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Devotion for April 2, 2011

April 2, 2011

Devotion for April 2, 2011 Last year saw the 500th anniversary of the first decorated Christmas tree. In 1510, a fir tree was placed in a public marketplace in Riga, Latvia, and decorated with paper roses by local merchants in order to honor the birth of Christ. The idea of decorating Christmas trees caught on—ornaments included apples, nuts,...

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Worthless Shepherds

July 17, 2021

Daily devotional from Moody Bible Institute: Do you believe that following Jesus will make you successful?

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  • God's Faithfulness July 17, 2021

The Arrival of the King

July 17, 2019

The Arrival of the King When the president travels by motorcade, streets and expressways are blocked. Secret service agents are positioned at strategic locations on overpasses and bridges. The goal of these measures is not only to make certain there is no delay but also to limit access to the president. When Jesus rode triumphantly into Jerusalem...

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The Importance of Honesty

July 7, 2019

The Importance of Honesty Most people don’t consider themselves to be dishonest. Yet, researchers found that workplace theft is surprisingly common. One survey released in 2013 revealed that most employees stole from the retail and service companies that employed them. Some of those thefts might not be what you’d expect. For example, many...

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The Lord’s Army

July 9, 2019

The Lord’s Army Society may be getting more secular, but angels have nothing to fear from this trend. A majority of Americans believes that angels exist. According to one poll, 88 percent of Christians, 95 percent of evangelicals, and even a majority of those who consider themselves to be non-religious believe in angels. Today’s passage features...

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A Certain Future

March 29, 2018

A Certain Future Twelve thousand people in twelve cities were interviewed for IKEA’s 2016 Life at Home Report. Each person was asked this simple question: “What makes a home a home?” Despite the respondents’ different cultures, ages, and ethnicities, four common elements of home were identified: comfort, safety, belonging, and love. As we...

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  • Sovereignty March 29, 2018

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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God’s Measuring Line

July 4, 2019

God’s Measuring Line The Weights and Measures Division of the US government works to promote uniformity and accuracy. It is easy to see how important weights and measures are to commerce, but accurate measurements are also important for builders. A common proverb among carpenters advises, "Measure twice and cut once." Zechariah’s third of...

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  • Devotions July 4, 2019

The Lord’s Return

July 28, 2019

The Lord’s Return From Mad Max to the animated Disney film WALL-E, popular books and movies reveal society’s persistent obsession with the apocalypse. Typically, a few brave survivors navigate a blasted landscape trying to restore human society or at least keep it intact. Ironically, the biblical idea of apocalypse focuses on something else.

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Cleansing from Sin

December 18, 2016

Cleansing from Sin The opening lines of Count Zinzendorf’s eighteenth-century hymn speak of being clothed in Christ’s righteousness: “Jesus, Thy blood and righteousness / My beauty are, my glorious dress; / Midst flaming worlds, in these arrayed, / With joy shall I lift up my head.” The imagery of the hymn echoes the scene in today’s reading.

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  • Minor Prophets December 18, 2016


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