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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim 11/18/2019

Send to Kindle by Jim Hughes Matt. 1:18-24 Now this is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant by the Holy Spirit. Joseph, her finance’, being a just man, decided to break the engagement quietly, so […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Is there no balm in Gilead?

Send to Kindle by Rebekah Beene It was Senior night for our oldest grandson last night. He and his parents were on the field along with the other seniors all of them being honored.  We’ve been watching the games on tv but went to see the festivities last night.  Imagine our concern (horror?) as our […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: From a Surrender to a Gift

Send to Kindle by Precarious Yates 1 Kings 19:11-13 11 And he said, “Go out and stand on the mount before the LORD.” And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Ambiguity 10/28/2019

Send to Kindle by Ruth O’Neil I recently saw an article that stated where some Christian celebrities stood on certain biblical/theological/cultural issues. What caught my attention the most was the ambiguity of many of them. It seemed they were more concerned about not hurting anyone’s feeling, or perhaps affecting their bottom line negatively, than they […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim 10/21/2019

Send to Kindle by Jim Hughes Jer. 1:4-5 The LORD gave me a message. He said, “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my spokesman to the world.” What has the Lord appointed you to do? God made it […]

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Mercy Rule 10/14/2019

Send to Kindle by Rebekah Beene The mercy rule. That’s a new one I learned last night. We were watching our oldest grandson play football via our smart phones screen playing on our tv at home.  When our home team had run up 40 points to their zero before halftime that rule came into play. […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: When My Heart Was Grieved 10/7/2019

Send to Kindle by Precarious Yates 21 When my heart was grieved     and my spirit embittered, 22 I was senseless and ignorant;     I was a brute beast before you. 23 Yet I am always with you;     you hold me by my right hand. Psalm 73:21-23 A profound joy had been lit within me. Something I’d longed […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Famines in Our Lives 9/23/2019

Send to Kindle by Ruth O’Neil “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotionals: Gems From Pastor Jim 9/16/2019

Send to Kindle by Jim Hughes Is. 65:1 The LORD says, “People who never before inquired about me are now asking about me. I am being found by people who were not looking for me. To them I have said, ‘I am here!’ ” If there ever was a time in history in which people […]

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Because of Jesus, Believers Carry With Them Priceless Cargo

Send to Kindle by Rebekah Beene The other day we were driving down the interstate and a uhaul truck passed us. That’s not unusual but what we saw next we had never seen before. It was pulling a Tesla. I don’t know why but I thought that was just a little odd. An average uhaul […]

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