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    Christian Devotional – April 17, 2021

    Corinthians, Day 6 What were you and what are you now? Read 1 Corinthians 6. As Paul continues, he goes on to explain that we should not be putting ourselves under the judgment of the world. We should be able, as believers in Christ, to get together with other believers and solve any disputes. Paul then lists all the reasons people who are not believers are not worthy to judge. Then he makes the statement that this is what “some of you were.” Before we come to Christ, we werre sinners. We were terrible, sinful people who regularly did evil things. However, Christ died for us and through his sacrifice…

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    Christian Devotional – April 16, 2021

    Corinthians, Day 5 Lost people are going to act like lost people. Paul reminds the church of this in 1 Corinthians 5. Paul is a dressing a very specific issue that has come up in the church. There is a member of the church who claims to be a Christian who is acting in a way that is not Christ like at all. Paul is condemning that person for their actions. But Paul makes a very large distinction here. People who are outside of the church and who don’t know Christ, they’re going to act like people who don’t know Christ. We’re not to judge those people for those actions.…

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    Christian Devotional – April 15, 2021

    Corinthians, Day 4 Imitate me. Those seem like amazingly bold words that Paul speaks here, but are there really? Read 1 Corinthians 4. As Paul speaks here, we see him explaining more about the attitude of following Christ. Paul is sharing with the people the importance of following him every single day and then Paul issues this amazingly bold statement. Paul tells them that if they will follow and imitate Paul then by doing so, they will be following and imitating Christ. Could we make such a bold statement ourselves? Discipleship is not about perfection but it is about progress. Are we progressing down the path to be more and…

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    Christian Devotional – April 14, 2021

    Corinthians, Day 3 Are we growing in Christ? Do we continue to learn every day? Read 1 Corinthians 3. When we become believers in Jesus Christ, we begin a journey. That decision is not the end, it is simply the beginning. We start a journey in which we learn and grow and understand more about Christ each and every day. If we are not continually seeking to understand and know Christ better, we are not growing. Just like a physical child that stops growing, a spiritual child that stops growing is cause for great concern. We would not stay babies physically forever. That just would be odd and unusual. Our…

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    Christian Devotional – April 13, 2021

    Corinthians, Day 2 What do you think you know? How often do you rely on what you think you know? Read 1 Corinthians 2. As Paul was writing to the Corinthians, he wanted them to understand that the only thing he knew when he was with them was Jesus Christ and him crucified. Paul didn’t come to them with fancy words or with amazing theological debate. Paul came to them with Jesus Christ. That was all. Thankfully, that is all they need. Sometimes, we try to make the Christian life so incredibly complicated. We add so many things in and put so many expectations on people that they lose sight…

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    Christian Devotional – April 12, 2021

    Corinthians, Day 1 God shared amazing truths to the Corinthian people through the letters that Paul sent them. We are going to take the next couple of weeks and go through those letters, chapter by chapter, and see some of the key truths that God reveals. Read 1 Corinthians 1. God starts off reminding the Corinthian people that he is powerful. God is more powerful than anything that we experience or could possibly have on Earth. God’s weaknesses are stronger then the strongest human strength. When we look at the situations that we face and the difficulties that we go through, do we recognize and acknowledge God’s strength and God’s…

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    Christian Devotional – April 10, 2021

    The Essential 100, Day 100 Come Lord Jesus! Are we ready for his return? Read Revelation 21-22. Jesus Christ wins in the end! There will be a new heaven and a new Earth and all the sin will pass away and God will reign supreme over everything. I don’t know but you, but I cannot wait for that day. I long for the time when God will be over all and when he will set all things as he designed and desired them to be. Are we excited for the return of the Lord? Are we sharing that anticipation with others who need to know before it’s too late? God…

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    Christian Devotional – April 9, 2021

    The Essential 100, Day 99 Praise the Lord. Read Revelation 19-20. God is worthy of praise. As we come toward the end of our journey through a 100 days of The Bible, we see that it is all about praising the Lord. God is reigning supreme and he is over everything and will be shown victorious. He is worthy of our praise. What does praise it look like for us on a daily basis? Do we lift up and praise God every single day or do we only think about that when something extraordinarily positive happens? Do we recognize God’s influence in the moment by moment? Do we recognize God’s…

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    Christian Devotional – April 8, 2021

    The Essential 100, Day 98 Jesus is worthy of our praise. Read Revelation 4-7. As the prophecy was shared with John, John got a front row seat to see just how amazing and powerful and majestic is the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is absolutely worthy of all of our praise and all of our honor and all glory. There is nothing on this Earth that is greater than he is. Do we live our life focused each day on that truth? Do we recognize just how awe-inspiring Jesus Christ truly is? Our entire focus today needs to be on declaring the wonder and the glory of Jesus Christ and on…

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    Christian Devotional – April 7, 2021

    The Essential 100, Day 97 How can we support our churches? Christ addresses 7 churches in the final letter in the Bible. Each of these churches have things they are doing well and areas of opportunity. Read revelation 2-3. In the first church, we see Christ reminding them to not leave their first love. When we think about the Christian life and the dedication and commitment that we have to doing the things that Christ would have us to do, it’s easy to start off very excited and yet fall away after a time. The Christian life is difficult. Following Christ is not easy and yet it is the most…