Category Archives: Devotional

Lessons from the Life of Abram: Count on God (Genesis 12:10-20)

Lesson 3 – Count on God (Genesis 12:10-20) Introduction Abram is a man of faith. He does not have to have fine-grained details in order to do God’s will (Hebrews 11:8). By faith he is able to work with vague directions and set out from what is familiar for an unknown country. For what? For

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Lessons from the Life of Abram: Obey Immediately (Genesis 12:1-9)

Lesson 2 – Obey Immediately (Genesis 12:1-9) Introduction From the pages of Scripture Abram gives us advice on being successful with God. In the notes that follow I attempt to convey his counsel to us in three areas: (1) obedience, (2) learning, and (3) worship. Brevity, although I strive for it, has often eluded me

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Make Room for the Truth

Making Room for The Truth (Luke 24:1-35) Introduction As I read the gospel narratives I am struck by the inability of the apostles and surrounding company to comprehend (John 2:18-22) or accept (Matthew 16:23) the truth. Figure 1 – Me being astounded by the apostles not receiving the truth. Although it is presented repeatedly (Luke

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The Master’s Plan – Supervision (Mark 6:30; Luke 9:10)

The Master’s Plan – Supervision (Mark 6:30; Luke 9:10) Introduction Are we seeing the big picture of the Master’s plan? By itself the example of Jesus praying and selecting the twelve is powerful instruction on prayer and selecting people to work with (Mark 3:13-19; Luke 6:12-16). But selection is not, when taken by itself, a

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