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Devotionals January 1 – February 7, 2020

January 8—Read Acts 22 In the beginning of this chapter, Paul is telling the mob gathered at the Castle of Antonia the story of his conversion. In verse 16, he says that Ananias said to him, “And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of […]

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Note: Nearly all of the commentary contained in these devotionals, as well as their organization, comes from Rev. McGeown’s book Grace and Assurance. May 8 Read Romans 3:9–31 and Head 1, Article 1 of the Canons of Dordt The point of this first article is simply to say that all men are guilty and undeserving […]

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Devotionals April 8 – May 7, 2020

Devotionals April 8 – May 7, 2020 Abby VanSolkema   April 8             Read Titus 1:1 Paul likely wrote his epistle to Titus around AD 62–64, during the time between his first imprisonment in Rome and his second imprisonment (ultimately resulting in his execution). Paul had been forced to leave the church at Crete sooner than […]

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Devotionals March 8 – April 7, 2020

Devotionals March 8 – April 7, 2020 Ben Laning   March 8—Read 1 John 4 We’re going through a novel in school called …And Now Miguel. It’s about a boy who wants to prove to his shepherding family that he’s man enough to go with the men into the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to care […]

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Devotionals February 8 – March 7, 2020

Devotionals February 8 – March 7, 2020 Abby Van Solkema   February 8       Read 1 Peter 1 As you read through the book of 1 Peter over the next five days, you will discover the answer to the question, “What does it mean to live as a pilgrim on this earth?” First, to live as […]

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December 8 Read 2 Corinthians 1   Paul was not ashamed or discouraged by his sufferings, but rather he gloried in them. How could this be? He recognized that the various types of trials that we experience in this life are valuable lessons from God which serve to strengthen our faith. When we experience discomfort in […]

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November 8—Read Galatians 4  Because we hear it so often, we don’t always appreciate the reality when we are called a “child of God.” The same is true with calling God “Father,” as we see here in Galatians 4:6. Rev. Van Overloop explained that this special relationship we have with God implies four things. First, […]

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October 8 Read John 18  In verse 4 of this chapter we read that Jesus, despite knowing what the future would hold for him, “went forth” when the band of soldiers sought him. Jesus went forth willingly. He was well aware of the depth of suffering that awaited him, and still he readily submitted to […]

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  September 8—Read Luke 16  In this chapter, we have the parable of the wicked servant who shrewdly uses his master’s money to make others indebted to him, so that they will help him after the master throws him out. Two of the main questions that come to mind after reading this parable are why […]

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August 8 Read Luke 7  Jesus shows miraculous grace to several different people in this chapter, including a centurion’s servant, a widow’s only son, and an immoral woman. Notice especially the contrast between the sinful woman, whom the Pharisee did not think was even worthy to touch Jesus’ feet, and the centurion, whom the elders […]

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