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Audible devotions for your day every Monday to Saturday. Join us as we rejoice in His grace, knowing from His Word that He loves us and forgives us, and confident that He is with us every step of the way – on this side of heaven. Devotions for real life.

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Audible devotions for your day every Monday to Saturday. Join us as we rejoice in His grace, knowing from His Word that He loves us and forgives us, and confident that He is with us every step of the way – on this side of heaven. Devotions for real life.

    God Seated Jesus At His Right Hand

    God Seated Jesus At His Right Hand

    In Ephesians, Paul tells us, “[God] seated Him [Christ] at His right hand in the heavenly realms.” It’s tempting to imagine the royal seating arrangement in heaven. And it’s hard get that image out of our head of a gold throne with rich red upholstery. But it’s a lot better than that.

    • 4 min
    Not A Socially Distant Savior

    Not A Socially Distant Savior

    Social Distancing. Whoever imagined that this phrase would one day become a common part of our vocabulary? But maybe that’s what it sounds like when you hear of Jesus’ ascension in the New Testament. Luke tells us, “When He had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, He lifted up his hands and blessed them. While He was blessing them, He left them and was taken up into heaven.” Now that really does sound like ‘social distancing.’ But wait a minute, in Matthew He promised them, “I am with you always.” How can He be with us when He is in heaven?

    • 4 min
    A Just Man In The Stead Of The Unjust

    A Just Man In The Stead Of The Unjust

    The Memorial Day weekend reminds us of the “ultimate sacrifice given by the few for the many.” in his first letter, Peter reminds us of the sacrifice made for us by our Savior. In this case, it wasn’t the few for the many, it was the sacrifice of one for all. It sounds like an epitaph – something you might read on a grave stone: “Here lies Jesus who gave His life. A just man in the stead of the unjust.” But, thankfully, for you and me, and those who have given their lives in the service to God and our nation, there is no such marker.

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    A Good Conscience

    A Good Conscience

    A guilty conscience brings a lot of pain and sleepless nights. It haunts us and fuels our insecurities. God recognizes how difficult it can be to fully appreciate that we are forgiven. As a means of confirming the very forgiveness He has spoken in His Word He also points us to a wonderful gift by which He assures us a good conscience before Him.

    • 4 min
    Judgment From God?

    Judgment From God?

    “Is the coronavirus a judgment from God?” Whenever someone points to a crisis and says, “It’s a sign from God,” it’s interesting how the message never seems to be clear. That’s also true for this current pandemic. But notice how clearly Paul spoke to the philosophers on Mars Hill in Athens. Instead of looking at everything around him and trying to guess what God is thinking, Paul focused their attention to how God has made Himself known in Jesus and His Word.

    • 4 min
    The Giver Of Life and Breath And Everything Else

    The Giver Of Life and Breath And Everything Else

    When Paul addressed the philosophers at the Areopagus in Athens, and told them about God, he explained to them that “He is not served by human hands, as if He needed anything.” One thing that the worship of manmade gods has in common is the idea that God needs our sacrifices, gifts and offerings. The reality is that we are the ones in need – and the one true God gives us more than we could have ever imagined.

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