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.

The devotional title text of "Being Flexible in Ministry" overlaying a woman in street clothes on a building rooftop in a contorted position.
February 2, 2023
Being Flexible in Ministry

Jesus gave us a great example of being flexible as the Spirit led Him, often times through what may have looked like chaos. We too need to learn flexibility.

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The devotional title text of "Overcoming Fear" overlaying a woman laying in bed holding the top sheet over part of her face so that only her eyes up are seen, and she has a scared look in her eyes.
January 26, 2023
Overcoming Fear

When the people of the Gerasenes were seized with fear, they acted on that fear and sent God away from them. We have been given what we need to overcome fear.

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The devotional title text of "At the Feet of Jesus" overlaying feet prints in sand.
January 19, 2023
At the Feet of Jesus

When the man with a legion of demons was healed, there were 3 significant changes noted. We too as healed people should follow the example.

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The devotional title text of "Look Beyond" overlaying the face of a woman with her hair in a ponytail, smiling while holding a pair of binoculars to her eyes with her right hand.
January 12, 2023
Look Beyond

Jesus looked beyond sin to the see the soul of the sinner He had come to save. As His ambassadors, should we not do the same?

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Devotional title text of "Every knee and tongue" overlaying a woman in a brown dress with her head bowed and her hair covering her face as she's on her knees and holding her open hands out to her sides.
January 5, 2023
Every Knee & Tongue

Every knee will bow and tongue confess, whether now accepting salvation or whether just before eternal separation. Which will you choose?

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The devotional title text of "Where is Your Faith?" overlaying a compass in blue water with bubbles around it.
December 29, 2022
Where is Your Faith?

Knowing that Jesus is Creator of all in which even winds and water obey Him - “Where is YOUR faith?”

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Devotional title text of "God With Us" overlaying a multicolored watercolor of two hands reaching towards each other and the pointer fingers touching.
December 22, 2022
God is With Us

As we wrap up this section in Luke 8, we see that not only during Christmas, but at all times throughout the year, we celebrate the fact that God is with us.

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The devotional title text of "When in Danger" overlaying a stormy ocean horizon with a boat in the midst of waves and a red, cloudy sky.
December 15, 2022
When in Danger

In our current era of tech, academia, etc, it can be tempting to seek help in places other than God. But where you turn to first is what you trust most.

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The devotional title text of "Jesus' Directions" overlaying the backside of a little boy in a blue and black jacket holding a map up.
December 8, 2022
Jesus' Directions

Jesus gives us directions, but sometimes it's only given to us one step at a time. Even so, we can trust Him in every single step.

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Devotional title text "How You Hear" overlaying a man in a red hoodie sweatshirt holding his hand up to his ear while looking up.
December 1, 2022
How You Hear

When God speaks, we must take care how we hear because how you hear is either being given more or the taking away of what you thought you had.

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Devotional title text of "Sowing Seeds" overlaying a man in a field with a large bucket, throwing a large handful of seeds.
November 23, 2022
Sowing Seeds

As followers of Jesus, we're called to sow God's word, and we know we'll be rewarded by God. You cannot expect to reap bountifully if you sow sparingly.

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The devotional title text of "Heart Soil" overlaying a brick red background with four hearts. In the first heart is a bird eating a seed. In the second heart is a rocky ground with a dying plant growing out of it. In the third heart is wheat growing through thorns. In the fourth heart is a dark, rich soil with a green seedling growing in it.
November 17, 2022
Heart Soil

Jesus described four different kinds of hearts through a parable. Two are easily viewed as saved or unsaved, but the others are tricky. Which are one are you?

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The devotional title text of "Some Women" overlaying a beach landscape with the backside of three women holding their hands up high in the air together, all wearing black leggings, white tunic shirts, and blue jean jackets.
November 10, 2022
Some Women

There were more than 12 men who followed Jesus, and we see named here three specific women who served Jesus regularly and at a cost to them.

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Devotional title text of "Go in Peace" overlaying a black background with a dandelion flower and several petals of the flower blowing in the wind.
November 3, 2022
Go In Peace

Often our past sins can seem to haunt us even after we've been forgiven by God. Jesus' forgiveness is complete, so don't let the past rob you of peace.

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