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Devotional - Thursday, September 14, 2017 257/108

Today's Scripture: "And many believed in Him there." Jn 10:42

5932. What we do proves what we love. JG

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See it.

Rock skip


Live it.

It can be frustrating as the new kid on the block. Becoming acclimated to a crowd who knows everyone else, you find yourself among people who don't know anything about you, your parents or your children, much less your history. That's to be expected because you don't know anything about them either. For a body of people supposed to be spending eternity together, you'd think such a fellowship would be loving and inclusive, but that's rarely the case.

Recently I heard a preacher address an assembly of pastors on the idea that members moving from one church to another was wrong. One congregation for life was his idea of biblical dogma. His absurd sermon got great applause from the crowd and I realized why most churches are decomposing before our eyes. The purpose of the church is not to pander to loyal members, but to reach out and embrace the lost. Who wants to leave a congregation where they are loved and who wants to stay where they aren't?

Pray it.

Teach us, the church, Lord, to love the unlovely as much or more than the lovely.


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Keywords: Church; Believe; Love

1. One-minute Devotionals began on January 2, 2006 and are the original creation of James R. Green, Prayertower Webservant Content is derived from his alternating and sequential survey of both the Old and New Testament to offer insight on Scripture.
2. Resources are derived from daily devotions of James R. Green called, Just Thinkin'... (2000-2003), Read the Bible Thru in 365 Days (2004), Pray Thru the Word in 365 Days (2005) and One Minute Devotional (2006-2017)
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