Devotion for May 3, 2020

“For thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I, I myself will search for my sheep and will seek them out.” Ezekiel 34:11 God loves His people and sends them shepherds, people who are tasked with caring for them. In the Old Testament these were prophets, priests, and

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Devotion for May 2, 2020

“All the believers were together and had everything in common.” Acts 2:44 I love the idea of community. And because of this COVID-19 we have discovered new ways to have community. We have stay at home orders and are isolated, so we spend more time with family

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Devotion for May 1, 2020

“Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”  Matthew 28:19 The great plan has been accomplished; Christ has died and risen. Our sins have been paid for, death has been defeated,

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Devotion for April 30, 2020

“Look … the feet of one who brings good news, who proclaims peace!” Nahum 1:15 Remember Nineveh? Remember Jonah? In the Bible book that bears his name, God rebukes Jonah for not wanting to share God’s mercy with Nineveh. Even though Jonah was a reluctant missionary, the

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Devotion for April 29, 2020

“Who despises the day of small things?” Zechariah 4:10 Ezra, Haggai, and Zechariah all describe the rebuilding of the temple after the Jews returned from exile in Babylon. A curious incident occurred at the dedication of the new temple. Generally, the people shouted for joy. But many

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Devotion for April 28, 2020

“… for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.” Psalms 107:9 Successful people are often just people who were a little hungrier and thirstier for success than the rest of us. What we desired, they pursued. Napoleon was born in poverty. His classmates

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Devotion for April 27, 2020

“If you do this and God so commands, you will be able to stand the strain, and all these people will go home satisfied.” Exodus 18:23 A good general knows it’s a mistake to try and fight on too many fronts at once; that when you’re “spread

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Devotion for April 26, 2020

“But they urged him strongly, ‘Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.’” Luke 24:29 Two people were walking from Jerusalem to a village nearby. They were discussing the crucifixion of Jesus, reliving the events of the past few days. They couldn’t

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Devotion for April 25, 2020

“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.’” Isaiah 30:21 Jesus understood God’s strategic plan for His life — the redemption of humankind — and lived each day of

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Devotion for April 24, 2020

“When Peter saw him, he asked, ‘Lord, what about him?’” John 21:21 The Bible says, “Peter turned around and saw behind them the disciple Jesus loved — the one who had leaned over to Jesus during supper and asked, ‘Lord, who will betray you?’ Peter asked Jesus, ‘What

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