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Devotion for Dec. 23, 2009

December 23, 2009

Devotion for Dec. 23, 2009 Because of the quality of ink, pens, and parchment in the ancient world, letter writing was no easy task. Even the highly educated often required the help of an amanuensis, or secretary, in drafting an epistle. If an amanuensis was used, it was not uncommon for the "sender" to attach a brief greeting at the end...

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Faithful Witness: The Visible Hand of God

March 14, 2014

Faithful Witness: The Visible Hand of God Scripture says that correction is needed to ensure that children are brought up in the fear of the Lord. When this does not take place, more painful judgment is in store. In the same way, God’s hand goes out on those who need to be brought back, initially as a gentle rebuke and then more severely...

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Thanksgiving: Gratitude for the Way Christ Enriches Lives

May 9, 2013

Thanksgiving: Gratitude for the Way Christ Enriches Lives A 2011 survey by the United States Postal Service indicated that the typical American home receives a personal letter—not including greeting cards or invitations—once every seven weeks. It was once every two weeks as recently as 1987. A stream of advertisements still arrives; but personal...

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  • Devotions May 9, 2013

Elizabeth: His Name Is John

December 2, 2015

Elizabeth: His Name Is John Naming children after family members is common in cultures around the world. To name a son “junior” after his father, for example, or to give a daughter a middle name after her grandmother, is often done as a way of showing respect and love and of honoring the past. So it was quite normal that Zechariah and Elizabeth’s...

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His Surprising Stories

April 13, 2020

C. S. Lewis is widely known for his novels, such as The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. But he is just as well known for his philosophical writing on Christian apologetics, for example, Mere Christianity.

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Devotion for Nov. 9, 2011

November 9, 2011

Devotion for Nov. 9, 2011 “Ready to refresh the world?” Pepsi–Cola recently sponsored a “refresh everything” contest. They asked people to submit ideas on how to refresh their communities. One entrant was an Ohio–based nonprofit Shoes 4 The Shoeless. The group collects new shoes and socks for kids in need. Recently, the Shoeless group sent...

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Devotion for June 18, 2005

June 18, 2005

Devotion for June 18, 2005 In Shakespeare’s Henry V, people doubted young Henry’s ability to rule after his father passed away. Whereas his father had been revered and loved, the son was known for carousing with less than regal company. The son, though, revealed that his irresponsibility was just an act to lower the expectations that the...

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Love in Christ, Paul

May 20, 2021

Daily devotional from Moody Bible Institute: Nowadays, we authenticate or verify as genuine a person’s identity through such means...

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Redemption: Languages, Cultures, and God’s Plan

October 29, 2012

Redemption: Languages, Cultures, and God’s Plan The only known example of an individual creating an entirely new system of writing is Sequoyah’s invention of written Cherokee in the early nineteenth century. Inspired by the way he saw white settlers using writing, he devised 85 symbols that correspond with sounds in Cherokee. Soon the Cherokees...

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  • Devotions October 29, 2012

Understanding Leviticus as Part of the Pentateuch

May 1, 2012

Understanding Leviticus as Part of the Pentateuch In an essay, C. S. Lewis described how he conceived The Chronicles of Narnia: "The Lion all began with a picture of a Faun carrying an umbrella and parcels in a snowy wood . . . [when] I was about sixteen. Then one day, when I was about forty, I said to myself: ‘Let’s try to make a story about...

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