Devotion for April 9, 2021

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” (1 John 5:14) Sometimes we pray “Just” prayers. We say, “Lord, we just ask you to protect us, or provide for us … If you’d just

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Devotion for April 8, 2021

“‘This son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.” (Luke 15:24) Jesus taught about the kingdom of God with many parables. In this story about a lost son, we learn some important things about God’s

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Devotion for April 7, 2021

“Since … you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God … not on earthly things.” (Colossians 3:1-2) Several years ago someone made the comment that too many Christians are living on the wrong

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Devotion for April 6, 2021

“As Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” (Romans 6:4 ) As a Pastor I have had the privilege of meeting people whose life has been turned right side up after long suffering and struggle.

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Devotion for April 5, 2021

John 20:1-16 (The Message) Early in the morning on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone was moved away from the entrance. She ran at once to Simon Peter and the other

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Devotion for April 4, 2021

Apostles’ Creed (after being entombed) “He descended into hell” “For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring you to God. He was put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit, in which he

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Devotion for April 3, 2021

“Jesus said, ‘It is finished.’ With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” (John 19:30) Today’s reading is long, but it raises the question Would anyone there that day have called it a “good” day? The high priest Caiaphas and the Pharisees got rid

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Devotion for April 2, 2021

“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:35) Jesus and his disciples were eating the Passover meal: lamb, bitter herbs, and unleavened bread. As they shared this time together, only Jesus knew this would be his last night

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Devotion for April 1, 2021

“No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.” (1 John 4:12) On the cross God showed us his love in a powerful way. But the fact is that we didn’t see

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Devotion for March 31, 2021

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways.” (Isaiah 55:8 ) Christians often quote Isaiah 55:8 when life takes a surprising twist. We say something like “Well, God’s ways certainly are not our ways.” But here is the context: “Let the wicked

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