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Daily Devotional – Thursday, July 28

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2nd Timothy 1:1-14 Thoughts for reflection:  What does it look like today to “have a spirit of power, love, and self-discipline?”  I believe for most of us our faith is something which is both ever-present and slightly hidden in our daily lives.  Because of the confrontational nature of previous evangelistic movements and the increasing societal […]

Daily Devotional – Wednesday, July 27

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1st Timothy 6:6-19 Thoughts for reflection: “But those who want to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.  For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil……”  One of the great challenges of leadership of any kind, […]

Daily Devotional – Tuesday, July 26

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1st Timothy 2:1-7 Thoughts for reflection:  How often do you pray for the leaders of our nation, state, city, and church?  Now if you do, these are not the kind of prayers where we pray it is anyone but them in power, but prayers where we give thanks, make supplications, and intercede.  Paul makes the point […]

Daily Devotional – Monday, July 25

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1st Timothy 1:12-17 Thoughts for reflection:  For those of you who are not up with what the cool kids are saying, I am not either, I just read a lot, what we know as false humility is now often called a “humble brag”.  In reading these verses, it would be easy to categorize what Paul […]

Daily Devotional – Sunday, July 24th

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2nd Thessalonians 3:6-13 Thoughts for reflection:  “You are either growing or dying.  Nothing stays the same.”  I can’t remember who said it, but I remember it.  This is absolutely true about living a Christ-like life.  Paul knew this when he wrote 2nd Thessalonians.  Living a life of faith is like exercise, if you don’t do […]

Daily Devotional – Saturday, July 23rd

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2nd Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 Thoughts for reflection:  In today’s reading, you hear strong echoes of the reading from Monday.  The challenges the people had once faced in worshiping false idols and other gods are still presenting a challenge for them. We can easily have the misimpression that once we give our life to Christ, all […]

Daily Devotional – Friday, July 22nd

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2nd Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 Thoughts for reflection:  By the time 2nd Thessalonians was written, the church in Thessalonica had taken hold and was growing.  Paul transitions in this second letter to commending them for the hardships they are now facing from their surrounding community, which he himself had once experienced. What is a stumbling block […]

Daily Devotional – Thursday, July 21st

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1st Thessalonians 5:12-24 Thoughts for reflection:  These are most likely the verses you are most familiar with in either 1st or 2nd Thessalonians.  Most of us have heard, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all things.”  It is important to note it says, “give thinks in all things”, and it does not say “give […]

Daily Devotional – Wednesday, July 20th

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1st Thessalonians 3:9-13 Thoughts for reflection:  When Paul was writing what we know as 1st Thessalonians, he was writing to what had been his most difficult church start so far.  Yet as he does this, he is reflecting on them with such love, appreciation, and gratitude.  I believe this is a testament to the faith […]