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Category: Devotions

Showing Honour – Romans 12:10

Love one another deeply as brothers and sisters. Outdo one another in showing honour. ~Romans 12:10. The Apostle Paul wrote the book of Romans almost 2,000 years ago. As he wrote to the people in Rome, he laid out terms of reference for people who are (or seek to be) a Christian. Around chapter 12,…
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Give Me a Sign – Matthew 2:1-12

When they saw the star, they were overwhelmed with joy. ~Matthew 2:10 I wish every great decision or turning point in life had a sign, or a star, or a pillar of fire or a cloud by night and day to lead us. That would make this journey through life infinitely easier, don’t you think?…
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Alive – Romans 6:6-8

We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the sinful body might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved by sin. For (the one) who has died, is free from sin. But if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him. Romans 6:6-8…
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Harmony

A New Shoot – John 12:20-33

“Listen carefully: Unless a grain of wheat is buried in the ground, dead to the world, it is never any more than a grain of wheat. But if it is buried, it sprouts and reproduces itself many times over. In the same way, anyone who holds on to life just as it is destroys that…
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Soaring Like Eagles – Isaiah 40:29-31

  Here is another illustration from Isaiah to describe God’s comfort and hope. When life is crushing us, God provides for us, giving his power and energy to those of who are tired and week.  We often try to bring our own strength and energy to our challenges. We know how this ends, with exhaustion,…
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“Ephermity” – Proverbs 15:4

A friend of mine was telling me about ephermity.  “Ephermi-what?” I asked. He admitted it was a word he had made up. It comes from ephemeral: fleeting, or not sticking around. A word that means the opposite to eternal.  Ephermity is the idea that what we say, do or create doesn’t physically last. But I thought,…
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