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A Radical Plea

June 24, 2017

A Radical Plea Yesterday we saw the way Paul challenged Philemon to see Onesimus differently now that the slave had become a Christian. Today, Paul challenges another common Roman practice: the treatment of runaway slaves with severe punishment. Given this cultural expectation and Onesimus’ slave status, Paul’s plea was quite radical. He...

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Devotion for Aug. 15, 2009

August 15, 2009

Devotion for Aug. 15, 2009 At the age of 22, Franklin Graham was drinking, partying, and smoking marijuana and had been expelled from a Christian school and college. His father, Billy Graham, confronted him, "I want you to know that your mother and I sense there is a struggle for the soul of your life, and you're going to have to make a choice."...

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How can you make it salty again?

April 27, 2015

How can you make it salty again? Americans love ranking things—from the AP poll of college sports teams to U.S.News’s college rankings to Yelp restaurant reviews to Buzzfeed lists, we love to see who’s #1. But it is a problem when we try to apply rankings in the church. Who is the greatest preacher of all time? Who has the best church? Where...

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Devotion for January 26, 2006

January 26, 2006

Devotion for January 26, 2006 In 2002, Colorado high school senior Ryan Patterson won one of the most prestigious national awards for young scientists. He earned the top prize of a $100,000 college scholarship at the Intel Science Talent Search Competition, an honor generally considered to be a “junior Nobel Prize.” He invented a glove that...

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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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Tasting the Bread of Life

October 13, 2017

Tasting the Bread of Life In many cultures, bread has been long regarded as the ultimate staple food. This includes the Jewish culture Jesus lived in when He taught his followers to ask for God’s provision by praying for “our daily bread” (Matt. 6:11). And in ancient China, a proverb advised, “When you have two pennies left in the world,...

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Jerusalem and the Temple

April 22, 2014

Jerusalem and the Temple Throughout the world, rulers have been welcomed into their capital with fanfare and parades. Arriving in triumphant procession, kings, rulers, and presidents have been hailed and celebrated as heroes and saviors. In today’s reading, the people of Jerusalem welcomed Jesus into their city with similar fanfare and excited...

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The Good Life—As Defined by God

September 2, 2014

The Good Life—As Defined by God Corey Mintz, writer of the weekly newspaper column “Fed,” offers some advice for our Thanksgiving celebrations. “I’ve learned that the food is less important than the company and a little bit of graciousness. Bottom line: make people feel welcome, appreciated, and a little special.” Mintz describes the art...

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To Love Is to Obey

December 8, 2020

Do you believe that being a Christian means denying yourself? While this is a basic biblical truth about discipleship, a recent survey revealed that only...

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Righteous Excess

January 3, 2019

Righteous Excess A prominent pastor faces accusations of sexual impropriety. A Christian college president admits to financial misdeeds. A ministry leader is revealed to be verbally abusive to the staff. Behind each new revelation are broken lives and damaged trust, magnifying the toll of the sin. We might be surprised to read that one of...

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