• Devotional

    Christian Devotional – March 12, 2020

    Running the Race – #19 Philippians 2:17-18 – But even if I am being poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy with you all. You too, I urge you, rejoice in the same way and share your joy with me. Philippians 2:17‭-‬18 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/php.2.17-18.NASB Sacrifice and rejoicing. These two words, which sound so very different from each other, actually go together. As Paul indicates here, he shares his joy with the others because he is sacrificing and pouring himself out for the cause of Christ. When we sacrifice for what God has for us and what God…

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    Christian Devotional – February 29, 2016

    Read John chapter 20 VERSE: John 20:31–But these were written that you may believe that Jesus in the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. TRUTH: The Bible was written with specific purposes. We know that God had a message to convey to the world and He used people to be able to convey that message. Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the promised Messiah. Through Him, we can experience forgiveness, mercy, and eternal life. Do we believe in His name and as a result receive the gifts that Jesus brings. RESPONSE: Father, I know that You are the…

  • Devotional

    Christian Devotional – August 30, 2015

    Read Luke chapter 24 VERSE: Luke 24:27–And beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scripture concerning himself. TRUTH: What a sermon that must have been! Jesus went through and explained the entire Bible to these two me as they all traveled along the way. Even though the men didn’t recognize Jesus, they must have marveled at the message that was brought on the dusty road that day. All of the Bible points to who Jesus is and the purpose for His coming to provide the way of salvation for those who would believe. Now, we have the Holy Spirit who…

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    Christian Devotional – September 17, 2014

    Read 1 Corinthians chapter 10 VERSE: 1 Corinthians 10:6–Now these things occurred as examples to keep up from setting our hearts on evil things as they did. TRUTH: The Bible is full of examples. Over and over through scripture we see the stories of several people who either did right or did wrong. The Bible records these for us to learn from. We are to see what happens to those who set their hearts on God as well as those who don’t so we can make the right choice in our own lives. It’s easier to make the right choice if we are aware of others who have been faced…

  • Book Review

    Book Review – The Action Bible: God’s Redemptive Story

    My husband and I recently bought this Bible to use with our kids, ages 5 and 7 because of all the great pictures. I have been truly amazed by this Bible. This Bible is formatted like a comic book with all the dramatic pictures that go with it. Also, usually with a typical kids Bible, you get just a selection of some of the main stories through the Bible, but this Bible goes so much farther! There are almost all the stories through the Old and New Testament that are represented in this Bible. The stories are written well and follow the Biblical account, even at times using direct quotes.…

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    Book Review – NIV Study Bible, 2011 Edition

    I recently bought a new study Bible, a big feat for me because I don’t typically change Bibles but about once every 10-20 years or so. I decided that I wanted a little bit of a change and purchased the NIV Study Bible. I must say, I am very impressed. I enjoy the readability of the updated translation and the extras that they have added to this study Bible are superb. They have full color on every single page of this Bible, whether it’s just a blue line that divides the scripture from the study notes, or a full color photo of the Sea of Galilee or an archaeological artifact…