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    Christian Devotional – October 12, 2020

    Left-handed Ehud, #1 We’re going to jump back to the Old Testament and take a look at a little known character by the name of Ehud. What was so special about Ehud, you ask? Ehudd was left handed. But before we get to him, we have to understand the world he lived in. Read Judges 3:14-16. Now the sons of Israel again did evil in the sight of the Lord . So the Lord strengthened Eglon the king of Moab against Israel, because they had done evil in the sight of the Lord . And he gathered to himself the sons of Ammon and Amalek; and he went and defeated…

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    Christian Devotional – September 24, 2020

    Journey Through Ephesians, #15 We must put on the new self. We cannot stay like we were. Once we have accepted Christ, our life changes. Read Ephesians 4:17-24. So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart; and they, having become callous, have given themselves over to sensuality for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness. But you did not learn Christ in this…

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    Christian Devotional – September 14, 2020

    Journey Through Ephesians, #9 God gives us wisdom for a purpose. Read Ephesians 3:1-10. For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles- if indeed you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace which was given to me for you; that by revelation there was made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before in brief. By referring to this, when you read you can understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed to His holy apostles and prophets in the Spirit;…

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    Christian Devotional – September 13, 2020

    Journey Through Ephesians, #8 You belong. So many people in the world are searching for that sense of belonging and fellowship. Paul explains where we can find that. Read Ephesians 2:17-22. and he came and preached peace to you who were far away , and peace to those who were near ; for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, in whom the whole…

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    Christian Devotional – September 12, 2020

    Journey Through Ephesians, #7 So much has been talked about regarding division and hatred in the United States recently. But division and anger are not new concepts. Read Ephesians 2:11-16. Therefore remember that formerly you, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called “Uncircumcision” by the so-called “Circumcision,” which is performed in the flesh by human hands- remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For…

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    Christian Devotional – September 6, 2020

    Journey Through Ephesians, #2 Our hope is Christ is to be a praise for God. Read Ephesians 1:9-14. He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will, to the end that we who were the first to hope in Christ would be…

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    Christian Devotional – September 5, 2020

    Journey Through Ephesians, #1 Forgiveness, riches, that all sounds great. That is what God offers us through the blood of Jesus. Read Ephesians 1:1-8. Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are at Ephesus and who are faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him.…

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    Christian Devotional – September 2, 2020

    Always Second – #17 David mourns Jonathan. Read 2 Samuel 1:17-27. Then David chanted with this lament over Saul and Jonathan his son, and he told them to teach the sons of Judah the song of the bow; behold, it is written in the book of Jashar. “Your beauty, O Israel, is slain on your high places! How have the mighty fallen! “Tell it not in Gath, Proclaim it not in the streets of Ashkelon, Or the daughters of the Philistines will rejoice, The daughters of the uncircumcised will exult. “O mountains of Gilboa, Let not dew or rain be on you, nor fields of offerings; For there the shield…

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    Christian Devotional – September 1, 2020

    Always Second – #16 David learns of Jonathan and Saul’s deaths. First we see his response to learning of Saul’s death. Read 2 Samuel 1:2-16. On the third day, behold, a man came out of the camp from Saul, with his clothes torn and dust on his head. And it came about when he came to David that he fell to the ground and prostrated himself. Then David said to him, “From where do you come?” And he said to him, “I have escaped from the camp of Israel.” David said to him, “How did things go? Please tell me.” And he said, “The people have fled from the battle,…

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    Christian Devotional – August 31, 2020

    Always Second – #15 Jonathan dies. Saul had disobeyed the Lord again and as a result was told that he and his 3 sons would all die in the same day. Sure enough, God fulfills his word. Read 1 Samuel 31:1-2. Now the Philistines were fighting against Israel, and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines and fell slain on Mount Gilboa. The Philistines overtook Saul and his sons; and the Philistines killed Jonathan and Abinadab and Malchi-shua the sons of Saul.1 Samuel 31:1‭-‬2 NASBhttps://bible.com/bible/100/1sa.31.1-2.NASB Even though Jonathon was committed to David, he was committed to God first. By being committed to God, he continued to fight with…