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You Need Jesus

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Romans 5:6-9 (NIV) 6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.9 Since […]

October 5 Devotional: God Knew

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And now, friends, I know you had no idea what you were doing when you killed Jesus, and neither did your leaders. But God, who through the preaching of all the prophets had said all along that his Messiah would be killed, knew exactly what you were doing and used it to fulfill his plans. […]

September 30 Devotional: The Lordship of Jesus

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We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. -Hebrews 2:1, NIV We are under constant temptation these days to substitute another Christ for the Christ of the New Testament. The whole drift of modern religion is toward such a substitution. . . . […]

September 29 Devotional: The Debt of Love

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Owe nothing to anyone—except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law. -Romans 13:8, NLT We all know that too much financial debt is a burden that brings great stress into our lives. If you are under such a dark cloud, act now […]

September 28 Devotional: Respect Authority

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Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. -Romans 13:1, NLT I believe with all my heart that God has planted greatness in all of us. There are times all of us are called to be leaders and take […]

September 26 Devotional: Almost Persuaded

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But Agrippa did answer: “Keep this up much longer and you’ll make a Christian out of me!” -Acts 26:28, THE MESSAGE Like Pilate, the Roman governor who had no idea what to do with Jesus, so Festus, the current Roman governor over Palestine, was perplexed by this man Paul. He too wanted to hand him […]

September 22 Devotional: It Hurts

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Then Paul went down on his knees, all of them kneeling with him, and prayed. And then a river of tears. Much clinging to Paul, not wanting to let him go. They knew they would never see him again—he had told them quite plainly. The pain cut deep. Then, bravely, they walked him down to […]

September 9 Devotional: The Victorious King

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Your procession, God, has come into view, the procession of my God and King into the sanctuary. In front are the singers, after them the musicians; with them are the young women playing the timbrels. Praise God in the great congregation; praise the Lord in the assembly of Israel. -Psalm 68:24–26, NIV We move from […]

September 3 Devotional: Prisoners Set Free

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He leads out the prisoners with singing. -Psalm 68:6, NIV David sees prisoners emerge from captivity with a song of praise on their lips rather than a life sentence. Can there be a more powerful and beautiful act of redemption than a murderer or a thief finding God? I wonder if Jesus had this verse […]

September 2 Devotional: God Gives Us a Family

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Sing to God, sing in praise of his name, extol him who rides on the clouds; rejoice before him—his name is the Lord. -Psalm 68:4, NIV This psalm of praise continues to impart such hope into my soul. I see God at work throughout all of human history. I continue to see my Lord Jesus […]

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