Devotional Blog

On every trip, decisions are made. Along the road of life, we inevitably face intersections and decisions about which way to go. It is at those moments that we must live by faith, asking God for wisdom and believing that He will never lead in the wrong direction. It is our hope that each article on the blog will encourage you to keep enjoying the journey…and look for Jesus along the way.

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Everybody Loves a Good Story!

Life is a story. Moses said, “We spend our years as a tale that is told.” Perhaps that is why people around the world love to hear a good story – in some way, we can all identify. We weep at tragedies, laugh at comedies, and thrill at adventures. The ancients passed along truth through…

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Comfort in Troubling Times

Do you have a favorite psalm? The psalm I hear most often referred to is Psalm 23. Unfortunately, it has become so associated with funerals...
When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder

Hymn History: When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder

“And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book...
Ninety and nine

Hymn History: The Ninety and Nine

How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine,...
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No Substitute for Faithfulness

This week I have been speaking in a church in south Georgia. (Let me say that I am grateful it is not an outdoor meeting...
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Mr. Eternity

Several years ago I heard the story of Australian, Arthur Stace. During a visit to Sydney I was able to verify the legitimacy of the...
Blest Be the Tie the Binds

Hymn History: Blest Be the Tie the Binds

"Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!  It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that...
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The Newest Member of our ETJ Team

One of the divine designs in ministry is that we are to labor alongside one another. God gave Moses a Joshua and Elijah an Elisha....
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What in the World Is Going On?!?

Have you noticed? It seems the whole world is "out of sync" and people everywhere have gone crazy! At times like these people reveal what...
NEAR TO THE HEART OF GOD

Hymn History: Near to the Heart of God

“The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.“ – Psalm 145:18 We are thrilled to...

My Hero Behind the Scenes

The greatest heroes often work behind the scenes. They labor where others cannot see and carry burdens when no one else knows. I am increasingly...
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When Life Brings Us to Our Knees

Have you ever been so weak, so weary, so wounded that your legs gave out? You did not even have strength to stand up! Occasionally,...
Jesus Is the Sweetest Name I Know

Hymn History: Jesus Is the Sweetest Name I Know

“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:“ – Philippians 2:9 We are thrilled to share a...
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What was He Thinking?

The only way that we can truly know what another person is thinking is through their words. Words are an expression of the mind. In...
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Help for Your Family This Summer

Days are longer, schedules are different, and young people have more free time. Summer is the perfect season to give extra attention to your family....
He Lives

Hymn History: He Lives

"And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the...
I'd Rather Have Jesus

Hymn History: I’d Rather Have Jesus

“By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the...
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7 Things Christians Must Remember in Financial Crisis

History does repeat itself. The most prosperous nations on earth have eventually and repeatedly faced their economic downturns. All of us who have lived a...
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The Sounds of Calvary

Have you ever stood in your mind at Calvary on the day that Jesus died? Use your sanctified imagination and stand quietly with Mary and...