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The Hidden Strength in Forgiveness

May 20, 2020

By Hope Martin Strength has always been an important characteristic to me. Growing up with five brothers tends to toughen you up, whether or not you want that. My three younger brothers and I made up a squad and I was the leader of the squad. As leader, I strove to be the fastest, tallest, […]

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Coronavirus Devo #7

May 13, 2020

What do you do when you fall into trying circumstances that won’t go away? “Patience,” says James. “Endurance,” says the writer of Hebrews. Hebrews 12:1-2 admonishes us to, “run with endurance the race that is set before us.” And we have a Savior who can sympathize with us – one who endured the cross! Hear […]

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Crown and Joy Memory Verses

May 8, 2020

Our community’s challenge to memorize Scripture has led to the creation of the list below. Choose one verse, passage, or chapter to memorize in this time of COVID-19. Memorize on your own or work with others! Verses: Psalm 119:105 John 3:16 Genesis 1:1 Psalm 107:1 Hebrews 13:7 Passages: Psalm 23 Deuteronomy 5:6-21 Psalm 119:9-16 Ephesians […]

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Coronavirus Devo #6

May 6, 2020

Today, Pastor Stan considers the question of control. Who is in control of our world and our individual lives? Does God see me? Does He know what is happening? Psalm 24 begins with, “The earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein” And Jesus tells us in Luke 12:7, “Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you […]

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Coronavirus Devo #5

April 29, 2020

Pastor Stan looks into Matthew 6:24, “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” In the Roman world, it was impossible for a slave to serve two different masters […]

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Be Still and Know That I Am God

April 22, 2020

By Hope Martin – I was praying the other day and I asked God—“What do you want me to do?” I felt this sense of quiet and into my mind came the words “I just want you to be still.” Those words surprised me. Here was not a call to action, but to inaction—a call […]

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Coronavirus Devo #3

April 15, 2020

Pastor Stan reflects on the following passageS in light of COVID-19: Hebrews 4:14-16 and John 11. Hebrews 4:14-16 “Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to […]

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Coronavirus Devo #2

April 8, 2020

Pastor Stan tackles the question, how can God be good and still allow COVID-19? He draws his answer from Romans 11:33-36: “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has […]

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Coronavirus Devo #1

April 1, 2020

Hello Crown & Joy Family and Visitors: The Lord laid it on my heart to communicate the gospel message in such a way as to support us during this crisis.  It is my hope that the active power in His Word will strengthen and encourage you during this time.  At the suggestions of one of […]

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Count It All Joy: A COVID-19 Update

March 27, 2020

Dear Saints, Count it all joy, my brothers (and sisters), when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.  And let steadfastness have it full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”  James 1:2-4 – What you see there is the Word […]

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