Devotionals

How Will I Know?

Jesus answered and said, “I thank You, Father…that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes.” —Matthew 11:25We do not grow into a spiritual relationship step by step— we either have a relationship or…

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Coming to Jesus

Come to Me… —Matthew 11:28Isn’t it humiliating to be told that we must come to Jesus! Think of the things about which we will not come to Jesus Christ. If you want to know how real you are, test yourself by these words— “Come to Me……

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Hypocrisy on Display in Hollywood and in Politics: Responding with Anger and Humility

Hypocrisy on Display in Hollywood and in Politics: Responding with Anger and Humility

Integrity is the opposite of hypocrisy.

Hypocrisy. Even the thought of it makes most of us cringe.

And boy was it on display this week on the right and on the left.

For example, Harvey Weinstein was outed as a sexual harasser and an abuser of powe..

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Benny Hinn Is My Uncle, but Prosperity Preaching Isn’t for Me

Benny Hinn Is My Uncle, but Prosperity Preaching Isn’t for Me

As part of the family empire, I lived a life of luxury. Then doubts began to surface.

Almost 15 years ago, on a shoreline outside of Athens, Greece, I stood confident in my relationship with the Lord and my ministry trajectory. I was traveling the w..

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The Nature of Reconciliation

He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. —2 Corinthians 5:21Sin is a fundamental relationship— it is not wrong doing, but wrong being— it is deliberate and determined independence from God. The…

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He Sees the Gift in You

He Sees the Gift in You

“‘How do you know me?’ Nathanael asked. Jesus answered, ‘I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you.’” John 1:48 (NIV)

When my brothers were small, they’d often tiptoe into my room and climb in bed with me at night. H..

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Can You Keep a Secret?

“A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.” Proverbs 11:13 (NIV) You’re hanging out with friends. Sharing a meal, sharing your lives. Someone’s name comes up. Someone who isn’t there. A comment is made. “Have you seen ______?” Then another. “Well, I heard ______.” Once people realize you know the person […]

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The Nature of Degeneration

Just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned… —Romans 5:12The Bible does not say that God punished the human race for one man’s sin, but that the nature of sin, namely…

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The Treasure of Thrown-Away Food

“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7 (NIV) A few years ago, my son Jackson wrote a paper about the corruption and greed that caused the civil war in his native land. But Jackson wasn’t just explaining a historical event — […]

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The Vision and The Reality

…to those who are…called to be saints… —1 Corinthians 1:2Thank God for being able to see all that you have not yet been. You have had the vision, but you are not yet to the reality of it by any means. It is when we are in the valle…

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