Daily Devotional

Let People Be Themselves

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”— John 13: 34-35 The kind of love Jesus proposed was radical, as were His actions. He said this to […]

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Take Care of Yourself

“Abide in My love.”— John 15: 9 I visited a friend in the hospital who ended up there due to self- neglect. Tests she put off, recurring health problems she chose to deny. For all her Christian service and care for other people, she saw no need to take care of herself. Like so many, […]

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Yes, You Can Do Greater Things

“I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in Me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.”— John 14:12 What a promise. To be able to do greater things than Jesus. While He walked this earth over two thousand […]

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A Wonderful Way

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”— Romans 12:12 Faithful in prayer. The key to a deep relationship with God. Prayer is first of all, part of worship. People often ask me, how do I worship the Lord when I’m by myself trying to seek Him? We associate worship with singing in […]

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Live It, Test It, Find Freedom

To the Jews who had believed Him, Jesus said, “If you hold to My teaching, you are really My disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”— John 8:31-32 Don’t reject Jesus because an atheistic professor sneers at Christianity in a classroom. Don’t reject Jesus because some strange cult […]

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How Despair Becomes Victory

Eat, drink and be merry…for tomorrow we really will die? “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.”— Ecclesiastes 1:2 How did Solomon, once the richest, wisest and perhaps most powerful king in the world fall into such despair that his whole life seemed vain and empty? How does one who knows so much, sees so much, […]

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God Works NOW

God lives, moves, and works in the NOW. “Lord,” Martha said to Jesus, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died.”—John 11:21 If only. If only God had intervened in time, if only He had acted now and didn’t expect me to be comforted by some future promise of heaven…if only. Martha […]

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Do or Be?

“When all the people heard of Jesus’ arrival, they flocked to see Him and also to see Lazarus, the man Jesus had raised from the dead. Then the leading priests decided to kill Lazarus, too, for it was because of him that many of the people had deserted them and believed in Jesus.” —John 12: […]

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All That Is Important

“His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue.”— 2 Peter 1:3 A doctor left a successful practice and six-figure salary to deliver babies in a run-down maternity ward in Moscow. Using her own money to improve […]

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Were You Ever Really Alive?

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.—John 10:10 “Abundant life” is a phrase thrown around by motivational speakers and preachers a lot. But do we really know what that means? Jesus offers […]

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