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The God Who Doesn't Sleep

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"I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep."Psalm 121:14 I imagine that I am not alone in losing sleep over the past month worrying about the security of my family's hea...

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Devoted

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"And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers." Acts 2:42 The way we devote our time, money, and attention can be ever changing. The world offers us countless competitors for our devotion. We can devote ourselves to our jobs, to our family, to fear and worry, to a national identity, and even to trivial ...

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Innocent for the Guilty

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Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!" And having said this he breathed his last. Now when the centurion saw what had taken place, he praised God, saying, "Certainly this man was innocent!" Luke 23:46-47 Holy Week is a special time. To many in the world the week of our Lord's Passion is simply another week, but for t...

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Love One Another

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"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." John 13:3435 It's Thursday of Jesus's last week of earthly ministry. Jesus has joined with the Twelve Apostles to eat the Passover meal. Since the Exodus generati...

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Hope Comes from Living in the Scriptures (Part 1)

"For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope." Romans 15:4 Are you filled with hope today? This is God's great desire for you. But sustained, confident, expectant hope is not automatic. It requires us to be active and attentive and responsive. This hope c...

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Remember His Embrace

"And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. And the son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.' But the father said to his servants, 'Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and pu...

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Don't Be Anxious About Your Life

"And he said to his disciples, "Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! And w...

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The Shepherd in the Shadow

"Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort meSurely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever."Psalm 23:4, 6 Like many Christians, Psalm 23 is among my favorite psalms in the Psalter. When things are going...

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