Judge Not

“Judge not, that you be not judged.” Matthew 7:1

    "Judge not." Of all the things Jesus said during the Sermon on the Mount, this one might be the most difficult. Judging seems to come so naturally to us. We act as if we are given our own...

Posted on Sunday, December 13, 2015
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I've Got Jesus. Why Do I Need the Spirit?

“Suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind…” Acts 2:2

    The title of this devotion is the title of the opening chapter of pastor and author Francis Chan's book Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit. If you have ever...

Posted on Monday, August 10, 2015
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I've Been Hurt Deeply. How Do I Forgive?

Response by Mackenzie Ridenour        Jesus paid the price for our sins the day he died on the cross. His death was the atonement, the forgiveness, for everything we have done, and will do...

Posted on Monday, July 27, 2015
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The Costs

“And when Jesus was baptized…” Matthew 3:16

    Some present conversations are formed by past experiences. Our ideas and opinions may be spoken in the moment, but they are shaped across the decades. What we believe is largely determined...

Posted on Sunday, July 12, 2015
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The Undoing

“And if you will indeed obey my commandments…” Deuteronomy 11:13

    "Success breeds success." Turn your attention to any leadership book or conference, and you will hear something to that effect. One of the arenas where this is most evident and prevalent is...

Posted on Monday, June 15, 2015
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I Deserve

“When the Lord heard it, his anger was kindled…” Numbers 11:1

    "I deserve better." This statement is the heart cry of our sinful self. Ever since the Garden, this longing has driven our selfish behaviors. Eve believed God was holding out on her. She and...

Posted on Sunday, May 24, 2015
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