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Something to Nibble On

Something to Nibble on Later

July 15, 2019

Mark 6:43, “And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, …” There are so many avenues of application to travel down as we read this story of the feeding of the five thousand. I want to choose the topic of “nibbling on the leftovers” as the subject of this devotional. We all are…

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Gideon

Gideon: A Study in Contrasts

July 10, 2019

Gideon’s Credentials The Bible and Christian history is a recording of solutions from unlikely places. Gideon is one of such men. He was unlikely, but greatly used by God. “… Oh my Lord, wherewith shall I save Israel? Behold, my family is poor…and I am the least in my father’s house.” A paraphrase would be,” Lord, you…

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Foot Washing

Understanding Foot Washing

July 3, 2019

John 13:5, “… and began to wash the disciples’ feet, …” There is a good amount of confusion around this subject of foot washing.  It is evident that Peter himself did not understand its true meaning because he went from one extreme to the other – from not wanting anything washed, to requesting a bath.…

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O What a Saviour

O What a Saviour(s)!

June 26, 2019

In my title, I pluralized the word Saviour because He saved us from things other than hell.  He is not just a fire escape that shows up at our death and snatches us from the burning. He is our Saviour from Society The Biblical word for society is world.  In Galatians 1:4 Paul says, “Who…

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The Father Worketh

“…My Father Worketh Hitherto, and I work.” John 5:17

June 19, 2019

Jesus had just healed the man who had an infirmity 38 years (John 5:5-9).  The Pharisees challenged the authenticity of the miracle because it was done on the sabbath day, which meant to them that God could not have been behind the miracle, for it was His day off (i.e. His day of rest) as…

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The Reaches of Disobedience

The Far Reaches of Disobedience

June 12, 2019

I could have chosen Adam as a study in the far-reaching effects of disobedience.  He has touched every human being which has ever lived, is living, or will be living.  I could bring Achan before us, whose disobedience cost every member of his family.  A modern day study in disobedience could be the church and…

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The Law

A Devotion on the Law

June 5, 2019

There are two things about a devotional; it is more for the heart than the head, and it is brief in its content.  Though it should be doctrinally correct, it is not meant to be exhaustive in the subject matter dealt with.  This devotional is on the Law of God, basically the Ten Commandments. The Law’s…

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Parable

A Parable of Life

May 29, 2019

The Bible records 32 parables that Jesus spoke in His earthly ministry.  A parable is a familiar earthly object or event in the disciples lives from which He would illustrate an eternal truth.  Keep in mind, you do not build doctrine from a parable; they illustrate principles of living.  For instance, they were familiar with sheep,…

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Holy Spirit Filling

The Necessity of Being Filled with the Holy Spirit

May 22, 2019

The Holy Spirit and the Christian The Holy Spirit in the Christian life is as necessary as the Lord Jesus being received in a life.  The Holy Spirit is not an addition or an extra, but a necessity.  We say we believe that, but hear so little about Him.  I think many times we are…

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Obedience Motivations

Four Motivations for Obedience

May 15, 2019

As we study the Scriptures, we note an ascending order of motivations behind obedience.  Our motive for obedience escalates as our love for Jesus increases. The Fear of Consequences The first, and lowest, motivation for obedience is the fear of consequences.  This level of obedience is for the immature (we use this level with our small…

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