daily devotions

Light of the Gospel

Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. And even if

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Forgiving Enemies

I just watched a short video interview of a young woman from Christian Aid Ministries. She said that they, (the group, family, and friends of those kidnapped in Haiti) forgive the captors. I would have had trouble understanding that if it weren’t for the stories I read just last night in “When Faith is Forbidden.

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The articles I read this morning make it sound like the victims of the kidnapping in Haiti are doing okay, but I’m not sure if that information is verified or just wishful thinking. The ransom price is set and negotiations are in the works. One news article had a quote from a U.S. official saying

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What is the value of a life?

Back in the 1970s, the Ford Pinto was mass-produced knowing full well that it could/would catch on fire if rear-ended. Ford did a cost analysis and determined that an $11.00/vehicle repair would be more expensive than potential lawsuits from burn victims and their families (See The Pinto Memo). They underestimated the number of victims. I’ve

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Kidnapped Missionaries in Haiti

As you’ve probably heard, a group of 17 people (5 men, 7 women, and 5 children) were kidnapped in Haiti; 16 U.S. citizens and one Canadian. They were there as missionaries for Christian Aid Ministries based in Berlin, Ohio. Their bus was on its way to visit an orphanage when it was hijacked by a

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A Pastor’s Job Description

I’ve read and re-read the passage below and am just amazed, although I shouldn’t be, how much this sounds like the present times even though it was written somewhere between A.D. 64 and 65. It makes me appreciate even more the burden that our Pastors bear. See if you can eliminate some of his burdens

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Our Overseers

According to Prayer Assist, the “Top 5 Difficulties Pastors Face Today” are:▪ Loneliness▪ Stress▪ Feelings of Inadequacy▪ Depression▪ Spiritual Warfare How can we help our Pastors in these areas? The first thing that comes to mind is prayer. We should be praying for our Pastors constantly. They are called to oversee their flock. They counsel

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Pastor Appreciation

Yesterday was Pastor Appreciation Day, and October is Pastor Appreciation Month. If you’re not sure what to do or pray for your Pastor, you’re in luck, because that’s what we’re going to talk about this week. Text DisciplesPray to 844-507-4901 to get a daily prayer prompt this month. Day 1 said:“Pray that your pastor experiences

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