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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January 4, 2024
Instead Seek His Kingdom

If you’re filling your mind with seeking His kingdom, anxious thoughts will have a much harder time breaking through to occupy space in your mind.

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December 28, 2023
Be Rich Toward God

Regardless of your financial status, "Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions."

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December 21, 2023
When They Bring You

When persecution inevitably affects us, we have an open line of communication with the very God who created and saved us, and who will bring us to perfect completion in Him in the end.

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December 14, 2023
Acknowledge or Deny

We know God’s heart and that His desire is that no one should perish but that all would come to repentance, so we should share His heart and actions for the lost.

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December 7, 2023
Fear God, Not Man

As we grow in our relationship with God and are reminded of how great our God is, we won’t fear the people and circumstances that we’ll face in life.

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November 30, 2023
Beware of the Leaven

Abide in Jesus, letting the word of Christ dwell richly in you, and not only read what it says, but also do what it says.

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November 16, 2023
Cleanse the Inside

Jesus desires for our hearts to be clean and pure before Him, which requires self-examination and full surrender to God.

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November 9, 2023
The Lamp of Your Body

If we are to love others, truly love them the way Christ loves them, then we will let our lights shine and put it on a stand to give light to all in the house.

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November 2, 2023
Something Greater than Jonah is Here

Jesus, as our living hope who died to redeem us and rose on the third day and has set us free from the captivity of our sin, is coming to take us home someday soon.

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October 26, 2023
Blessed Rather Are Those

We could be willing to listen and obey, but if we don’t open the word of God then we can’t hear Him speak to us.

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October 19, 2023
Worse Than the First

The only way to be truly free is through Jesus.

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October 12, 2023
Whoever Does Not Gather, Scatters

Be sure to gather with Jesus and His Church the way He designed and wills for you to.

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October 5, 2023
A Kingdom Divided

If a church is dividing within, they won’t be effective in the mission God gave them.

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September 28, 2023
Ask for the Holy Spirit

We all know we need the Holy Spirit, so take Jesus at His word in this and ask!

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