The All Knowing God

By , April 23, 2019

You have searched me, Lord, and you know me.
Psalm 139:1 NIV

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You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.

You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.

Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. Psalm 139:2-4 NIV

In our Psalm for today we read about the omniscience of the Lord. The Psalmist wants everyone to know that God can read our thoughts and he knows everything about us, even the secret thoughts we do not utter for fear of being condemned.

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When do you pray?

By , April 22, 2019

“Peter therefore was kept in prison:
but prayer was made without ceasing
of the church unto God for him.”
Acts 12:5 (KJV)

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One of the most important but sadly neglected spiritual activities by many Christians is the work of prayer. Too many must confess that the only time they regularly pray is when they bow their heads to give thanks for their food.

In preparing this devotional I came across 4 texts that referred to praying without ceasing or incessant prayer (Acts 12:15; Romans 1:9; 1 Thess. 5:17; 2 Tim. 1:3). What a wonderful challenge to us to follow these examples of prayer!

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Cut to the Chase

By , April 21, 2019

“He has risen! He is not here.”
Mark 16:6

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I had a relative who would occasionally drive me crazy by the way he would talk in circles. He intentionally spoke in a way that kept me guessing about what he was actually trying to say. For example he would say something such as, “Would you like to visit someone in the hospital?” but he wouldn’t tell me who was ill until I asked enough questions to drag it out of him.

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Every Sunday Is Easter Sunday

By , April 20, 2019

“Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark,
Mary Magdalene went to the tomb
and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.”
John 20:1 (NIV)

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“Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb” Mark 16:2 (NIV)

Bible scholars who teach that the resurrection stories contradict each other are ignorant of the laws of evidence. They should listen to people trained in understanding how witnesses to the same event describe what they saw and heard. Sadly they often will not listen to others better educated than themselves concerning how witnesses describe a commonly observed event.

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Does Easter really mean anything?

By , April 19, 2019

“If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile;
you are still in your sins.”
1 Corinthians 15:17 (NIV)

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When it comes down to it, the Christian Church celebrates Easter every week of the year. “How so?”, you say. Well it only takes a moment to think of which day of the week Christians gather to worship. The day of the week churches open their doors to worshippers is the day of the week Jesus rose from the dead. The Christian community has done this to make the day of Jesus’ resurrection a day of celebration and happiness. I know that many Christians do not consciously think of Jesus’ resurrection every Sunday en route to church, but that is their fault not that of their church.

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