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Mission Devotional - June 30, 2018

Saturday, June 30, 2018 "Ah Lord God, behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee." Today's Devotional Reading Jeremiah 32:17 At the very time when the Chaldeans surrounded Jerusalem, and when the sword, famine and pestilence had desolated the land, Jeremiah was commanded by God to pur...

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Mission Devotional - June 29, 2018

Friday, June 29, 2018 "Howbeit, in the business of the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon, who sent unto him to enquire of the wonder that was done in the land, God left him, to try him, that he might know all that was in his heart." Today's Devotional Reading 2 Chronicles 32:31 Hezekiah was growing so inwardly great, and priding himself so much upon the favor of Go...

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Mission Devotional - June 28, 2018

Thursday, June 28, 2018 "But Aaron's rod swalled up their rods." Today's Devotional Reading Exodus 7:12 This incident is an instructive emblem of the sure victory of the divine handiwork over all opposition. Whenever a divine principle is cast into the heart, though the devil may fashion a counterfeit, and produce swarms of opponents, as sure as ever God is in the work...

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May 27 Devotional

O God of peace, who has taught us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and in trust shall be our strength: by the power of your Spirit lift us, we pray, to your presence, where we may be still and know that you are God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (The Book of Common Prayer)...

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Mission Devotional - March 17, 2017

"Remember the poor." Today's Devotional Reading Galatians 2:10Why does God allow so many of his children to be poor? He could make them all rich if he pleased; he could lay bags of gold at their doors; he could send them a large annual income; or he could scatter round their houses abundance of provisions, as once he made the quails lie in heaps round the camp of Israel,...

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Mission Devotional - May 2, 2017

"I pray not that thou shouldst take them out of the world." Today's Devotional Reading John 17:15 It is a sweet and blessed event which will occur to all believers in God's own time - the going home to be with Jesus. In a few more years the Lord's soldiers, who are now fighting "the good fight of faith" will have done with conflict, and have entered into the joy of their...

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Mission Devotional - June 16, 2017

"And I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never perish." Today's Devotional Reading John 10:28 The Christian should never think or speak lightly of unbelief. For a child of God to mistrust his love, his truth, his faithfulness, must be greatly displeasing to him. How can we ever grieve him by doubting his upholding grace? Christian! it is contrary to every promi...

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Mission Devotional - July 31, 2017

"I in them." Today's Devotional Reading John 17:23 If such be the union which subsists between our souls and the person of our Lord, how deep and broad is the channel of our communion! This is no narrow pipe through which a thread-like stream may wind its way, it is a channel of amazing depth and breadth, along whose glorious length a ponderous volume of living water may...

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Mission Devotional - September 13, 2017

"Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well, the rain also filleth the pools." Today's Devotional Reading Psalm 48:6This teaches us that the comfort obtained by a one may often prove serviceable to another; just as wells would be used by the company who came after. We read some book full of consolation, which is like Jonathan's rod, dropping with honey. Ah! we...

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Mission Devotional - October 27, 2017

Friday, October 27, 2017 Opening Prayer: O voice of God, speak into my heart and soul and life this day. Break and strike and shake and twist and strip me bare, that I might be more and more the person and the lover you desire me to be. Amen. Scripture: Psalm 29:1-11 Journal: Which word from the Psalm best describes what God's voice is doing in your life these days? Why...

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Mission Devotional - December 11, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017 Opening Prayer: Teach me your ways, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. (Psalm 86:11, NIV) Scripture: Psalm 86:11 Journal: What does it mean to walk in God's truth? To have an undivided heart? To fear his name? Reflection: But in the epiphany of the night of darkness and pain and near d...

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Mission Devotional - January 25, 2018

Thursday, January 25, 2018 "Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law." Today's Devotional Reading Romans 3:31 When the believer is adopted into the Lord's family, his relationship to old Adam and the law ceases at once; but then he is under a new rule, and a new covenant. Believer, you are God's child; it is your first duty to o...

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Mission Devotional - March 5, 2018

Monday, March 5, 2018 "Say unto my soul, I am thy salvation." Today's Devotional Reading Psalm 35:3 What does this sweet prayer teach me? It shall be my evening's petition; but first let it yield me an instructive meditation. The text informs me first of all that David had his doubts; for why should he pray, "Say unto my soul, I am thy salvation," if he were not someti...

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Mission Devotional - June 27, 2018

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 "Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called." Today's Devotional Reading 1 Corinthians 7:20 Some persons have the foolish notion that the only way in which they can live for God is by becoming ministers, missionaries, or Bible women. Alas! how many would be shut out from any opportunity of magnifying the Most High if this wer...

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Mission Devotional - June 26, 2018

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 "Having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust." Today's Devotional Reading 2 Peter 1:4 Vanish forever all thought of indulging the flesh if you would live in the power of your risen Lord. It were ill that a man who is alive in Christ should dwell in the corruption of sin. "Why seek ye the living among the dead?" said the angel...

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Mission Devotional - June 25, 2018

Monday, June 25, 2018 "The dove found no rest for the sole of her foot." Today's Devotional Reading Genesis 8:9 Reader, can you find rest apart from the ark, Christ Jesus? Then be assured that your religion is vain. Are you satisfied with anything short of a conscious knowledge of your union and interest in Christ? Then woe unto you. If you profess to be a Christian, ...

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Mission Devotional - June 24, 2018

Sunday, June 24, 2018 "Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said Be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods." Today's Devotional Reading Daniel 3:16,18 The narrative of the manly courage and marvelous deliverance of the three holy children, or rather champions, is well calculated to excite in the minds of believers firmness and steadfastne...

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Mission Devotional - June 23, 2018

Saturday, June 23, 2018 "Waiting for the adoption." Today's Devotional Reading Romans 8:23 Even in this world saints are God's children, but men cannot discover them to be so, except by certain moral characteristics. The adoption is not manifested, the children are not yet openly declared. Among the Romans a man might adopt a child, and keep it private for a long time:...

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Mission Devotional - June 22, 2018

Friday, June 22, 2018 "That those things which cannot be shaken may remain." Today's Devotional Reading Hebrews 12:27 We have many things in our possession at the present moment which can be shaken, and it ill becomes a Christian man to set much store by them, for there is nothing stable beneath these rolling skies; change is written upon all things. Yet, we have certa...

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Mission Devotional - June 21, 2018

Thursday, June 21, 2018 "Straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him." Today's Devotional Reading 2 Timothy 2:19 The foundation upon which our faith rests is this, that "God was in Christ reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them." The great fact on which genuine faith relies is, that "the Word was made flesh and dwelt among ...

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Mission Devotional - June 20, 2018

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 "Straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him." Today's Devotional Reading Mark 1:18 When they heard the call of Jesus, Simon and Andrew obeyed at once without demur. If we would always, punctually and with resolute zeal, put in practice what we hear upon the spot, or at the first fit occasion, our attendance at the means of grace, and...

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Mission Devotional - June 19, 2018

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 "My Beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies. Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my Beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether." Today's Devotional Reading Song of Solomon 2:16-17 Surely if there be a happy verse in the Bible it is this - "My Beloved is mine, and I am his." So...

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Mission Devotional - June 18, 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018 "I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse." Today's Devotional Reading Song of Solomon 5:1 The heart of the believer is Christ's garden. He bought it with his precious blood, and he enters it and claims it as his own. A garden implies separation. It is not the open common; it is not a wilderness; it is walled around, or hedged in. Would that...

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Mission Devotional - June 17, 2018

Sunday, June 17, 2018 "Then Israel sang this song, Spring up, O well; sing ye unto it." Today's Devotional Reading Numbers 21:17 Famous was the well of Beer in the wilderness, because it was the subject of a promise: "That is the well whereof the Lord spake unto Moses, Gather the people together, and I will give them water." The people needed water, and it was promised...

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Mission Devotional - June 16, 2018

Saturday, June 16, 2018 "The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" Today's Devotional Reading Psalm 27:1 "The Lord is my light and my salvation." Here is personal interest, "my light," "my salvation;" the soul is assured of it, and therefore declares it boldly. Into the soul at the new bir...

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Mission Devotional - June 15, 2018

Friday, June 15, 2018 "He openeth, and no man shutteth." Today's Devotional Reading Revelation 3:7 Jesus is the keeper of the gates of paradise and before every believing soul he setteth an open door, which no man or devil shall be able to close against it. What joy it will be to find that faith in him is the golden key to the everlasting doors. My soul, dost thou carr...

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Mission Devotional - June 14, 2018

Thursday, June 14, 2018 "O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face because we have sinned against thee." Today's Devotional Reading Daniel 9:8 A deep sense and clear sight of sin, its heinousness, and the punishment which it deserves, should make us lie low before the throne. We have sinned as Christians. Alas! that it should be so. Favored as we have been, we have yet...

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Mission Devotional - June 13, 2018

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 "Remove far from me vanity and lies." Today's Devotional Reading Proverbs 30:8 Psalm 38:21 Here we have two great lessons - what to deprecate and what to supplicate. The happiest state of a Christian is the holiest state. As there is the most heat nearest to the sun, so there is the most happiness nearest to Christ. No Christian enjoys comfort...

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Mission Devotional - June 12, 2018

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 "Who hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling." Today's Devotional Reading 2 Timothy 1:9 The apostle uses the perfect tense and says, "Who hath saved us." Believers in Christ Jesus are saved. They are not looked upon as persons who are in a hopeful state, and may ultimately be saved, but they are already saved. Salvation is not a blessing...

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Mission Devotional - June 11, 2018

Monday, June 11, 2018 "There brake he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle." Today's Devotional Reading Psalm 76:3 Our Redeemer's glorious cry of "It is finished," was the death-knell of all the adversaries of his people, the breaking of "the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle." Behold the hero of Golgotha using hi...

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Mission Devotional - June 10, 2018

Sunday, June 10, 2018 "These are they which testify of me." Today's Devotional Reading John 5:39 Jesus Christ is the Alpha and Omega of the Bible. He is the constant theme of its sacred pages; from first to last they testify of him. At the creation we at once discern him as one of the sacred Trinity; we catch a glimpse of him in the promise of the woman's seed; we see ...

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Mission Devotional - June 9, 2018

Saturday, June 9, 2018 "Search the Scriptures." Today's Devotional Reading John 5:39 The Greek word here rendered search signifies a strict, close, diligent, curious search, such as men make when they are seeking gold, or hunters when they are in earnest after game. We must not rest content with having given a superficial reading to a chapter or two, but with the candl...

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Mission Devotional - June 8, 2018

Friday, June 8, 2018 "Thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to pass unto thee or not." Today's Devotional Reading Numbers 11:23 God had made a positive promise to Moses that for the space of a whole month he would feed the vast host in the wilderness with flesh. Moses, being overtaken by a fit of unbelief, looks to the outward means, and is at a loss to know ho...

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Mission Devotional - June 7, 2018

Thursday, June 7, 2018 "Be zealous." Today's Devotional Reading Revelation 3:19 If you would see souls converted, if you would hear the cry that "the kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord;" if you would place crowns upon the head of the Savior, and his throne lifted high, then be filled with zeal. For, under God, the way of the world's conversion ...

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Mission Devotional - June 6, 2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 "Are they Israelites? So am I." Today's Devotional Reading 2 Corinthians 11:22 We have here a personal claim, and one that needs proof. The apostle knew that his claim was indisputable, but there are many persons who have no right to the title who yet claim to belong to the Israel of God. If we are with confidence declaring, "So am I also an Isr...

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Mission Devotional - June 5, 2018

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 "He that loveth not, knoweth not God." Today's Devotional Reading 1 John 4:8 The distinguishing mark of a Christian is his confidence in the love of Christ, and the yielding of his affections to Christ in return. First, faith sets her seal upon the man by enabling the soul to say with the apostle, "Christ loved me and gave himself for me." Then lo...

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Mission Devotional - June 4, 2018

Monday, June 4, 2018 "Received up into glory." Today's Devotional Reading 1Timothy 3:16 We have seen our well-beloved Lord in the days of his flesh, humiliated and sore vexed; for he was "despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief." He whose brightness is as the morning, wore the sackcloth of sorrow as his daily dress: shame was his mantl...

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Mission Devotional - June 3, 2018

Sunday, June 3, 2018 "He humbled himself." Today's Devotional Reading Philippians 2:8 Jesus is the great teacher of lowliness of heart. We need daily to learn of him. See the Master taking a towel and washing his disciples' feet! Follower of Christ, wilt thou not humble thyself? See him as the Servant of servants, and surely thou canst not be proud! Is not this sentenc...

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Mission Devotional - June 2, 2018

Saturday, June 2, 2018 "Good master." Today's Devotional Reading Matthew 19:16 In every believer's heart there is a constant struggle between the old nature and the new. The old nature is very active, and loses no opportunity of plying all the weapons of its deadly armory against newborn grace; while on the other hand, the new nature is ever on the watch to resist and ...

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Mission Devotional - June 1, 2018

Friday, June 1, 2018 "He will make her wilderness like Eden." Today's Devotional Reading Isaiah 51:3 Methinks, I see in vision a howling wilderness, a great and terrible desert, like to the Sahara. I perceive nothing in it to relieve the eye, all around I am wearied with a vision of hot and arid sand, strewn with ten thousand bleaching skeletons of wretched men who hav...

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