Devotions

Quotes from the Pharisees: Trick Questions

What should we do when asked a question that seems impossible to answer?

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Quotes from the Pharisees: Name-Calling

What should we expect to hear when we reach out to those who society doesn't like? What should we do about it?

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Successful Prisoner or a Free Failure?

If you had to choose, would you rather have success and purpose without personal freedom, or to be physically free and a failure?

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“Say His Name”

We rightly honor and remember those whose lives were taken away too early. There is another name, though, that addresses the root cause of the world's problems.

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It’s Just Not Going to Work

Are you trying to fit Jesus' teachings into some other worldview? That's going to be a challenge.

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When to Not Fast

While many people of faith might not fast often enough for their spiritual health, are there times when it isn't necessary?

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Feeling Like an Outcast?

What does Jesus choice of disciples and dinner guests have to say to those of us who don't feel likely to be invited to become either of those things?

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Sometimes, More Fixes Won’t Help, Part 2

What do we do when there's nothing that we can do to repair something important?

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Sometimes, More Fixes Won’t Help, Part 1

No matter how handy we are, there comes a time when another layer of duct tape isn't going to fix the problem.

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What Do We Do After We’re Healed?

When we - or loved ones - are sick, we think a lot about healing. What do we do after we are healed, though?

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First Things…Second?

Sometimes, we have good things in mind to do, but we are setting about to take them on in the wrong order.

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“I’m King of the World”, Part 1

Just saying something is true doesn't make it so. How do we tell the difference?

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Fears and Worries

Does fear or worry eat up your energy? The Bible offers some encouraging words for those who need peace.

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Unreliable Money

Since even closely-watched financial investments can gain or lose money, where can we invest in something more reliable?