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Trust God, Try God

Trust God, Try God

Trust God, Try God If Christ lives in us, controlling our personalities, we will leave glorious marks on the lives we touch. Not because of our lovely characters, but because of His. — Eugenia Price One Sunday I preached a sermon from Matthew’s gospel, titled “According to Your Faith.” Jesus had been raising the dead

Do You Have Redonkulous Faith?

We love a good story. In the Robertson family, about the time you start learning to tie your shoes is when you start listening to good stories. Later you get your chance to tell a good story. Our stories involve experiences we have gone through, taken from the ordinary things we deal with every day,

Handling Our Worries and Tensions as We Face the New Year

Editors Note: This is an excerpt from  The Zondervan 2015 Pastor’s Annual, an annual bestselling resource for preachers by T. T. Crabtree. The Annual provides a planned preaching program for an entire year, including Sunday morning, Sunday evening, and midweek sermons, as well as helps for special occasions such as weddings, funerals, and youth meetings. Therefore

I Can’t, But God Can

Do I Really “Get” God? He who forms the mountains, who creates the wind, and who reveals His thoughts to mankind, who turns dawn to darkness, and treads on the heights of the earth – the Lord God Almighty is His name. – Amos 4:13 Doing laundry. Raising well-adjusted kids. Building a good relationship with my husband. Even answering the phone.

Trust Isn’t a Destination

Today as I write it is Mother’s Day. Barry and I usually attend the second of two services at our church each Sunday, but as I had been invited to lead worship today I was up bright and early. Well, actually, I was just up early. Barry was gracious enough to drive to our neighborhood Starbucks and return with a

Devotions for the Beach

God Knows Each Grain of Sand

 I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my spokesman to the world. – Jeremiah 1:5 Have you ever seen photographs of individual grains of sand blown up over 250 times their actual size? Some grains look like red, glossy stones, others

Do You Really Trust God?

Matthew 6:16–7:6 Fasting to Be Seen Only By God “Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that

Radical Trust

As a child, I was privileged to witness some pretty remarkable stories of God’s provision. Right out of Bible college, my mom and dad moved to Southeast Idaho to begin a ministry planting churches. It was a pioneering ministry — attempting to grow a church community in a region with minimal Christian influence. They had virtually no funding, and

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