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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February 3, 2022
Count it all Joy

You may have heard "Count it all joy" when you're going through trials, but let's focus on the second half of this verse and the reason in which we can count it all joy.

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January 27, 2022
Blessed are the Merciful

On initial reading, this may seem like a pretty straight forward thing – be merciful and receive mercy – yet when we take a closer look, the implications are much deeper. The mercy of God goes far beyond salvation alone, and it extends to our everyday lives.

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January 20, 2022
The Places You'll Go

Most people know the account of the woman at the well from John 4, yet it's even before Jesus meets this woman that we get to see something amazing.

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January 13, 2022
Is Normal Life Returning?

"Normal life" may not be returning, but Jesus is!

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January 6, 2022
New Year, Same God

What if instead of making resolutions that affect your emotions and physical appearance, you resolved to daily growing in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ?

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December 30, 2021
Remember not, nor Consider

Things of the mind and heart can feel very overwhelming at times, but God gives His way of escape and beckons to bring thoughts captive to Jesus.

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December 23, 2021
Beholding the Face of God

"He who comes forth fresh from beholding the face of God will never fear the face of man."

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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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