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    Christian Devotional – March 4, 2021

    The Essential 100, Day 63 Jesus healed a man who was blind. Then the man was called in for questioning. Read John 9. Jesus did something amazing in this man’s life. He healed a man who had been blind from birth. God gave him his sight back but now, people wanted to understand what happened. They questioned whether God would be able to do a healing like that. When asked, the man responded that he didn’t have all the answers to the theological questions they were asking. What he knew was, he had been blind but now he can see. That is all witnessing is. Witnessing is simply sharing what…

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    Christian Devotional – March 3, 2021

    The Essential 100, Day 62 Take courage. Jesus knows that the storms of life are a constant, but we can take courage. Read Matthew 14:22-36. The disciples faced the storm. But, they were not alone. Jesus was coming to them and he was in control the entire time. As Jesus walked to them on the water they were afraid. So many times in our life we experience storms and dark times, yet Jesus is right there with us and because of him we do not have to be afraid. When we are looking around us, are we looking at our circumstances and the waves and the storm, or are we…

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    Christian Devotional – March 2, 2021

    The Essential 100, Day 61 God takes care of your needs. Read Luke 9. During this chapter we see God move in several different ways. First, God sends his disciples out to share and to minister to the people and the surrounding areas. Second, people are coming to him directly and Jesus meets their needs in an amazing way by feeding over 5000 of them with just a small lunch. Finally, we see Jesus discussing the importance of following him and see Jesus display all of his glory on the mountain top with his disciples. Such amazing and fantastic recognitions of exactly who Jesus is. Do we recognize who Jesus…

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    Christian Devotional – March 1, 2021

    The Essential 100, Day 60 God seeks the lost. God wants to see people brought into a relationship with him. Read Luke 15. God came into the world to create an opportunity to restore the relationship between man and God. We were sinful and we were lost and we needed a savior. God sent Jesus to create that relationship and bridge that gap by living the life that we could not live, perfect. Are we recognizing our need for a savior? Once we have been found are we helping to point the way to others who need to be found also? God desires each and every person to be in…

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    Christian Devotional – February 28, 2021

    The Essential 100, Day 59 Who is my neighbor? This story has been read by many to help us understand our responsibility for all people. Read Luke 10:25-37. Everyone is considered our neighbor. God has given us a responsibility to look after and care for anyone and everyone that he brings across our path. Are we making sure to focus on that and ensure that we are living that out today? Who do we need to treat like a neighbor today?

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    Christian Devotional – February 27, 2021

    The Essential 100, Day 58 What does the kingdom of heaven mean to you. As we read today, Jesus is teaching about the kingdom of heaven. Read Matthew 13. The kingdom of heaven is something that as beloevers and followers of Christ, we are able to experience now. We can see and experience all that God has for us now if we are focused on Him. As we see in this passage, what is the kingdom worth to us? Do we truly understand that God desires that we experience God’s kingdom now? How do we stay focused on all that God has for us?

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    Christian Devotional – February 26, 2021

    The Essential 100, Day 27 Do we expect answers? As we look at the second half of the sermon on the mount, we see the importance of actually expecting to receive from God. Read Matthew 6:5-7:29. Whether we are dealing with fear or worry or questions, we can come to God and bring him our concerns. When we come to himm, do we actually believe that he is going to impact our lives and make change? Do we trust in him to handle things, or do we try and take our concerns back? What do we expect? God is able to address all our concerns and we need to ensure…

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    Christian Devotional – February 25, 2021

    The Essential 100, Day 56 The sermon on the mount is the longest recorded sermon by Jesus. In looking at the first part, read Matthew 5:1-6:4. Main message of the sermon about it’s really how are we relating to God? Do we allow him to work and move through us? Do others see him in our life. As you read through all the instructions and reminders here, the message is really about surrender. Are we surrendering to God so that others see Him through us?

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    Christian Devotional – February 24, 2021

    The Essential 100, Day 55 Temptation. Jesus faced temptation just like we do. Read Matthew 3:13-4:17. How do we respond when we are tempted? We know it’s going to happen, so we might as well be prepared. We can think through and plan our responses now so that we are prepared. Jesus was prepared. He knew scripture and he was ready to quote it as needed to fend off the devil. How prepared are we to face the temptations we will face? They will come, and like Jesus, we can overcome through the power of God’s Word.

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    Christian Devotional – February 23, 2021

    The Essential 100, Day 54 Are we prepared? Read Luke 3:1-20. Reading through the story of John the Baptist, we see how he sought to prepare the way for Jesus and through his message of repentance. Part of John’s message was helping the people to understand that they needed repentance. As we look at our lives, where do we need to review ourselves? Where in our life needs to be reviewed in terms of whether or not we need to repent? None of us are perfect. All of us need to be constantly evaluating and bringing our lives before the throne of God to allow him the opportunity to review…