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Christian Devotionals

The Truth About Holy Communion

“Do this in remembrance of me.” ~Jesus See Luke 22:19 Emotional music is playing softly, the lights are dimmed and Pastor speaks, “If you have sin in your life let this cup pass from you and do not partake in the bread. If you are a child, and know not what salvation is, do not […]

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What Does Sanctification Really Mean?

“By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”   Hebrews 10:10  “Yeah, you’re saved by grace but you still have to sanctify yourself! You will keep changing through sanctification!” At first glance this statement would seem to be fine, minus the exclamation points. The […]

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Is the King James Bible the Best Version?

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.” John 1:1,2 Another person has died and stands before Jesus Christ. “Oh it’s so good to be here!” they yell and run toward Him. “Stop.” The Son of God puts out […]

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Is God’s Grace a License to Sin?

“For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” John 1:16,17 Let’s establish a fact before we begin. The Jews, according to Scripture, were the world’s best-behaved people group. In the Old Testament they were seen as elite in […]

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Above All, Love Each Other Deeply

“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8 In my mid-teenage years a friend of mine got ahold of a bottle of Jack Daniels. He downed the entire fifth–all of it. I had come home through the back door that evening and turned to my right, […]

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What Is the True Meaning of Repent?

“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9 “Without repentance there is no forgiveness!” Have you ever heard someone yell this? Boy, I sure have. Sometimes in a venomous way. […]

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What’s the Real Greatest Commandment?

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” John 13:34 “Matt, what’s the real greatest commandment?” Before I came to understand the New Covenant, if I was asked this question, my answer would’ve been wrong. I’d reply, “Love God with all my heart, […]

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What If You’ve Already Been Changed?

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”  2 Corinthians 5:17 How would you live if you knew you didn’t have to change? Five years ago that question would have baffled me. After all, I could never reach the dangling carrot of “changing myself […]

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I Want What God Wants?

“Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4 “Jesus didn’t die so you can just do whatever you want!” Have you ever been told that before? I sure have. It’s as if those who can’t stand grace—or only dabble in grace—think that we don’t want what […]

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