Devotionals

“Do not fear; go and do as you have said. But first make me a little cake of it and bring it to me, and afterward make something for yourself and your son. For thus says the Lord, the God of Israel ‘The jar of flour shall not be spent, and the jug of oil shall …

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It’s Easter week and you know that you’re “supposed” to be rejoicing over Christ’s sacrifice on the cross and His miraculous resurrection. You’re “supposed” to feel all the emotions of Easter such as joy, peace, and happiness. But, if you were to be really honest, this Easter it feels like something is missing. You feel …

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Question: “Why do we celebrate Easter?” Answer: Easter is celebrated in countries throughout the world. For some, the traditional festivities center on welcoming the spring season, whereas in other countries the festivities are more religious in tone. For many, Easter is simply a cultural holiday, a time to enjoy other people and eat festive food. …

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You often wonder how you can wake up in the morning and not give God a second thought. On so many mornings, you feel a gravitational pull to reach for something, anything, but God. Email, music, social media, sports, blogs, and news can’t seem to wait, even though they are infinitely tiny compared to the …

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Question: “Are all people born good?” Answer: There is a common belief today that people are born “good” and most people remain basically good at heart their whole lives; according to this theory, the evil that some people exhibit is the result of environmental factors—people only turn “bad” when external forces beyond their control twist …

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It can be difficult to know exactly what to say to a friend who is hurting. We worry that our words will sound generic or cliche. Especially when we haven’t personally experienced the trial they are going through, we can find ourselves at a loss for words. Sharing Bible verses is always a good way …

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Question: “What happens after death?” Answer: Within the Christian faith, there is a significant amount of confusion regarding what happens after death. Some hold that after death, everyone “sleeps” until the final judgment, after which everyone will be sent to heaven or hell. Others believe that at the moment of death, people are instantly judged …

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We step into this world with a cry. Although none of us remembers the moment, the first sound we uttered after leaving the warm and protected confines of our mother’s womb was a loud protest. We enter, wailing. To cry is human. However, we aren’t the only part of the created order expressing sorrow. The …

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Question: “What does it mean that Jesus saves?” Answer: “Jesus saves” is a popular slogan on bumper stickers, signs at athletic events, and even banners being pulled across the sky by small airplanes. Sadly, few who see the phrase “Jesus saves” truly and fully understand what it means. There is a tremendous amount of power …

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Question: “Got Forgiveness? How do I receive forgiveness from God?” Answer: “Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you.” Acts 13:38 What is forgiveness and why do I need it? The word “forgive” means to wipe the slate clean, to pardon, to cancel a …

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