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Celebrating Those in Faithful Service–a free devotion for July 4

Introduction As we gather today, we pause to thank all those who serve us through our government on every level—local, state, and national. Our thoughts turn to the first responders in our own community—our firefighters (name those present, if possible) and police officers (name them) our EMT’s (name them) and those in city government (name…

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Jesus’ Word of Peace—A free devotion for tonight’s meeting

Editor’s note: This week’s free devotion includes a prayer/meditation written by faithful pastor Walter E. Schuette who has since gone to be with the Lord. We pray that his witness will encourage you for your own life of witness! Read Psalm 29:1–11, focusing especially on verse 11. Great God, you speak, and the universe listens….

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Put-Downs & Come Downs–a free devotion for tonight’s meeting

Being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself. Philippians 2:8 Have you ever been on the receiving end of a put-down? For example: Your mother should have thrown you away and kept the stork. You must be an experiment in Artificial Stupidity. It’s hard to get the big picture when you have such a…

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Strong Faith Relationships–a free devotion for Father’s Day & men’s ministry

Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household. Ephesians 2:19 Social networking sites can take up a lot of time. Updating your profile, blogging about your experiences, reading your friends’ newsfeeds. Yet, despite the commitment, social networking sites continue to expand. Why? Perhaps it’s…

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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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