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Weekly Devotionals

The Discipline of the Body, Part Two

Date posted: June 30, 2022
The Jerusalem Bible translates it this way:  “Think of God’s mercy, my brothers, and worship Him, I beg you, in...
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Under Orders: Part 2

Date posted: June 2, 2022
When I was in college, it was the custom when the yearbook came out to ask one’s friends to autograph...
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Under Orders: Part 1

Date posted: May 26, 2022
Christian discipline means placing oneself under orders.  It is no mere business of self-improvement, to be listed along with speed-reading,...
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The Gift of Work

Date posted: May 19, 2022
The principal cause of boredom is the hatred of work. People are trained from childhood to hate it. Parents often...
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Discipline: The Answer to God’s Call

Date posted: May 12, 2022
As a child in a Christian home, I did not start out with an understanding of the word discipline.  I simply knew...
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A Mother is A Chalice

Date posted: May 5, 2022
Scripture teaches that older women have the responsibility of teaching younger ones to love their children.  Love certainly involves attention...
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Take Up the Cross

Date posted: April 28, 2022
What must I do to follow One who was crucified? Take up the Cross. What does this mean? The “Cross” is every...
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Stress, Discipline, and Choice

Date posted: April 7, 2022
Today we begin a new series on Discipline. We pray you are encouraged and strengthened in your faith by Elisabeth’s...
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The Howard Home

Date posted: March 31, 2022
As we conclude this season’s focus on relationships, we share a beautiful portrait of the Howard home, the home of Elisabeth’s...
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A Transformed Marriage

Date posted: March 24, 2022
Those of you who pray for God's working through my speaking will be glad to know of one who had...
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What Do You Mean by Submission?

Date posted: March 17, 2022
People are always asking me this. What is this business of "submission" you're always talking about? We're not really very...
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Encouragement

Date posted: March 10, 2022
Called to be holy.  If fathers of families could keep ever before their eyes this single high purpose toward which they...
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Common Courtesy

Date posted: March 3, 2022
Talking with a group of seminary students I mentioned that the common rules of courtesy are often overlooked nowadays, especially...
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Virginity

Date posted: February 24, 2022
My heart goes out to the countless women in their thirties and forties who write to me in real agony...
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What Love Does

Date posted: February 16, 2022
Everything is an affair of the spirit.  If eating and drinking can be done “to the glory of God” (1...
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Context

Date posted: February 10, 2022
A writer in the New Yorker some months ago analyzed television as "the context of no-context." Think about that one....
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Maybe This Year . . .?

Date posted: January 20, 2022
"I hardly know where to start," a recent letter begins. "My story is not one involving men. That's the problem....
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Seek Things That Will Last

Date posted: January 13, 2022
The world and the gifts it prizes can be bought with money. Christ and His gifts are priceless. Everything that...
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An Assigned Portion

Date posted: December 30, 2021
As we near the end of another year we may take heart, remembering the psalmist’s words, “Lord, you have assigned...
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Rich Enough For The Need

Date posted: November 4, 2021
Can God possibly do anything about the matter that troubles me most today?  Isn’t it really a bit much to...
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This Moment’s Need

Date posted: September 30, 2021
The urgency of some matter at hand—a family member ill or rebellious or unemployed or estranged, a sudden disaster, an...
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He Will Find a Place

Date posted: August 19, 2021
Uncertainty is surely, for most of us, one of the harder lessons in faith.  We look ahead and see only...
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Moonless Trust

Date posted: August 12, 2021
Some of you are perhaps feeling that you are voyaging just now on a moonless sea.  Uncertainty surrounds you.  There...
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No Reservations

Date posted: July 29, 2021
Obedience to the call of God must be wholehearted.  That is, we can lay down no conditions, withhold no part of ourselves...