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Friday Devotional - Jesus in the Book of Psalm

I often wonder what it would be like to see into the future; imagine what we could do with that information! Imagine being able to see, for example, what the life of your child would be like. What they would do and see, how they would act and live, and even how they would die someday. It might be a little scary. Well, today we’ll see a crazy amount of examples again in the Old Testament…this time in the Book of Psalm.

Wrecking ball with accusations written on it smashing mirror that says life

Friday Devotional - Jesus in the Book of Job

I often wondered as I grew up why the Old Testament was so important. I thought that the New Testament was what I needed to focus on because of the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus….along with all He taught. But, Jesus also taught his disciples that the entirety of the OT actually pointed to Him. So, now I’ve grown to appreciate and see how important OT Scripture is.

Oh how Jesus loves us. He is interceding on our behalf.

Friday Devotional- Jesus in the Book of Esther

We’ve been working through the Old Testament, looking for the New Testament Jesus 100’s even 1000’s of years before He was born. They’re all great stories on their own, but they absolutely paint a picture of who Jesus will be and what he’ll do for those who believe.

Ephesians 6:13-17

Friday Devotional- Philippians 4:4-8

In 1942 there was a book written by C. S. Lewis called, “The Screwtape Letters.” It’s a book that takes the form of letters from a Sr. demon named Screwtape, to his nephew and Jr. tempter, named Wormwood. Wormwood is being mentored by his uncle and is responsible for securing the damnation of a particular person. Check this out to see if we can glean some wisdom as we navigate a political storm.

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Friday Devotional - Jesus in the Book of Nehemiah

I often wondered as I grew up why the Old Testament was so important. I thought that the New Testament was something to focus on because of the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus. All that He began, the Christian life, and eternal life. But I’ve grown to appreciate and see how important Old Testament Scripture actually is, It’s why we started looking for Jesus in the OT. It comes down to this: The entirety of the Old Testament continually points to Jesus in the New Testament.

Highway to Heaven

What was the last car trip you went on? What do you remember from it? How about the road? Was it bumpy or smooth? Do you remember that?

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Friday Devotional - Jesus in 1 & 2 Chronicles

What if you had the job of communicating Pizza Ranch’s history? Its leaders, struggles, events, economic cycles, etc. ? What if you had to do that for our nation? Oh, and it needs to start at the beginning of all mankind?

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Friday Devotional - God Is All Around Us

When my family and I first moved to Iowa, I was always in awe of the sky and how big it was. I often felt so close to God when I was outside. Psalm 19:1 says, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” I feel the same way today as I experience a beautiful sunrise or sunset, when I’m out on a lake, at the ocean, or up in the mountains. Seeing God in nature is powerful.