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Unexpected Faith

July 13, 2016

Unexpected Faith On mountains, the tree line marks the point of elevation where lack of warmth and moisture make the growth of trees difficult. Yet even in this inhospitable location, it is possible to discover unexpected, beautiful flowers poking up through the rocks. We find unexpected faith in today’s reading, but not in Abraham or Sarah.

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Devotion for Oct. 06, 2004

October 6, 2004

Devotion for Oct. 06, 2004 Devotion for Oct. 06, 2004 One of the earliest lessons that parents teach their children is not to take candy from strangers. This seems odd to young children—candy is good, so someone offering it must be good, too. Parents have to help their children understand that candy is only good when it comes from an adult...

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Devotion for Oct. 07, 2004

October 7, 2004

Devotion for Oct. 07, 2004 Devotion for Oct. 07, 2004 A caller to a radio talk show discussing careers wondered why his best employees seemed to be leaving. “I increased their salaries and gave them the best projects,” he explained. “But we have a few run-ins and they leave anyway.” When the host asked the caller to describe the “run-ins,”...

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Devotion for Oct. 09, 2004

October 9, 2004

Devotion for Oct. 09, 2004 Devotion for Oct. 09, 2004 In My Fair Lady, the musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, main character Eliza Doolittle sings in response to declarations of love by her suitor, “Don’t talk of love lasting through time, make me no undying vow-----show me now!” In our culture of the sarcastic one-liner...

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Devotion for Oct. 10, 2004

October 10, 2004

Devotion for Oct. 10, 2004 Devotion for Oct. 10, 2004 As debates about higher education in America have intensified, from the rising cost of tuition to affirmative action to relevance for jobs, admissions committees at colleges and universities have faced greater scrutiny. Several elite universities have admitted that they give preferential...

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Devotion for Oct. 13, 2004

October 13, 2004

Devotion for Oct. 13, 2004 Devotion for Oct. 13, 2004 A general contractor in Virginia was recently sued over a job he had not completed. A family expecting twins had paid him $50,000 to add several rooms to their small house; he had torn off the back wall of the house and then abandoned the project. After the family won in court, however,...

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God’s Word Gives Light

August 15, 2017

God’s Word Gives Light A 1991 survey conducted for the Library of Congress and Book-of-the-Month Club found that Americans named the Bible as the most influential book in their lives. Yet even back then, this news wasn’t as good as it sounds. After all, number two on the list was Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. In addition, respondents said they...

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The Gospel Is Light and Truth

August 16, 2017

The Gospel Is Light and Truth Archaeologists recently found evidence for a missing chapter in church history. They unearthed seven Christian gravestones, one dating to  .­. 1162, near Ilyn Balik, Kazakhstan, an ancient city on the Silk Road trade route. This proves that the gospel reached central Asia centuries earlier than had been previously...

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The Responsibility of Worship

August 17, 2017

The Responsibility of Worship In their song, “Father of Lights,” the popular Christian band Third Day sings: “Father of love, Father of lights / Let your love fall, let it shine bright / You alone deserve the honor and the glory / You alone deserve all our praise / So we worship you and you alone / Great and marvelous are your deeds / O Lord,...

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Light, Dark, Sin, and Forgiveness

August 21, 2017

Light, Dark, Sin, and Forgiveness An eighth-century Christian named Alcuin of York prayed: “Almighty and merciful God, the fountain of all goodness, who knows the thoughts of our hearts, we confess that we have sinned against you, and done what you see as evil. Wash us, we implore you, from the stains of our past sins, and give us grace and...

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