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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December 16, 2021
Trust in the Lord

In looking over the different people involved in the birth account of Jesus, do you see a theme? Let's look at their stories and glean from their responses.

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December 9, 2021
A Servant Follows

The wise men came to see and serve Jesus, but they never would have gotten to serve Him if they hadn't followed His star.

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December 2, 2021
The Chosen Outcasts

In the time of Jesus’ birth, shepherds were the outcasts of society. They were the lowest of the low, spending their time with smelly sheep day in and day out, and yet it was to the shepherds that God chose to make known the good news of Jesus’ birth to first.

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November 24, 2021
The LORD is Your Portion

Around thanksgiving, you usually see bible verses about giving thanks, but what do we give thanks for? How often do we stop and consider the most important thing we could ever give thanks for? Let's think on that now.

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November 18, 2021
Rejoice, Patient, Constant in Prayer

God calls us individually to do different things in life, but there are also things He calls ALL His followers to. Romans 12 tells us three things He expects His children to do.

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November 11, 2021
Perfect Peace

We don’t need to strive to be in God’s peace, He offers it freely and keeps those who trust in and stay focused on Him in that perfect peace.

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November 4, 2021
God Sees You

It was in her hour of need and hopelessness that Hagar came to realize and understand that God saw her and was looking after her. We too can find this reassurance in El Roi, the God Who Sees.

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October 28, 2021
Seek First the Kingdom of God

What does seeking the kingdom of God and His righteousness look like, and how can we be effective in doing it? Seeking His kingdom and His righteousness starts in the heart before its ever seen outwardly in action.

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October 21, 2021
The LORD my Shepherd

Sheep are weak and helpless animals that need a shepherd in order to survive. We, like sheep, need our Shepherd, the LORD, not just for eternal life but for our everyday lives.

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October 14, 2021
The Good Plans of Elohim

God described so much of Himself in just the first verse of the Bible, and we can clearly see through the first three chapters that He is a triune God who created all things and had a plan to save us from the beginning.

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October 7, 2021
Jehovah Rapha - God is my Healer

Are you battling physical afflictions? Do you suffer from emotional hurt? Our Jehovah Rapha is available to come to. We aren't promised healing here and now, but He is able so why not ask?

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September 30, 2021
A Pleasing Sacrifice

In seeing God's love, grace, mercy, provision - everything that He does in your life, you have opportunity to praise Him and acknowledge Him all day, every day, continually.

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September 23, 2021
Woe to Hypocrisy

The law is a heavy burden, but hypocrisy is even heavier and led Jesus to exclaim in grief towards the Pharisees: Woe to you! We can trade in burden for rest and this devotional takes a look at how.

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September 16, 2021
Growing in Grace & Knowledge

Peter admonished us to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. This devotional looks at what that actually means and how we are to effectively grow in this way.

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