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    Christian Devotional – July 17, 2021

    The Gospels through the Summer, Day 51 How much do you love God? Read Luke 7. As we see Jesus continuing his ministry through the area, so many people are drawn to him and are impacted by the miracles that he performs in their lives. At the end of the chapter we see a woman who washes his feet with perfume and her hair. Jesus calls her out and points out the fact that she has been forgiven of many things and because she has been forgiven of so much, she loves him so much. When we think about how much we love the Lord, do we remember all that…

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    Christian Devotional – July 16, 2021

    The Gospels through the Summer, Day 50 Imitators. Do we imitate Christ? Read Luke 6. Jesus continues to share and we see how he is working and moving in the lives of those around him. Jesus tells us that just as the Father is merciful, we are to be merciful. How well does in our life reflect the love and mercy of Jesus Christ? When others see us, do they see him?

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    Christian Devotional – July 15, 2021

    The Gospels through the Summer, Day 49 Will we try again because Jesus says? Read Luke 5. Peter explained that they had worked hard and they had done their best and they had failed. Well, Jesus didn’t care. He told them to do something again. Interestingly, Jesus didn’t promise them great results. He simply told them what to do and they were expected to obey. Do we obey? Do we obey when it doesn’t make sense? Do we obey even if there aren’t any promise of results? Do we obey just because it’s Jesus who is asking? What has Jesus asked of you today? Will you obey?

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    Christian Devotional – July 14, 2021

    The Gospels through the Summer, Day 48 Authority. Read Luke 4. Have you ever been around anyone who didn’t have authority, but acted like they did? They give orders and they make decisions and yet there’s no follow through or no consequences if something doesn’t go according to their plan. Authority is everything when it comes to giving direction. The key that we see through this passage is that Jesus was teaching the people, but not like they normally were taught. Before, their teachers would say what they wanted, but there was no sense of authority. They were simply reading someone else’s words. Here, Jesus was teaching and preaching with…

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    Christian Devotional – July 13, 2021

    The Gospels through the Summer, Day 47 Do we produce fruit? Read Luke 3. This chapter details the ministry and message of John the Baptist, and we see that he is focused on 2 things. First, repent. Second, bear fruit. These two messages encompass the whole of the message that John was sharing with the people. We must all repent and recognize that we are sinners in need of a savior. Secondly, once we have made our commitment to the Savior, we need to go about bearing fruit so that others can tell where we are at and where our commitment is at. Have we repented? Do we bear fruit…

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    Christian Devotional – July 12, 2021

    The Gospels through the Summer, Day 46 Are we looking for the Lord’s salvation? Read Luke 2. As we read about the salvation through the birth of Jesus, we see people who had no idea what to expect, but they came running. Then there are others who had been watching and waiting. They were anticipating all that God would do and as a result, they recognized it when God did it. How do we respond? If we don’t know it’s coming, do we still come running when God makes his plans known to us? Are we excited to be wherever God is? Or, are we the person who has been…

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    Christian Devotional – July 11, 2021

    The Gospels through the Summer, Day 45 God still fulfills his promises. Read Luke 1. As we finished Mark yesterday, we saw at the end of his life Jesus fulfilling all his promises to us. Here, as we begin again through the story of the life of Jesus, we see God still fulfilling all his promises. Two different authors. Two different times in history. Still, the theme remains the same. God fulfills his promises. As Mary heard the message that she would be the mother of Christ, we see how this is a fulfillment of God’s promise. Will we believe and trust in Christ and patiently wait for him to…

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    Christian Devotional – July 10, 2021

    The Gospels through the Summer, Day 44 Jesus does what he says he will do. Read Mark 16. Jesus told his disciples that he would arise again from his death. Still, his disciples were surprised when what he said would happen, happened. Are we surprised when Jesus does what he says he’s going to do? When we are looking through the promises of The Bible, this is an opportunity for us to see all that Jesus has said he will do. Many of the things he has already fulfilled, but some of the other promises he has not yet. But make no mistake, everything that Jesus has said he will…

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    Christian Devotional – July 9, 2021

    The Gospels through the Summer, Day 43 Jesus is God. Read Mark 15. As we read about the crucifixion of Jesus, we see how others responded to this event. I’m sure that centurian had overseen countless crucifixions. He had probably seen so many people die. Yet this one was different. When seeing Jesus die, he knew this one was different. He recognized that Jesus was the Son of God. When we are going through the daily activities, do we recognize when things are different? Do we see Jesus in our lives? Jesus is there every single day and he is working. Are we in awe of who he is and…

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    Christian Devotional – July 8, 2021

    The Gospels through the Summer, Day 42 God knows us. Read Mark 14. So many truths are in this chapter. The passover meal, Jesus prays for them, and then Jesus is arrested. Yet through it all, Jesus displays the fact that he knows us. Jesus knows us better than we know ourselves. This statement and the verse above is such an incredible reminder that no matter what our best intentions are, we are still going to face temptation and we’re still going to fall. We need Jesus to be able to do anything today. Only through Jesus will we withstand the temptation that we face. We must continue to pray…