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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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English


Episodes

Theme Thursday: "God Must Have Needed Another Angel"?

2/27/2020
It's Theme Thursday and we're looking at "Famous Sayings That Aren’t In The Bible. There’s one particular phrase that you may hear at the tragic death of a child. It’s a well-intended sentiment but it actually does more to rob a grieving parent of comfort than it does to provide it.

Duration:00:04:35

Why Ashes on "Ash Wednesday"?

2/26/2020
Ash Wednesday is a day when you may see folks with what looks like dirt smudged onto their forehead in the shape of a cross. It marks the beginning of the 40-day penitential Season of Lent, a season of preparation that leads up to the celebration of Easter. But, why begin with ashes?

Duration:00:04:33

Why Moses and Elijah?

2/25/2020
Matthew tells us, "After six days Jesus took with Him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus." Moses and Elijah? Why did this cameo appearance take place, and of all of the famous people of the Old Testament, why was it these two important historical...

Duration:00:04:35

Listening ... To Him

2/24/2020
When Jesus told the disciples about the cross, Peter didn't want to hear it. Peter wanted Jesus to listen to him. “'Never, Lord!' he said. 'This shall never happen to you!'” At the Transfiguration, the Father spoke from the bright cloud and said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!" There is no salvation, or the eternal glory that comes with it, apart from the cross.

Duration:00:04:36

Getting To The Heart Of The Matter

2/22/2020
At the time Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount, folks in the crowd were often led to believe that having a relationship with God was a matter of following the rules and external righteousness. But that doesn’t go beyond the surface. Jesus came to change our heart!

Duration:00:04:35

I Swear By My Hair?

2/21/2020
For many of the folks in Jesus’ time, they were convinced that they had found loopholes in God’s Laws. And our sinful nature still goes looking for them today. But Jesus has come to give us something better.

Duration:00:04:35

Theme Thursday: "It's Not My Place To Judge Another Person"?

2/20/2020
It's Theme Thursday and we're looking at Famous Sayings That Aren’t In The Bible. Here's one: "It's not my place to judge another person." Wait a second, Jesus says, “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.” However, when this verse is used, judgment is often confused with admonishment.

Duration:00:04:37

Well, At Least I’ve Never Murdered Anyone

2/19/2020
“Well, I’m basically a good person. I’m not perfect, but at least I’ve never murdered anyone.” Have you ever heard someone say that when they describe how they’ve kept the Ten Commandments? Have you ever said it yourself? Are you sure?

Duration:00:04:35

You Don't Need A Green Thumb For This

2/18/2020
Some folks just seem to have a green thumb when it comes to planting a garden. And some seem to have a knack for sharing the Gospel. But Paul reminds us that it is "God who makes things grow."

Duration:00:04:34

Life And Blessings ... Every Day Of The Week

2/17/2020
Choose life? Who wouldn't? As amazing as it sounds, our fallen sinful nature chooses death. In love, God has chosen to rescue us from this hopelessness and give us life in His Son.

Duration:00:04:34

Not Abolished But Kept Fully ... For You

2/15/2020
It’s tempting to think that with a little effort we can tidy things up and put ourselves right with God. Of course, it would also be a mistake to think that God isn’t as serious about the Law anymore and is okay with sweeping our sins under the rug. Neither is true.

Duration:00:04:34

A Valentine Gift ... That Really Cleans Up

2/14/2020
Did you know that according to a recent survey, “Americans get more excited about Valentine’s Day than Christmas"? Sound hard to believe? Wait until you hear what many say that they would like receive as a gift on this day!

Duration:00:04:36

Theme Thursday: "All Things Work Together For Good"?

2/13/2020
It's Theme Thursday and we're looking at Famous Sayings That Aren’t In The Bible. Here's one: "All Things Work Together For Good." It sounds so similar to what the apostle tells us in Romans that it’s not surprising that folks assume its the same phrase – but it’s not.

Duration:00:04:31

Knowing What God Has In Store For Us

2/12/2020
For those of you who are married, how perfectly do you know your spouse? Older married couples often comment on how they continue to discover new things about each other all the time. If that's true, then, for the person to whom we are closest in this life, then how could you and I possibly know the thoughts of God?

Duration:00:04:32

Predictable, But Not Necessarily Discouraging

2/11/2020
Have you ever shared the Gospel and been dismissed as simple or naive? Don't be discouraged. Paul assures us that this what we should expect. And knowing this is fact is actually a very useful insight when it comes to sharing the Good News.

Duration:00:04:37

A Brighter Witness Than You May Realize

2/10/2020
How bright is your flashlight? Probably not all that bright. You may feel that's also true of your witness your family, friends and acquaintances. Take heart, it may be brighter than you imagine.

Duration:00:04:34

When Did Everyone Get So Angry?

2/8/2020
"When did everyone get so angry?" Could this be a result of what the Psalmist describes as 'walking in the counsel of the wicked, standing in the way of sinners, or sitting in the seat of mockers'?

Duration:00:04:37

And What Does The Lord Require Of You?

2/7/2020
In Micah we hear, "And what does the LORD require of you?" Then we hear the answer: "To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." You and I don't have that kind of power. Here's why it's a blessing to have our Savior.

Duration:00:04:34

Theme Thursday: "God Won't Give You More Than You Can Handle"?

2/6/2020
It's Theme Thursday and we're looking at Famous Sayings That Aren’t In The Bible. Here's one: "God won't give you more than you can handle." Have you ever felt overwhelmed by your circumstances and the world around you? It may, indeed, be more than you can handle. Knowing this can be very useful.

Duration:00:04:31

A Trial Like No Other

2/5/2020
The courtroom is creation itself. The witnesses ... are the hills and the mountains. Here's a trial like no other. And the outcome is stunning!

Duration:00:04:33