Called: A 40-Day Devotional

Day 40: Coming Home

November 1, 2013 by Mel Lawrenz

Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away...And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed ...

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Day 39: You are an Advertisement

October 31, 2013 by Tom Keppeler

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. —1 Peter 2:9 The advertising industry is a multi-billion-dollar enterprise. Some of the most creative and intelligent people in the world develop campaigns using a multitude of media to represent products, services, and interests to capture people’s imaginations (and money!). In Latin, the ...

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Day 38: Genealogy of Faith

October 30, 2013 by Tom Keppeler

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. —Hebrew 11:1 Genealogy, the study of family ancestry, has gone high tech. Ancestry.com, the largest genealogy company in the world, has over two million paying subscribers who research their family lineage. From over eleven billion online records, researchers and ancestry sleuths can explore newspaper archives going back 300 years, peruse ships’ ...

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