Posts with the tag “faith”
Jan. 5th Devotion
by Dean Ceccarelli on January 5th, 2022
Faith Worth Rememberingby Katherine BrittonJesus said to them, "Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me. When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. I tell you the truth, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told,...
Dec. 9th Devotion
by Dean Ceccarelli on December 9th, 2021
Faith versus Reason – Charles Stanley1 Corinthians 1:18-31The first battle between faith and human reason took place in the garden of Eden. Spurred on by the lies of the serpent, Eve began to look at her situation from a purely logical perspective and decided she was being cheated by God out of something good. Her faith faltered as "reasonable" thoughts of self-interest filled her mind.I am not sa...
Dec. 7th, 2021
by Dean Ceccarelli on December 7th, 2021
Daily DisciplesToday's Reading: Ezekiel 1; Hebrews 11:1-19Today's Thoughts: Faith and PrayerAnd without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. - Hebrews 11:6God rewards faith. Christianity started with the faith of Abraham. Faith means that we do not see to believe. So, praying is an act of...
Aug 12th Devotion
by Dean Ceccarelli on August 12th, 2021
Inoculated with Faith/Hope/Loveby Shawn McEvoySo now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love (1 Corinthians 13:13).I remember the morning following the 2012 presidential election, I found myself musing peacefully about what's important in life. I was finding out, through realizing how little the outcome affected me, how little stock I'd had in the result persona...
June 17th Devotion
by Dean Ceccarelli on June 17th, 2021
Forward with back to the bibleProgress and JoyRead Philippians 1:25-26 (ESV)Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith, so that in me you may have ample cause to glory in Christ Jesus, because of my coming to you again.ReflectWhy was Paul convinced that he would continue his work with the Philippians?Paul said, “to live is Christ,...
May 26th Devotion
by Dean Ceccarelli on May 26th, 2021
Fuel for FaithDavid JeremiahNow faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 James Watt, the eighteenth-century Scottish inventor and engineer, coined the term “horsepower” to compare the power of newly invented steam engines to the power of a draft horse. The horse and carriage gave way to the horseless carriage, or automobile, powered by gasoline. Now...
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