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  • Joy Is Yours

  • Joy is Yours -  

     

    Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!Philippians 4:4

     

    Did you know that over 500 times in the Bible we are commanded to rejoice? The Living Bible says, "Be full of joy." Every morning I repeat a particular verse in the Psalms to myself. In fact, some mornings I say it while looking in the mirror, because I don't feel joyful. Nevertheless, this verse is ...

    Jim Burns is President of HomeWord and Executive Director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family @ Azusa Pacific University. Jim speaks to thousands of people around the world each year. He has over 1.5 million resources in print in over 25 languages. Jim’s radio broadcast is heard on over 800 stations a day and heard around the world via podcast at HomeWord.com. 

    Some of his recent books include: Faith Conversations for Families; Teenology: The Art of Raising Great Teenagers, Closer: 52 Devotions to Draw Couples Together, Confident Parenting, The Purity Code and Creating an Intimate Marriage. Jim and his wife, Cathy and their three daughters Christy, Rebecca, and Heidi live in Southern California. 

    More of Jim Burns: www.homeword.com


  • Refusing the World's Offers

  • REFUSING THE WORLD'S OFFERS -  

    BY THEODORE EPP

    In Strength for the Journey

    Genesis 14:17-24

    When the king of Sodom tempted Abraham by urging him to take the earthly goods, Abraham's attitude was the same as the Apostle Paul's.

    In 2 Corinthians 4:18 Paul said, "We look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which...

    Devotions.org, a division of Back to Bible has a daily source of devotions to keep you in touch with God and His word, written by some of today's top authors and Bible teachers. Browse the variety of resources completely on their website. 

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  • Address Unknown

  • ADDRESS UNKNOWN -  

    There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright, and one who feared God and shunned evil. - Job 1:1

    Someone once suggested that when many Christians flee from evil, they leave a forwarding address. They may not want to be immersed in sin, but they do want to stay in touch.

    Job, on the other hand, was blameless and upright. How could ...

    Dr. Woodrow Kroll served as President and Senior Bible Teacher at Back to the Bible from 1990-2013. Author of more than 50 books, Dr. Kroll's passion is to increase Bible literacy in America by engaging people in the Bible and connecting them with the Author. His clear, incisive teaching of the Word keeps him in demand as a speaker all over the world. - See more at: http://www.backtothebible.org/authors/woodrow-kroll#sthash.7Yrcap6W.dpuf

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  • A Life That Demands an Explanation

  • A Life That Demands an Explanation -  

    by Ron Moore

    Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither--whate...

    Devotions.org, a division of Back to Bible has a daily source of devotions to keep you in touch with God and His word, written by some of today's top authors and Bible teachers. Browse the variety of resources completely on their website. 

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  • Your Best Interest Is His Best Interest

  • Your Best Interest Is His Best Interest -    

     

    He called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said- "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me." —Mark 8:34

     

    I read of a man who bought a hotel in Spokane, Washington. There was only one problem: The hotel's restaurant was the big moneymaker, since the bar grossed 10,000 dollars a month. B...

    Jim Burns is President of HomeWord and Executive Director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family @ Azusa Pacific University. Jim speaks to thousands of people around the world each year. He has over 1.5 million resources in print in over 25 languages. Jim’s radio broadcast is heard on over 800 stations a day and heard around the world via podcast at HomeWord.com. 

    Some of his recent books include: Faith Conversations for Families; Teenology: The Art of Raising Great Teenagers, Closer: 52 Devotions to Draw Couples Together, Confident Parenting, The Purity Code and Creating an Intimate Marriage. Jim and his wife, Cathy and their three daughters Christy, Rebecca, and Heidi live in Southern California. 

    More of Jim Burns: www.homeword.com


  • Life Is Too Short For…

  • Life Is Too Short For…

     

    Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself; each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34

     

    One day when I was caught up in the tyranny of the urgent, my friend Bill McNabb sent me some thoughts entitled "Things That Life Is Too Short For." His thoughts forced me to take a look at my own life and reevaluate my priorities. Perhaps you n...

    Jim Burns is President of HomeWord and Executive Director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family @ Azusa Pacific University. Jim speaks to thousands of people around the world each year. He has over 1.5 million resources in print in over 25 languages. Jim’s radio broadcast is heard on over 800 stations a day and heard around the world via podcast at HomeWord.com. 

    Some of his recent books include: Faith Conversations for Families; Teenology: The Art of Raising Great Teenagers, Closer: 52 Devotions to Draw Couples Together, Confident Parenting, The Purity Code and Creating an Intimate Marriage. Jim and his wife, Cathy and their three daughters Christy, Rebecca, and Heidi live in Southern California. 

    More of Jim Burns: www.homeword.com


  • PRACTICING GOD'S PRINCIPLES

  • PRACTICING GOD'S PRINCIPLES -  

    BY THEODORE EPP

    Proverbs 3:1-8

    God has given us some basic principles to guide us in any situation. One of these is 1 Corinthians 10:31: "Do all to the glory of God." We cannot sin to the glory of God. Let us be sure that whatever we do is for His glory.

    Another principle is Ephesians 5:20: "Giving thanks always for all things." If we cannot thank the Lord while we are doi...


    Devotions.org, a division of Back to Bible has a daily source of devotions to keep you in touch with God and His word, written by some of today's top authors and Bible teachers. Browse the variety of resources completely on their website. 

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  • The Power of Daily

  • The Power of Daily -   

     

    This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. —Psalm 118:24

     

    An unbalanced (or undisciplined) life will not be kind to us in the areas we neglect. The secret to living a vibrant and no-compromise faith is in the power of DAILY. Daily we are to come to God and renew our commitment and relationship. He will give us the strength to live daily f...

    Jim Burns is President of HomeWord and Executive Director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family @ Azusa Pacific University. Jim speaks to thousands of people around the world each year. He has over 1.5 million resources in print in over 25 languages. Jim’s radio broadcast is heard on over 800 stations a day and heard around the world via podcast at HomeWord.com. 

    Some of his recent books include: Faith Conversations for Families; Teenology: The Art of Raising Great Teenagers, Closer: 52 Devotions to Draw Couples Together, Confident Parenting, The Purity Code and Creating an Intimate Marriage. Jim and his wife, Cathy and their three daughters Christy, Rebecca, and Heidi live in Southern California. 

    More of Jim Burns: www.homeword.com


  • THE BOOK WITH A BLESSING 

    BY THEODORE EPP

    In Strength for the Journey

    Revelation 1:1-8

    A blessing is promised, first of all, to those who read the Book of the Revelation.

    Some may have bypassed this book because they find it full of figures and symbols they do not understand, and what they do understand makes them afraid.

    The promise of God is that we will be blessed if we read it. This is an age that ...

    Devotions.org, a division of Back to Bible has a daily source of devotions to keep you in touch with God and His word, written by some of today's top authors and Bible teachers. Browse the variety of resources completely on their website. 

    More of Devotions.Org: http://www.backtothebible.org/devotions


  • Away in a Palace?

  • Away in a Palace?  

    This devotional was written by Jim Liebelt

     

    While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. - Luke 2:6-7

     

    Wouldn’t you expect the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords to be born in a palace with luxuries all around? Th...

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