Devotions

Immanuel

Immanuel

Cindy Western | Dec 5, 2021

“So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to ...
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God will bless all the nations through Abraham

God will bless all the nations through Abraham

Cindy Western | Nov 28, 2021

“I will make you into a great nation,     and I will bless you; I will make your name great,     and you will be a blessing.  I will bless those who bless you,     and whoever curses you I w...
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Cultivating a Heart of Gratitude

Cultivating a Heart of Gratitude

Larry Harrison | Nov 21, 2021

“Bless the Lord, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits; Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases; Who redeems your life from ...
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Changing Directions

Changing Directions

Jill Poe-Thompson | Nov 14, 2021

 “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”&nbs...
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Peacemaker or Conflict Avoider

Peacemaker or Conflict Avoider

Michelle Brock | Nov 7, 2021

 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God.”  Matthew 5:9DEVOTIONI am a self-proclaimed peacemaker. If I were old enough, I probably would have been a hippie and promoted ”love, ...
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Soccer and the Holy Spirit

Soccer and the Holy Spirit

Katie Mentzel | Oct 31, 2021

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God."  Matthew 5:8DEVOTIONA few weekends ago, I was en route to one of five soccer games for my four children, when I got a gentle nudge. It was a nudge that signale...
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Am I a Child of God?

Am I a Child of God?

Demetrius Bell | Oct 24, 2021

“For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.”  Romans 8:14DEVOTIONAm I really a child of God?  I often ponder this question to myself.Sometimes, I look at my life and realize I may not have been t...
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Pillow Fights and the Beatitudes

Pillow Fights and the Beatitudes

Scott Bartlow | Oct 17, 2021

“Blessed are the meek for they will inherit the earth.”  Matthew 5:5DEVOTIONAs a dad to two young daughters, I’m always finding creative ways to have fun and play with my girls. One game we like to play is a made-up...
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Living Like Jesus

Living Like Jesus

Caleb Williams | Oct 10, 2021

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same wa...
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Being a Peacemaker

Being a Peacemaker

Kim Harrison | Oct 3, 2021

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” Matthew 5:9DEVOTION This beatitude most of us have heard all of our lives calls for peacemakers. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never seen a ...
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Serving Others

Serving Others

Marq Youngblood | Sep 26, 2021

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. Mark 10:45DEVOTIONA few months ago, I had the privilege of participating in an amazing wedding ceremony. The bride a...
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100 Ways to Go & Serve

100 Ways to Go & Serve

Angela Presley | Sep 24, 2021

When we go and serve, we invest in others by sharing God’s love. At Crossings, we aim to serve the needs of God’s people and glorify him through our actions.Outreach, according to Acts 1:8, takes us to Jerusalem, Judea, Samar...
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Why Does Serving Matter?

Why Does Serving Matter?

Ross Blythe | Sep 19, 2021

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born i...
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Plant a Seed

Plant a Seed

Bill Search | Sep 12, 2021

I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow. It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow. The one who pl...
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Are You on Autopilot?

Are You on Autopilot?

Blake Sabiston | Sep 5, 2021

And when the Holy Spirit comes on you, you will be able to be my witnesses in Jerusalem, all over Judea and Samaria, even to the ends of the world. Acts 1:7-8 MSGDEVOTIONOn a Sunday morning, not long ago, my wife, Jenny ...
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Pray Yet

Pray Yet

Matt Cartwright | Aug 29, 2021

Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LO...
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Do Not Forsake Gathering

Do Not Forsake Gathering

Blake Bastin | Aug 22, 2021

Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have the confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest ...
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Control

Control

Lyn Watson | Aug 15, 2021

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with it...
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What Are You Worried About?

What Are You Worried About?

Jenny Sabiston | Aug 8, 2021

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not so...
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The God Who Interrupts

The God Who Interrupts

Alex Buchner | Aug 1, 2021

“Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro, his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared to him ...
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A Thinking Challenge

A Thinking Challenge

Shannon Hughes | Jul 25, 2021

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. Proverbs 23:7  DEVOTIONWhatever we focus on, we become. Positive minds produce positive lives. Negative minds produce negative lives. I challenge you to think ...
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Believers in the Body of Christ

Believers in the Body of Christ

Marc Taylor | Jul 18, 2021

The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:12 DEVOTIONJust over one year ago while most of us were quarantining at home, my family decided...
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Trust in the Lord

Trust in the Lord

Vance Holder | Jul 11, 2021

But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. Jeremiah 17:7 (NIV)DEVOTIONWho is your confidante? You know, the person you can share anything with? The person you have confidence that the informati...
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Turning the

Turning the "Why" into "Who"

Madalyn Llewellyn | Jul 4, 2021

“The Lord is gracious and righteous, our God is full of compassion.” Psalm 116:5DEVOTIONWhen I lost my father on my 23rd birthday to cancer, all the “why” questions started coming in. Why him? Why us? Why today? Seriously, w...
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Don’t Give Up

Don’t Give Up

Sheila Urton | Jun 27, 2021

“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9DEVOTIO...
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