Established, Encouraged & Standing Fast

1 Thes 3:1-13. Are you standing fast in The Lord? That is the question at the heart of this passage. Paul was concerned, that as the Thessalonians had faced trouble and persecution, that they may have fallen away. He was deeply concerned for them, just as we should be for our brothers. Where are they? […]

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Lead Me to The Rock that is Higher than I

Ps 62:1-8. Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the situations that life brings? Or feel a bit lost or discouraged? In this treasured psalm, David was feeling extremely weighed down and overwhelmed and looks to His God. Consider this model prayer on how to find The Lord in such difficult times. 

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God’s Deep Work in The Wilderness

Ps 84:2-7, Jer 31:2, Hosea 13:5 & Various Scriptures. Ever feel like you are going through a wilderness experience? Is God still working in those times? Is there something to find in the valley that I might not find anywhere else? This devotional time in the Word explores the idea of how God deeply works […]

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How God uses Trouble & Affliction in Our Lives

In Psalm 119 the Psalmist uses the word “affliction” 7 times. When we consider these verses together we can see a maturing process and a growing understanding in the believer’s heart of how God uses affliction in our lives. We are sheep that are prone to wander and go our own way, but he can […]

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Empty Nets & A Lesson for Life

John 21:1-14. These were experienced fishermen. If there was one area of expertise these men had, it was how to fish in Galilee and yet, after fishing all night, they came back with empty nets. Have you ever come back with empty nets? Went out with confidence, experience, expectation, and yet come back empty? Perhaps […]

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Christ before Pilate (Part 2)

John 9:1-16. In these astounding verses, we see the Lord standing on trial before The Roman Governor, whose hand is being forced to deliver Christ to the Cross. What was going through the mind of Pilate as he asks Christ 7 questions during this incredible interrogation? Why were the Jewish leaders so set to see […]

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The Source of Joy

Phil 1:1-11. Joy is a theme that runs through Philippians, often called “the letter of Joy”. Paul writes this letter from prison in Rome, demonstrating that Joy was not something determined by ones circumstances, but sourced in an inner life through Christ. As Christians, even when everything seems to be falling apart, we can be […]

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Christ Before Pilate (Part 1)

John 18:28-40. After appearing before Annas, Caiaphas and The Sanhedrin, it is clear that the jewish leaders want christ to be put to death once and for all. The death sentence not being in their power, they take jesus to the Roman govenor to see that sentence carried out. In this amazing passage of scripture […]

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Christ’s Trials & Peter’s Denial

John 18:13-28. After being arrested and bound, Jesus is led back over the Kidron Valley to the house of The High priest. John switches back and forth between Christ standing before his accusers and Peter outside denying the Lord. We find our own hearts searched in this passage as we consider the limits of our […]

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Overcoming by Faith

Heb 11:32-40. In this chapter, we are introduced to those who lived by faith but also those who died by faith. The author turns our focus, not only on those who seemed successful but those who suffered persecution were defeated and even died for their faith. This helps us realize, contrary to what the prosperity […]

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