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Will You Surrender? | Jesus > Religion By Jefferson Bethke

Will You Surrender?

Will You Surrender?

Editor’s Note: It’s Sit & Listen Saturday at Devotionals Daily. Enjoy reading as well as listening to this devotion from Jefferson Bethke, from his bestselling book Jesus > Religion. Listen on the blog or on your Alexa device by enabling the skill and then prompting, “Alexa, ask devotionals to read today’s devotion.” Relax; you don’t

What Happens When Holy Women Talk to a Holy God

Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just

Only Love Today: My Vow to Soften

By being softer you can hear more, learn more, feel more, and love more. I’ve had enough of my hard edges. I’m tired of straining my voice. I’d like to loosen up and laugh a little more, be positive rather than negative. I’d like to feel the upward curve of my lips. I’d like to

The Way of Grace: Inviting to the Unrighteous and Threatening to the Self-righteous

When Jesus began His ministry, He found the nation of Israel divided over the issue of personal righteousness; that is, how a person gains and maintains good standing with God. One camp argued that a person could earn a right standing with God by keeping the law. To do this, however, they had to perfect

A Prayer to Renew Our Minds

In order to move forward in something new and different, we need to renew our minds. To do that, our minds need a new connection. Repentance can feel like a heavy word. Maybe it’s a new word altogether for you. But repentance is the way God uses to change us. Let me show you what

A Prayer of Trust

As you move forward embracing all the unexpected adventures God has for you, I invite you to pray the following prayer. Pray it in faith, boldly, courageously, and with a passionate love for Jesus. Pray it with a thankful heart for all He has placed inside of you and all He wants to do through

Grace: Getting What We Deserve Least

Twenty years had passed since the time Judah and his brothers sold Joseph into slavery. He had no way of knowing that Joseph had risen above a series of misfortunes to become the prime minister of Egypt. During Joseph’s rise to political power, he engineered a massive government food campaign to store up grain reserves

The Case for Grace: Through Adultery to Grace

The Case for Grace: Through Adultery to Grace

Editor’s note: Today’s article begins in the middle of the story of Heidi and Brad, a Pastor “fallen from grace”. The question Heidi faced after he confessed to committing adultery was “Can I forgive him?” Her answer came slowly as she watched Brad be truly repentant – yes. The next question for them was… Brad’s

Grace on Tap

Living “in the world,” we can look for natural opportunities to dispense grace — not just words — to those around us. Gabe Lyons recommends inviting community leaders, whether Christian or not, into church to tell how best to engage with the neighborhood and its problems. As he notes, African American churches have historically done that, finding ways to honor teachers,

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