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Devotion for March 12, 2009

March 12, 2009

Devotion for March 12, 2009 Interpreting today's passage has been an exercise filled with controversy. Commentators wrangle over "headship" and male-female roles and relationships and how these relate to the value and equality of every person before God. Preachers get tangled up in the issue of head coverings and whether that was culturally...

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Devotion for June 15, 2008

June 15, 2008

Devotion for June 15, 2008 At an airport layover, a frequent traveler (who happened to be blind) asked the pilot to take his seeing-eye dog for a walk while he rested on the plane. The pilot kindly agreed and proceeded off the plane into the terminal. Seeing the pilot with the dog for the blind, many of the waiting passengers were confused,...

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Marriage and Humility

November 25, 2012

Marriage and Humility Samuel Johnson, the eighteenth-century English author, said that marriage was “the best state for man in general; and every man is worse in proportion as he is unfit for the married state.” Over 200 years later, many today believe that marriage is outdated or undesirable. And they think that marriage—at least as it is...

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Devotion for November 19, 2008

November 19, 2008

Devotion for November 19, 2008 What many people remember about the Apollo 11 mission are the famous words uttered by Neil Armstrong on July 20, 1969, when he became the first human to walk on the moon: “That’s one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind.” Few people also realize that just 11 minutes into this historic space voyage,...

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Devotion for Nov. 28, 2004

November 28, 2004

Devotion for Nov. 28, 2004 Devotion for Nov. 28, 2004 “Your only Son, no sin to hide,” sang Twila Paris in “Lamb of God.” “But you have sent Him from your side to walk upon this guilty sod and to become the Lamb of God... Your gift of love, they crucified. They laughed and scorned Him as He died. The humble King, they named a fraud and sacrificed...

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Devotion for August 25, 2005

August 25, 2005

Devotion for August 25, 2005 Having set out mutual submission as the characteristic that pervades all relationships within the church (5:21), Paul now discusses some specific relationships within the household of God. In our reading for today he begins to talk about marriage, speaking first about the way a wife should submit to her husband...

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Job’s Response: Worship

June 28, 2015

Job’s Response: Worship The words of the classic hymn, “Be Still, My Soul,” inspired by Psalm 46:10, counsel: “Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side. Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain. / Leave to thy God to order and provide; In every change, He faithful will remain. / Be still, my soul: thy best, thy heavenly Friend / Through...

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Counsel for Christian Families

June 29, 2016

Counsel for Christian Families Actress Greta Garbo once observed, “I have never had an impulse to go to the altar. I am a difficult person to lead.” Many people are uncomfortable with the Bible’s command for wives to submit to their husbands because they believe that submission is about power and demeaning. But in Ephesians the call to submit...

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Devotion for Dec. 13, 2009

December 13, 2009

Devotion for Dec. 13, 2009 The philosopher Plutarch argued that wives should submit to their husbands, and husbands should exercise control over their wives. In the ancient Greco-Roman world, family stability was equivalent to civil stability. Anything that jeopardized the family structure was considered subversive and dangerous to the order...

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House Rules

November 28, 2012

House Rules Nearly every child who has pushed against the rules has heard a parent say something like this: “As long as you are living under my roof, you will follow my rules.” It is normal for a family to have “house rules” that guide behavior. This section of Ephesians provides guidelines for Christian households, especially relationships...

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