Daily Devotional

Daybreak: 2 Corinthians 4:1-18

April 12, 2019

“Therefore, seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not.” (2 Corinthians 4:1)

A while back, my sister decided to remove the aging wallpaper on the second-floor walls of her home. However, when she began to strip the paper from one of the walls, it was obvious that the bare sheetrock had not been properly prepared. Chunks of wall came off with the paper, leaving rough patches and divots in the wall....

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Daybreak: 2 Corinthians 3:1-18

April 11, 2019

“Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men: forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.” (2 Corinthians 3:2-3)

Some time ago, when taking a flight, I sat in the center seat beside my wife, who was next to...

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Daybreak: 2 Corinthians 2:5-17

April 10, 2019

“Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.” (2 Corinthians 2:14)

Recently, while walking through a bookstore, a book titled “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” caught my attention. I picked it up to see whether the book was referring to art masterpieces or if it was a self-help type book. 

After flipping through the first few...

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Daybreak: 2 Corinthians 1:1 through 2:4

April 9, 2019

“Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.” (2 Corinthians 1:4)

In the winter of 1998, after working thirteen years as a logger, I was taken off the job with a back problem. The pain was severe. I spent a month lying on our living room floor before...

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Daybreak: 1 Corinthians 16:1-24

April 8, 2019

“Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.” (1 Corinthians 16:13)

Tucked between Siletz Bay and the Pacific Ocean on the Oregon Coast is the small coastal community of Gleneden Beach. I have happy memories of that little town — my husband and I spent our honeymoon there thirty-eight years ago. However, for many people, sorrow darkens their memories of that particular stretch of coastline. Gleneden Beach is known for its dangerous sneaker...

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Daybreak: 1 Corinthians 15:1-58

April 7, 2019

“For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.” (1 Corinthians 15:21-22)

Utter devastation was all I saw as I drove across the mountain pass — mile after mile of blackened, burned-out hillside. Former homes, outbuildings, and automobiles had become charred hulks. The forest fire, the result of one camper’s carelessness, had blazed fast and hot as...

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Daybreak: 1 Corinthians 14:1-40

April 6, 2019

“What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.” (1 Corinthians 14:15)

I love to sing. I sing in church, at home, driving in the car, in a choir, in a group, alone, with accompaniment, and without accompaniment. I also love to listen to singing, but on one condition: I MUST be able...

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Daybreak: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

April 5, 2019

“Charity suffereth long and is kind.” (1 Corinthians 13:4)

Attending camp meeting as a wary unbeliever, I was skeptical of the reaction I would encounter. Would I be ignored or overlooked because I was not a Christian? My parents were faithful Christians, but thus far I had not been convinced. I was only there because another vacation option had fallen through and I decided to attend the week-long Christian convention with my friends. 

As I went through...

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Daybreak: 1 Corinthians 12:1-31

April 4, 2019

“Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.” (1 Corinthians 12:27)

Did you know that approximately every seven years, your body replaces the equivalent of an entire skeleton? Were you aware that the average person will breathe about seventy-five million gallons of air during his lifetime? The fun part of learning anatomy in school was discovering these intriguing facts. The hard part was memorizing all the correct terms! The study of the human...

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Daybreak: 1 Corinthians 11:17-34

April 3, 2019

“And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.” (1 Corinthians 11:24-25)

I have a terrible memory! This is a known...

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