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Audible devotions for your day every Monday to Saturday. Join us as we rejoice in His grace, knowing from His Word that He loves us and forgives us, and confident that He is with us every step of the way – on this side of heaven. Devotions for real life.

Audible devotions for your day every Monday to Saturday. Join us as we rejoice in His grace, knowing from His Word that He loves us and forgives us, and confident that He is with us every step of the way – on this side of heaven. Devotions for real life.
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Audible devotions for your day every Monday to Saturday. Join us as we rejoice in His grace, knowing from His Word that He loves us and forgives us, and confident that He is with us every step of the way – on this side of heaven. Devotions for real life.

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Episodes

Theme Thursday: "Suffered, Crucified, Died and Buried"

8/22/2019
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In 1 Corinthians Paul states boldly, "We preach Christ crucified." And we confess this in the Apostles' Creed. Why is this such an important part of what we believe?

Duration:00:04:35

Sailing Into The Wind

8/21/2019
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Facing the opposition of the world can feel like you're sailing into the wind. It may seem even seem impossible. But, you can sail into the wind. It's a matter of physics and knowing what to do. And, in Christ, we can face the opposition of this world and not lose heart.

Duration:00:04:41

Necessary Fire

8/20/2019
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Not all fire is to be prevented. So says the U.S. Forest Service. And so says our Savior here in this text, but for a very different reason.

Duration:00:04:44

Not Fleeing in Fear, But Forward in Faith

8/19/2019
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There's no joy in the race if we're fleeing in fear. Repenting daily of our sin and trusting in our Savior we have real forgiveness. Instead of looking back over our shoulder, the writer to the Hebrews reminds us that we run the race looking forward in faith.

Duration:00:04:28

Worried? Look Up ... At The Birds

8/17/2019
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When you and I are feeling anxious and worried our Savior tells us to look up ... at the birds in the air as a reminder of His care and provision.

Duration:00:04:33

That's Me In The Class Picture

8/16/2019
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Hebrews 11 give us a unique 'class picture' of the patriarchs of the Old Testament. The writer doesn't have to ask, "Where are they now?" We know. By faith we share the very same hope and certainty.

Duration:00:04:39

Theme Thursday: "True God And True Man"

8/15/2019
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The Scriptures are careful to remind us that Jesus is both true God and true man. And so we confess in the Apostles' Creed, "I believe ... in Jesus Christ ... who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary." But why is this important?

Duration:00:04:38

Fear Not Fellow Sheep

8/14/2019
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In movies posters of mighty battles they usually show battle-hardened warriors. They don't show a picture of sheep. But Jesus didn't say, "Fear not, mighty band of soldiers." And He didn't choose this image by accident. So why did Jesus say, "Fear not, little flock"?

Duration:00:04:46

A Breathtaking Look At The Stars

8/13/2019
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At this time each year in mid-August the Pereid Meteor Shower is real treat for stargazers. The promise God made to Abram is another good reason to look up at the night sky. Rolled up in that promise was also one for you and me. And it's breathtaking!

Duration:00:04:37

A Secure And Inexhaustible Treasure

8/12/2019
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How would you feel if your treasure was sitting in a blue tote, collecting dust in a storage unit? Would your heart sink if you heard it was repossessed? God has given us a treasure that is secure and inexhaustible.

Duration:00:04:35

Trudging Through Mud and Thorns?

8/10/2019
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It's popular these days to want to describe the Christian life as one easy sprint to the finish line. It may not feel that way to you. You may feel like you're trudging through mud and thorns. Some would say "Look up." Paul has got even better encouragement for you.

Duration:00:04:33

Death Road

8/9/2019
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Harmless fun or deadly danger? Paul warns us not to return to the old road and reminds us that God has opened for us a new way, the way of everlasting life.

Duration:00:04:32

Theme Thursday: "I Believe in Jesus Christ"

8/8/2019
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What does it mean when we say in the Apostles' Creed, "I believe in Jesus Christ?" It means so much more than simply acknowledging His historical existence. That's simply a matter of historical fact. So, what we saying? It's actually quite profound, wonderfully personal, and eternally comforting.

Duration:00:04:39

Who Are You Beyond What You Do?

8/7/2019
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A stream of studies in recent years show that people want more than a paycheck. They want meaning and purpose in their work. Nevertheless, despite that desire, very few claim to have found it. What are you beyond what you do?

Duration:00:04:35

The Image of God

8/6/2019
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What is the Image of God? Despite what some folks might think, it has nothing to do with our looks.

Duration:00:04:31

Satisfaction or Joy? How about Both!

8/5/2019
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One study showed that while many people find being richer makes them feel more satisfied, it doesn't bring them joy. And even that satisfaction seems hard to nail down. God's Word reveals the true and durable source for both.

Duration:00:04:36

Gracious and Compassionate, Slow to Anger and Rich in Love

8/3/2019
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Abraham's haggling with God in Genesis reminds us that there's a reason that folks like David and others in the Old Testament rejoiced and said, "The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, and rich in love."

Duration:00:04:31

Whatever I want?

8/2/2019
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In John we hear, "I tell the truth, My Father will give you whatever you ask in My name." But God's invitation to prayer is not the same as being given a roll of tickets and let loose in a theme park. And that's good, because we don't live in a theme park.

Duration:00:04:37

Theme Thursday: "The Maker of Heaven and Earth"

8/1/2019
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Scripture tells us that God created all things in six days, out of nothing, simply by His Word. The adjective "almighty" fits very well when we say, "I believe in God the Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth." It also tells us something that's very comforting.

Duration:00:04:33

Hollow And Full Of Holes

7/31/2019
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Sometimes folks come along who say that Jesus isn't enough, that what the Scriptures teach about salvation in Him isn't complete, and that they have "special knowledge" apart from the Bible that you need to know. Paul says that's hollow.

Duration:00:04:31