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Day 8 – Jesus’ Test

Daily Devotional – Day 8 “Jesus’ Test” Read:  Matthew 4:1-11 Before He began His ministry, Jesus fasted forty days and nights.  Who wouldn’t be starving and physically weak after a forty day fast?  After all, Jesus was fully human while He was fully God (John 1:14; Colossians 2:9).  Why did […]

Day 6 – When You Fast

Daily Devotional – Day 6 “When You Fast” Read:  Matthew 6:16-18 “Whenever you fast, do not put on a gloomy face as the hypocrites do, for they neglect their appearance so that they will be noticed by men when they are fasting. Truly I say to you, they have their […]

Should Christians Vote?

Everyone, it seems, has an opinion these days when it comes to political issues. How involved should Christians be in politics and is it the duty of Christians to vote? Politics seems like “dirty business” these days. With attack ads, ethics violations, and scandals, some would prefer to stay out […]

Day 5 – This is How You Should Pray

Daily Devotional – Day 5 “This Is How You Should Pray” Read:  Matthew 6:9-13 Directions are a good thing.  Every Christmas and birthday for my kids I eventually resort to the directions for assembling gifts.  Notice I said “eventually resort to”.  There’s something in me that wants to try it […]

Day 4 – And When You Pray

Daily Devotional – Day 4 “And When You Pray” Read:  Matthew 6:5-8 In the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7), Jesus preaches and teaches basics of Christianity.  Prayer is one of those foundations Jesus taught on.  Jesus showed prayer was not a suggestion but a necessity.  He said, “When you […]

Day 2 – Achieving Your Goals in Christ

21 Days of Prayer and Fasting Daily Devotional – Day 2, January 7, 2013 “Achieving Your Goal in Christ” Read:  Philippians 3:13-15 Every sport with a ball has a goal (even if it isn’t named “goal”) and is used to score points.  Football has goal posts.  Basketball has a goal.  So […]

Day 1 – Jesus Fasted Too

21 Days of Prayer and Fasting Daily Devotional – Day 1, January 6, 2013 “Jesus Fasted Too” Read:  Matthew 4:1-11 As we begin 21 Days of Fasting and Prayer at Family Church I want you to keep something in mind:  Jesus fasted too.  Not only does Jesus want us to […]

All Things New

Here are some comforting words for the New Year:  “He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!”  Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true” (Revelation 21:5).   When someone says, “write this down” or “mark my word”, they seem […]