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 12, 2022
Church People

Jesus went into the synagogue teaching on the Sabbath and in there was a demon possessed man. This really brings front and center that just because someone is in a church doesn't mean they are saved. How do we respond to this?

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May 5, 2022
Walking With Purpose

Jesus walked in His earthly ministry regardless of the hatred and persecution that followed Him. In our life of following Jesus here, we can't expect any different.

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April 28, 2022
Led With Purpose

We know that with calling into ministry work, there is going to be times of trial and equipping. Whatever state you find yourself in right now, remember that the Holy Spirit is leading you with a purpose.

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April 21, 2022
Treasured Up

As shepherds came the night of Jesus' birth and Mary experienced her 12 year old son in the synagogue, she treasured up these things in her heart. Let's dive in to why it's important to treasure things up in our hearts.

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April 14, 2022
Growing Strong in the Wilderness

When we think of the wilderness in biblical accounts, it’s a physical and metaphorical place, but often seen physically displayed in an account while reading the spiritual work being done there.

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April 7, 2022
Serving Through Affliction

When the angel Gabriel had visited Zechariah and told him that his wife, Elizabeth, would have a child, Zechariah responded with doubt. The consequence was being mute until the prophecy of his son's birth was fulfilled, but he still finished the time of his service.

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March 31, 2022
A Finished Masterpiece in Progress

In the two verses in Ephesians 2:10 and Philippians 1:6, it simultaneously says that we ARE, as in presently, God’s masterpiece and that the work WILL BE brought to completion. So how are we both a finished masterpiece yet a work in progress at the same time?

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March 24, 2022
Resist or Be Resisted

If you don't resist the devil's temptation of pride, God will resist you. When met with reality that God resists the proud, it should stir us to check our hearts for pride.

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March 17, 2022
Make Disciples

When Jesus commissioned His servants to make disciples, He fully intended us to live life with those whom are made disciples in order to teach to, not just share the gospel with and convert and be on our merry way.

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March 10, 2022
Rewarded for Your Work

Be honest with yourself. Do you feel like a failure or like your weakness is defining who you are? Never forget that your identity is in Christ and God is calling you to be a faithful steward.

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March 3, 2022
The Painful Process of Healing

One of the hardest parts is often coming to a place of accepting that pain is going to be a part of our process, and still choosing to move forward in it.

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February 24, 2022
Seek & Worship

This king set such a good example of how to respond when faced with bad circumstances. As we face our battles of today, here's what we can glean from his response to this battle of his day.

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February 17, 2022
Graciously Giving

Our Heavenly Father knows what we need and will supply every need. We can trust that He won't withhold from us when He's already given us Jesus.

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February 10, 2022
Like A Tree

As God speaks directly to the tribe of Ephraim, pointing out that He is not like the idols, He is alive, responding and looking after His people, He then uses a simile that can get easily overlooked: “I am like an evergreen cypress; from me comes your fruit.”

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