Oaths • Devotion 4
on November 17th, 2022
TruthfulJosh Thayer“Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.’ But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot ...  Read More
Oaths • Devotion 3
on November 16th, 2022
I PromiseMitchell HolmesStart by reading Matthew 5:33-37.Oaths are a funny thing. We often feel that when someone says that they swear to something, it means that it carries more weight. It makes sense, right? When someone says, “I will get this done for you by 3:00, I swear!” it seems to convey that they have a true intention to complete the task by that designated time. We feel as if their oath ...  Read More
Oaths • Devotion 2
on November 15th, 2022
Human Oaths Versus God's PromisesSydney KimballIn my experience, many of us pray the same way. What I mean by this is that we have a set structure as to how we talk to God. The Bible instructs us to always be in thanksgiving and I believe, for that very reason, many of us choose to start our prayers with that exact heart posture. Now, we may thank God for what He has done for us, what He has given...  Read More
Oaths • Devotion 1
on November 14th, 2022
The Moon and the StarsMark PittengerIn 1994 there was a country song released by John Michael Montgomery titled, “I Swear.” Later, in the summer of that same year, it was also released as an R&B song by a group known as All-4-One. The lyrics were the same, just the genre of the music was different. The lyrics of the chorus start out:And I swear by the moon and the stars in the skies,I’ll be there....  Read More
Divorce • Devotion 6
on November 12th, 2022
Love and RespectJustin DeanAs we continue through Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, we come to a section where Jesus decides to address divorce. Matthew 5:31-32 says, “It was also said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a di...  Read More
Divorce • Devotion 5
on November 11th, 2022
Pursuit of HolinessPastor Patrick Rowland“It was also said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.” Matthew 5:31-32This is the second reference to adultery made by Jesus in six straight ve...  Read More
Divorce • Devotion 4
on November 10th, 2022
Little MomentsCathy StoryDuring this recent season, my husband and I have had the privilege of participating in a marriage Growth Community. We were grateful for the number of couples wanting and willing to set aside time in their weekly schedules to build, strengthen, and remold areas of their marriages. From couples preparing to enter into marriage, to couples with more than 30 years together, t...  Read More
Divorce • Devotion 3
on November 9th, 2022
Ray of HopeAdam Moore“It was also said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.” Mathew 5:31-32There are fewer things in life that I have been as passionate about as the topic of divorce. I...  Read More
Divorce • Devotion 2
on November 8th, 2022
Hold FastJeannie Yates“Red rover, red rover, send Jeannie right over!”Do you remember playing that game in elementary school? Each team forms a line, holds hands, and faces the other team across the field. They take turns calling for someone to run over to try and break through their line by running as hard and as fast as they can through the clasped hands. If you break through the line you get to...  Read More
Divorce • Devotion 1
on November 7th, 2022
Stone HeartJosh Thayer“It was also said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.” Matthew 5:31-32  You started at the altar, staring into each other’s eyes with overwhelming feelings of lov...  Read More
Lust • Devotion 6
on November 5th, 2022
I Love You, LordCaleb Jones“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. And if your ri...  Read More
Lust • Devotion 5
on November 4th, 2022
Worship and the MindPastor David Wilson“The first look is okay but the second is lust, so make sure that your first look is a long one,” says a dad to his son as a woman walks by. That statement reveals something about that dad; he may believe impure thoughts are not sinning, as long as no physical actions are taken. Jesus teaches in Matthew 5:27-30 quite the opposite. The impure thoughts and the ...  Read More
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