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Now That’s a Prayer!

Then Jehoshaphat stood up and said "O LORD God we have no power to face this mighty army. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you" (2 Chronicles 20:5, 12). (The devotional writing team, on summer hiatus, prays you'll be blessed by these devotionals originally published in Feb. 2020.) Ever feel at a loss for words when it comes to prayer? The Bible is chock fu...

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Look What the Lord Can Do

"Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army.For the battle is not yours, but God's" (2 Chronicles 20:15b). (The devotional writing team, on summer hiatus, prays you'll be blessed by these devotionals originally published in Feb. 2020.) Some Old Testament stories are grim, but they were preserved because each has a lesson for us. Often we can go for years n...

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The God Who Fights For Us

"Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed at this great horde,for the battle is not yours but God's" (2 Chronicles 20:15). (The devotional writing team, on summer hiatus, prays you'll be blessed by these devotionals originally published in Feb. 2020.) In the regular army, the higher you go up the chain-of-command, the less likely you are to find people who fight. The logi...

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The Battle Is God’s

"Attention everyone -- all of you from out of town, all of you from Jerusalem, and you King Jehoshaphat -- God's word: Don't be afraid; don't pay any mind to this vandal horde. This is God's war, not yours. Tomorrow you'll go after them; see, they're already on their way up the slopes of Ziz; you'll meet them at the end of the ravine near the wilderness of Jeruel. You won'...

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The Most Human Thing We Do

Jehoshaphat bowed with his face to the ground, and all the people of Israelfell down in worship before the LORD (2 Chronicles 20:19). (The devotional writing team, on summer hiatus, prays you'll be blessed by these devotionals originally published in Feb. 2020.) What's the most human thing we do? Better yet, what's the most humanizing thing we dowhat is it that makes us ...

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Holy Spirit, You are Welcome Here

He said to them, "it is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."Acts 1:7-8 ESV (This week's devotionals were originally published in Feb. 2022 in conjunction wit...

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Worth the Wait

He [Jesus] gave them [the apostles] this command, "Do not leave Jerusalem,but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about."Acts 1:4 (This week's devotionals were originally published in Feb. 2022 in conjunction with the sermon series "Holy Spirit: Power, Presence, Purpose.") Can you think of any child who appreciates having to wait? (Didn't ...

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Won’t Fix Your Life in Five Easy Steps

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."Acts 1:8 (This week's devotionals were originally published in Feb. 2022 in conjunction with the sermon series "Holy Spirit: Power, Presence, Purpose.") The Christian singer and songwriter Matt Maher's beaut...

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Patience and Power

He said to them: "It is not for you to know the times or dates the Fatherhas set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spiritcomes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem,and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."Acts 1:7-8 (This week's devotionals were originally published in Feb. 2022 in conjunction with the sermon se...

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The Holy Spirit Is Jesus, Continued*

"You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you."Acts 1:8 (The Connect Devotional writing team is on summer hiatus. Please enjoy these devotionals which were originally published in Feb. 2022.) This week, Acts 1:4-8 kicks off a new series, Holy Spirit: Power, Presence, Purpose. The first chapter in Acts bridges Luke's gospel account of Jesus' life, death, and...

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