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 Apr 12, 2019

Greg H
 Oct 28, 2018
Excellent. Short but powerful devotionals, worth listening to over and over again.


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Grace Can Heal Hurts
If hurts were hairs—we’d all look like grizzlies!  So many hurts.  When teachers ignore your work, their neglect hurts.  When your girlfriend drops you, when your husband abandons you, when the company fires you… it hurts.  Rejection always hurts.  People bring pain.  Sometimes deliberately.  Sometimes randomly.  So where do you turn?  Jim Beam and friends?  Pity Party Catering Service? Retaliation has its appeal. But Jesus has a better idea! Grace is not blind. It sees the hurt full well. But Grace chooses to see God’s forgiveness even more. Hebrews 12:15 urges us to, “See to it that no one misses the grace … Listen Now
Jul 19, 2019
Let’s Stop This Frenzy
Attempts at “self-salvation” guarantee nothing but exhaustion.  We scamper and scurry, trying to please God, collecting merit badges and brownie points and scowling at anyone who questions our accomplishments.  The result?  We are the weariest people on earth. We so fear failure that we create the image of perfection. Call us the church of hound-dog faces and slumped shoulders. Stop it!  Once and for all, enough of this frenzy!  Hebrews 13:9 tells us, “Your hearts should be strengthened by God’s grace, not by obeying rules.”  In Matthew 11:28  Jesus promises, “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” … Listen Now
Jul 18, 2019
Let Grace Happen
I became a Christian about the same time I became a Boy Scout, and I made the assumption that God grades like the Boy Scouts do– on a merit system.  Good scouts move up.  Good people go to heaven. So I worked toward the day when God, amid falling confetti and dancing cherubim, would drape my badge-laden sash across my chest and welcome me into his eternal kingdom where I would humbly display my badges for eternity.  But some thorny questions surfaced.  How many badges does He require?  How good is good? Ephesians 2:8 says, “For by grace you have been … Listen Now
Jul 17, 2019
Christ’s Sacrifice is Personal
Christ took away your sins.  He endured not just the nails of the Romans, the mockery of the crowd, and the spear of the soldier, but he endured the anger of God!  God didn’t just overlook your sins, lest he endorse them.  He didn’t punish you, lest he destroy you.  Instead, He found a way to punish the sin and preserve the sinner.  Jesus took your punishment, and God gave you credit for Jesus’ perfection. As long as the cross is God’s gift to the world, it will touch you but it will not change you.  Precious as it is … Listen Now
Jul 16, 2019
Set Free From Guilt
We are incarcerated by our past.  We have been found guilty!  Our executioner’s footsteps echo against stone walls.  We sit on the floor of the dusty cell, awaiting our final moment.  We don’t look up as he opens the door.  We know what he’s going to say. “Time to pay for your sins.”  But we hear something else! “You’re free to go. They took Jesus instead of you!” The door swings open, the guard barks, “Get out.” And we find ourselves shackles gone, crimes pardoned, wondering what just happened?  Grace just happened!  Christ took away your sins. Romans 3:24 says, “God in his gracious … Listen Now
Jul 15, 2019
You Have an Advocate
Not all guilt is bad.  God uses appropriate doses of guilt to awaken us to sin!  God’s guilt brings enough regret to change us!  Satan’s guilt on the other hand, brings enough regret to enslave us. Don’t let Satan lock his shackles on you. Colossians 3:3 reminds us, “your life is hidden with Christ in God.”  When God looks at you, he sees Jesus first.  In the Chinese language the word for “righteousness” is a combination of two characters, the figure of a lamb and a person.  The lamb is on top, covering the person.  Whenever God looks down on you, … Listen Now
Jul 12, 2019
Satan’s Destructive Lies
Satan’s condemnation brings no repentance or resolve…just regret!  Satan has come to steal, kill, and destroy.  To steal your peace, to kill your dreams, to destroy your future.  Satan has deputized people to peddle his poison.  Friends dredge up your past.  Preachers proclaim all guilt and no grace.  And parents, “Why can’t you grow up?” they say.  “When are you going to make me proud?” they say.  But your accusers will not have the last word. Jesus has acted on your behalf.  Jesus has risen to your defense.  Hebrews 10:22 says, “…let us come near to God with a sincere … Listen Now
Jul 11, 2019
Voices in Our Head
Voices in our head whisper, “You aren’t good enough!” “You’ll never improve.” “You failed—again!”  Voices in our world.  Voices in our head. Who is this morality patrolman who issues a citation at every stumble?  Does he ever shut up? No. Because Satan never shuts up!  Revelation 12:9-10 says, “For the Accuser has been thrown down to earth, the one who accused our brothers and sisters before our God day and night.”  Satan is relentless, tireless.  The Accuser makes a career out of accusing.  But he will not have the last word. Jesus has acted on our behalf.  He stooped.  Low enough to be spat … Listen Now
Jul 10, 2019
God Gives a Second Chance
She was only five years old when you took the photo.  Cheeks freckled by the summer sun, hair in pigtails.  That was twenty years ago.  Three marriages ago.  A million flight miles and e-mails ago. Today she walks down the aisle on the arm of another father. You left your family bobbing in the wake of your high-speed career.  And now that you have what you wanted, you don’t want it at all. Oh, to have a second chance.  Did you know God will give you one?  1 John 4:15 says, “Whoever believes that Jesus is the Son of God, God … Listen Now
Jul 09, 2019
Christ in You, the Hope of Glory
When grace happens, Christ enters.  Christ in you, the hope of glory!  For many years, I missed this truth.  I believed all the other prepositions: Christ for me, Christ with me, Christ ahead of me. But I never imagined that Christ was in me.  I can’t blame my deficiency on Scripture.  Paul refers to the indwelling of Christ 216 times.  John mentions his presence 26. No other religion or philosophy makes such a claim.  No other movement implies the living presence of its founder in his followers.  Muhammad does not indwell Muslims. Buddha does not inhabit Buddhists.  Influence?  Instruct?  Yes.  But occupy?  No. The mystery of Christianity … Listen Now
Jul 08, 2019