Devotionals

Turn to Christ today

So Jesus said to him, “Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe.” –John 4:35 You know, it’s funny. Human nature really hasn’t changed much since Jesus walked the earth 2,000 years ago. Back then, people wanted a sign… a miracle… from Jesus. They wanted something tangible, something they could see, to believe […]

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Is sharing your faith an imperative for you?

“Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest.” –John 4:35 If you are a follower of Christ… if you claim the Lord Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior… you are called to share your faith with others.  Yet, if you find sharing your faith difficult, […]

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Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” –John 4:13-14 What would it […]

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A testimony in baptism

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” –Matthew 28:19 Baptism should be important to followers of the Lord Jesus Christ because it was important to Him, plain and simple! Not only was Jesus baptized at the outset […]

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The power to transform your life

But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” –Matthew 19:26 The Christian faith is a can-do faith! “I can do all things through him who strengthens me” was the apostle Paul’s declaration in Philippians 4:13, and it should be ours as believers as well. […]

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The strength to forgive

But now, O God, strengthen my hands. –Nehemiah 6:9 You have to give Nehemiah’s enemies an “E” for effort. When their threats of violence didn’t stop Nehemiah from rebuilding Jerusalem’s walls, they resorted to lies in an attempt to slander Nehemiah. They were simply doing the bidding of a greater enemy of God’s people, the […]

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Are you actively serving others?

Half of my servants worked on construction, and half held the spears, shields, bows, and coats of mail. –Nehemiah 4:16 As a Christian, God expects you and I to be productive. What a great example we have of this in the fourth chapter of Nehemiah. Once the plot to stop the work of rebuilding the […]

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Keep your eyes focused on the future

When our enemies heard…that God had frustrated their plan, we all returned to the wall, each to his work. –Nehemiah 4:15 God can do amazing things with people who refuse to quit, who take their eyes off their present circumstances and look ahead because they believe God has something great in store. That’s what Nehemiah […]

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We need each other

I stationed the people by their clans…. –Nehemiah 4:13 Isn’t it great to have family and close friends who encourage and uplift you? We all need people in our lives who are encouragers, enablers, and energizers. But it’s also very important for followers of Christ to have close friends who are also believers. We need fellowship with God’s […]

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The secret to empowering prayer

But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. –Matthew 6:6 If obligations and a busy schedule have exhausted the energy in your spiritual tank, maybe you need to refuel! Whether you spend […]

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