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.

The devotional title text of "When in Danger" overlaying a stormy ocean horizon with a boat in the midst of waves and a red, cloudy sky.
December 15, 2022
When in Danger

In our current era of tech, academia, etc, it can be tempting to seek help in places other than God. But where you turn to first is what you trust most.

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The devotional title text of "Jesus' Directions" overlaying the backside of a little boy in a blue and black jacket holding a map up.
December 8, 2022
Jesus' Directions

Jesus gives us directions, but sometimes it's only given to us one step at a time. Even so, we can trust Him in every single step.

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Devotional title text "How You Hear" overlaying a man in a red hoodie sweatshirt holding his hand up to his ear while looking up.
December 1, 2022
How You Hear

When God speaks, we must take care how we hear because how you hear is either being given more or the taking away of what you thought you had.

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Devotional title text of "Sowing Seeds" overlaying a man in a field with a large bucket, throwing a large handful of seeds.
November 23, 2022
Sowing Seeds

As followers of Jesus, we're called to sow God's word, and we know we'll be rewarded by God. You cannot expect to reap bountifully if you sow sparingly.

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The devotional title text of "Heart Soil" overlaying a brick red background with four hearts. In the first heart is a bird eating a seed. In the second heart is a rocky ground with a dying plant growing out of it. In the third heart is wheat growing through thorns. In the fourth heart is a dark, rich soil with a green seedling growing in it.
November 17, 2022
Heart Soil

Jesus described four different kinds of hearts through a parable. Two are easily viewed as saved or unsaved, but the others are tricky. Which are one are you?

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The devotional title text of "Some Women" overlaying a beach landscape with the backside of three women holding their hands up high in the air together, all wearing black leggings, white tunic shirts, and blue jean jackets.
November 10, 2022
Some Women

There were more than 12 men who followed Jesus, and we see named here three specific women who served Jesus regularly and at a cost to them.

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Devotional title text of "Go in Peace" overlaying a black background with a dandelion flower and several petals of the flower blowing in the wind.
November 3, 2022
Go In Peace

Often our past sins can seem to haunt us even after we've been forgiven by God. Jesus' forgiveness is complete, so don't let the past rob you of peace.

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The devotional title text of "Judging Rightly" overlaying a statue of Lady Justice (blindfolded and holding scales).
October 27, 2022
Judging Rightly

Jesus hadn’t failed to know what sort of woman this was. He knew, but His love for her was greater still

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Devotional title text of "Complete Adoration" overlaying a black and white picture of bare feet standing on wood floor.
October 20, 2022
Complete Adoration

This sinful woman counted serving and worshiping Jesus so valuable that she faced her shame and disgrace to come to Him.

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October 13, 2022
Respond with Repentance

As Jesus spoke of John the Baptist, only those who had received the baptism of repentance declared God just. Those who didn't rejected the purpose of God.

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October 6, 2022
When God Answers

Sometimes when God answers us, it may not feel like a straightforward answer, but by abiding in Him we can trust we'll see His guidance clearly.

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The devotional title text of "Compassion on Others" overlaying an older woman wearing a coat with her face in her hands, on a black background.
September 29, 2022
Compassion on Others

The English word for compassion is listed in dictionaries as a noun. However, in the Greek, it is a verb. Jesus shows us just how to actively have compassion.

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Devotional title text "Making Jesus Marvel" overlaying a little boy with a marveled look on his face holding an open bible in his hands with a black background.
September 22, 2022
Making Jesus Marvel

There are two ways to make Jesus marvel - one is great and the other not so much. Let's dig into how we can make Jesus marvel at us in a good way.

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The devotional title text of "Be Well Built" overlaying a home built on the side of a mountain terrain with the foundation blending into the rock on which its built.
September 15, 2022
Be Well Built

Jesus gave the parable of two men who built houses. One held and one failed. In order for the house of our life to hold, we need to built on Jesus.

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