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Children of God

Children of God

Children of GodIn professional baseball, the team clubhouse is a place of restricted access. You need special credentials to get in. Now, picture this: a young boy runs boldly up to the clubhouse door and doesn’t hesitate to open it and go in. And no one tries to stop...

By Faith – Noah

By Faith – Noah

By Faith - NoahAs we noted in last week’s devotion, most sports have a “Hall of Fame” to help us celebrate and remember the heroes of the game, and the Bible, in Hebrews 11, has what many call a “Hall of Faith” to help us remember and follow in the footsteps of the...

By Faith – Enoch

By Faith – Enoch

By Faith - EnochMost sports have a “Hall of Fame” to help us celebrate and remember the heroes of the game, and the Bible in Hebrews 11 has what many call a “Hall of Faith” to help us follow in the footsteps of the heroes of faith it highlights. Faith, it says, “is...

The Blessings of Obedience

The Blessings of Obedience

The Blessings of ObedienceThe Bible is filled with God’s commands. They are variously referred to as commandments, laws, precepts, statutes, or ordinances, but whatever they are called, it is clear that God wants us to obey them. Psalm 119:4 says, “You have laid down...

Big Rocks First

Big Rocks First

Big Rocks FirstOne day a teacher stood in front of the students in his class. From under the podium he pulled out a large glass jar and placed as many baseball size stones as he could into the jar. He then asked the students if the jar was full. Most said “yes,” and...

Better Than Riches

Better Than Riches

Better Than RichesPsalm 119:14 says, "I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches." When I first read that I nodded my head in agreement. Then I asked myself, “Do I?” “Do I rejoice in following God’s statutes as one rejoices in great riches?”...

Be Still

Be Still

Be Still The universe is filled with incredible activity. Everything’s in motion, everything is moving all the time, and all in testimony to the greatness of God. Just in our little solar system, the planet on which we live is orbiting the sun at about 67,000 MPH. At...

Be Perfect

Be Perfect

Be PerfectIn this year of the coronavirus pandemic pro sports are slowly starting up again and it got me thinking about the excitement you feel as an athlete as you prepare for a new season to start. Part of the excitement is that you start the season with the...

Be Joyful in Hope

Be Joyful in Hope

Be Joyful in HopeRomans 12:9-21 is a great collection of short statements on victorious Christian living. Take Romans 12:12 for example. It says: “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Let’s just briefly consider each of these powerful...

Attractive Bait, Painful Hook

Attractive Bait, Painful Hook

Attractive Bait, Painful HookAre you struggling with temptation today? Sometimes we don’t like to admit it even if we are. In that regard, consider the words of James 1:13-15: “When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil,...

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