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Devotion for December 15, 2008

December 15, 2008

Devotion for December 15, 2008 The traditional spiritual, “Go Tell It on the Mountain,” is also a Christmas carol. The chorus proclaims: “Go, tell it on the mountain, Over the hills and everywhere; Go, tell it on the mountain That Jesus Christ is born!” The song’s first two verses focus on the shepherds’ role in the Nativity story, while...

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Devotion for December 08, 2008

December 8, 2008

Devotion for December 08, 2008 In her poem, “Advent,” Victorian writer Christina Rossetti put herself into the parable of the ten virgins (Matt. 25:1–13) and wrote of waiting and longing eagerly for the coming of Christ. “The watch is long betimes and late, The prize is slow to win,” she said. Life is a difficult journey—full union with Jesus...

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There Is a Fountain

July 27, 2019

There Is a Fountain Buckingham Fountain, located in Chicago’s Grant Park, is made of pink Georgia marble and contains a million and a half gallons of water. From April to October, the fountain shoots 14,000 gallons of water 120 feet into the air. When God pours out His Spirit of grace and supplication on the remnant of Israel, there will...

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  • Devotions July 27, 2019

Our Lord on the Mount of Olives

September 27, 2018

Our Lord on the Mount of Olives At 8:10 a.m. on the morning of January 13, 2018, a heart-stopping alert was transmitted to cellphones throughout Hawaii: “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.” Understandably, panic ensued. For all people knew, the world as they knew it was about to end. As...

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  • Devotions September 27, 2018

Jesus, Son of Joseph

March 6, 2016

Jesus, Son of Joseph For four years, Rob Ford was the scandal of the city of Toronto. Ford was caught texting while driving. He associated with people of ill repute, including drug dealers and convicted criminals. Ford often showed up drunk to public festivals and city events. What made Ford’s actions even more unconscionable was this: he...

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  • Devotions March 6, 2016

Mighty Is the Lord

July 3, 2019

Mighty Is the Lord Protestant reformer Martin Luther stood before the greatest powers of his day to defend the gospel of salvation by grace through faith alone. His opponents used intimidation and threats in their attempt to persuade Luther to back down. "Of whom shall I be afraid?" Luther responded. "One with God is a majority." Zechariah’s...

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  • Devotions July 3, 2019

Rebuilding the Temple

July 12, 2019

Rebuilding the Temple Building projects can be hazardous to church leaders! The danger doesn’t come from falling bricks or loose boards but from discouragement. About 20 percent of pastors who lead their church through a construction program leave within two years of its completion. There may be good reasons for this. New circumstances in...

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  • Devotions July 12, 2019

Righteousness and Justice

July 14, 2019

Righteousness and Justice It seems like more people than ever before are talking about justice. Once the province of social activists, a few religious leaders, and some politicians, justice is now a primary concern for many. But what exactly do we mean by the word? Everybody agrees that justice is important. We do not agree on what justice...

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  • Devotions July 14, 2019

Judgment on the Nations

July 16, 2019

Judgment on the Nations A popular Christian radio station advertises itself as “positive” and “encouraging.” A majority of contemporary worship songs are upbeat. Many churches advertise themselves as “the friendly church.” None of this is necessarily bad. Visitors might hesitate to try a church that promises, “We will make you miserable!”...

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  • Devotions July 16, 2019

The Parable of the Shepherd

July 23, 2019

The Parable of the Shepherd Shakespeare’s play Hamlet contains a play within the play. Hamlet hopes the story will cause his unsuspecting uncle to betray himself, showing that he was complicit in the murder of the king. “The play’s the thing wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the King” Hamlet declares. Some of the prophets acted out parables...

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