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He Fights for You

He Fights for You

Editor’s Note: Welcome to Sit & Listen Saturday! Enjoy reading as well as listening to your devotional today from He Fights for You by Max Lucado. Worship I will lift up my eyes to the hills — From whence comes my help?
 My help comes from the Lord, who made Heaven and earth. — Psalm 121:1-2 Scripture

Forgiveness and Entrusting Justice to God

Revenge builds a lonely house. Space enough for one person. The lives of its tenants are reduced to one goal: make someone miserable. They do. Themselves. No wonder God insists that we “keep a sharp eye out for weeds of bitter discontent. A thistle or two gone to seed can ruin a whole garden in no time” (Hebrews

Jesus Prays for Us

I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail. — Luke 22:32 On the night before His death, Jesus made this announcement: All of you will be made to stumble because of Me this night, for it is written: ‘I will strike the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’

The Hardest Thing God Ever Did

  Understanding God’s Priority Mark 2:1-12 Which is easier: to tell this paralyzed man, “Your sins are forgiven,” or to tell him, “Stand up. Take your mat and walk”? 
— Mark 2:9Let’s talk for a minute about lovebursts. You’ve witnessed sunbursts: sunlight shafting into a shad- owed forest. You’ve seen starbursts: shots of light soaring through

Where Are You Empty?

Jesus fasted for forty days and nights. After this, He was very hungry. The devil came to Jesus to tempt Him, saying, “If You are the Son of God, tell these rocks to become bread.” — Matthew 4:2-3 God disciplines us for our good that we may share in His holiness. No discipline seems pleasant

Jesus Washes the Feet of His Disciples

Editor’s Note: Today marks the beginning of Lent in the Christian Calendar. Lent is a period of forty days (not counting Sundays which are set aside as mini-Easters of rejoicing in the Resurrection) beginning on Ash Wednesday and ending on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter. It is a season of repentance, fasting, self-examination, and

I Will Give You My Robe

But Christ without guilt… took upon Himself our punishment, in order that He might thus expiate our guilt, and do away with our punishment. — Augustine For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. — 1 Peter 3:18 NIV This is the mystery of the riches

He Chose the Nails: He Chose to Be One of Us

God did what the law could not do. He sent His own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving His Son as a sacrifice for our sins. — Romans 8:3 NLT You alone are the God for us

No Failure Is Fatal

Joshua 8:1-29 I have a distinct memory from the 1991 Super Bowl. I’m not a football junkie. Nor do I have extraordinary recall. Truth is, I don’t remember anything about the ’91 football season except this one detail. A headline. An observation prompted by Scott Norwood’s kick. He played for the Buffalo Bills. The city

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