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Devotion: False Information

False Information Let’s credit the chief priests with being some of the earliest spin doctors. When the reality of Jesus’ resurrection threatened their cozy status quo, they bribed the men guarding his tomb to say: A – We fell asleep on duty; and B – Some of his disciples took...
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Devotion: Complacency

Some might say we are in a rut. When I think of the word “complacency” that’s the first thing that comes to mind. Like the fact that it took social distancing and staying at home for me to finally clean our basement! A two-day process that left us with a well-organized basement...
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Devotion: Mary at the Cross

No parent should ever have to suffer the loss of a child. It is contrary to nature’s life cycle of parents preceding their children in death. Reading this passage in John, we see Mary, the mother of Jesus, and her spiritual family near the cross of Jesus looking...
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Devotion: Empathy for Others

“Today, a boy in a wheelchair saw me desperately struggling on crutches with my broken leg and offered to carry my backpack and books for me. He helped me all the way across campus to my class and as he was leaving he said, ’I hope you feel better soon.’ ” This short story from...
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The Last Straw – Some Thoughts on Post-Christmas Worship

Each year on Christmas Day, it is my tradition to head to church and pick up the straw that we spread around our manger scene. My family is usually less than thrilled with this act of service – and justifiably so (haven’t you already done enough, dear?). And while I feel...
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Devotion: Power of the Announcement

The Power of the Announcement As a public speaker, I learned to appreciate a good introduction. If my introducer sketched my background, established my credibility to speak on my topic, and drew a connection between me and the audience, my job was easy. The very best introducers...
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Devotion: Beatitudes

Matthew 5:1-12  When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they...
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Devotion: Do Not Worry

As I reflected on the sermon passage this week from Matthew 6, I was curious about how Google defines the word “worry”. Of course, I wasn’t surprised by the result, but nonetheless, here’s what it said: wor-ry. verb – give way to anxiety or unease; allow one’s mind to dwellon...
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Devotion: Humility

Philippians 2:1-8 “Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in...
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Devotion: Wisdom

Proverbs 1:7 “How does a man become wise? The first step is to trust and reverence the Lord! Only fools refuse to be taught. Listen to your father and mother. What you learn from them will stand you in good stead; it will gain you many honors.” Proverbs 3:13-18...
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Devotion: Do Not Worry

Matthew 6:24-34 Serving Two Masters “No one can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth. Do Not Worry“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you...
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Devotion: Sacrificial Love

Matthew 16:21-28 (NIV) “From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to...
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