was written for a local congregation, it must certainly be this one of Paul’s. … Continue reading

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New Year devotions: A New Path for a New Year

Ephesians 4:26b         “Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry” At every wedding to which I have the privilege of conducting, I usually quote this verse from Ephesians. I say something like: “Each day do two … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: Beginnings

In the beginning, this New Year was made by God. His will sustained the Earth as it revolved on its axis and continued to orbit the Sun. As midnight struck across our planet in the different time zones, God’s Word … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: Pace Yourself

We are all at the starting line of 2009, ready to begin a New Year. How will we pace ourselves for what we will encounter?   Hebrews 12:1              Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: Simply Serving

Why do we, as Western Christians, feel entitled to God’s blessings? Are we meant to serve or be served by God?   Luke 2:39       When Joseph and Mary had done everything required by the Law of the Lord, they … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: In Limbo

Psalm 91:14    “Because He loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges My Name.”   After Christmas, there is always that in-between time when we all reflect about what’s happened throughout … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: Faithful Love

Is God a Great Santa in the sky who laughs and lovingly indulges everything that we do? Or is there more to faith, love, and life?   Psalm 89:14    Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love … Continue reading

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