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Faith in the Storm

November 29, 2020

During a violent storm at sea, the 18th-century evangelist John Wesley experienced a crisis of faith.

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  • The Gospel
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  • The Church November 29, 2020

Friends in Faith

September 20, 2020

When Jesus began His public ministry, His family was shocked.

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  • Obedience September 20, 2020

Faithfulness: A Dependable Servant

June 25, 2013

Faithfulness: A Dependable Servant Sloth is one of the so-called seven deadly sins. But in our dog-eat-dog world today, it’s hard to imagine that anyone is actually guilty of sloth. Overwork, yes—but sloth? What if, however, sloth weren’t defined as lazing on the couch all day in one’s pajamas. What if sloth were actually a ritualized busyness,...

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Faith Versus Sight

July 8, 2016

Faith Versus Sight “This town ain’t big enough for the both of us,” a line made popular by early Western films, is now a stock phrase used to convey the idea that two people cannot share the same space. It could also describe Abram and Lot in today’s reading. After returning from Egypt, Abram and Lot had grown so rich in livestock that the...

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  • Devotions July 8, 2016

A Faithful Servant

November 30, 2012

A Faithful Servant The sponsors of a large Christian conference put up a “graffiti wall” for participants to write on. Someone penned this question: “Did Paul know he was writing the Scriptures?” Just below it someone else wrote: “Did Barnabas know he wasn’t?” This humorous exchange underscores an important principle. Ministry is a team effort.

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Joseph: Faithful Husband

December 12, 2012

Joseph: Faithful Husband Did you know that many towns are named after Joseph? One famous example is San Jose, California, given its name by colonists from Spain. Throughout Christian history many have appreciated Joseph: carpenter, husband of Mary, and legal father of Jesus. Our reading for today gives us an inside view of Joseph’s conversation...

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Food and Faith

January 23, 2019

Food and Faith Jimmy wanted to be a country music star. His dream was to play on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. His dream took over his life, almost ruining his marriage. But when Jimmy became a follower of Jesus, he decided that country music had become his idol. He abandoned his dream and decided that he would play only worship music.

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  • Devotions January 23, 2019

Flight or Faith

September 8, 2019

Flight or Faith Thomas Edison was determined to invent a commercially viable electric lightbulb. He knew the value it would bring to the average person. Yet after 9,000 failed attempts, his friends and family began to ask if he was ready to give up. A newspaper reporter famously asked Edison if he felt like a failure, to which he replied,...

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Productive Faith in God

October 22, 2016

Productive Faith in God A man in China was delighted to get two puppies from a local farmer. Several months later, however, the puppies were exhibiting unusual behavior. They killed and ate his pet chickens. They had an insatiable appetite. And they were huge—each weighed over 100 pounds. But not until the man saw a pamphlet on endangered...

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Faith, Hope, and Love

January 25, 2015

Faith, Hope, and Love After 1 Corinthians 13 was read during a wedding ceremony, one elderly man muttered to his wife, “Love’s all right, but if they really want to stay married they better have hope. If I didn’t keep hoping that your cooking would improve, I might not be sitting here today!” This famous text is often read at weddings, and...

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