Recent Devotions

A Place at the Table

A Place at the Table

One day a friend called me and asked, “James, do you have a suit?” I was expecting a more traditional conversation starter. Something like, “Hey James, how are you?” But that’s not what I got.

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It Will Change Your Life

It Will Change Your Life

We don’t experience Jesus the same way the disciples did. We don’t shake hands, rub shoulders, high five, or dab with deity, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t met him.

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Passion Week 2020: Day 6

Read: John 19:17-37 The Crucifixion So they took Jesus, 17 and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called The Place of a Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha. 18 There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, and...

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Passion Week 2020: Day 5

Read:      John 13:13-17 13 Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2 During supper, when the devil had already put it...

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Passion Week 2020: Day 4

Read: Luke 22:63-71 Jesus Is Mocked 63 Now the men who were holding Jesus in custody were mocking him as they beat him. 64 They also blindfolded him and kept asking him, “Prophesy! Who is it that struck you?” 65 And they said many other things against him, blaspheming...

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Passion Week 2020: Day 3

Read: Peter Denies Jesus 54 Then they seized him and led him away, bringing him into the high priest's house, and Peter was following at a distance. 55 And when they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat down among them....

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Passion Week 2020: Day 2

Read: Jesus Prays on the Mount of Olives 39 And he came out and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed him. 40 And when he came to the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.” 41 And he withdrew from...

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Passion Week 2020: Day 1

Read: Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them...

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I Forgot My Daughter!

I left my 7-year-old daughter home alone. Or, at least I thought I did. It was the longest second of my life. I felt a sheer terror that I hope I will never experience again. I was stuck in traffic going...

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