Devotional Blog

Helping you grow deeper in your faith and God’s love, one day at a time.

Choose wisely

“A kingdom divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.” (Mark 3:24) Beware the temptation of two visions for your life. It may seem like you can be wholeheartedly committed to God while still embracing the values of the world, but you cannot. It may seem like...

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Jesus brings people together

"While He was reclining at the table in Levi's house, many tax collectors and sinners were reclining together with Jesus and His disciples." (Mark 2:15a) Jesus reached out to those people who the religious elite ignored, and "those people" reached right back. But...

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Good News

"The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!" (Mark 1:15) Most scholars point to Mark as the earliest written account of the life of Jesus. In this first chapter of this oldest narrative of Jesus, what is the first...

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He is with you still

“Remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20) When you are following Jesus’ commission, He is with you, and when you are not, He is with you still. When you love as Christ has loved you, He is with you, and when you love only yourself or...

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Jesus wins

“‘You have a guard of soldiers,’ Pilate told them. ‘Go and make [Jesus’ tomb] as secure as you know how.’” (Matthew 27:65) From this time until today, people have been trying to resist the resurrection as firmly, as forcefully, as securely as they know how… But it is...

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He loves you still

“Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a noble thing for me.” (Matthew 26:10) It’s easy to criticize the way other people express their love for Jesus. It’s easy to question the sincerity or propriety or wisdom when they do things differently than we do But...

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Do you care about the Christians?

“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:40) “Whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.” (Matthew 12:50) Jesus certainly cares about kindness to...

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Law and Love

“Because lawlessness will multiply, the love of many will grow cold.” (Matthew 24:12) We often separate thoughts of law and thoughts of love, as if they are completely separate things. However, they are not. Love is a steadfast commitment to the greatest good of its...

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Who cares who sees?

"They do everything to be seen by others." (Matthew 23:5a) "[Daniel], has your God, whom you continually serve, been able to rescue you?" (Daniel 6:20b) Jesus denounced the Pharisees because their greatest motive in serving God was for people to see them and regard...

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