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Showing the Lord Respect

Aaron’s sons Nadab and Abihu took their censers, put fire in them and added incense; and they offered unauthorized fire before the Lord, contrary to his command.  So fire came out from the presence of the Lord and consumed them, and they died before the Lord.  Moses then said to Aaron, “This is what the […]

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Our Responsibility

The Devotional I Didn't Want To Write

Instead, those who are followers of Christ have been told specifically that we are to
1) Go and make disciples;
2) Teach Christ’s commands for observance;
3) Be both a preservative salt of the truth of God’s word and be a light to the world that showcases God; and perhaps the hardest of all
4) To Correct (gently) our fellow man who is not living according to God’s Word.

So, my fellow Brothers and Sisters of Christ: Do not be afraid to speak against sin in any format, but as you do speak, do it in love. We will be held accountable for what we speak just as others will be held accountable for what they receive.

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Jesus Loves Me...

This I Know

“And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that […]

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The Cost

You may not have been called to preach the gospel, but if you are a follower of Christ, you have been called to live a life of purpose. And with that calling comes a cost that you must decide if you are willing to pay.

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Things Eternal

On Friday, I had the privilege to volunteer for a hospice program at a nearby nursing home. When I was given the opportunity to choose where I would volunteer, I immediately knew it would be there (years before I was a hospice volunteer). There is something humbling about being given the opportunity to spend time with someone, stranger or not, whose journey is nearing the end. It’s humbling because you recognize your own humanity and just how finite this physical life actually is.

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Family Ties

“While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him. Someone told him, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.”  He replied to him, “Who is my mother, and who are my bothers?” Pointing to his disciples, he said, “Here are […]

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In the Darkest Hour the SON Shines

That’s what He told me. Those were the very words whispered to my spirit and with those words; He took me to the cross. He took me to Jesus. It may look like all doors were closed on Good Friday. Jesus hung on a cross accused, beaten, and broken. Dead. Yet when death occurred, when everything looked to be over and done with, that is when the Son did His greatest work.

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The Gratitude of the Least of These

Receiving the hand of Christ

Oftentimes it has been hard to accept as well. Not only am I prideful (I am working on that), it is hard to accept assistance on any level when you are the one that often gives others the assistance. It’s been very humbling and has allowed me to see the other side of giving: the receiver’s perspective. Christ understood that by giving we receive the greatest return on investment and one day we to may need to receive the kindness of strangers.

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The Elect(ion)

I Can Only Imagine

Yesterday I experienced something I had never experienced before. I attended a Christian hip-hop concert, the Unashamed Tour with LeCrae, Trip Lee, Tedashii and other artists. I was baptized in 1999 and through all the church services and revivals I have attended since then, I can honestly say I have never experienced anything more reflective of the diverse body of Christ than I did last night – at a rap concert. Every nationality was represented, male and female, young and old all together to praise and worship. Only one can unite like that. JESUS.

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My Life is My Worship

Setting An Example

It is one thing to say what you are and another thing to live what you are.

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