• God is the King who seeks someone to bless!

    By Alan Wright — March 06, 2019

    Today’s Text: “And David said, ‘Is there still anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?’” (2 Samuel 9:1, ESV) Young David developed an unlikely friendship with the son of jealous King Saul. Saul, in his raving jealousy, had repeatedly tried to kill David. Yet David made a covenant of deep friendship with Saul’s son Jonathan. Jonathan promised to help protect David and, in turn, David promised to look after Jonathan’s family once David had taken the throne.

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  • The King of kings wants to serve you at His table!

    By Alan Wright — March 05, 2019

    The King of kings wants to serve you at His table! Today’s text: “Then King David sent and brought him from the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, at Lo-debar. And Mephibosheth the son of Jonathan, son of Saul, came to David and fell on his face and paid homage. And David said, ‘Mephibosheth!’ And he answered, ‘Behold, I am your servant.’ And David said to him, ‘Do not fear, for I will show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan, and I will restore to you all the land of Saul your father, and you shall eat at my table always.’ And he paid homage and said, ‘What is your servant, that you should show regard for a dead dog such as I?’” (2 Samuel 9:5–8, ESV)

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  • As strange as it sounds - God serves you.

    By Alan Wright — March 04, 2019

    Christianity isn’t about you serving God as much as it is about God serving you. Today’s Text: “Peter said to him, ‘You shall never wash my feet.’ Jesus answered him, ‘If I do not wash you, you have no share with me.’” (John 13:8, ESV)

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  • Let God become your helper!

    By Alan Wright — March 01, 2019

    Christianity isn’t about you becoming God’s helper; it’s about God becoming your helper. Today’s Text: “Peter said to him, ‘You shall never wash my feet.’ Jesus answered him, ‘If I do not wash you, you have no share with me.’” (John 13:8, ESV)

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  • There is real rest in Christ.

    By Alan Wright — February 28, 2019

    Though America applauds the man or woman who always works, always strives, always excels, there is a better way. You aren’t a human doing; you’re a human being. There is real rest in Christ. Today’s Text: “So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his.” (Hebrews 4:9–10, ESV)

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  • You don’t have to be perfect!

    By Alan Wright — February 27, 2019

    You don’t have to be perfect. You can’t be perfect. But Jesus is. Today’s Text: “So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his. Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience.” (Hebrews 4:9–11, ESV)

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  • The Gospel is full of grace to overcome laziness!

    By Alan Wright — February 26, 2019

    Laziness masquerades as a harmless, everyday sin – but it’s a thief that steals destiny. The Gospel is full of grace to overcome laziness. Today’s Text: “But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed? Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest.’” (Matthew 25:26–27, ESV)

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  • Laziness is a thief!

    By Alan Wright — February 25, 2019

    Though it’s a subtle sin, laziness is a thief. But it’s a thief who is arrested easily by the power of the Gospel! Today’s Text: “The sluggard says, ‘There is a lion outside! I shall be killed in the streets!’” (Proverbs 22:13, ESV)

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  • God’s grace makes us totally accepted!

    By Alan Wright — February 22, 2019

    Although addiction is complex and powerful, the Gospel, in all its simplicity is more powerful. The grace of God uproots the shame that lies beneath our addictions. The Gospel sets us free. Today’s Text: “For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.” (Romans 7:15, ESV)

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  • The Gospel Can Defeat Addiction!

    By Alan Wright — February 21, 2019

    Addiction is deep rooted, complex, and certain to destroy; but in the Gospel of Jesus Christ there is the power of God unto freedom. Today’s Text: “For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.” (Romans 7:15, ESV)

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  • The grace of God grants you eternal blessing!

    By Alan Wright — February 20, 2019

    The grace of God grants you eternal blessing that you don’t deserve. Such knowledge has the power to displace the bitter roots in your heart that harbor memory of wrongs suffered. “See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no ‘root of bitterness’ springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled; that no one is sexually immoral or unholy like Esau, who sold his birthright for a single meal.” (Hebrews 12:15–16, ESV)

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  • The Gospel has power to uproot bitterness!

    By Alan Wright — February 19, 2019

    The Gospel has power to uproot bitterness so you can live free from the tyranny of resentment. Today’s Text: “See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no ‘root of bitterness’ springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled; that no one is sexually immoral or unholy like Esau, who sold his birthright for a single meal.” (Hebrews 12:15–16, ESV)

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  • Anger is inevitable. Sin is optional.

    By Alan Wright — February 18, 2019

    Anger is inevitable. Sin is optional. Today’s Text: “Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil.” (Ephesians 4:26–28, ESV) “Be angry….”

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  • You can forgive and you can be healed!

    By Alan Wright — February 15, 2019

    Women, if you have experienced dishonor and shame, you can forgive and you can be healed. Sometimes it helps to hear an apology even if it isn’t from your offender. Today’s text: “… she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate.” (Genesis 3:6–7, ESV)

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  • It’s possible to forgive and move on!

    By Alan Wright — February 14, 2019

    Sometimes, when your offender hasn’t apologized, it’s healing to receive a confession from another person. No matter your wounds, it’s possible to forgive and move on. Today’s text: “… she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate.” (Genesis 3:6–7, ESV)

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  • Good and Mad [Part 1]

    By Alan Wright — February 13, 2019

    Being mad isn’t a sin. Sometimes you can be good and mad. But if you struggle with anger, the Gospel is the cure. Today’s Text: “Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil.” (Ephesians 4:26–28, ESV)

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  • The Cure for Covetousness [Part 2]

    By Alan Wright — February 12, 2019

    Though a covetous heart makes the soul sick, God’s grace makes the heart content. The Gospel cures covetousness. Today’s Text: “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.” (Exodus 20:17, ESV)

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  • The Cure for Covetousness [Part 1]

    By Alan Wright — February 11, 2019

    The Gospel cures covetousness! Today’s Text: “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.” (Exodus 20:17, ESV)

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  • It is What It Is (part 2)

    By Alan Wright — February 08, 2019

    Though we’re tempted to “be in control,” we actually aren’t – God is. And that’s good news because trying to control what you can’t control is an exercise in frustration. Today’s Text: “Then he said, ‘Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed.’” (Genesis 32:28, ESV)

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  • It is What It Is [Part 1]

    By Alan Wright — February 07, 2019

    God is in control of the world – so you don’t have to be! Today’s Text: “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.” (Psalm 46:1–3, NIV)

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