Daily Devotionals

Be Encouraged

Commit your future to the Lord. Trust in him, and he will act on your behalf. He will vindicate you in broad daylight, and publicly defend your just cause. Wait patiently for the Lord! Wait confidently for him!— Psalm 37:5–7 NET As a young pastor of a small...

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The Passion to Finish Strong

Whatever you do, work at it with all of your heart, as working for the Lord.— Colossians 3:23 As a fan, coach, and broadcaster, I have watched thousands of athletic contests over the years. As I sit in the stands or in the broadcast booth, it is interesting to watch...

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How To Stop Sinning

The beauty of the gospel message is freedom from sin, but the reality for many is a continual daily battle not to sin. Most Christians want to stop sinning, yet their struggle continues. Some might assume the problem of sin is solely their own, but the truth is that...

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Life’s a Marathon

The biggest goal in a marathon is to finish it. Of course, you’ll have overachievers who want to be first, but the heart and culture of a marathon is just to complete it. Sometimes, when you’re all-in, you get tired, hurt, or distracted. Runners usually...

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Godliness and Contentment (repost)

This devotional was originally posted on April 18, 2014. Imagine the apostle Paul walking the streets of Ephesus, passing beggars in the street and sharing the gospel message. Picture him engaging the wealthy elite in the libraries and temples of the city regarding...

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