Archive | Devotionals

Money Does NOT Make the Man – Romans 12:12

You have probably heard of Bernie Madoff and Allen Stanford as they are being accused of fraudulent financial schemes, involving billions of dollars. You know what the headlines have revealed about their luxurious lifestyles while deceiving many investors and their advisors into trusting them. What you probably haven’t heard is the story of one of […]

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Finders Keepers? – Matthew 13:44-45

There’s much interest these days in presenting your case as a story to convince the jury. We all like a good story. Jesus liked the idea 2000 years ago and He often used stories to teach powerful lessons. We call them parables and several are clustered in Matthew 13. Two of these are very short […]

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Up, Up and Away! – Luke 9:23-25

Ewa Wisnerska, a German paraglider, was preparing in Australia for the February 2007 world championship competition. She was flying around a rapidly developing storm front and was being tracked by her personal GPS and computer, when her greatest adventure began. She was swept up, up and away! Trapped in the merger of two storm cells, she […]

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High Hopes – Hebrews 6:19

London floor-fitter Lefkos Hajji planned to propose to his sweetheart Leanne on March 14, 2008. He wanted to get the moment exactly right, but it went terribly wrong. He concealed a $12,000 ring in a helium balloon with a plan to give her a pin to pop the balloon as he popped the question. It […]

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Flying Blind – 2 Corinthians 4:4

Jim O’Neil was flying a small Cessna aircraft from Scotland to southeastern England in the fall of 2008. He was alone and flying at 5,500 feet, when, 40 minutes into his flight, he suddenly went blind. He initially believed he’d been dazzled by bright sunlight, but he soon realized something more serious had happened. Later […]

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Anger Mismanagement – Ephesians 4:26-27

Justin John Boudin is a 27-year-old in St. Paul, Minnesota, who lost his temper at a bus stop in August 2007. According to witnesses, he harassed a 59-year-old woman, yelling, “Why don’t you show me some respect?” When she took out her cell phone to call police, he punched her in the face. A 63-year-old […]

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