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Daily Devotion: Like Germinated Seeds

“Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is” (1 John 3:2).

Christian poet Luci Shaw asks, “Have you had your attacks of agnosticism, of not […]

Daily Devotion: Will You Be Made Whole?

“When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?” “Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, […]

Worship Moment of the Week: Peace in the Storm

How do you find peace when you’re in the storm? I’m pretty sure there are many people googling this in light of our recent weather! In the last month alone we’ve seen two storms swoop into our world and wreak havoc. There are towns that have been destroyed, islands that may never bounce back, families […]

Daily Devotion: Come

“Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” ‘Lord, if it’s you,’ Peter replied, ‘tell […]

Daily Devotion: Know Your Enemies

“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love” (Galatians 5:13).

Martin Luther was realistic when he urged us not to be surprised at the conflict between the Holy Spirit and our sinful nature. He said we should […]

Daily Devotion: Love Your Neighbor

“Jesus replied…honor your father and mother, and love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 19: 18,19)

By the word “neighbor” we are to understand, “any person who is near us.” the Good Samaritan, when he saw the wounded man on the road to Jericho, felt that the man was his neighbor, and he was bound to love […]

Daily Devotion: Irresistible Future

“Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications.
In the day of my trouble I will call upon You, for You will answer me” (Psalm 86:6-7).

Oswald Chambers puts his finger on something we’ve all experienced in one way or another—regret that we’ve missed a huge opportunity or failed to resist […]

Daily Devotion: Storms

“Later that night, the boat was in the middle of the lake, and he was alone on land. He saw the disciples straining at the oars, because the wind was against them. Shortly before dawn he went out to them, walking on the lake. He was about to pass by them, but when they saw him walking […]

Daily Devotion: The Opening of the Eyes

“And Elisha prayed, and said, ‘Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.’ Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha…So it was, when they had come to Samaria, that Elisha said, ‘Lord, […]

Daily Devotion: Pray for One Another

“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16).

What a mystery of glory there is in prayer! On the one hand, we see God in His holiness and love and power waiting, longing to bless man; and on […]