All posts in category Devotional

Weekly Devotional: Weathering the Storms 9/28/2020

Send to Kindle by Ruth O’Neil Sitting outside on a beautiful, albeit windy, spring day, I watched a carpenter bee that was occupying itself by eating my porch. At least until it got caught in a gust of wind. He sure did struggle to stay in the same place, and somehow he managed to do it. He weathered the storm he had found himself in. […]

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The Point Is … WOW! 9/22/2020

by James Collins “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name.” Philippians 2:9 I grew up in the country. One of the funny things about country people is they often name their children multiple, crazy names. You can’t be country unless you have at least two or three […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotionals: Gems From Pastor Jim 9/21/2020

Send to Kindle by Jim Hughes Dan. 3:25 “Look!” Nebuchadnezzar shouted. “I see four men, unbound, walking around in the fire. They aren’t even hurt by the flames! And the fourth looks like a divine being!” I can only imagine what Nebuchadnezzar must have thought when he saw four people walking around in a fire […]

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The Point Is … I Once Was Blind 9/15/2020

by James Collins “He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see” John 9:25 Many years ago, a family moved to a little Southern town. There were three children in the family, two older daughters and a little boy. […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: The Icing on the Cake 9/14/2020

Send to Kindle by Rebekah Beene Most of our immediate family gathered together one afternoon recently to celebrate my hubby’s birthday.  We had a wonderful time, grilling, gaming and laughing a lot!  The food was so good but the fellowship was out of this world.  Without the fellowship the food would be just another meal. […]

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The Point Is … Better Late Than Never

by James Collins “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” James 5:16 Over the years, I have been blessed to receive many letters from readers. Many of those letters asked questions. One reader wrote, “Dear Pastor James, you […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Suffering Response 9/7/2020

Send to Kindle by Precarious Yates 15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim 9/4/2020

by Jim Hughes Dan. 1:8 But Daniel made up his mind not to defile himself by eating the food and wine given to them by the king. He asked the chief official for permission to eat other things instead. Daniel did not wait until he was faced with temptation before he decided whether […]

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Do You Know the Story?

by James Collins  “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11 There once was a very famous professor of chemistry. This man discovered several industrial chemical compounds, and he wrote many books on chemistry. As a result, he became financially […]

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The Point Is … Nothing to Fear 8/31/2020

Send to Kindle by James Collins “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1 My dog, Socks, is a Miniature Schnauzer. We named him Socks because he is black, but his feet are white. He is a little dog, but […]

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