Category: Devotionals

Life After High School: God's Advice for Grads (featuring

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The statutes of many religious communities and associations of the faithful prescribe that special devotion be paid to the Holy Mother of God on Saturdays, sometimes through specified pious exercises composed precisely for Saturdays(222). 189. But when you get to the end you find that you’re nowhere near where you want to be. This meant there would be a shortage of leaders to teach God’s law to the people, which Ezra knew was absolutely vital to Israel’s well-being.

The Passionate Journey

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Then use what He has given you as a sacred trust. - H V Lugt ( Our Daily Bread, Copyright RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI. Blessed is the man who does not condemn himself by what he approves. On these pages are short encouraging devotionals that I have written for the bulletin at church. It leaves us in discussions about the power and authority given man by Christ through the baptism of the Holy Spirit..

A Rose for Nana: & Other Touches from an Everyday God

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In the Via Crucis, various strands of Christian piety coalesce: the idea of life being a journey or pilgrimage; as a passage from earthly exile to our true home in Heaven; the deep desire to be conformed to the Passion of Christ; the demands of following Christ, which imply that his disciples must follow behind the Master, daily carrying their own crosses (cf Lk 9, 23). Frank Pavone offers his reflections on the important issues facing the Prolife movement.

Fifteen Steps Out of Darkness: The Way of the Cross for

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On the first day, all seven should be burning as you begin reading the first devotional. With great joy, she began a radio ministry in 2004 called Living Proof with Beth Moore. If you have subscribed to devotions but are not receiving them, please be sure that devotions@fourthchurch.org is included in your email address book. But all of that isn't to tell you about my exercise or my dedication to my new healthy habit. Psalm 91 is also used at the beginning of Lent because of Satan’s infamous use of verses 11-12 in his failed attempt to derail Jesus from his mission.

Handmade Christians in a Cookie-Cutter World

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The goal of this study is NOT to help us fall more in love with worship; rather these daily, intimate encounters with God can help us fall more in love with our Father–which is the very essence of Biblical worship. The pastor rose and said, "Friends, we have been counting on our own strength, and apparently that has failed. His glory is raining down this weekend in Houston, Santa Cruz, East coast of Florida, and St. Whether on the battlefield or in the board room, the home front, or the highways of life...

Plant and Nurture a Seed of Faith

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When they saw that they were to have neither part nor lot in the matter, then they sought to "weaken their hands… and trouble them;" they also "hired counselors to frustrate their purpose" (Ezra 4:4,5). Every time I read them I am so blessed and encouraged by your wisdom. We seem, then, driven to the conclusion that they must have received their Pentateuch before their enmity with the Jews commenced, which it did eighty years before Ezra's arrival at Jerusalem.

The Blessing Life: A Journey to Unexpected Joy

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What might this small picture of God’s character mean for us today? When we really believe that God is worthy of every praise, then we will be willing to listen and to change the way we live in response to such a worthy God. Jesus and the donkey were getting closer and closer. Our passage contains another account of irony in Scripture, and it’s notable that this isn’t merely a reversal of fortune or expectation. Jesus is the ultimate display of giving Himself so others could benefit of the gift of eternal life.

Christian Rosenkreutz: The Mystery, Teaching and Mission of

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Gratitude for life lessons learned the hard way. While always most vigilant with regard to interior conditions and the prerequisites for a dignified celebration of the sacred mysteries (cf. 1 Cor 11, 17-32), the Church has never hesitated in incorporating into the liturgical rites forms drawn from individual, domestic and community piety. The new initiative includes prepaid traffic tickets, which means putting money on deposit with the local authorities so that if you are stopped for speeding, your ticket has already been paid.

One Minute Bible for Students: 366 Devotions Connecting You

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The Bible says that the best place to be is in His presence (Philippians 1:23). The joy and the assurance that we celebrate on Easter doesn’t end when the holiday is over and the decorations are all packed away. Advent is celebrated during the Winter interstice in the northern hemisphere. What does it mean to love Him with all our heart, soul and might? As I walked down a street in Buffalo I saw a beautiful fur coat in a store window. Elements and impositions extraneous to the Liturgy or excessively connected with popular sensibilities were eliminated.

When Trust was Changing: A Year of Psalms: Part 2 (Longing

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It is for the local ordinary to ensure that inappropriate images or those leading to error or superstition, are not exposed for the veneration of the faithful. 245. It is derived from the word of God and the truth it proclaims."( Instead of feeding and caring for the flock, these pastors feed off the flock and use them to meet their needs for significance. So Moses said, “Change your hearts and stop being stubborn” (Deut. 10:16 ).