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    Christian Devotional – May 16, 2022

    Days of the Judges, Day 1 The days of the judges. As we start this new study through the book of Judges we are taking a look at a much different period of time and a much different people. Israel was trying to lay claim to all that God had promised them. Read Judges 1. Now remember, God had given them the victory and promised them the land. All they had to do was go in and take it. There was fighting that had to happen, and they had to work for it. However, as we read over and over again in this chapter, we see the people didn’t fully…

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    Christian Devotional – May 15, 2022

    The Next Steps, Day 28 Encouragement. As we see this final chapter of the book of Acts, we see how the believers came to encourage Paul. As Paul continued to preach, the other believers began to step up and be encouraged as well. Read Acts 28. As we continue to move forward, what are we sacrificing to be able to be encourage others? These other believers were sactificing time and travel to be able to be an encouragement to Paul. Who was the last person that we encouraged? Who do we need to be encouraging? What else do we need to be doing to move us forward? How can you…

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    Christian Devotional – May 14, 2022

    The Next Steps, Day 27 To Rome. Paul had appealed his case to Caesar, so he must go to Rome. As we read Acts 27, we see the initial part of his journey. Paul had to get to Rome and the guard that was taking him was trying his best to make sure that Paul arrived. However, there was a lot of issues that came up on this journey. I mean, Paul was a prisoner, so it’s no surprise that the people did not follow his advice. Still, you would think that after everything the guard had seen that he recognized Paul had the wisdom that he did. But, they…

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    Christian Devotional – May 13, 2022

    The Next Steps, Day 26 The testimony. Paul gives his full testimony in Acts 26. As we read his testimony we see just how simple Paul explains the reasoning behind following Christ. Plus we see how Paul truly desired for everyone to follow Christ and become his brother and sister in the faith. Do we desire to see others come to Christ? What lengths would we go to for that to happen? Paul was willing to be enslaved and imprisoned for the opportunity to share the gospel. How about us?

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    Christian Devotional – May 11, 2022

    The Next Steps, Day 24 Clear conscience. What is a clear conscience? What does it take to have a clear conscience? Read Acts 24. We see Paul sharing his story, again, We see the integrity in what he shares. Paul shares the same message over and over regard regardless of who is listening. Paul understands how important it is to have integrity because that impacts how others receive his message. Do we concern ourselves with our integrity? Are we conscious of that as we go through our day? How can we share Christ’s message with integrity today?

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    Christian Devotional – May 10, 2022

    The Next Steps, Day 23 Enemies. When we share the message of Christ, we will create enemies. People will not like our message and they will disagree with what God is doing in our life. Read Acts 23. As Paul was sharing the message of Jesus Christ, he made people mad. Many of the religious leaders were afraid that Paul was going to destroy their religion and all that they held dear. As a result, they plotted to kill him. When we are following Jesus Christ we are going to make people mad. We must understand and accept that as fact. The question becomes, will that change how we we…

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    Christian Devotional – May 9, 2022

    The Next Steps, Day 22 God’s timing. As we look back at the life of Paul, we see him explaining in more detail exactly what happened in the days and months after his conversion to Christ. Read Acts 22. Paul was passionate about Jesus Christ, even from the very beginning. However, God knew that wasn’t the right timing. Paul started out trying to preach immediately, but because of his past, people didn’t accept his message and were not interested in listening to him. As a result, God had him leave for a time. If we remember, we studied about how Barnabas went to go find Paul and bring him back.…

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    Christian Devotional – May 8, 2022

    The Next Steps, Day 21 Commitment. As we read Acts chapter 21, we Payl at an interesting time. He is having great opportunity to impact the believers and share the message. Paul desires to see people come to know the Lord, no matter what that means for him. People were concerned for Paul, yet Paul wasn’t concerned for himself. Paul was concerned for Christ. Paul’s deepest heart’s desire was to see people come to know Christ. What is our deepest heart’s desire? What are we seeking after that is the most that we are looking for? We will meet people or have people in our lives that are concerned about…

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    Christian Devotional – May 7, 2022

    The Next Steps, Day 20 Finish the race. It seems appropriate that this is the verse that God showed me today since I am spending the day at a track meet. As I watch people run, it reminds me of these words from Acts 20. God desires that we run the race of life in obedience to him and that we run it in such a way that he is glorified in everything that he does through us. How would we define our race? Are we running with an intensity that matches and glorifies are Lord Jesus Christ? How can we continue to press forward each and every day?