What Is Unity?

This morning’s devotional is adapted from Ray Stedman’s “A Cry For Unity” that was written many years ago.  It is based on the following scripture: Ephesians 4:1-6 (ESV) 1  I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2  with all humility and

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Things That End in Death

The enemy of our souls lies to us about what real freedom is, “Do as you please because, after all, God wants you happy.”  Not that God doesn’t want us happy.  But He does desire our best.  He prohibits only that which is harmful to us – that which is destructive to His beautiful design

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Slaves of Righteousness

The scripture calls us both free and slaves.  It may seem a bit confusing but the Gospel is very counter-intuitive.  We think real freedom is doing whatever we want but that so often leads to a horrible form of bondage.  Real freedom is only experienced when we voluntarily surrender to the reign of God in

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Let It Never Be

In Romans 5 we see that we sin because we were born sinners.  This is important to understand because if we think sinning makes us sinners then we can’t help but think that doing righteous things makes us right.  Romans reveals that in our sinful condition and in our sinning God meets us with His grace.  He gave His

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Homecoming

What comes to mind when you hear about a homecoming?  In September and October people, towns, and schools across the United States celebrate a time to welcome back former alumni and residents.  Heartwarming experiences are shared when  public servants and military personnel are reunited with loved ones after extended deployments.   Missionaries returning from our Lord’s work

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