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A man of faithfulness

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  In 1 Chronicles 11:41, we see Uriah listed as one of David’s “mighty warriors”—the men who “gave his kingship strong support to extend it over the whole land, as the Lord had promised” (verse 10). Uriah was clearly consumed with the purposes of his king, David. He was also consumed with the purposes of […]

Devotions that matter

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The Prayer You Will Never Want to Pray

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  A few days ago as I was lying in bed, getting ready to go to sleep, I listened to my nightly devotional—“Pray As You Go,” a beautiful daily audio recording by a group of British Jesuits. I paused the recording in the middle to answer a question from my wife, Kellie, and then tried […]

Prayer is Not Just for the Spiritually Elite

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  For many, a life of prayer and spiritual depth is not for them. It’s not that they do not desire it; it’s that they believe it is out of reach. There’ve been too many false starts in their spiritual life. A lot of well-intentioned declarations of commitment that puttered to stalls and stops. Humming […]

Comforters

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“He comforts us whenever we suffer. That is why whenever other people suffer, we are able to comfort them by using the same comfort we have received from God.” (2Corinthians 1:4 GWT) We all go through difficulties. Jesus told us that we would have trouble in this world (Jn. 16:33). And, there’s commonality in our […]

Stand-off

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“Stay alert with all perseverance in your prayers for all the saints.” (Ephesians 6:18b BSB) My son, Paul Jr., was a fairly mild mannered boy growing up. Though sometimes an instigator of mischief toward his older sisters, he tended to “turn the other cheek” when among playmates his own age. Most of the time I […]

Gifts

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“However, he has given each one of us a special gift through the generosity of Christ.” (Ephesian 4:7 NLT) I have a friend that is one of the best speakers I’ve ever heard. He has an uncanny ability to explain the most complex theology is concise, simple, and often, humorous terms so that anyone can […]

For the Love of Jesus

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Why do we serve? Why do we give of ourselves, day in, day out, week after week? We all know the answer: because of love. Right. But what is the object of our love? Whom or what do we love in order to allow ourselves to be given? Once again, the answer seems obvious: the […]

Quiet Time? Haaahhhhhhh

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Quiet times, huh? Does that phrase instantly make you feel guilty, like you don’t do enough when it comes to your spiritual life? There are two opposing lies about quiet times, and both can drag us down:   It’s the law. It’s optional.   You might be assuming that one of these has to be […]