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Friday Devotional – The “Unclean, Dirty” Person

Today we’re looking at the story of the Samaritan woman found in John 4:1-26. The story picks up with Jesus passing through Samaria on his way to Galilee.  The Jews tried to stay away from Samaria because was a region of people with mixed blood; even if they had to travel way out of the […]

Friday Devotional – The Simple Truth

John 3:16:  “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” The world.  Not the perfect and beautiful world that He created.  Instead it’s a world of darkness that’s rebelling.  There’s pain, suffering, hatred, and conflict. Yet God […]

Friday Devotional – It’s That Simple

Today we’re looking at the story of Nicodemus found in John 3:1-15. It’s the story that finds Jesus telling Nicodemus, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.”  What did he mean by, born again?  Did he mean that we needed to be go back […]

Friday Devotional – The Unexpected

Have you ever been somewhere with your family, or with friends, and something unexpected happened?  Maybe something unbelievable?  Today we look at an example of this found in Scripture.  John 2:12-25 tells the story of Jesus doing something unexpected when He went with his mother, brothers and disciples to the temple.  When he found folks […]

Friday Devotional – In An Instant

“Jesus said to the servants, Fill the jars with water; so they filled them to the brim. Then he told them, Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet. They did so.” (John 2:7-8) The miracles of Jesus are simply a speeding up of the natural process; a doing instantly something which generally […]

Friday Devotional – Mary and Martha

Today we reference the account of Mary and Martha found in Luke 10: 38-42. Esp. vs. 41, 42:  “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one.”” In this passage we are confronted with our tendencies to be performance based “doers.” In fact, if we are honest […]

Friday Devotional – Sing

Today we looked at Psalm 104:33 “I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.” This week as I was preparing for today’s devotional time I was struggling on a topic! As many or you know I drive a lot for work and […]

Friday Devotional – Where’s Your Identity Found?

Today we’re looking at the story of John the Baptist, as the Jewish leaders come to question his identity. They wanted to know if John claimed to be the Messiah, or was he one of the great prophets who was expected to return at the coming of the Messiah.  I love how John answers.  He knew […]

Friday Devotional – Killing or Healing Words?

Words have the power to bless or to wound.  When we speak carelessly or negatively, we damage others as well as ourselves.  Proverbs 12: 18 sees it as a stabbing of the heart with a sword.  It’s reckless, and in some cases brutal.  But it also talks of words having the ability to heal on […]

Friday Devotional – Who is God?

I recently had a discussion with a few folks regarding the reasons Jesus came to earth.  Great conversation.  In our devotions today we see that one of those reasons was to help us see “The Father.”  Jesus came to earth, according to John 1: 18, to make the Father known.  Why?  Why did He need […]

Friday Devotional – Extra Weight

Hebrews 12:1. Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. The writer of Hebrews may have had an idea of what it meant to participate in the […]

Friday Devotional – Born of God. What?

John 1: 11-13 says: “He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born […]