Daily Devotional 7-13-20

Posted by on Jul 13, 2020 in Daily Devotional, General

Preaching to Those Called to be Consumers Twenty-first century North American believers face challenges unique in the history of God’s people, for we have an abundance of the material gifts of God unparalleled in human history. s we move into the season of the church year when the pericopes often guide us toward preaching on new obedience, we need to remember a largely forgotten calling of all Christians. Luther was perhaps the very first to call attention to the fact that...

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Daily Devotional 7-12-20

Posted by on Jul 12, 2020 in Daily Devotional, General

Acts 18:1-11 I can’t believe it!  Another amazing success story for the apostle Paul!  How did he get so lucky as to be able to swoop into a city, convert a lot of people in spite of persecution, and then leave to the next city to do it all over again? That’s the way it feels, anyway, reading the book of Acts. But is that the way it really happened? We have a tendency in our culture to do everything quickly, and one of those things is reading the Bible. ...

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Daily Devotional 7-11-20

Posted by on Jul 11, 2020 in Daily Devotional, General

VERSAILLES – The Poisonous Spirit of Vengeance To listen to the audio lecture on SermonAudio, click here.To view this article on our Vimeo page, click here.To view this article as a PowerPoint, with pictures, click here.“Injustice, arrogance, displayed in the hour of triumph will never be forgotten or forgiven.” – Lloyd George, 1919“Those three all-powerful, all-ignorant men… sitting there carving continents with only a child to lead them.” – Arthur...

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Daily Devotional 7-10-20

Posted by on Jul 10, 2020 in Daily Devotional, General

The Temple Builder “Now, my son, the LORD be with you, so that you may succeed in building the house of the LORD your God, as he has spoken concerning you” (v. 11).- 1 Chronicles 22:2–19 Compared to 1 Kings, 1 Chronicles spends more time relating David’s final words to his son and successor Solomon, for the instructions for the temple in 1 Chronicles 22–29 should be included among David’s last words. But why did the Chronicler, who wrote 1–2...

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Daily Devotional 7-9-20

Posted by on Jul 9, 2020 in Daily Devotional, General

Numbering the Levites “By the last words of David the sons of Levi were numbered from twenty years old and upward” (v. 27).- 1 Chronicles 23 David’s final words to Solomon included detailed instructions regarding the temple. As 1 Chronicles 22 shows us, David made sure to provide an extensive supply of construction materials and artisans to Solomon so that he would have the resources necessary for a temple worthy of the Creator of the universe. But David also...

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