Category: Devos

No More Nets

No More Nets

“And he [Jesus] said to them, ‘Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.’ Immediately they left their nets and followed him.” – Matthew 4:19-20       Imagine just how different our world would be if the disciple’s response to Jesus’ call to follow looked more like this: Immediately they went back…

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

“You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against any of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.” – Leviticus 19:18 Last Monday night at our Neighborhood Watch meeting, something happened that had the whole room in shock. A woman stood up in front of a room full of…

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For My Sisters

For My Sisters

“I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she is to keep silent.” I Timothy 2:12 A couple of months ago my wife, Bri, and I began discussing what we were going to preach for the summer. Sometimes we like to choose a large topic and pick it apart over…

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Potential

Potential

“Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life, to which you were called and for which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” I Timothy 6:12 I understand my parents a whole lot better these days. It’s amazing how that happens once you have kids of your…

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Transcend The Categories

Transcend The Categories

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17 We have a tendency, and I am guilty of it too, to compartmentalize our lives. We like to try and separate all of the different things we do…

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The Lost Word

The Lost Word

“When the king heard the words of the book of the Law, he tore his clothes.” 2 Kings 22:11 When I was seven years old, my family moved from an apartment to our first house. For me, it was the first time since my brother was born that I would have my own room, and…

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More Than The Sum of Our Labels

More Than The Sum of Our Labels

“So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27 Every human being, each and every one of us, is made in the image and likeness of God. For some of you, reading that line makes someone pop into your head who…

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The Journey Is The Joy

The Journey Is The Joy

“Then I considered all that my hands had done and the toil I had spent in doing it, and again, all was vanity and a chasing after wind, and there was nothing to be gained under the sun. ” Ecclesiastes 2:11 When David’s son, Solomon, ascended to the throne, we are told that he was…

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A Pint With The Pastor

A Pint With The Pastor

“For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon;’ the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.” Matthew 11:18-19 Odds are better than good that there are…

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