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Tag: Devotion

Weird/ Crazy/ Gross

Weird/crazy/gross is our topic for worship this term. We often see God as nice and gentle and the bible as safe…and definitely not gross. However, there is much in the bible that is weird/crazy/gross. It might sound obvious, but people in bible-times probably weren’t that different than us. Sometimes it took lots of chances or signs from God for them to believe Him…
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Jesus, Your Good Shepherd

Isaiah 40:11 He will feed his flock like a shepherd. He will carry the lambs in his arms, holding them close to his heart. He will gently lead the mother sheep with their young. As you may have noticed, in the Book of Isaiah, the prophet uses imagery or picture language. These describing words tell of…
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Magnificent Gum Trees

Genesis 1:27 “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him, male and female he created them.” 1 Corinthians 12: 12-28 “Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts forms one body ….” I love gum trees – magnificent gum trees.  My…
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Breaking News: The Empty Tomb!

Could you imagine a News team giving a report on the first Easter Sunday? Who might they interview? And what might come to light? What about one of the guards who had been assigned to the sealed tomb? Would he have actually revealed that he had been paid off to spread the word that the…
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God’s Great Love…

For the last 3 weeks of the term, we have been doing a series on the breaking news of the Easter story. The Easter story is massive news for us all. Not only is it massive news that Jesus died on the cross for us…its massive news that it was all planned by God. God’s…
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The Ultimate Sacrifice

I’m sure you’ve been in trouble before. I sure have. Sometimes we get into trouble for the things we’ve done wrong. Sometimes we get in trouble when we didn’t do anything wrong. Which is unfortunate. But there are times when we as people allow ourselves to be in trouble in order to help someone else…
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A Bible Here A Bible There

I have many Bibles at my house.  One that belonged to my Grandmother, one that I was given at my Confirmation, Bibles that my children have had at different times in their lives.  I even have a Bible on my phone! As Christians we believe that the Bible is God’s word. In Timothy 3:16 &…
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What Is the Best Day Ever?

For Christians the best has to be Easter; when the Bible records Jesus sacrifice for the sins of the world on Good Friday, and then his rising from death on Easter Sunday. For me it’s that day of resurrection that I think is the best day ever; after such a horrible trial, torture, execution and…
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Come As You Are… Left Out Or Lonely…

It is something that many people can relate to in one form or another… being left out or feeling lonely. And it can be a slippery slope. Wearing a smile to mask our feelings. Internalizing the pain of rejection. Battling inaccurate thoughts that try to settle in our minds like, ‘I’m not good enough’ or…
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Lost

Sometimes things go wrong, and we wonder why God let’s things happen the way they do. We start to have doubts and worries. When life doesn’t go as planned or things don’t work out as we hoped they would, we feel lost. I had a time in my life like this. Maybe you have too.…
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