Anxious for Answers
on May 23rd, 2022
“A woman suffering from bleeding for 12 years had endured much under many doctors…For she said, “If I can just touch His robes, I’ll be made well!’” (Mark 5:25, 28).In our “Perfect Timing” devotional series, we’ve been looking at Mark chapter 5 where Jesus is asked by Jairus, a synagogue leader, to heal his little girl. While Jesus is traveling with Jairus to his house to heal the girl, a woman re...  Read More
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Desperate Times, Desperate Measures
on May 22nd, 2022
“One of the synagogue leaders, named Jairus, came, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at His feet and kept begging Him, “My little daughter is at death’s door. Come and lay Your hands on her so she can get well and live” (Mark 5:22-23).We get desperate when we feel that our time is running out. In serious situations, we start looking for help anywhere we can find it. In Mark chapter 5, Jesus is walkin...  Read More
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Time Crunch
on May 21st, 2022
“The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him, to the one who seeks Him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord” (Lamentations 3:25-26).Time is one of the greatest mysteries God ever made. He lives outside of it, yet we somehow live our lives in it. We can’t see it, but we rely on it daily. It’s how we make our plans and how we create goals. It’s how we wake up, cook, work, and...  Read More
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A Petty Performance
on May 20th, 2022
“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:2-3).The people who are the closest to us always know us the best. They see what no one else does—they get the unfiltered, uncut version of us when we aren’t in front of others.What do the people closest to you see about your life...  Read More
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Faux Heart
on May 19th, 2022
“Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known” (Luke 12:1-2).Jesus told people to beware of the Pharisees, who were considered the highest, most esteemed religious men of that period. They knew Scripture well, and they spent time teaching people on the outside, but their hearts ...  Read More
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Puritan Perfect
on May 18th, 2022
“Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction” (2 Timothy 4:2).In the late 16th and 17th centuries, the Church of England decided to “purify” the church by extinguishing any remaining practices of the old Roman Catholic Church that were not found in the Bible. The church believed that there were too many ideas, ...  Read More
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Rescue Mission
on May 17th, 2022
“After coming down with them, He stood on a level place with a large crowd of His disciples and a great number of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and from the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon…the whole crowd was trying to touch Him, because the power was coming out from Him and healing them all” (Luke 6:17-9).In 1985, a man named Jerome Moody died in a swimming pool surrounded by 100 lifeguards. The...  Read More
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A Band of Brothers
on May 16th, 2022
“When daylight came, He summoned His disciples, and He chose 12 of them—He also named them apostles” (Luke 6:13)Jesus didn’t walk through life on His own—He had brothers with Him. He chose twelve that would be His disciples, and wherever Jesus went, the twelve went with Him.Jesus calls us into the family, not because the Father cannot satisfy us, but because we grow better when we’re surrounded by...  Read More
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Straight from the Source
on May 15th, 2022
“During those days He went out to the mountain to pray and spent all night in prayer to God” (Luke 6:12).Jesus went away to pray. How many times in Scripture have we read that Jesus went away from the crowds, even went away from His friends to pray to the Father in solitude?Why does Jesus do this? He doesn’t do this to parade His holiness. He does this because He’s modeling a practice that we are ...  Read More
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The Ground You Grow On
on May 14th, 2022
“The one who says he remains in Him should walk just as He walked” (1 John 2:6).Have you ever noticed how kids imitate their parents? They mimic their facial expressions and adopt their speech patterns—even imitate the way they walk.  As a son or daughter of God, we are meant to imitate Jesus. In Ephesians, we’re told to “Be imitators of God, therefore, as beloved children, and walk in love, just ...  Read More
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Anatomy
on May 13th, 2022
“Now all the believers were together and held all things in common. They sold their possessions and property and distributed the proceeds to all, as anyone had a need…They ate their food with a joyful and humble attitude, praising God and having favor with all the people. And every day the Lord added to them those who were being saved” (Acts 2:44-47).Over the last few days, we’ve explored our iden...  Read More
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A Rowdy Celebration
on May 12th, 2022
“You reveal the path of life to me; in Your presence is abundant joy; in Your right hand are eternal pleasures” (Psalms 16:11).In Havelock, North Carolina, there’s an air station where F14s and fighter jets train for the Marines. The roar from the jet planes is so loud that it sounds like ocean waves crashing. Upon coming into Havelock, there’s a sign that reads, “Pardon our noise, it’s the sound ...  Read More
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