Devotionals

Jesus: The Ultimate Minimalist

Jesus: The Ultimate Minimalist

More and more people today are embracing a minimalist lifestyle as a rejection of materialism, but over 2000 years ago Jesus Christ could be viewed as one of the earliest and ultimate to teach this philosophy. Minimalism: over 2000 years old “What has been is what will be, and what …

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Living As If Each Day Is a Miracle

Living As If Each Day Is a Miracle

The existence of Earth is a miracle given the vastness of the universe. Scientists haven’t discovered anything like it yet. On earth itself, the miraculous abounds. All these are signs that we should live each day with gratitude. The miraculous is all around us “For since the creation of the …

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Focus on a To-Be List, Not a To-Do List

Focus on a To-Be List, Not a To-Do List

Christian teaching tells us we aren’t saved by our works, but rather by faith. By becoming reborn in Christ with a renewal of the mind, we therefore need to focus first on what we should be. Then doing the right things will follow. Be a new creation in Christ “Therefore, …

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Is Jesus a Copycat Myth Taken From Other Savior Stories?

Is Jesus a Copycat Myth Taken From Other Savior Stories?

An oft-repeated claim is that Jesus never existed, was an invented figure taken from other savior myths, but in most cases, the similarities named by those attempting to debunk Christ are inaccurate or false. Skeptics claim Jesus is a myth Skeptics have long claimed that Jesus never existed, a “copycat” …

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Is There a Limit to God’s Forgiveness? Yes and No.

Is There a Limit to God’s Forgiveness? Yes and No.

Do too many people rely too much on God’s promise of forgiveness to allow themselves to repeatedly sin? Is there a limit to God’s patience and forgiveness? The answer is both yes and no. What Jesus taught about forgiveness “For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will …

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Finding Your Goodness

Finding Your Goodness

If you want to find your inner goodness, you must first understand what goodness is, and that begins by going to the source of all goodness – God. That is the seed from which all goodness blooms with constant daily care. Finding goodness: Start with the source “Taste and see …

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Using the Bible to Help Recover from Grief

Using the Bible to Help Recover from Grief

Grief is something every human being experiences. Psychology tells us it has five stages and offers methods for dealing with these feelings. Reading the Bible provides a strong addition to the process of long-term coping. Understanding Grief Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross defined grief in a theory of five stages, known as …

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How Does God Speak to and Reach Unbelievers?

How Does God Speak to and Reach Unbelievers?

How will people who have never sought God ever find God? Does God speak to unbelievers? The answer is: Yes. God uses nature, our consciences, dreams, divine revelation, and the Bible. With Religion in Decline, How Will God Reach Unbelievers? There is much concern today over what appears to be …

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