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Memorial Day Devotion

Devotional Word for Memorial Day 2020 Thanks for taking time on this Memorial Day holiday to share in some devotional thoughts. Our Memorial Day observances originated in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War. On May 30, 1868, the Grand Army of Republic conducted a memorial service in Arlington National

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Ascension Week – Part 5

Devotional Word for Friday, May 22, 2020 Thank you for being part of these daily devotions. Working through the various facets of Jesus’ Ascension has been a blessing for me. It also has sensitized me to all the other places in the Bible where the Ascension is part of the

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Ascension Week – Part 4

Devotional Word for Thursday, May 21, 2020 This is it. Ascension Day. Can you think of any Ascension Day texts? We tend to think the only text that deals with Jesus’ bodily ascension is in Acts 1. That is the main text, no question about that. Yet, there are lots

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Ascension Week – Part 3

Devotional Word for Wednesday, May 20, 2020 As we consider what Jesus taught the disciples during those 40 days between Resurrection Sunday and Ascension Day, we soon discover Jesus not only taught the disciples some things, He “untaught” them some things. Let me give you a couple of examples. In

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Ascension Week – Part 2

Devotional Word for Tuesday, May 19, 2020 So, what was Jesus doing during the 40 days between His Resurrection and His Ascension? What was He teaching His followers? There was a fundamental truth or reality He needed them to embrace. On that Resurrection Day, two men were walking from Jerusalem

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Ascension Week – Part 1

Devotional Word for Monday, May 18, 2020 This Thursday, May 21st, will mark 40 days since Resurrection Sunday. Does that ring a bell with you? Probably not. It should, though. Here are the first three verses of the book of Acts. Listen to them and you’ll understand why this Thursday

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Spontaneous Moral Originality

Devotional Word for Friday, May 15, 2020 Yesterday we looked at Proverbs 25:11, the verse about apples of gold in settings of silver. That image represented how beautiful and how valuable are right words spoken at the right time. I promised to give you some examples today, and to do

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Apples of Gold in Settings of Silver

Devotional Word for Thursday, May 14, 2020 Proverbs 25:11 is a fascinating verse. Here’s what it says: Like apples of gold in settings of silver, so is a word spoken in right circumstances. Stop for just a moment and try to get that image in your mind. Think of a

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Sorrowful Sinner and Jubilant Saint

Devotional Word for Wednesday, May 13, 2020 It’s funny how the Holy Spirit puts particular verses in your mind to stay. Psalms 25 and 34 are memorable to me because of the songs I learned from them. I’ve explained that to you previously. In a completely different fashion, the Holy

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Psalm 34: A Call to Magnify the Lord

Devotional Word for Tuesday, May 12, 2020 There were two scripture chorus that I memorized within weeks of my conversion. Yesterday I told you about the one from Psalm 25. Today I want to tell you about the one from Psalm 34. Unlike the one from Psalm 25, it does

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