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Recognizing and Exercising Authority

We often have problems with authority – especially when we aren’t the authority. We don’t want people telling us what to do. We’re independent by nature. Still, when it comes to Jesus, He is the authority. His authority comes from … Continue reading

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December 9 – Building a Life on Grace and Mercy

So Sundays….if I don’t get devotional finished on Sundays before church, I don’t always get back to it. So, here’s yesterday’s devotional today. Daniel 11-12 Jude “But dear friends, use your most holy faith to build yourselves up, praying in … Continue reading

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August 5 – Slaves To Fear or Children of God?

Psalm 68-69 Romans 8:1-21 “The true children of God are those who let God’s Spirit lead them. The Spirit we received does not make us slaves again to fear; it makes us children of God. With that Spirit we cry … Continue reading

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June 13 – God’s Work in Restoring Relationships

Ezra 6-8 John 21 “A third time he said, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me?’ Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, ‘Do you love me?’ Peter said, ‘Lord, you know everything; you know that … Continue reading

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Getting Rid of Knee Jerk Reactions and Condescending Attitudes

If you’re a Christian in the Conservative/Evangelical tradition, the idea of women in ministry or church leadership was never really a concern until recent times. We knew “they” didn’t belong because that was the way it had always been. That … Continue reading

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November 17 – A Warning to Those Who Oppress Others

James 5; Jeremiah 29-30; Psalm 133 You know “those” business people. Everything they do works out. They start businesses with the craziest business plans, and they succeed. They purchase businesses that are failing and have no hope, and within a … Continue reading

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September 9 – Living With the Enemy

John 13:1-20; 2 Chronicles 18; Psalm 78:21-37 You’ve probably seen some variation of this in the movies. The cops pull over a lady for a minor traffic violation and, to her surprise, they take her down to the station. They … Continue reading

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August 6 – Producing Godly Sorrow

2 Corinthians 6:14-7:16; 2 Kings 19; Nahum 1 “Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you … Continue reading

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December 15 – A Change of Perspective

Quick Note: Yesterday was the first full day of our water crisis in Corpus Christi and my mind just couldn’t wrap around writing a thoughtful, intelligent piece. So, I didn’t write yesterday. I apologize. This is for yesterday. Isaiah 11:1-9; … Continue reading

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October 21 – Telling “Them”

Psalm 84:1-7; Jeremiah 9:1-16; 2 Timothy 3:1-9 There is a story of a pastor who began to be annoyed by one of his parishioners. After every sermon, the farmer would say, “You sure told ‘em, pastor,” as he shook the … Continue reading

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