Applying the Bible

A weekly devotional designed to help you grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ, through practical application of spiritual truths from God’s word.

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May 16, 2024
Salt is Good

If we want to remain useful and spiritually flavorful, we have to preserve the flavor of our faith by growing in our relationship with Jesus.

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May 9, 2024
Jesus Above All

To identify with Christ is to wholly embrace His teachings, His example, and His mission as our own.

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May 2, 2024
That My House May Be Filled

Share your faith with someone and lovingly compel them by earnestly telling them the good news of the gospel.

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April 25, 2024
Are You a Guest?

It’s one thing to accept the invitation, it’s another to be a guest at God’s table.

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April 18, 2024
When you Give

When God invites people to take the gift of salvation in Him in which we abide in Him and He in us, He fully knew we could never repay Him.

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April 11, 2024
How to Truly be Humble

When we, as followers of Jesus, interact with people in this world, they too watch us carefully to see how we’ll respond to things.

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The title text "Jesus Responded" over a picture of the back of a man sitting at a table with other men.
April 4, 2024
Jesus Responded

When we, as followers of Jesus, interact with people in this world, they too watch us carefully to see how we’ll respond to things.

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March 28, 2024
How Often Would I have Gathered

Although we may be struck down at times, God never actually leaves or forsakes us; He always has good plans for us.

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March 21, 2024
Enter Through the Narrow Door

Once we’re in Christ, we cannot be snatched out of His hand. The real question is – are you in His hand?

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March 14, 2024
What is the Kingdom of God Like

There will be aspects in various churches that are unnatural to the way God intended it because of man’s ambitions, and if we didn’t know we couldn’t guard ourselves against it.

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March 7, 2024
How to Stop Being a Hypocrite

It can be hard to have sympathy and compassion for people sometimes, enough to be moved to act with love. But that’s exactly what Jesus did.

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February 29, 2024
He Came Seeking Fruit

God doesn’t just seek out fruit from us, He is willing and active in helping us grow in order for us to produce fruit.

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February 22, 2024
Unless You Repent

The point of the Law was to point us to the realization that we are sinners and need a Savior to stand in the gap between us and God to reconcile us.

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February 15, 2024
Interpret the Present Time

We need to be a people burdened as ambassadors seeking to reconcile a lost people to their loving Creator.

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