Tagged: devotion

Drowned!–A Devotion for the Easter Season

Drowned  Editor’s note: For the next several Monday’s, our blog will include devotions appropriate for the Easter season. In liturgical churches, the season of Easter continues for 50 days, concluding with Pentecost Sunday. This week’s devotion was written by Pastor Barry J. Keurulainen for CTA’s devotion book, The Power of the Cross and has been adapted slightly…

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Chamber Music – An Easter Devotion

Each year, the Christian church celebrates the resurrection of our Lord Jesus from the dead. Each person reading these words likely has a different perception of what Jesus’ tomb looked like. What has helped shape that image for you? Sunday school lesson leaflets? Sermons? Paintings? Greeting cards? Theological study? A visit to the Holy Land?…

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I Am with You Always

For many years, Matthew 28:20 has been my favorite Bible verse. As you may know, Jesus’ promise in this verse reads like this: “Remember, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” During this Holy Week, I believe it gives some insight as to how the apostles felt at the time Jesus was…

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Fat Tuesday–a free devotion for you

C. S. Lewis may have been the first to tell about the little boy who was asked what God is like. The boy responds in words like these: “God’s the sort of fellow who goes around looking for someone who’s having fun—and tries to stop ’em.” This picture of God, mistaken though it is, nonetheless…

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Projecting the Light—A free devotion for this week’s meetings

As regular readers know, I serve on the faculty of a Christian preschool. As I teach, I love taking students into our church on sunny days. Among other things, they enjoy seeing the way the light shining through the stained glass windows casts a colorful shadow on the walls and floor. The children love seeing…

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Celebrate Life! Some Devotional Thoughts

January 17-24 has been designated “Sanctity of Human Life Week.”  In light of that, we offer a few devotional thoughts church leaders may want to share or adapt, based on Psalm 139:13. Recently, a popular cable television channel began airing a series based on what happens to animals in utero. Week by week we watch as…

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Christmas Devotion–Free for You!

Christmas is everywhere. How many times this week do you think you’ve heard or shared the greeting “Merry Christmas”? At the very least, you’v probably hummed a few cheery fa-la-la-lala’s. Bells have jingled across the country for several weeks now, as Christians everywhere sing “Joy to the World.” Carolers remind us that “it’s the most…

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Free Christmas Devotion for Tonight’s Meeting

Celebrate the Gift of Jesus! This time of year, many of us give gifts. In fact, most of us probably give more gifts at Christmastime than at any other time of the year. Gift giving has its own protocol. If we fail to follow it, that failure can lead to some uncomfortable moments—for us, for…

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