Devotional Reflections Category

Citizens of Heaven

Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us. For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and […]

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Believing Enough isn’t Enough

Mark 11:20-26 As they passed by in the morning, they say the fig tree withered away to its roots.  And Peter remembered and said to Him, “Rabbi, look!  The fig tree that you cursed has withered.” And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God.  Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be […]

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The Danger of Safe Living

We are so unbelievably blessed.  For most who read this you will never experience the hardships of the generations that led to you or the cultures and peoples around the world who face adversity in the ‘ordinary’ pursuits of life.  From schooling and living conditions to something as simple as clean water, we are astronomically […]

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Great Year for a Great God on a Great Mission

12  Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. 13  Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to […]

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Battle Weary

I don’t know about you but lately I’ve wrestled with the question of whether what I do really matters in the scope of eternity.  At times it feels like no how matter much ground is gained in a lost and dying world there is just more evil around the corner.  Our culture, particularly in the […]

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What Else? Reflecting on Christmas…

Hopefully Christmas for you is an unbelievable time to anticipate awesome gifts and time with family.  I can remember vivid moments of tearing apart wrapping paper and temporarily discarding each gift to quickly move to the next.  It was always exciting to amass the pile of stuff and know that there was more ahead. The […]

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Stopping to Smell the Roses

Summertime is officially fading from a student ministry perspective right now.  After three full weeks of summer camp, two extended retreats, a weeklong missions trip, lake days, my first wedding and various speaking engagements I can just start to see it in my rear view mirror.  I never would have anticipated some of what God […]

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A God That Was Man, Was Dead Now Alive…

Luke 24:1-12 “But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, […]

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Good Friday, No Thanks to Us…

Luke 23:44-49 “It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun’s light failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having […]

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Staying Planted “Psalm 1”

Psalm 1: “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by […]

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