Tagged: “jesus”

The Presents God Desires

The Prophet Micah asked a question that I’ve often asked myself: What does God want from me?  What can I give Him that He’ll really like?  The answer came quickly: “to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God” (Micah 6:6-8).  What is most interesting about this is the parallels […]

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The Presents of the Wise Men

It’s All About the Presents (Part 2) Matthew 2:11 records the three special gifts given to the newborn King: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.  Why these three?  Is there anything to these particular presents?  Yes!  These wise men were men of great faith and their gifts were insightful symbols of worship.  You’ll notice that the meaning […]

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It’s All About the Presents!

If we are honest, we’d have to admit that we enjoy getting gifts at Christmastime.  It might not be like it was when we were kids, but there’s still something special when you read your name on a beautifully-wrapped box under the tree.  I’d like to take a look at Christmas (literally Christ-mass or the […]

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Go & Tell

Luke 8:26-39 One of my favorite things to hear are the testimonies of fellow believers. I love to hear how the faithfulness of God always provides a way when there is no way. I love to hear when the grace of God reaches down into the darkness and brings a heart to life. I love […]

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Teach Me to Pray

Luke 11:1-4 “Lord teach us to pray.” This phrase has both baffled me and amazed me. These men walked with Jesus. They walked with Creator God in human flesh. The one who spoke and it was… And they ask “teach us to pray.” As much as that baffles me, it amazes me all the more. […]

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Meek Don’t Mean Weak!

Read or Listen: Matt. 11:25-30 A farmer and his young son went into the wheat fields at harvest time. As they looked across the waving fields of golden grain, the boy exclaimed, “Father, look at those heads of wheat that hold themselves up so proudly. I suppose that those with their heads hanging low are […]

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Gentle Defined

Read or Listen: Gal. 5:22-23 I have enjoyed these devotionals on the fruit of the Spirit.  The main reason is that it helps us see Jesus so clearly.  We have no greater teacher or example of these fruits than Jesus.  Every Fruit of the Spirit family devotion could be a study about how Jesus was […]

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