Wednesday Devotional: June 30, 2021

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Lack Nothing God is able to bless you abundantly, so that . . . you will abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8 Scripture: Mark 6:7-13 Imagine going on a trip without luggage. No basic necessities. No change of clothing. No money or credit cards. Sounds both unwise and terrifying, doesn’t it? But that’s exactly what Jesus told His … Read More

Wednesday Devotional: June 23, 2021

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Inconvenient Times I desire mercy and not sacrifice. Matthew 12:7 Scripture: Mark 5:21-43 A suicidal woman stood on a bridge in Seattle for 3 hours ready to jump. The situation created such a colossal traffic jam that some motorists, caught in the delay, began to curse the woman and screamed at her to jump. She did—and she survived the 160-foot … Read More

Wednesday Devotional: June 16, 2021

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Who is This? “They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!” Mark 4:41 Scripture: Mark 4:35-41 “Remove everything from your desks, take out a piece of paper and pencil.” To a student these are dreaded words announcing that “test time” had come. In Mark 4, we read that Jesus’s day, … Read More

Wednesday Devotional: June 9, 2021

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Glory to the Grower So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. 1 Corinthians 3:7 Scripture: Mark 4:26-34 One day, there was an unexpected splash of yellow to the right of the driveway. Six stalks of daffodils, sandwiched between two large stones, bloomed bright and tall. They hadn’t … Read More

Wednesday Devotional: June 2, 2021

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Unforgivable? He who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness. Mark 3:29 Scripture: Mark 3:20-35 An elderly man thought he had committed the unpardonable sin. Overwhelmed with guilt, he mistakenly thought he had done something that God would not forgive. Then a question came to his mind: If I am headed for hell, what would I want to do … Read More

Wednesday Devotional: May 26, 2021

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Nic at Nite I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness. John 12:46 Scripture: John 3:1-21 According to the apostle John, Nicodemus “came to Jesus by night” (John 3:2). Was this Pharisee skulking under cover of darkness, embarrassed or ashamed that he, as one of the ruling class, was … Read More

Wednesday Devotional: May 19, 2021

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The Power of Pentecost You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me. Acts 1:8 Scripture: Acts 2:1-13 God’s power was dramatically displayed when the Holy Spirit came upon a small band of Christ’s followers on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:2-4). Those present heard a roaring sound like a … Read More

Wednesday Devotional: May 12, 2021

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The Praying Patient Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. John 17:11 Scripture: John 17:6-19 The obituary for Alan Nanninga, identified him as “foremost, a dedicated witness for Christ.” After a description of his family life and career, the article mentioned nearly … Read More

Wednesday Devotional: May 5, 2021

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Love of Another Kind My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. John 15:12 Scripture: John 15:9-17 A church started several years ago as a ministry to ex-prisoners who were transitioning back into society. Now the church flourishes with people from all walks of life. That church is loved because it reminds us of what we … Read More

Wednesday Devotional: April 28, 2021

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Pruned to Thrive Every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. John 15:2 Scripture: John 15:1-8 As I watched a bumblebee land lightly on the Russian sage, I marveled at the bush’s lush branches exploding with color. Its brilliant blue blossoms attracted eyes and bees alike. Yet only last fall, I’d wondered … Read More