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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June 24, 2021
Our Perfect Bridegroom

As I celebrate my 15th wedding anniversary today, I am reminded of not only the wonderful man that God joined me with as one flesh, and God’s amazing grace in bringing us together, but I’m also reminded of my Bridegroom Jesus, the perfect husband to His Bride, the Church.

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June 17, 2021
Our God and Father

Our God and Father gives His children good gifts. Among those that stand out are His unconditional love, physical life, abundant and eternal life, and the Holy Spirit.

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June 10, 2021
Answering the Call

Isaiah's vision in Isaiah 6 gives us a great insight to a proper response to the presence of God, our iniquity, and His calling of ambassadors.

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June 3, 2021
A Worker Approved by God

If soldiers don’t get entangled with civilian pursuits, because their aim is to please the one who enlisted them, then we as spiritual soldiers in God’s army shouldn’t get entangled in the world’s pursuits because it takes our focus away from the One whom we serve and often to the detriment of His Kingdom’s work.

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May 27, 2021
In Remembrance

As Christians, it’s important to not become calloused to the sacrifice that Jesus gave of Himself for us. One way we do that is through communion which we do in remembrance of Him.

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May 20, 2021
Clothed with Power

Before Jesus ascended, He gave the great commission AND the command to wait until being clothed with power from on high, which was the promise of the Holy Spirit. This clothing is something that wasn't just for the early church, but is meant to daily clothe Christ followers today.

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May 13, 2021
Water in the Desert

I’m going to be transparent with you, lately I feel like I’ve been in a spiritual desert. This is the only way I've learned to get through these dry seasons.

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May 6, 2021
The Mother of Jesus

With Mother’s Day this coming weekend, I couldn’t help but think of Jesus’ mother, Mary. The gospel’s don’t mention a whole lot about her, but what they do mention paints such a sweet image of whom God chose to bear His Son.

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April 29, 2021
Sowing Seeds or Growing Weeds?

Even if you haven't gardened, the principle of sowing and reaping is one that we learn from observation. God has told us that He will not be mocked and what we sow, we will reap. How can we

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April 22, 2021
When Persecution Comes

Jesus warned us in Matthew 10 that persecution would come, but do we live as though we're expecting and ready for it? Let's take a look at practical and spiritual ways to prepare for the inevitable.

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April 15, 2021
Render to God

As we're in tax season, the words of Jesus, "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." and it bears the question: What should we be rendering to God?

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April 8, 2021
The Whole Armor of God

Do you ever feel it's hard work putting on the full armor of God? Let's break this down because it's an important part of our lives and we're not expected to do it on our own.

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April 1, 2021
Then and Now

Who is the gospel for? The challenge to see the gospel of Christs work on the cross afresh and kick any overhanging complacency to the curb.

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March 25, 2021
Preparing for Palm Sunday

When you read about how the Israelites went from "Hosanna" to "Crucify Him", what stirs in you? We aren't very different, no matter how much our pride would like to tell us otherwise. Let's get our hearts prepared to proclaim, "Hosanna" in spirit and in truth.

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