Today's Devotions

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Showcase: Christmas

  • Christmas all over the world by Julie Moore +

    See how Christmas-y we are? In our house we loooove Christmas. You know those houses you pass that are covered Read More
  • 'Zat, you Christmas? by Julie Moore +

    I guess, as a Christian, I am supposed to be going around pointing out to everyone that Jesus is "the Read More
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Audio & Video

The True Nature of Grace and Love: a movie review of the Soloist

The 2009 movie The Soloist is based on a book by the same name, written by Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez. It portrays the real-life story of Lopez (Robert Downey, Jr.) and a homeless schizophrenic, Nathaniel Ayers (Jamie Foxx). A Juilliard dropout, Ayers has landed on the streets, his belongings reduced to a shopping cart of trash.

Read more: The True Nature of Grace and Love: a movie review of the Soloist

Akeelah and the Bee: movie review

Akeelah and the Bee (2006) is a warm, family friendly story about an 11 year old middle schooler from an under privileged neighborhood in Los Angeles.

Akeelah, played by Keke Palmer, smart and with an aptitude for spelling, but is afraid to let it show to avoid ridicule from her schoolmates, and friends. She refuses her principle’s urging to enter the school’s spelling bee, but finally submits to avoid detention—and wins! This begins a long and hard road to the national competition in Washington, D. C.

Read more: Akeelah and the Bee: movie review

The People In The Chairs: Ed Dobson

EdDobsonWhat is important for a member of a church?

Ed Dobson, retired pastor of Calvary Church in Grand Rapids, MI, an advisory editor for Christianity Today, and a guest speaker at Mars Hill Bible Church, spoke on this. He discussed what is elemental for being a Christian and being a part of a congregation. Foremost: prayer and study of the Bible.

Read more: The People In The Chairs: Ed Dobson

Fireproof: movie review

Fireproof (2008) is the second Christian movie produced by Albany, Georgia’s Sherwood Baptist Church. It focuses on the problem of marriage breakdown in America.
The story involves Caleb, a young firefighter, and Catherine, his working wife, who are about to divorce because of constant arguments, marital conflict and temptations. He is becoming addicted to internet porn and she is contemplating an extramarital affair.

Read more: Fireproof: movie review

End of the Spear: movie review


end_of_the_spear_190The Waodani are the most violent society ever documented by anthropologists, with a 60% mortality rate resulting from war and vendetta murders. When Nate Saint (Chad Allen), and four other missionaries, Jim Elliot (Sean McGowan), Ed McCully (Stephen Caudill), Pete Fleming (Matt Lutz) and Roger Youderian (Patrick Zeller), fly in to make contact with the tribe, they are brutally speared to death by Mincayani (Louie Leonardo) and his tribe.

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Reflections to Consider

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Audio & Video

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  • Mysterious and Unknown: Our Great God Fernando Ortega +

    Eternal God, unchanging Mysterious and unknown Your boundless love unfailing In grace and mercy shown Bright seraphim in ceaseless flight Read More
  • Our Great God by Fernando Ortega +

    Eternal God, unchangingMysterious, and unknownYour boundless love, unfailingIn grace and mercy shownBright seraphim in endless flightAround Your glorious throneThey raise Read More
  • This is my Father's world by Fernando Ortega +

    This is my Father's world, and to my listening ears all nature sings, and round me rings the music of Read More
  • Praise to the Lord, the Almighty by Fernando Ortega +

    Praise to the Lord, the AlmightyThe King of creationO my soul, praise HimFor He is thy health and salvationAll ye Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • The Inerrancy of Scriptures by Dr. Wayne Grudem (Systematic Theology, ch5) +

    Below is an outline from Dr. Grudem's teaching on inerrancy; at the end of the outline is a link to Read More
  • The Joy of the Lord: God's Promise in Scriptures +

    Neh 8:10b For the joy of the Lord is your strength. Ps 5:11 But let all those that put their Read More
  • God Hears Us--Scriptures to Meditate On +

      For they cried to the God in the battle, and He was entreated of them; because they put their Read More
  • God's Favor and Sufficiency--Scriptures to Mediate On +

    Deut 7:9 Know therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, which keeps covenant and mercy Read More
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