Tagged: free devotion

Survival Strength

He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.  Jeremiah 17:8 Displays of strength are easy to come by in our world. The halfback’s speed and agility rush him into the post-game spotlight. The CEO’s power is hard to miss as he flies into a meeting on…

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Walking Strong–a free devotion for Father’s Day

When I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:10 Jesse “The Body” Ventura once body-slammed religious belief. “Religion is a sham and a crutch for weak-minded people,” he said. Later, he tried to clarify his remarks, but this former wrestler had put into words how our world wrestles with faith. “Strong men don’t…

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A Quiet Strength–free devotion for men’s ministry

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 We tend to associate strength with activity. If we can meet deadlines at work, juggle schedules at home, and manage all the other competing demands on our time, we are strong. Overwhelmed by work, we rely on…

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Molly Pitcher–a free patriotic children’s devotion

On July 4, 1776, the colonists living in this land declared their independence, their freedom from Great Britain. But just writing the Declaration of Independence and signing it was not enough. Only after a long, bloody war were the colonists truly free. One of the people who fought in that war was Mary McCauly. Women…

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Through the Fire–a free devotion for the Nat’l Day of Prayer

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Galatians 6:18 On March 25, 1911, a roaring blaze gutted the top three floors of a New York City high-rise sweatshop. One hundred forty-five workers died in the inferno, forty-nine of them leaping in terror from the flames to the street far below. Many…

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Disarmed!–a free Easter week devotion

Having disarmed the powers and authorities, [God] made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. Colossians 2:15 For decade upon decade, and quite probably for century upon century, somewhere in the world, disarmament talks have continued. The underlying premise is that enemy nations will voluntarily destroy their weapons or allow them…

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The Loser Wins–a free children’s devotion for Easter

Getting Started Have a Gospel Easter Egg for each child. (Find www.ctainc.com on the Internet and key “Gospel Easter Egg” into the search bar.) Empty one of the eggs, but be ready to give the contents to the child who initially receives the empty egg. Introduction What did you find in your Easter baskets today?…

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Got Life?–A free Easter devotion outline

Introduction An ad popular a few years ago asked, “Got Milk?” I’d like you to think about a similar question: “Got Life?” How might people in your family answer that question? How might your friends? Some may say . . . “Sure! I’m healthy! When you’ve got your health, you’ve got just about everything!” (Life…

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So Ask Already!–a free devotion for women’s ministry

He will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help. Psalm 72:12 I have a coupon in my wallet. It entitles me to a free latte at my favorite coffee shop. I’ve had the coupon for a month, and I visit the shop at least twice a week. But…

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Kids & Holy Week — Helping Them Connect

Editor’s Note: Holy Week  (April 17-24, 2011) is arguably the most significant week of the year for Christians. Deeply meaningful for adults, the events we observe can sometimes confuse or trouble young children. If you’re a children’s pastor, a Sunday school teacher, or a parent looking for a way to clarify Holy Week events and help…

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