Devotionals

SFTD 02-23-2017 (Feature)

Does It Really Say That?

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“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every…

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SFTD 02-16-2017 (Feature)

Living and Dying in an Inhospitable World

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“We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly…

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Photo of Group of People Looking at House on Fire. Big Old Wood House on Fire. Fire Safety Concept

Fire Insurance?

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“…we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven.” Colossians 1:5 Is believing in the claims of the Gospel really…

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SINGAPORE - 18 NOV 2016: View of immigration control at Changi International Airport in Singapore

Successful Immigration

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“So Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife.” Ruth 4:13 Immigration has been a way of life from time immemorial. Humans have been wanderers of the earth throughout their history. Nomads due to famine, food shortages and safety, and…

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the climb

The Path I Take

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“Your word is a lamp to my feet, a light to my path” – Psalms 119:105 We were climbing a 14,000-foot peak in Colorado with a large group of teenagers participating in a Christian Youth Leadership Conference. A smaller group…

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Old wooden jetty during storm on the ocean. Abstract light at the end. Concept of hope, future, religion, god etc.

God Is?

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“Come let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extoll him with music and song. For the Lord is the great God,…

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Storm Clouds Saskatchewan shelf cloud ominous warning

Predicting a Dire New Year

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“Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail, and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the…

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A Bethlehem illuminated by the Christmas star of Christ

Epiphany Remembered

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“When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshipped him.” – Matthew 2:10-11 It was first celebrated, even before…

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The Days Immediately After Christmas

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“This is how the birth of Jesus came about. His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was faithful…

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Christian Christmas scene with birth of Jesus and shining star in the sky illustration.

Christmas Then and Christmas Now

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“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.” 2 Corinthians 8:9 “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,…

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