***Devotional – Pleasing God in the Mundane****

  Read: Matthew 3:13-17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3:17). The crowd looked on in awe.  One minute, he was just another person getting baptized.  Next, the heavens opened up with a ringing endorsement from God Almighty Himself, saying “This … Continue reading ***Devotional – Pleasing God in the Mundane****

***Devotional – Idolatrous Priorities***

In the middle of a sermon, someone called out.  “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”  Without skipping a beat, Jesus replied, “Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator over you?” Then he turned to the crowd. “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness…” (Luke 12:13 – 15) … Continue reading ***Devotional – Idolatrous Priorities***

***Devotional Share – Chicken or Eagle?***

In keeping with our Life Abundant theme, I’m sharing this excerpt from a devotional published by Journey Christian Church on August 25: In his book, The Song of the Bird, author Anthony de Mello tells the following story: A man found an eagle’s egg and put it in a nest of a barnyard hen.  The eaglet hatched … Continue reading ***Devotional Share – Chicken or Eagle?***

***Devotional – A Holy Desperation***

Read: Mark 5:24-32 The disciples thought Jesus had lost it.  A multitude of people pressed in, and He wanted to identify just one!  But Jesus stood his ground – someone had touched him.  Eventually the woman trembled forward with a confession.  How had Jesus singled her out? Jesus could tell that most of the people … Continue reading ***Devotional – A Holy Desperation***

***Devotional – Korah’s Redemption***

  Read: Numbers 16:1-35, 26:11 “You have gone too far! For all in the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the Lord is among them. Why then do you exalt yourselves above the assembly of the Lord?” (Numbers 16:3) Surrounded by his supporters, Korah lashed out at Moses and Aaron. He was a … Continue reading ***Devotional – Korah’s Redemption***

***Devotional – The Noise of the Storm***

Read: Mark 4:35-41 “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” The disciples stared incredulously at their slumbering Rabbi. How could He rest so peacefully in the midst of this great windstorm? The pounding waves flung water in the boat, and it was all they could do to hang on for dear life. When … Continue reading ***Devotional – The Noise of the Storm***

**Devotional – Grace Raging**

Read: Jonah 1-4 “You want me to go where, and do what???!!” Jonah fumed with indignation. How could God even consider sparing those vile Ninevites? Not only were they Israel’s most bitter enemies, Assyria was a wicked nation which delighted in unspeakable acts of cruelty. No one was more deserving of judgment than they. Firmly … Continue reading **Devotional – Grace Raging**