The Insolent Utterly Deride Me | Psalm 119:51

The insolent utterly deride me,but I do not turn away from your law. Psalm 119:51 ESV In this verse, the psalmist resolves that the derision of the insolent will not turn him away from God's law. We can safely root his determination in two previous verses. First, we need only to look back to the …

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He Must Increase | John 3:30

He must increase, but I must decrease. John 3:30 ESV For John the Baptist’s disciples, there was a problem. Thus far, John was the primary prophet in the land; actually, the only prophet in the land and the first in about four hundred years as well. This resulted in John gaining a large following from …

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Christ Behind Us | Exodus 14:19-20

Then the angel of God who was going before the hose of Israel moved and went behind them, and the pillar of cloud moved from before them and stood behind them, coming between the host of Egypt and the host of Israel. And there was the cloud and the darkness. And it lit up the …

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How Can a Young Man Keep Pure? | Psalm 119:9

How can a young man keep his way pure?By guarding it according to your word. Psalm 119:9 ESV Psalm 119, as we have seen, is a unique poem. First, it is the longest chapter in the Bible (longer than many entire books in the Bible, in fact). Second, the entire poem is built around one theme: …

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Incarnation, Devotions, & Reading (Dec 23, 2016)

The Fullness of God Dwelled in a Womb An excellent devotional from Jared Wilson. 10 Ideas and 10 Tips for Family Devotions in 2017 Great thoughts! Less important than how you do family devotions is that you do family devotions. Dad, take responsibility for family devotions. Lead your family by leading them to the Word and leading them in …

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Free Advent Ebook

The season of Advent begins December 2 this year, leading up to Christmas.  I love Advent because it helps us remember how long humanity waited for a Savior. It emphasizes the glorious miracle of Jesus' coming into the world that He created. This ebook collects together the devotional thoughts that I posted during Advent in …

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Give Thanks

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18   Thanksgiving Day is primarily designated as being two things: the day before Black Friday and the day for being grateful. Of course, some people skip both of these meanings in order to opt for …

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Introduction for Week 2 of Advent

SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers. And the Spirit of the LORD rushed upon David from that day forward. And Samuel rose up and went to Ramah. (1 Samuel 16:13 ESV) The LORD has sworn and will not change …

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