Romans 5:6-8 – Beauty Through The Gospel

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For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:6-8 ESV)

Have you ever seen a picture of a beautiful celebrity without makeup? They look average, normal or even down right awful. But when we see them on TV and in the movies they are larger than life and seemingly spotless. But the images we see are fabrications, the actors and actresses are painted with makeup and placed in ideal lighting situations. Sure, Leonardo DiCaprio is a good looking guy in any light, but a false beauty is created in the cinematic world.

Now, let’s see the Gospel picture for what it really is instead of altering and modifying reality as movies do. We are …Continue reading devotion

Luke 9:57-62 – Comfort or Calling

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As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” And Jesus said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” Yet another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but let me first say farewell to those at my home.” Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.” (Luke 9:57-62 ESV)

Every day is full of decisions…

wake up or hit the snooze button,
whole grain cereal or pop tarts,
dress for comfort or for style,
go to the gym or take a nap,
turn on the TV or read a book?

In fact, life is full of decisions and some of these decisions will determine the course of our life. Who will I marry? Where will I work? Where will I live? For many of us in America our decisions will be determined by one concern: COMFORT.

Two thousand years ago…Continue reading devotion

Job 26:14 – 1 Out of 7 Billion

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“Who then can understand the thunder of his power?” (Job 26:14b NIV)

There are approximately 7.046 billion people in this world. Each person is distinct from another person. Each person has a unique fingerprint. Even identical twins differ in personality and certain physical attributes from each other. Each person was designed with a specific purpose on this earth. You are 1 out of approximately 7,000,000,000 with characteristics that are exclusive only to yourself.

Take a moment to…Continue reading devotion