Devotions

How Do We Pray for Them?

We may already know that we should pray for those in authority. How - and what - do we actually pray for them, though?

Devotions

Better Peace Than You Can Get Elsewhere

Are we afraid, feeling like we are on trial and about to be convicted, without anyone to represent us?

Devotions

Why Pray for Peace?

Yes, we want the peace that God gives us, but what other reasons should also cause us to pray for that?

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Devotions

More Emulsification

Jesus bridged the gap between God and human beings, but is His teaching and influence enough to reconcile enemies separated by other differences?

Devotions

Really Living

If more money, more power, or more popularity doesn't guarantee happiness, then what will?

Devotions

What to Say at a Funeral

If they were polite, those who know me (outside of my writing) would probably say that I talk a lot.  In reality, I probably talk too much, but there are certain situations when having something timely to say is a good thing.  I've been told on multiple occasions when spending time with others in the… Continue reading What to Say at a Funeral

Devotions

Diplomatic Appointment

Wouldn't it be great to be given the role of ambassador by someone with enough authority to do so?

Devotions

Non-Zero Sum, Part 1

Sometimes, taking sides just causes evil to propagate. What would being a peacemaker look like, instead?

Devotions

Disarms

Watching the hero disarm an opponent in a movie is fun, but there was an even more spectacular feat that disarmed a greater foe than any movie villain.

Devotions

Just Like Me

What would happen if we all saw other people as created in God's image, instead of letting other things get in the way?

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Sermon Study Guide

Peace and Quiet

The first step to having peace is not necessarily to find "quiet".