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

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Fear of the Coming Winter

In Luke 12:19-20, the rich man said to himself, “‘You have plenty of good things laid up for many years.’” “But God said to him, ‘You fool!  This very night your life will be demanded from you.’”  The rich fool went to the wrong person— he went to himself.  And he asked the wrong question— What shall I do?  His error was that his plans did not include God. Jesus didn’t criticize the man’s affluence.  He criticized the man’s arrogance.  Accumulation of wealth is a popular defense against fear.  We think the more we have, the safer we are.  God does not … Listen Now

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Jan 23, 2019
Fear of Violence

Good people aren’t exempt from violence.  We aren’t insulated.  But neither are we intimidated.  In Matthew 10:28 Jesus says, “Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul.”  Jesus had just told the disciples to expect scourging, trials, death, hatred, and persecution.  To their credit, none defected. Psalm 118:6 declares, “The Lord is on my side; I will not fear.  What can man do to me?”  Satan unleashed his meanest demons on God’s Son.  Yet the devil of death could not destroy the Lord of life.  I pray God spares you such evil.  May he grant you … Listen Now

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Jan 22, 2019
Fear of Worst-Case Scenarios

What’s your worst fear?  Jesus did more than speak about fear.  He faced it.  In Mark 14:35-36, Jesus prayed in Gethsemane’s garden, “‘Abba, Father,’ everything is possible for you.  Please take this cup of suffering away from me.  Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.’” The cup equaled Jesus’ worst-case scenario– to be the recipient of God’s wrath and to experience isolation from his Father.  And what Jesus did with his fear shows us what to do with ours.  He prayed!  He even requested the prayer support of friends.  Jesus’ prayer was brief.  It was straightforward and … Listen Now

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Jan 21, 2019
Keep Your Gaze on Jesus

Peter said, “‘Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.’  So Jesus said, ‘Come.’”  For a few heart-stilling moments described in Matthew 14, Peter did the impossible.  He defied every law of gravity and nature.  Then he shifted his attention away from Jesus, and he sank like a brick. Give the storm waters more attention than the Storm Walker, and get ready to do the same.  We can’t choose whether or not storms come.  But we can choose where we stare during a storm.  Do whatever it takes to keep your gaze on Jesus.  … Listen Now

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Jan 18, 2019
Seeing Jesus in the Storm

Peter and his fellow storm riders knew they were in trouble.  According to Matthew 14:24, “But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary.”  About 4:00 a.m. the unspeakable happened.  They spotted someone walking on the water.  “‘A ghost!’ they said, crying out in terror.” They didn’t expect Jesus to come to them this way.  Neither do we.  We expect to find Jesus in morning devotionals, church suppers, and meditation.  We never expect to see him in a storm.  But that’s where he does his finest work, for it … Listen Now

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Jan 17, 2019
God’s Heart for Hurting Parents

Jairus heard two voices and had to choose which one to heed.  The first from the servants in Luke 8:49,  “Your daughter is dead.”  The second from Jesus in verse 50, “Don’t be afraid.” We need to know what Jesus will do when we entrust our kids to him.  In the story of Jairus, Jesus united the household.  In verse 51 “he let only Peter, John, James, and the girl’s father and mother go inside with him.”  Next, he banished unbelief…the scoffers.  “He put them all outside, took her by the hand and called, saying, ‘Little girl, arise.’” God has … Listen Now

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Jan 16, 2019
Entrust Your Kids to Christ

Fear turns some parents into paranoid prison guards who monitor every minute, check the background of every friend.  A family with no breathing room suffocates a child.  On the other hand, fear can also create permissive parents.  Fearing that their child will feel too confined or fenced in, they are high on hugs and low on discipline.  They don’t realize that appropriate discipline is an expression of love. Permissive parents. Paranoid parents.  How can we avoid the extremes?  We pray.  Jesus’ big message to moms and dads?  Bring your children to me.  Pray that your children have a profound sense of … Listen Now

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Jan 15, 2019
Are You Afraid You Won’t Protect Your Kids?

Parenting comes loaded with fears.  Dangers buzz in the background.  No parent can sit still while his or her child suffers.  Luke Chapter 8 tells us that Jairus couldn’t.  “Then a man named Jairus, a leader of the local synagogue, came and fell at Jesus’ feet, pleading with him to come home with him.  His only daughter, who was about twelve years old, was dying” (vs. 40-42). Jesus heeded his fears…he still does.  Jesus heeds the concerns in the parent’s heart.  After all, our kids were his kids first.  Even as they are ours, they are still his.  We forget … Listen Now

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Jan 14, 2019
Worry Stoppers to Bring Peace

Here are eight worry-stoppers, found in the letters of the word P-E-A-C-E-F-U-L. Pray, first.  “Casting the whole of your care upon Him …” Easy, now.  “Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him.” Act on it.  Be a doer, not a stewer. Compile a worry list.  Keep a list of things that trouble you.  How many have turned into a reality? Evaluate your worry categories.  Pray specifically about them. Focus on today.  God meets daily needs daily. Unleash a worry army.  Ask a few loved ones to pray with you and for you. Let God be enough. “Seek the Kingdom of … Listen Now

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Jan 11, 2019
Five Loaves, Two Fish, …and Jesus

In Matthew 6:25 Jesus says, “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough.” On one occasion, Jesus had taken the disciples on a retreat.  Then came the hungry crowd and the disciples issued a command to Jesus.  “Send the crowds away so they can go to the villages and buy food for themselves.” But Jesus issued an assignment to them, “You give them something to eat.” Do you suppose Jesus was hoping someone would count all the possibilities?  We have “five loaves, two fish, and … Jesus!”  Standing next to the disciples was the … Listen Now

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Jan 10, 2019