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Coronavirus Devo #11

Dear Listener, I know there is much more to say about the subject than I have time to discuss here.  But the point made is an important one.   Thank you, C. Stanley Morton, Pastor Romans 13:1-7 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist […]

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Coronavirus Devo #10

What are you feeling today? Anger? Fear? Powerlessness? Grief? Pastor Stan looks at Psalms 46, and God’s relationship with us in the midst of fear inducing circumstances. Watch this video and consider the reality that God is our refuge.

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Coronavirus Devo #9

Dear Saints,Our devotional this week is what I see as a well-reasoned article about the tension between the health crisis and the economy done by a thoughtful believer.  It comes from the first month of the COVID-19 pandemic here in the United States. I submit it to you for your edification and consideration.  Blessings! “‘No […]

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The Hidden Strength in Forgiveness

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, smartest, and definitely […]

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Coronavirus Devo #7

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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