Weekly Devotional – The Power of Knowing God Almighty

“When Abram was ninety-nine years old the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, ‘I am God Almighty; walk before Me, and be blameless, that I may make My covenant between Me and you, and may multiply you greatly.’” – Genesis 17:1-2.

It is easy for believers to think that in our pursuit of holiness all we need to do is muster up enough self-discipline and “try harder.” But lately the Lord has reminded me that apart from Him, I have ZERO ability to change my own heart. And while He has been faithful to reveal my weakness, He has been even more faithful to remind me of His power and sufficiency to make me more like Him.

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Prayers for Boston

pray_for_bostonBy now, we all know about the two bombs that hit the Boston Marathon.

This one hits close to home. I’m a runner. I ran competitive cross-country and track from 7th grade all the way until a few years ago in college. These days I go out for the freedom in the sport–being outside with my dog, loving the nature around me and pushing my body to its limit.

Running has always been a friendly sport, one where you can go for one run with a person, and suddenly know more about them than you could in six weeks of hanging out. Races are filled with cheering fans and teammates, and sometimes that’s the only thing that keeps you going through all the pain.

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Weekly Devotional – The Depth of His Sorrows

SMED“My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me?” Psalm 22:1

We here behold the Saviour in the depth of His sorrows. No other place so well shows the griefs of Christ as Calvary, and no other moment at Calvary is so full of agony as that in which His cry rends the air—”My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me?” At this moment physical weakness was united with acute mental torture from the shame and ignominy through which He had to pass; and to make His grief culminate with emphasis, He suffered spiritual agony surpassing all expression, resulting from the departure of His Father’s presence.

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Quick Tip – Searching

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Have you ever wanted to be able to search a specific word or topic in your Bible to see everything it has to say on the subject? Doing this with a physical Bible could be extremely cumbersome and slow. With WORDsearch‘s searching tool, you can easily find every verse that mentions whatever word or phrase you choose to search. This can be a great help when creating sermons and lessons, or even just in your everyday study. Today’s quick tip will walk you through searching a word in a Bible and how you can quickly copy every occurrence into a word processor.

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Weekly Devotional – In Everything Ye Are Enriched By Him

Daily_Light1 Corinthians 1:5 (NIV) 

5  For in him you have been enriched in every way–in all your speaking and in all your knowledge

When we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. — He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall be not with him also freely give us all things?

In him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power.

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Quick Tip – Using Strong’s Numbers

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First of all, what are Strong’s Numbers?

Strong’s Numbers were prepared by Dr. James Strong and a team of scholars for over 35 years. With the numbering system tied to a particular word in English, the average lay-person can easily study the meanings of the Greek and Hebrew words. First published in 1890, this tool is still used today by pastors, scholars and laymen alike for nearly a century. They have become the standard for identifying  words linked to the original Greek and Hebrew words.

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