All posts tagged devotional

Gems From Pastor Jim 4/3/2020

by Jim Hughes Jer.20:7 O LORD, you persuaded me, and I allowed myself to be persuaded. You are stronger than I am, and you overpowered me. Now I am mocked by everyone in the city. I grew up in the day in which altars were common in the church and invitations were frequently […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Fear 3/23/2020

Send to Kindle by Ruth O’Neil Fear. It seems to be the topic of so many discussions lately. Honestly, I’m kind of tired of it. You ever heard the phrase, “There’s nothing to fear but fear itself”? Yup. I think that’s where so many of us are. We can hardly leave our homes any more without being scared […]

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The Point is … What, Me Worry? 3/20/2020

by James Collins “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10 The stock market is crashing, and the world is on the verge of a […]

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Path To Success

by CJ Peterson The term ‘friend’ can be a vague term. Friends can be found on many different levels. Some are acquaintance friends. Some are good friends. And there are those rare ones that we call best friends, or close friends. Growing up, I lived in many places and met a variety of […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotionals: Gems From Pastor Jim 3/16/2020

Send to Kindle by Jim Hughes Jer. 13:23 Can an Ethiopian change the color of his skin? Can a leopard take away its spots? Neither can you start doing good, for you always do evil. You may be able to hide who you are from others, but you can never hide who you are from […]

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Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim 3/6/2020

by Jim Hughes Jer. 9:23-24 This is what the LORD says, “Let not the wise man gloat in his wisdom, or the mighty man in his might, or the rich man in his riches. Let them boast in this alone: that they truly know me and understand that I am the LORD who […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: When Thick Darkness Surrounds 3/2/2020

Send to Kindle by Precarious Yates Today, I turn 43 years old. This has me meditating on one of my favorite passages of scripture: 1 But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by […]

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No Place for That

by Suzanne D. Williams Then Elijah approached all the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him. But if Baal, follow him.” But the people didn’t answer him a word. (1Ki 18:21 CSB) I watched people, Christians, on Twitter argue over an issue in the church and marveled. Have they not […]

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Love One Another – A Valentine’s Day Blessing 2/18/2020

by C.J. Peterson Valentine’s Day sometimes brings heartache to many people. There are those who have lost their one true love over the year, their best friend, or another close family member. We tend to think of Valentine’s Day just being for lovers. I want to challenge that. In John 13:34- 35, Jesus […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotionals: Gems From Pastor Jim 2/17/2020

Send to Kindle by Jim Hughes Jer. 7:24 “But my people would not listen to me. They kept on doing whatever they wanted, following the stubborn desires of their evil hearts. They went backwards instead of forward.” We need to think about what the Lord is saying to His people here. Although in this context […]

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