Daily Devotionals

Trouble Maker Week 6: Thursday

Then Jesus turned to the Twelve and asked, “Are you also going to leave?” Simon Peter replied, “Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words that give eternal life.” John 6:67-68 Jesus’ teachings were often so incredible that He attracted large crowds of...

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Trouble Maker Week 6: Wednesday

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone wants to become my follower, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. Matthew 16:24 The other day I overheard my brother convincing my nephew Owen to go with him to run errands. He said, “It will be fun, buddy! We can...

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Trouble Maker Week 6: Tuesday

In the same way, there is joy in the presence of God’s angels when even one sinner repents.” Luke 15:10 I am convinced that nothing is more captivating than a good story. Stories entertain us, and stories bring us together, and, even more, stories teach us. In fact, storytelling...

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Trouble Maker Week 6: Monday

God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. Matthew 5:3 In my communications class in college, we were quickly taught the importance of clarity. We practiced writing and speaking to maximize clarity and minimize confusion. It would...

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Trouble Maker Week 5: Saturday

He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less. John 3:30 As Jesus began calling His disciples, something interesting happened. People took notice. It is important to understand that Jesus was not the only person who had disciples. Many Jewish rabbis had disciples...

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Trouble Maker Week 5: Friday

He appointed twelve (whom he named apostles), so that they would be with him and he could send them to preach and to have authority to cast out demons. Mark 3:14-15 Do you remember playing the game “Follow the Leader” as a kid? There is an implication attached to someone’s...

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Trouble Maker Week 5: Thursday

After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the tax booth. “Follow me,” he said to him. And he got up and followed him, leaving everything behind. Luke 5:27-28 Each one of the men that Jesus chose to be one of His 12 disciples would have been...

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Trouble Maker Week 5: Wednesday

And as soon as they landed, they left everything and followed Jesus. Luke 5:11 One of the best indicators of someone’s priorities is their actions. After all, we can talk about our priorities until we are blue in the face, but our words may not always reflect what is really important...

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Trouble Maker Week 5: Tuesday

 When Simon Peter realized what had happened, he fell to his knees before Jesus and said, “Oh, Lord, please leave me—I’m such a sinful man.” Luke 5:8 Have you ever felt unqualified? I certainly have. I remember in grade school expecting to be the last person...

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Trouble Maker Week 5: Monday

Then Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.” Luke 5:10  When Jesus began His ministry on earth, He needed to choose a group of disciples or people to follow and learn from Him throughout His ministry on earth. It is important to...

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