Category Archives: Devotions

Jesus Only

Matthew 17:8 – And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only. This scene, a type of Christ’s Second Advent, was witnessed by those in the present (Peter, James, and John), those in the past (Moses and Elijah), and those eternal (the Father and the Son). As Jesus “prayed, […]

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The Valley of Vision

Isaiah 22:1 – The burden of the valley of vision. What aileth thee now, that thou art wholly gone up to the housetops? You would think the best view is from the mountain top, but that isn’t always the case. Isaiah saw a vision down in the valley of judgment, and it wasn’t a pretty […]

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What’s Your Price?

1 Kings 21:3 – And Naboth said to Ahab, The LORD forbid it me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers unto thee. Ahab thought Naboth was like most people. He thought he had his price. But Naboth had conviction. His vineyard was more than a glorified flower garden. It had been in […]

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He’s Nothing Like Us

Mark 4:41 – And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him? Those rugged fishermen had been through storms before on the Sea of Galilee, but this was different. They really thought they were going to die and there lay […]

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How David Did It

1 Sam 17:40 – And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd’s bag which he had… Goliath stood between Israel and victory much like giants stand in the way in our Christian lives. David is an inspiration for us. […]

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Three Essentials

  1 Thessalonians 1:3 – Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ… In Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians he commended their growth in three areas. These essential are not only vital to new believers but are necessary for Christian growth and […]

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Struggling with Strife

Genesis 13:8 – And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee…for we be brethren. Everyone has to deal with strife. It may be at home with a spouse or kids, at work with an employer or employee, at family functions with brothers and sisters, or at […]

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Facing Yourself

Luke 15:17 – And when he came to himself… The main lesson in the story of the Prodigal Son is clearly that the Father will take you back if you return from the far country. But before you can face the Father you must face yourself. First, the prodigal had to face his choices (vss. […]

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How to Quit Worrying

Phil 4:6 – Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer… The word “worry” is derived from an old German word “worgen” meaning “to choke.” This mental strangulation affects many Christians. Dr. Charles Mayo, the founder of the Mayo Clinic said, “I’ve never known a person to die of overwork, but many who […]

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The Valley of Sin

Genesis 14:10, 12 – And the vale of Siddim was full of slimepits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there…And they took Lot, Abram’s brother’s son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed. Lot is a type of lukewarm believer who doesn’t approve of the world but doesn’t leave […]

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