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Desires of the Flesh Wage Soul-War

June 29, 2012

Desires of the Flesh Wage Soul-War Two decades ago, Woody Allen caught the media’s attention when he began dating the adopted daughter of his then-partner, Mia Farrow. The odd couple married five years later. When pressed by a reporter from Time magazine, Allen remarked, "The heart wants what it wants." Though offensive to some, the words...

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God of Our Fathers

June 18, 2016

God of Our Fathers The hymn “God of Our Fathers” was written by Daniel C. Roberts for the centennial celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Roberts was an Episcopalian rector serving in Brandon, Vermont. The hymn begins by celebrating God’s work of creation, and the fourth stanza is especially fitting in view of the...

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The Lamb of God

December 7, 2019

The Lamb of God For our wedding day, Julia and I chose the music carefully. We wanted the ceremony to be worshipful, focused ultimately on God and not us. For this reason, one of the songs we picked was “Lamb of God” by Twila Paris. It doesn’t mention marriage, but it does celebrate the amazing love of God: “Your gift of love they crucified.

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  • Devotions December 7, 2019

The Giver of Good Gifts

April 1, 2019

The Giver of Good Gifts Peter and Mary Frey are both graduates from Moody Bible Institute whose video blog, The Frey Life, chronicles the ordinary events of their lives, whether checking into the hospital or running errands with their service dog. Mary, who has endured a lifelong struggle with cystic fibrosis, daily chooses joy. No matter...

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  • Devotions April 1, 2019

The Trustworthy Character of God

November 2, 2013

The Trustworthy Character of God One old adage says: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.” According to this sentiment, no amount of taunting and insult can really cause us harm. The truth is, attacks on our character do harm us, and Paul’s accusers deeply wounded him by spreading lies about his motives and...

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  • Devotions November 2, 2013

Devotion for July 19, 2007

July 19, 2007

Devotion for July 19, 2007 In any form of writing, the structure of the piece is critically important. Whether scientific papers, news reports, software manuals, short stories, or novels, the way that the material is arranged has significance for how the reader will understand it. God chose to use writing—His inspired, inerrant Word—to communicate...

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Trust and Obey

October 5, 2015

Trust and Obey Preaching is both an oral and an aural experience: oral because it is communicated by the spoken word; aural because its message is received by means of hearing. Some of the earliest preaching was also based in the home. God’s people were commanded to teach their children the truths that had been revealed to them though Moses.

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Devotion for February 01, 2006

February 1, 2006

Devotion for February 01, 2006 In the preface to his commentary on Paul’s letter to the Romans, Martin Luther wrote: “This letter is truly the most important piece in the New Testament. It is purest Gospel. It is well worth a Christian’s while not only to memorize it word for word but also to occupy himself with it daily, as though it were...

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  • Devotions February 1, 2006

Prayer in Ministry

May 28, 2019

Prayer in Ministry The United States Olympic committee ranked wrestling as the fifth most difficult sport out of sixty. Wrestling requires a unique combination of speed, strength, endurance, technique, confidence, and drive. Dan Gable, an Olympic gold medalist in the sport, was quoted as saying, “Once you’ve wrestled, everything else in life...

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  • Devotions May 28, 2019

Intercession: Jesus Prays for His Disciples and All Believers

May 1, 2013

Intercession: Jesus Prays for His Disciples and All Believers Charles Spurgeon once said that all the Christian virtues are locked up in the word prayer. The topic is a wellspring that invites sustained study and reflection from many angles. This month we will explore prayer in the New Testament, studying descriptions and examples of prayer...

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