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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September 8, 2022
When You Speak

We have a direct way of testing our fruit. The treasure of our heart will produce the same kind and it's from the abundance of our heart that we speak.

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September 1, 2022
Specks and Logs

Why is it that we are typically so quick to spot the issues others have, but are blind to our own? Jesus tells us what to do here, and it's plain and simple.

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August 25, 2022
Be Like Your Teacher

We must be careful who we submit ourselves under, because a disciple will become like their teacher. For followers of Jesus, this is a reason to rejoice!

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August 18, 2022
Judge Not. Forgive. Give with Good Measure.

When Jesus told us to judge not, forgive, and give with good measure, He didn't just give us rules to follow, He had our good in mind. Here's how...

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August 11, 2022
But Jesus Said

Jesus says that He wants us to do good to those who are against us and God is the very thing we draw from to do it.

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August 4, 2022
Blessed are the Hated

As we wrap up the last Beatitude, it is a beautiful encouragement in light of what every follower of Jesus will face.

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July 28, 2022
Blessed are Those Who Weep

The message of this beatitude is two-fold - weep over our own sins AND the sins of others. In light of that - Are you weeping now?

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July 21, 2022
Blessed are the Hungry

The idea of food, in both literal and spiritual senses, is something of great importance to God. Jesus addresses what it means to be satisfied.

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July 14, 2022
Blessed are the Poor

As Jesus spoke this Beatitude, what was He referring to and how do achieve this blessed state?

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July 7, 2022
The Power to Heal

When it comes to the truth about healing, Jesus is able to heal just as much today as He did back then, regardless of not being physically present on earth.

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June 30, 2022
Make Prayerful Decisions

How often do you spend hours, days, weeks, or years in prayer over decisions and wait on God to reveal to you His will in the matter? You may lose sleep, you may set aside doing other things, but you'll never regret a decision made when you've sought the Lord's will before making it.

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June 23, 2022
Restored By Obedience

As Jesus was teaching and saw a man with a withered hand, he was met with the judgements of the Pharisees. In this seemingly difficult situation, we see that restoration was had by obedience.

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June 16, 2022
How You Identify

In a world that celebrates self-identity, do you find your identity in Christ?

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June 9, 2022
Your Sins Are Forgiven

In our human minds, it is easier to simply say “your sins are forgiven” versus performing a miracle of healing, since forgiveness isn’t something tangible that can be proven. Yet when we really think about the cost of forgiveness, and the sacrifice Jesus had to make to offer us forgiveness, the miracle is the easier of the two.

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