Monthly Archives: June 2012

Lay Down Your Life


Death is not just the end of life—it is the returning of life to its Creator. Therefore, death is not a loss but a fulfillment. All the laying down of all the pieces of our lives is but a rehearsal … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Dreams — the fuller version


I am becoming increasingly convinced, as I get older, that God does not demand our obedience simply because it honors Him. That is, of course, a true and healthy reason to do it; and I wouldn’t even bothering arguing with … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Crown


“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him” (James 1:12). “Be faithful unto death, and I … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Gifts — the full version


Let’s start today by revisiting Jesus’ commissioning of the 72 from last week. The 72 certainly had something to rejoice in when they used the gifts they had received: “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name” (Luke … Continue reading

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Lay Down the Law (and Leave It There) — a small-group session


This  session is based upon the following past devotionals—scroll down as needed: Lay Down Your Agenda Lay Down in Silence Lay Down in Safety Lay Down in Peace Lay Down Like a Lion For this session, you’ll need…. • the … Continue reading

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Lay Down Like a Lion


“He crouched, he lay down like a lion and like a lioness; who will rouse him up? Blessed are those who bless you, and cursed are those who curse you” (Numbers 24:9). As I first pulled together my ideas for … Continue reading

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The Word Is the Word


In some ways, this is a tough one to review—1) because I never needed the authors to convince me, because, in turn, 2) I kind of knew all this already. Thing is, it’s pretty clear that the majority of the American … Continue reading

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