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Devotion for Aug. 21, 2010

August 21, 2010

Devotion for Aug. 21, 2010 In the past few decades, American churches have staked out positions on whether women could wear pants, whether drums or hand–held microphones could be used in worship services, whether Christian parents could send their children to public schools, and whether only the King James Version of the Bible could be used.

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Devotion for October 05, 2007

October 5, 2007

Devotion for October 05, 2007 Prayer works—and as of early 2007, we now have an academic’s word for it. David Hodge of Arizona State University undertook “A Systematic Review of the Empirical Literature on Intercessory Prayer” in cases of people with medical or psychological problems. Looking at seventeen research studies that have been done...

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Devotion for December 10, 2008

December 10, 2008

Devotion for December 10, 2008 When Gabriel said to Mary, “Greetings, you who are highly favored!” (v. 28), it was more than just a friendly hello. The scriptural concept of God’s favor is a powerful one typically associated with righteousness and blessing. God’s “anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime,” the psalmist tells...

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Devotion for October 29, 2007

October 29, 2007

Devotion for October 29, 2007 The work of Theodore Seuss Geisel, popularly known as Dr. Seuss, testifies to the power of the written word. His classic children’s book, The Cat in the Hat, celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this year! You probably know the book, but what you might not know is that Dr. Seuss originally wrote it to teach kids...

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Devotion for April 15, 2009

April 15, 2009

Devotion for April 15, 2009 In 1858, a young girl named Bernadette claimed to see a mysterious lady near a grotto in Lourdes, France. In the coming days, water from that grotto allegedly began to cause miracles of healing. Word soon spread across the country and the world, and to this day millions of visitors travel to Lourdes thinking they...

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The Promise Keeper

July 19, 2017

The Promise Keeper In “The Puppy Song” Harry Nilson sings, “Dreams are nothing more than wishes / And a wish is just a dream / You wish to come true.” Some people view the promises found in the Bible this way— merely something that they hope will happen. Perhaps they feel that God’s promises have failed them, or they have mistaken their own...

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  • Devotions July 19, 2017

Devotion for Oct. 22, 2009

October 22, 2009

Devotion for Oct. 22, 2009 Educational researchers have long investigated what motivates learners in the classroom. Some students are spurred on by extrinsic rewards, such as grades or gold stars. Others are more motivated by personal interest or curiosity. Some look to the past and a particular person or event that inspired them in certain...

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Rest from Sin

February 23, 2016

Rest from Sin Pastor Timothy Keller defines legalism as more than the conscious belief that we can be saved by works. He describes it as a web of attitudes of heart and character: “It is the thought that God’s love for us is conditioned on something we can be or do.” The opposite but equally destructive error is to think that we can ignore...

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  • Rest February 23, 2016

Strategy of Godliness: Put Off and Put On

June 4, 2013

Strategy of Godliness: Put Off and Put On Researchers at Duke University who study human behavior have concluded that more than 40 percent of our actions are not a result of conscious decisions; instead, they are the product of our habits. In his book The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg tells stories of people who have successfully replaced...

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Devotion for Jan. 25, 2009

January 25, 2009

Devotion for Jan. 25, 2009 In Ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman civilizations, people worshiped a pantheon of gods who were thought to be angry and vengeful. Worship in these cultures was hardly a free response of love; instead, worship resembled acts of appeasement. Mythologies contain the stories of men and women who transgressed against...

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