Oct 19, 2017

Wake Up!

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“Sleeper, awake! Rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you” Ephesians 5:14b.  The context of this verse is for the sinner to come out of the deeds of darkness to the Light of Christ.  Sleepers are not aware of where they are and what they are doing.  Individual Christians and congregations can fall

Jul 19, 2017

The Light

By |Jul 19, 2017|Christ, Creation, Devotionals, Life, Light, Spirit|0 Comments

John deliberately begins his gospel as a parallel to the Genesis creation story.  John tells us how the Word existed before the world and that the Word created the world.  Both books start with, “In the beginning”.  Another striking parallel is that of light.  “Let there be light” and “There was the true Light which,

Jun 3, 2017

The Church’s Grand Opening

By |Jun 3, 2017|Christ, Church, Devotionals, Incarnation, Light, Love, Pentecost, Spirit|0 Comments

The Church had its grand opening at Pentecost.  Its opening was not about marketing but about launching an earth-wide mission.  It is about the beginning of New Israel, where Jew and Gentile together would become the one new chosen people, who are chosen to be lights and evangels to those who sit in darkness.  It

May 25, 2017

Richer Than We Know

By |May 25, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Encouragement, Father, God's Word, Guidance, Hope, Intercession, Life, Light, Love, Peace, Spirit, Word of God|0 Comments

The Book teaches, if we will listen!  The Spirit guides, if we will follow.  The Father loves, if we can grasp it.  The Son is interceding for us, if we can appreciate it.  The Bread of Heaven and the Water of Life sustains us.  The Light of the World enables us to see.  The peace

May 17, 2017

Displaying God’s Work

By |May 17, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Grace, Healing, Light|0 Comments

The disciples believed that the man born blind was because of his or his parents’ sins.  Jesus disagreed.  Nor did He say, “God predetermined it.”  Jesus saw it as an opportunity that the “works of God might be displayed in him.”  He healed him as a sign that He himself is the light of the

Apr 26, 2017

God Is Altogether Good

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God is Light and not darkness.  God is good and not evil.  He can do no evil and promote no evil, because He is good.  God is the giver of grace.  It is freely given to all who will receive it.  The Father is the giver of the Spirit and freely gives to those who

Mar 24, 2017

Inner Sunshine

By |Mar 24, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Lent, Light, Love, Obedience, Relationships|0 Comments

The light that shines on our path comes from the Christ who dwells within.  If we do not have this Light in ourselves, then we cannot avoid walking in darkness.  “If then the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!” (Matt 6:23b).  If we are not responding in obedience to

Feb 27, 2017

Negative and Positive Fasting

By |Feb 27, 2017|Devotionals, Fasting, Justice, Light, Prayer|0 Comments

There is a fasting that gives up something.  There is a fasting that adds something.  There is a fasting that is self-denial.  There is a fasting that is to restore the denied.  There is a fasting that gives up food, and there is a fasting that feeds the poor, frees the oppressed, clothes the naked

Feb 9, 2017

Reading The Bible

By |Feb 9, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Light, Meditation, Sin, Word of God|1 Comment

Many of us have been taught to read the Bible from our earliest days.  Reading is not an end in itself, but a means to another end.  We are to meditate on what we read.  We are to let it change both our thinking and behavior.  It is to mold our character in holy ways. 

Feb 6, 2017

Meditate On Truth

By |Feb 6, 2017|Devotionals, Formation, God's Word, Growth, Light, Meditation, Temptations, Truth, Word of God|0 Comments

The Psalms speak of those who meditate on God’s truth day and night.  Day and night parallels praying without ceasing (I Thess 5:16).  This is constantly having God in our thoughts.  It is to allow a truth to be turned over, again and again, in our minds.  It is like seeking new light from a