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Light + Life Devotion for January 15

Posted by Michael Thornton on

Today's Passage 2 Timothy 3:10–17 10 You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, 11 persecutions, sufferings—what kinds of things happened to me in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra, the persecutions I endured. Yet the Lord...

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Light + Life Devotion for January 14

Posted by Michael Thornton on

Today's Passage Proverbs 13 A wise son heeds his father’s instruction,   but a mocker does not respond to rebukes. 2 From the fruit of their lips people enjoy good things,   but the unfaithful have an appetite for violence. 3 Those who guard their lips preserve...

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Light + Life Devotion for January 13

Posted by Michael Thornton on

Today's Passage 2 Timothy 2:1–13 You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others. 3 Join with me in suffering, like a good...

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Prayers for a Nation

Posted by Tim McConnell on

It has been a hard week for our nation. January 6, 2021 is a day that will go down in history. The images are appalling. I say again for any who need to hear, mob violence is not the avenue to the justice you seek. I thank God for a nation of laws. I thank God for a nation of checks and...

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Light + Life Devotion for January 12

Posted by Michael Thornton on

Today's Passage Psalm 119:9–16 9 How can a young person stay on the path of purity?   By living according to your word.10 I seek you with all my heart;   do not let me stray from your commands.11 I have hidden your word in my heart   that I might not sin...

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Light + Life Devotion for January 11

Posted by Michael Thornton on

Today's Passage 2 Timothy 1:6–14 6 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 8 So do not be ashamed of the testimony...

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Light + Life Devotion for January 8

Posted by Michael Thornton on

Today's Passage 1 Timothy 6:11–16 11 But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the...

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Light + Life Devotion for January 7

Posted by Michael Thornton on

Today's Passage Proverbs 12 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,   but whoever hates correction is stupid. 2 Good people obtain favor from the Lord,   but he condemns those who devise wicked schemes. 3 No one can be established through wickedness,   but the...

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Light + Life Devotion for January 6

Posted by Michael Thornton on

Today's Passage 1 Timothy 2:1–7 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases...

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Light + Life Devotion for January 5

Posted by Michael Thornton on

Today's Passage Psalm 19 1 The heavens declare the glory of God;   the skies proclaim the work of his hands.2 Day after day they pour forth speech;   night after night they reveal knowledge.3 They have no speech, they use no words;   no sound is heard from them.4...

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