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Isaiah Rocine

The Desert Blooms

Read Isaiah 35 In Matthew 11 John the Baptist asked Jesus if he was the Messiah that had been foretold of and expectantly waited for

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Dan Plewak

Be a Blessing!

Genesis 12:2+3 “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be

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Rich Carrier

Who Cares?

Luke 19:10 (NLT) For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost. William Booth (founder of the Salvation Army in

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Bryan Rocine

He’s Alive, pt. 6

Matthew 28:5-6   And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is

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Bryan Rocine

He’s Alive, pt. 5

Luke 24:39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones,

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Bryan Rocine

He’s Alive! pt. 4

Romans 4:25  [Jesus Christ] was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification. There could be some good arguments against the truthfulness

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Bryan Rocine

He’s Alive! pt. 2

Matthew 28:6 (NLT) He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying.

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Bryan Rocine

He’s Alive, pt. 1

Luke 24:1  Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulcher… Why meditate on the resurrection of Jesus

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Bryan Rocine

Weird But True

If you read the Gospel of Mark, chapter 5, you will come across one of the weirdest things I have ever read in the Bible:

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Ben Connor

Help!

Psalm 124:8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth. Being the parents of school aged children, my wife

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Don Cullen

Facebook Creep

2 Timothy 3:5-6 NKJV …having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! For of this sort are those

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Ryan Domer

Holy Bread

John 6:35  Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will

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Rich Carrier

Asleep at such a Time?

It goes without saying, Jesus’ earthly ministry was continuously filled with non-stop activity! Every waking moment seems to have been filled with His explaining spiritual

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Bryan Rocine

Want and Need

Matthew 5:6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. To think about Jesus’ teaching here, I would like

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Don Cullen

Occupy Until I Come

Luke 19:13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.  The word “occupy” is

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Ryan Domer

Strength in Unity

…but in  lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. – Philippians 2:3 Messages of unity have recently been delivered from the highest

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Isaiah Rocine

Press on to Know the Lord

Read Matthew 9:9-13 and Hosea 6. A relationship requires interaction, especially when it’s new and you’re trying to get to know someone. I remember dating

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Don Cullen

Peace in the Storm

Peace for the believer in the middle of it all… Luke 21:9 “But when you hear of wars and commotions, do not be terrified; for

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Rich Carrier

Fruit That Remains

Matthew 13:23 “But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and

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Bryan Rocine

Jesus Will Stop for You

Mark 10: 49 Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” I am amazed.  Jesus was on the move.  He was headed for Jerusalem for the last time of

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Ryan Domer

Follow Me

When Jesus called his disciples to join him in His mission, support Him, and learn first hand from traveling and witnessing His daily work, the

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Isaiah Rocine

Against Freaking Out

Read Matthew 8:18-34 In Matthew chapters 5-7, Jesus makes it clear that God will provide what we need, and so our concern should not be

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Bryan Rocine

Getting Your Goat

Bro. Dale Williams and I did a lot of things together in our forty years of friendship, including perform in talent shows, play in a

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Ben Connor

What Does the Son Say?

Hebrews 1:1-3 In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days

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Art Marquis

Forget That!

Psalm 103:12 …as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.  The Lord is concerned not

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Dan Plewak

Watching Over Us

My children and I have been watching Christmas programs just like we usually do around this time of the year.  But this year, something stuck

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Ben Connor

Rejoice in this Season

Psalms 100:1-2 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.                                                                                      Are

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Bryan Rocine

Think About These Things (Not Those)

Phil. 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever

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Isaiah Rocine

You Encourage Me

Read 1 Thessalonians 3:1-13 I’ve had the blessing of working with young people at Living Word Academy for a number of years now. I’m often

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Bryan Rocine

Boxes

Sorry, folks, that there hasn’t been a devotional in weeks.  Sis. Cathy and I have been moving to a new (for us) house, and it

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Rich Carrier

  The phrase “One Nation Under God” generates a lot of discussion and controversy nowadays in our country. Some people feel the phrase should be

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Isaiah Rocine

With a Child’s Faith

Read 1 Thess. 2:13-16 I’ve heard little kids lecturing one another and debating about some pretty interesting topics with outlandish positions: “Yes they are! Wolves

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Dan Plewak

Stranger Danger

One time my dad took me fishing when I was a little boy.  We were at some unfamiliar lake shore park in Western New York. 

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Rich Carrier

Stand Out for Jesus

The flower in the above picture really caught my attention while traveling. Here was this lone flower thriving in the midst of what was otherwise

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Bryan Rocine

“Lord Like”

In a familiar passage from 2 Timothy 3:1-4 the Greek root phil appears in many words. Phil means “to like,” and the NIV tries to capture this theme

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Bryan Rocine

Worship is Special

John 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father

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Ben Connor

Sing a New Song

Psalm 9:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my

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Isaiah Rocine

Seeing It Through

1 Thessalonians 1:1-3 Paul, Silas and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace and peace to

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Bryan Rocine

The Worship of God

Job 42:3 [God asked] Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? [And Job answered] Therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for

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Don Cullen

He Calls Them By Name

John 10:3 To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.

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Ben Connor

Our Precious Faith

II Peter 1:1-2 Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ

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Isaiah Rocine

Our Lord’s Trust

Read Job 1-Job 2:10 As a ten-year-old my parents allowed me to ride my bike about 10 minutes to a friend’s house. I always had

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Rich Carrier

A Dry and Thirsty Land

For centuries, the Lakota people and pioneers knew to avoid crossing through the area known as “The Badlands,” which received its name due to the

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Don Cullen

Covered on All Sides

Psalm 23 The LORD is my Shepherd…. In studying this Psalm, one of the beautiful things that I noticed, is the different positions of the

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Don Cullen

Love Does Not Envy

 1 Cor 13:4 Love is patient, love is kind. IT DOES NOT ENVY, it does not boast, it is not proud. The Greek word for

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Rich Carrier

True Unity Among People

Without question, we are living in very troubled times. Racism and hatred appear to be on the increase while our nation spirals out of control

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Bryan Rocine

Defiance

John 14:15   If ye love me, keep my commandments. Commandments!  How does that work for you? Our nation was born in defiance. Think Declaration of

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