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An Article To Consider

Dear Saints, The Devo for this week is a blog post by Dr. Carl Ellis that I did not see until last week.  It will help us sharpen our thinking about the unrest that has gone on over the past few months.  Some is still going on but not reported like it was.  I pray […]

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A Sermon on Ephesians

Dear Saints, This week for our Wednesday devotional I am featuring a sermon given by my son-in-law, Aaron Turner, Assistant Pastor for Outreach Midtown Church, PCA in St Louis, MO.  He is working on the passage found in Ephesians 2:11-22 on how Christ created one new people from Jew and Gentile.  He is addressing these […]

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Will You Join Me?

When I first started writing devotionals for church, I decided to write about what God was teaching me. They say to write what you know. It has been beautiful to see how He has highlighted and clarified lessons as the day for submitting the devotional’s posting draws near. He always comes through, even if it […]

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An Article To Consider

Dear Saints, Linda Trumbo recently gave me a link to an article published on ThePlough.com about what it is like to be separated by COVID-19.  Does it ever capture what we all feel, but it is also instructive! The article is titled, “The Church is Other People: Why We Need to Gather in Person,” by […]

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The Good Life – A Devotional

What is the definition of a “good life?” How do we determine whether we’ve reached this milestone? Our society and history are filled with ideas and standards of a “good life,” but what does Scripture teach us? Pastor Stan shares some truth about what is a “good life.” Watch below!

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Cultural Injustice Devotional

Today we look at the situation around the events of Acts 6:1 – the injustice practiced in the early church towards widows, a practice that was addressed and handled by the apostles. Listen as Pastor Stan walks us through this passage in the video below.

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Cultivating Trust

But now thus says the Lord, He who created you, O Jacob, He who formed you, O Israel: ‘Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when […]

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How Long?

Dear Saints, I want to share with you a confession/devotional my long time accountability partner Rick Smith released to his supporters about the experience of Covid 19.  I thought it may be helpful so I am sharing it with you.  He lives in New Mexico with his wife (a counselor) and some of his grown […]

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Who is in control?

When asking the question, “How will this ever get fixed?” it can be easy to forget the truth of who is really in charge. Pastor Stan shares his thoughts on who can fix all that ails our community, country, and even the world! Below are the verses referenced in the video: Psalm 2:1-4 ESV Why […]

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Complacency and the Christian

The path of a Christian is not an easy one. It is narrow, full of ups and downs, twists and turns, double-backs and sometimes agonizingly slow progress. As Christians, we face many challenges and fight many enemies along the way, enemies like: comparison, jealousy, pride, anger, fear, complacency—the list goes on. I want to take […]

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Looking at Dr. King’s Work

Dear Saints, In keeping with providing resources related to the current racial situation, I have found Dr. King’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail” captures so much of what drives struggles like the current one and is instructive on so many levels.  It helps me better appreciate the gains that have been made and provides a history […]

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