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October 9, 2018

Devotional for October 14, 2018

THE DEAL OF A LIFETIME Devotional for October 14, 2018 based upon Mark 10: 17-31 Suppose someone very reputable says to you, “Go into business with me. It will be…
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October 2, 2018

Devotional for October 7, 2018

JESUS WELCOMED LITTLE CHILDREN Devotional for October 7, 2018 based upon Mark 10: 13-16 The Gospel writer Mark tells us, “People were bringing little children to (Jesus) in order that…
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September 26, 2018

Wisdom from Above

“But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.”  (James 3:17) My parents taught special education,…
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September 26, 2018

Devotional for September 30, 2018

CAN WE REALLY BE AT PEACE WITH ONE ANOTHER? Devotional for September 30, 2018 based upon Mark 9: 50 and Ephesians 4: 31-32 We read about and feel the tone…
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September 19, 2018

Justified

“Behold, the Lord God helps me; who will declare me guilty?” (Isaiah 50:9) Look at the late summer flowers waving in the sun, like peasants desperate to catch a king’s…
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September 18, 2018

Devotional for September 23, 2018

WHAT WERE YOU ARGUING ABOUT? Devotional for September 23, 2018 based upon Mark 9: 30-37 It seems to me that there are two kinds of arguments. There are worthwhile arguments,…
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September 12, 2018

He Has Done All Things Well

“And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, ‘He has done all things well. He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.’” (Mark 7:27) Today’s devotion isn’t for learning. …
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September 12, 2018

Devotional for September 16, 2018

TAKE UP YOUR CROSS Devotional for September 16, 2018 based upon Mark 8: 27-38 Jesus never calls upon anyone to do anything that He Himself would not do and/or has…
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September 5, 2018

Armor of God

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.  (Ephesians 6:11) When cleaning my grandfather’s home, my family and…
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September 4, 2018

Devotional for September 9, 2018

JESUS HEALS TODAY Devotional for September 9, 2018 based upon Mark 7: 24-37 Our Gospel reading for this morning tells of a time when a group of people whom Mark…
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August 29, 2018

One Flesh

“’Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’ This mystery is profound, and I am saying…
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August 28, 2018

Devotional for Labor Day Weekend 2018

GIVE JESUS YOUR BOAT Devotional for Labor Day weekend, September 2, 2018, based upon Luke 5: 1-11 I have heard that one-third of all Americans say that they hate their…
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August 21, 2018

Devotional for August 26, 2018

PUT ON THE GOSPEL ARMOR Devotional for August 26, 2018 based upon Ephesians 6: 10-20 One person said, “When I became a follower of Jesus, I thought that everything would…
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August 15, 2018

Food for the Weary Way

“And he asked that he might die, saying, ‘It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my fathers.’ And he lay down…
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August 14, 2018

Devotional for August 19, 2018

BE CAREFUL THEN HOW YOU LIVE Devotional for August 19, 2018 based upon Ephesians 5: 15-20 In six verses the apostle Paul describes proper behavior for good living. He tells…
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August 7, 2018

Devotional for August 12, 2018

JESUS IS THE BREAD OF LIFE Devotional for August 12, 2018 based upon John 6: 35, 41-51 Every culture on earth has some form of bread, be it bagels, biscuits,…
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August 1, 2018

Devotional for August 5, 2018

TRUST AND OBEY Devotional for August 5, 2018 based upon Exodus 16: 2-4, 9-15 There was a song we used to sing when I was growing up entitled “Trust and…
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July 24, 2018

Devotional for July 29, 2018

“EVERYTHING ON MY FLASH DRIVE HAS BEEN ERASED” Devotional for July 29, 2018 based upon John 6: 1-21 Those were the first words out of my mouth when I tried…
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July 18, 2018

Dancing for the Right Reason

“And vowed to her, ‘Whatever you ask me, I will give you, up to half of my kingdom.’”  (Mark 6:23)   Half a kingdom: that’s all that Herod was willing…
DevotionsWeekly Devotions
July 16, 2018

Devotional for July 22, 2018

HOW DO YOU HANDLE INTERRUPTIONS? Devotional for July 22, 2018 based upon Mark 6: 30-34, 53-56 How do you handle interruptions? I would have to confess that during my early…
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July 11, 2018

Strong When I’m Weak

“Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”  (2 Corinthians 12:9) Imagine, the next time someone criticizes…
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July 9, 2018

Devotional for July 15, 2018

GO AND TELL JESUS Devotional for July 15, 2018 based upon Mark 6: 14-29 The Gospel writer Matthew, in his account of the death of John the Baptist, adds an…
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July 3, 2018

Devotional for July 8, 2018

IS JESUS AMAZED AT YOU? Devotional for July 8, 2018 based upon Mark 6: 1-13 If you were to ask people about their favorite hymn, how many do you think…
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June 28, 2018

Silent Before God

“Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?” (Job 38:2)   I suppose the best answer is simply to raise one’s own hand.  I am the one who…
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June 26, 2018

Devotional for July 1, 2018

PUT ON HOLD Devotional for July 1, 2018 based upon Mark 5: 21-43 Picture the frantic father in our Gospel lesson for this morning. His little girl was at the…
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June 20, 2018

Devotional for June 24, 2018

A FAITH FOR THE STORMS Devotional for June 24, 2018 based upon Mark 4: 35-41 What are you afraid of? Everybody is afraid of something. A lot of people are…
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June 13, 2018

A Tent Not Made With Hands

“For we know that if the tent, which is our earthly home, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.”…
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June 13, 2018

Devotional for Fathers’ Day 2018

A MODEL FATHER Devotional for Fathers’ Day 2018 based upon Genesis 21: 8-21 I am writing the devotional for this week for a particular group of people, though everyone else…
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June 7, 2018

The Redeemer of Creation

And He said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.   So the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.” (Mark 2:28) People…
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June 6, 2018

Devotional for June 10, 2018

SATAN’S FAVORITE LIES Devotional for June 10, 2018 based upon Mark 3: 20-35 Jesus said, “No one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his property without first tying…
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October 9, 2018

Devotional for October 14, 2018

THE DEAL OF A LIFETIME Devotional for October 14, 2018 based upon Mark 10: 17-31 Suppose someone very reputable says to you, “Go into business with me. It will be…
DevotionsWeekly Devotions
October 2, 2018

Devotional for October 7, 2018

JESUS WELCOMED LITTLE CHILDREN Devotional for October 7, 2018 based upon Mark 10: 13-16 The Gospel writer Mark tells us, “People were bringing little children to (Jesus) in order that…
DevotionsWeekly Devotions
September 26, 2018

Wisdom from Above

“But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.”  (James 3:17) My parents taught special education,…
DevotionsWeekly Devotions
September 26, 2018

Devotional for September 30, 2018

CAN WE REALLY BE AT PEACE WITH ONE ANOTHER? Devotional for September 30, 2018 based upon Mark 9: 50 and Ephesians 4: 31-32 We read about and feel the tone…
DevotionsWeekly Devotions
September 19, 2018

Justified

“Behold, the Lord God helps me; who will declare me guilty?” (Isaiah 50:9) Look at the late summer flowers waving in the sun, like peasants desperate to catch a king’s…
DevotionsWeekly Devotions
September 18, 2018

Devotional for September 23, 2018

WHAT WERE YOU ARGUING ABOUT? Devotional for September 23, 2018 based upon Mark 9: 30-37 It seems to me that there are two kinds of arguments. There are worthwhile arguments,…
DevotionsWeekly Devotions
September 12, 2018

He Has Done All Things Well

“And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, ‘He has done all things well. He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.’” (Mark 7:27) Today’s devotion isn’t for learning. …
DevotionsWeekly Devotions
September 12, 2018

Devotional for September 16, 2018

TAKE UP YOUR CROSS Devotional for September 16, 2018 based upon Mark 8: 27-38 Jesus never calls upon anyone to do anything that He Himself would not do and/or has…
DevotionsWeekly Devotions
September 5, 2018

Armor of God

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.  (Ephesians 6:11) When cleaning my grandfather’s home, my family and…
DevotionsWeekly Devotions
September 4, 2018

Devotional for September 9, 2018

JESUS HEALS TODAY Devotional for September 9, 2018 based upon Mark 7: 24-37 Our Gospel reading for this morning tells of a time when a group of people whom Mark…
DevotionsWeekly Devotions
August 29, 2018

One Flesh

“’Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’ This mystery is profound, and I am saying…
DevotionsWeekly Devotions
August 28, 2018

Devotional for Labor Day Weekend 2018

GIVE JESUS YOUR BOAT Devotional for Labor Day weekend, September 2, 2018, based upon Luke 5: 1-11 I have heard that one-third of all Americans say that they hate their…
DevotionsWeekly Devotions
August 21, 2018

Devotional for August 26, 2018

PUT ON THE GOSPEL ARMOR Devotional for August 26, 2018 based upon Ephesians 6: 10-20 One person said, “When I became a follower of Jesus, I thought that everything would…
DevotionsWeekly Devotions
August 15, 2018

Food for the Weary Way

“And he asked that he might die, saying, ‘It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my fathers.’ And he lay down…
DevotionsWeekly Devotions
August 14, 2018

Devotional for August 19, 2018

BE CAREFUL THEN HOW YOU LIVE Devotional for August 19, 2018 based upon Ephesians 5: 15-20 In six verses the apostle Paul describes proper behavior for good living. He tells…
DevotionsWeekly Devotions
August 7, 2018

Devotional for August 12, 2018

JESUS IS THE BREAD OF LIFE Devotional for August 12, 2018 based upon John 6: 35, 41-51 Every culture on earth has some form of bread, be it bagels, biscuits,…
DevotionsWeekly Devotions
August 1, 2018

Devotional for August 5, 2018

TRUST AND OBEY Devotional for August 5, 2018 based upon Exodus 16: 2-4, 9-15 There was a song we used to sing when I was growing up entitled “Trust and…
DevotionsWeekly Devotions
July 24, 2018

Devotional for July 29, 2018

“EVERYTHING ON MY FLASH DRIVE HAS BEEN ERASED” Devotional for July 29, 2018 based upon John 6: 1-21 Those were the first words out of my mouth when I tried…
DevotionsWeekly Devotions
July 18, 2018

Dancing for the Right Reason

“And vowed to her, ‘Whatever you ask me, I will give you, up to half of my kingdom.’”  (Mark 6:23)   Half a kingdom: that’s all that Herod was willing…
DevotionsWeekly Devotions
July 16, 2018

Devotional for July 22, 2018

HOW DO YOU HANDLE INTERRUPTIONS? Devotional for July 22, 2018 based upon Mark 6: 30-34, 53-56 How do you handle interruptions? I would have to confess that during my early…
DevotionsWeekly Devotions
July 11, 2018

Strong When I’m Weak

“Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”  (2 Corinthians 12:9) Imagine, the next time someone criticizes…
DevotionsWeekly Devotions
July 9, 2018

Devotional for July 15, 2018

GO AND TELL JESUS Devotional for July 15, 2018 based upon Mark 6: 14-29 The Gospel writer Matthew, in his account of the death of John the Baptist, adds an…
DevotionsWeekly Devotions
July 3, 2018

Devotional for July 8, 2018

IS JESUS AMAZED AT YOU? Devotional for July 8, 2018 based upon Mark 6: 1-13 If you were to ask people about their favorite hymn, how many do you think…
DevotionsWeekly Devotions
June 28, 2018

Silent Before God

“Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?” (Job 38:2)   I suppose the best answer is simply to raise one’s own hand.  I am the one who…
DevotionsWeekly Devotions
June 26, 2018

Devotional for July 1, 2018

PUT ON HOLD Devotional for July 1, 2018 based upon Mark 5: 21-43 Picture the frantic father in our Gospel lesson for this morning. His little girl was at the…
DevotionsWeekly Devotions
June 20, 2018

Devotional for June 24, 2018

A FAITH FOR THE STORMS Devotional for June 24, 2018 based upon Mark 4: 35-41 What are you afraid of? Everybody is afraid of something. A lot of people are…
DevotionsWeekly Devotions
June 13, 2018

A Tent Not Made With Hands

“For we know that if the tent, which is our earthly home, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.”…
DevotionsWeekly Devotions
June 13, 2018

Devotional for Fathers’ Day 2018

A MODEL FATHER Devotional for Fathers’ Day 2018 based upon Genesis 21: 8-21 I am writing the devotional for this week for a particular group of people, though everyone else…
DevotionsWeekly Devotions
June 7, 2018

The Redeemer of Creation

And He said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.   So the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.” (Mark 2:28) People…
DevotionsWeekly Devotions
June 6, 2018

Devotional for June 10, 2018

SATAN’S FAVORITE LIES Devotional for June 10, 2018 based upon Mark 3: 20-35 Jesus said, “No one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his property without first tying…
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