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Rather Than Worry, Find Your Treasure in Heaven

November 3, 2016

Rather Than Worry, Find Your Treasure in Heaven Last year a rare coin dealer paid a record-setting $2.6 million for a single penny. Called a “Birch Cent” because it was engraved by Robert Birch, the penny was made in 1792, one of the very first coins of the new United States. It features a profile of Lady Liberty on the front, and only ten...

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  • Devotions November 3, 2016

Abraham and Lot: The Tragedy of False Hope

January 9, 2013

Abraham and Lot: The Tragedy of False Hope Abram and Lot’s families represent polar opposites in many ways, but today in our reading we see that they shared a common flaw. Their abuse of God’s gift of sexuality brought terrible consequences. We can understand Sarai’s doubt in the promise of a son, which from the beginning seemed ludicrous.

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  • Devotions January 9, 2013

Instant Replay: Israel Craves Food

March 16, 2013

Instant Replay: Israel Craves Food Laura Hillenbrand’s book Unbroken tells the incredible World War II survival story of Louis Zamperini. Before their capture by Japanese soldiers, Louis and two other American soldiers survived a plane crash into the Pacific Ocean. Forty-seven days they drifted—with only rainwater to drink and the rare baited...

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Faith, Contentment, and Spiritual Rootedness

November 20, 2016

Faith, Contentment, and Spiritual Rootedness A forest of quaking aspens in Utah is known by the name Pando, meaning, “I spread.” It’s also called “the Trembling Giant.” This is because all the trees in this 106-acre forest are genetically identical and are believed to have a single, combined root system. In essence, this forest is a single...

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The Arrival of the King

July 18, 2019

The Arrival of the King The President is sometimes called the Commander in Chief. This title emphasizes the President’s role as supreme commander of the armed forces. Protection is one of the primary responsibilities of civil government. As Paul notes in Romans 13:4, God’s design is that rulers function as servants for good. They “do not...

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  • Devotions July 18, 2019

Taste and See

September 26, 2019

Taste and See “Out of the frying pan and into the fire” describes the experience of getting out of one difficult situation only to land in another. In 1 Samuel 21, David was on the run from King Saul. He went to the last place anyone would expect to find him, the Philistine city of Gath. However, officials there identified him as David, the...

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  • Devotions September 26, 2019

God's Greater Good

June 5, 2020

What are you asking God? C. S. Lewis observed: “Prayer is request. The essence of request, as distinct from compulsion, is that it may or may not be granted..."

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Jesus Requests Daily Bread in Prayer

August 19, 2012

Jesus Requests Daily Bread in Prayer In the 1950s the hit television show Father Knows Best portrayed the character of Jim Anderson as a thoughtful father who offered wise counsel whenever his children had a problem. In the 1980s the hit television show The Cosby Show portrayed the character of Heathcliff Huxtable as a loving father who provided...

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  • Devotions August 19, 2012

Devotion for June 13, 2007

June 13, 2007

Devotion for June 13, 2007 Economist Richard Layard believes that although people are getting wealthier and living more comfortably, they’re not getting happier. He argues in Happiness: Lessons From a New Science that a “zero-sum game of competition for money and status has gripped rich societies, and that this rat race is a big source of...

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Devotion for May 10, 2011

May 10, 2011

Devotion for May 10, 2011 The advent of the nuclear arms race introduced problems for the powers involved—the United States and the Soviet Union—as well as all the citizens of the world. In addition to pollution resulting from nuclear production, the threat of devastating damage from purposeful or accidental detonation looms even after the...

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