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Apr 8, 2017

David’s Son Is David’s Lord

By |Apr 8, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Incarnation, Lent|0 Comments

The Messiah, the anointed One, was the promised Son of David, come to redeem the world.  But, according to Jesus, He was more than the Son of David, He was the Lord of David.  This is one of the great arguments for the incarnation being a perfect blending of the human and divine natures.  The

Apr 6, 2017

Fed By Ravens

By |Apr 6, 2017|Devotionals, Encouragement, Father, Lent|0 Comments

Who baked the bread that the ravens brought to Elijah?  Ravens could carry the bread, but someone baked it.  Could it be that some lady heard a voice to bake bread and leave it on the window sill?  Could it be that some feeder of birds fed a prophet?  Have you ever eaten bread from

Apr 5, 2017

This Is The Way

By |Apr 5, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Evangelism, Lent, Spirit|0 Comments

The gods of this world have blinded the eyes and emptied the souls of a whole generation who are starving in their hunger for something more, and something better.  Their blindness keeps them from knowing what is missing.  Their stumbling keeps them bruised.  They do not trust anyone but themselves, and they even disappoint themselves. 

Apr 4, 2017

An Inner Cross Attitude

By |Apr 4, 2017|Christ, Cross, Crucifixion, Devotionals, Discipleship, Lent, Obedience|0 Comments

If you are indulging in willful sin and knowing disobedience, then get the cross into your heart.  Your lack of self-denial mocks your profession of being a Christian, mocks discipleship and crucifies your Lord afresh.  There is a way to victory for you.  There is strength for your weakness.  There is a dying that will

Apr 3, 2017

The Understanding Priest

By |Apr 3, 2017|Christ, Compassion, Devotionals, Intercession, Lent, Prayer, Temptations|0 Comments

Jesus is our Great High Priest, ever able to intercede for us.  He knows our limitations.  He was tempted like we are tempted (Heb 4:15).  He was hurt like we hurt.  He was forsaken, mistreated, lied about, and rejected.  He has pity on us.  He stoops to our weakness because He lived His life in

Apr 2, 2017

The Wilderness of Grief

By |Apr 2, 2017|Christ, Compassion, Devotionals, Grace, Hope, Lent, Patience|0 Comments

Grief accompanies any significant loss.  Grief is messy.  Each one grieves in his or her own way.  Yet, our grief is not unlike that which all grievers experience.  The griever needs grace, support and patience.  The griever needs to arrive at a place of acceptance and new hope.  Grievers need those who will stand with

Apr 1, 2017

Satan Blinds Eyes

By |Apr 1, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Lent|0 Comments

“In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God” 2 Cor 4:4 (NRSV).  How does Satan blind eyes?  Here are a few of his tools: Darkness.  Culture.  Misguided

Mar 31, 2017

The Unplanned

By |Mar 31, 2017|Death, Devotionals, Encouragement, Father, Formation, Growth, Lent, Love, Providence|1 Comment

It is good to make plans, set goals and dream dreams, but life has a way of handing us the unplanned.  Many of us could never have envisioned being where we now find ourselves.  A diagnosis, a disease, a death, a divorce, a disappointment, a disaster, and yes, and many more are unplanned events that

Mar 30, 2017

Brought Low

By |Mar 30, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Father, Growth, Humility, Lent, Pride|0 Comments

Self-exalting narcissism never ends well.  The law of the universe is against it.  Jesus Himself taught, “Everyone who exalts himself will be brought low” (Lu 14:11a).  There is only one God and we are not Him.  We have to renounce our own throne and know how to humbly bow at the feet of our Heavenly Father. 

Mar 29, 2017

Prayer And Perseverance 

By |Mar 29, 2017|Devotionals, Endurance, Lent, Patience, Perseverance, Trials|0 Comments

Prayer cannot take the place of endurance and perseverance.  Prayer may enhance both, and is necessary for the journey.  But at some point you have to start walking and enduring, getting through it and getting beyond it.  There are no push button fixes.  No magic pills.  Life is hard.  Running a race can make your