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Category: Devotions

The Edible Gift

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DEVOTION – THE LORD’S SUPPER
The Eucharist, Breaking Bread, Holy Communion, the Lord’s Supper—this sacrament has many names and, unfortunately, many misconceptions concerning it. We ask the Holy Spirit to open our hearts to His Word as we revisit this gracious gift of our Savior. At the outset we wish to establish Read More

The Longest Name

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DEVOTION – EASTER

We each bear a name that tells a lengthy story.

The longest name in recorded history belonged to a man who went by “Hubert B. Wolfe + 988 Sr.” This was merely a shortening of his full name which included twenty-six ordinary names followed by a 988-letter surname. I would guess Read More

Will You Accept the Gift of Lent?

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COVER STORY – Lent
I’ve never found myself in a situation where I felt I needed to refuse a gift. Some obviously have. No honorable woman would ever, for example, accept a diamond ring while refusing a marriage proposal (as much as she might like to). Others may have found it necessary to refuse gifts that would Read More

“Were You There?”

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DEVOTION – GOOD FRIDAY
Lent and Holy Week have some very powerful and moving hymns that cause us to pause and contemplate our Savior’s passion. A few hymns that come to mind are, “Go to Dark Gethsemane,” “Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted,” “O Sacred Head Now Wounded,” and one that captured my imagination as Read More
DEVOTION – DEATH OF LUTHER
February 18, 2020 will mark 474 years since the death of Dr. Martin Luther in 1546. His tireless efforts and bravery, born from a heart set free by the Gospel of full and free forgiveness in Christ, were God’s instruments to shine this same Gospel on countless hearts and lives, including our Read More

Jesus, Baptized for Us

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DEVOTION – JESUS’ BAPTISM
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 28:19 We who have been baptized know the power and purpose of Baptism. It was our lost and sinful condition from conception which prompted our Read More

“WHY?”

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GOD SPEAKS TO THE SUFFERING CHRISTIAN
Personal tragedy - whether your own, or that of someone close to you—has a way of making an anguished person ask this question: “If there really is a God, WHY?” • If God is really good, why is there so much evil? • If God really has all power, why does He allow this to Read More
DEVOTION – ADVENT
Do you ever read to the bottom of a page and then double back to the top after realizing you didn’t absorb any of it? Or have you ever been at the wheel of a car and encountered the unsettling realization that you’ve been rather inattentive while driving? If so, then you are familiar with the Read More
DEVOTION – END TIMES

“Dad, it’s time for supper!”

said a little girl who was sent to the basement by her mom. “Tell her I’ll be right there,” he said, “there are only two minutes left in this football game.” But with one team making every effort to stop the clock, the coaches using every Read More

MISSIONS: Possible

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DEVOTION – MISSIONS
We are often told that some things in this life are just impossible. “Can’t be done,” “Won’t work,” and “You’re not qualified,” are a few of the phrases we hear. The sad reality is that these phrases often prove true. There are plenty of situations and opportunities in our lives that Read More