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Daily Devotion: The Slave Market

“To the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us, is the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us” (Ephesians 1:6-8).

Writer, Dorothy Sayers, says, “The final tendencies of the modern philosophies, […]

Daily Devotion: Out of the Bog and the Belly of the Fish

“Now the Lord provided a huge fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. From inside the fish, Jonah prayed to the Lord his God. He said: ‘In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me. From deep in the realm of […]

Daily Devotion: The Soul’s Tide

“No, in all these things, we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the […]

A Note from the Pastor: Pray for “One Day”

In Acts 10:3, there is a two-word phrase, “One day.” It is pregnant with hope because one day could be today. Today could be the day God answers a prayer or performs a miracle. In one day, God can deliver an addiction that has held someone captive for years. In one day, God can bring […]

Daily Devotion: Merchandising Truth

“Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. ‘It is written,’ he said to them, ‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but you are making it ‘a den of robbers’” […]

Considering Soul Care: Easing Down Unfamiliar Roads

“Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”

L. Frank Baum’s novel, The Wizard of Oz, is the epic tale of a “threshold” experience in which a tornado literally sweeps Dorothy Gale away from the home and life she knew and lands her in an “in-between” place called Oz. This unfamiliar world is filled with […]

Daily Devotion: The Final Watch

“The boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it. 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 […]

Worship Moment of the Week: God’s Road

God has a plan; He’s always had a plan. He has plans for us to prosper and help us become who He created us to be. God knows every detail of our lives. He’s counted each individual strand of hair on our heads before they’ve even started to grow! He is intimately acquainted with us […]

Daily Devotion: Remember Me

“Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, ‘Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins’” (Matthew 26:27-28).

In these words, Jesus points out the moment of His whole career that […]

Daily Devotion: The New You

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

You are supposed to become a new person! This is God’s desire for you, that […]