Daily Devotionals

Trouble Maker Week 4: Saturday

Jesus replied, “Your mistake is that you don’t know the Scriptures, and you don’t know the power of God.” Matthew 22:29 In elementary school, I had a reputation for being strong. This did not come because I had muscles or was very athletic. It started one day in...

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Trouble Maker Week 4: Friday

Jesus entered the Temple and began to drive out all the people buying and selling animals for sacrifice. He knocked over the tables of the money changers and the chairs of those selling doves. He said to them, “The Scriptures declare, ‘My Temple will be called a house of...

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Trouble Maker Week 4: Thursday

“Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.” Mark 12:17 Many people misunderstood Jesus and who He was while He lived on earth. We learned in the weekend sermon...

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Trouble Maker Week 4: Wednesday

Jesus answered, “My Kingdom is not an earthly kingdom. If it were, my followers would fight to keep me from being handed over to the Jewish leaders. But my Kingdom is not of this world.” John 18:36 Do you remember seeing commercials for the “Easy Button” that can be...

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Trouble Maker Week 4: Tuesday

Then Jesus told them, “A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own hometown and among his relatives and his own family. Mark 6:4 Have you ever walked away from a conversation feeling completely misunderstood? Sometimes we can do our best to explain ourselves, yet still, we feel...

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Trouble Maker Week 4: Monday

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.” Luke...

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Love God, Love Others: Saturday

But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. James 1:22 At its core, listening is a two-part process. First, listening requires actually hearing what someone has said. Simply listening, however, will only take us so...

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Love God, Love Others: Friday

If someone says, “I love God,” but hates a fellow believer, that person is a liar; for if we don’t love people we can see, how can we love God, whom we cannot see? And he has given us this command: Those who love God must also love their fellow believers. 1 John...

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Love God, Love Others: Thursday

Dear friends, I am not writing a new commandment for you; rather it is an old one you have had from the very beginning. This old commandment—to love one another—is the same message you heard before. 1 John 2:7 How do you know that someone is a follower of Jesus? Maybe you think...

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Love God, Love Others: Wednesday

We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. 1 John 4:16 My brother caught his kids, my niece and nephew, Owen and Collins in a rare moment of playing sweetly together. If you are a parent...

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