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Meeting the World’s Needs in Gratitude for God’s Grace

July 15, 2014

Meeting the World’s Needs in Gratitude for God’s Grace On May 20, 2013, an EF5 tornado hit the town of Moore, Oklahoma. The state’s Department of Emergency Management reported that 25 people were killed, 377 people were injured, and approximately 1,150 homes were destroyed. Reporting for NBC from the disaster site two days later, anchors...

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Devotion for January 29, 2005

January 29, 2005

Devotion for January 29, 2005 Devotion for January 29, 2005 Darryl Williams was a black high school football player with a bright future before he was shot by white youths in a racially motivated act of violence. The bullet turned him into a quadriplegic, paralyzed from the neck down. Williams, though, went on to finish high school and university...

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Devotion for September 02, 2005

September 2, 2005

Devotion for September 02, 2005 Tennis player Althea Gibson was a trailblazing African-American athlete in the 1950s. Born on a South Carolina cotton farm and raised in Harlem, she battled poverty and segregation to achieve unprecedented success. She won 11 Grand Slam titles and was the first African-American to win the U.S. national championship...

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Actions of Hope

September 18, 2012

Actions of Hope It is one thing for a child to say she trusts her father, but another to jump into his arms from the side of the pool! Likewise, Jeremiah previously had been declaring a message of hope, but now he was told to perform an action illustrating trust in God’s word. The chapter begins on the brink of Jerusalem’s fall. The Babylonian...

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Devotion for September 23, 2005

September 23, 2005

Devotion for September 23, 2005 Mary Williams, a retired Seattle librarian, has baked about 5,000 fruitcakes in her life. Over a period of more than 30 years, she spent her holidays baking as many as 500 fruitcakes in a single season. Her top-secret recipe has attracted customers from Dallas, Texas, and Birmingham, Alabama. She sold them...

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Collectively Affirming the Covenant

June 22, 2014

Collectively Affirming the Covenant In The Love of Learning and the Desire for God, Jean Leclerq advocated reading Scripture aloud. Traditionally, learning “by heart” meant “to pronounce the sacred words in order to retain them.” He explained that learning the Word “by heart” involves “one’s whole being: with the body, since the mouth pronounced...

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Gathered Together in Love

December 19, 2016

Gathered Together in Love At age 47, Samuel Morse was a failed artist living in poverty. Abandoning his painting career, he turned to other projects and eventually invented the telegraph. By the end of his life, Morse was hailed as one of America’s greatest innovators. What a reversal of fortunes! A similar reversal is depicted in the words...

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  • Minor Prophets December 19, 2016

God’s Intentions for the World

December 16, 2017

God’s Intentions for the World A GPS navigational system can be a useful tool when driving in unfamiliar territory. Sometimes after taking a wrong turn, however, the best navigational advice is simply, “Turn around.” Our reading today offers the spiritual equivalent to this GPS command: repentance. Although God was “very angry” (1:2) over...

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  • Jesus December 16, 2017

Devotion for Dec. , 2011

June 10, 2012

Devotion for Dec. , 2011 Does this sound familiar? A worship leader reads Scripture, and though he correctly pronounces every word, his tone is flat and his face is expressionless. Then the congregation sings a familiar song, singing each note with perfunctory precision. They listen to a sermon with a three-part outline, perhaps occasionally...

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An Intimate Love: His Love Is Personal

September 27, 2015

An Intimate Love: His Love Is Personal In the ancient world, foot washing was not only a part of ritual cleansing, it was also practical. People wore sandals, and frequent washing of the feet was necessary. Traditionally, a host would provide water for guests to cleanse their feet. In the home, it was expected that wives would wash the feet...

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