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Daily Devotions: Christ’s Chosen One

Ephesians 4:19           Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more.  The trouble with Paul is that he knows humanity so well and bluntly speaks the … Continue reading

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4 Minute Daily devotions: Fellow Elders

1 Peter 5:1 To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder, a witness of Christ’s sufferings and one who also will share in the glory to be revealed: Eldership is at the heart of what it means … Continue reading

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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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4 Minute Devotions: Church or Kingdom?

Are denominations important for our spiritual journey? Are Christians dividing their loyalty between Christ and the Church?   Podcast version here   Acts 17: 27 God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: Holocaustic or Holistic?

Do we use faith as a weapon of fear and hostility, or as an instrument of compassion and reconciliation?   Podcast version here   2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: Numbers or Nurturing?

Numbers or nurturing? Do church youth groups have to be big before they are successful? Isn’t nurturing kids more important than numbers?   Deuteronomy 32:10   In a desert land he found him, in a barren and howling waste. He … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: Creeds and Cartoons

CNN are showcasing my political cartoons this weekend – why can’t we stop demonizing each other during this campaigning crazy season?   Podcast version here   1 Peter 3: 8 Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: Indiscriminately Kind

Why is God kind to the ungrateful and wicked? What is it about grace that is so amazing?   Podcast version here   Luke 6:35       But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: Skint Knees and Soccer Fields

As a boy, I used to play soccer on a red gravel football field. They still exist and you can see them all over Scotland wherever local schools have soccer fields. The gravel was the color of Tennessee red clay … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: Running on Empty

I was reading a pastor’s blog yesterday which saddened me. He’s retired and after many years of serving the Church, he just doesn’t feel like going back on Sundays. He’s tired of the old liturgical ways and of Christ being … Continue reading

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