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06 May Domestic Church (Acts 16:15) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion(FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "After she and her household had been baptized, she offered us an invitation, 'If you consider me a believer in the Lord, come and stay at my home,' and she prevailed on us." ~ Acts 16:15 (full readings) . Rich's...

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03 May Joy in Suffering (Jn 14:6) by Ed Heigl

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . . “Jesus said to Thomas, “I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me” ~ Jn 14:6 (full readings) . Ed's...

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01 May God’s Glorious Design (Jn 15:4) by Adriana Gonzalez

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . . “Remain in me, as I remain in you. Just as a branch cannot bear fruit on its own unless it remains on the vine, so neither can you...

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29 Apr Bold Faith (Acts 14:9-10) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion(FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "He listened to Paul speaking, who looked intently at him, saw that he had the faith to be healed, and called out in a loud voice, 'Stand up straight on your feet.'  He jumped up and began...

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26 Apr Love and Pride (Acts 13:33) by Shane Kapler

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . . “You are my Son, today I have begotten you.” ~ Acts 13:33; Ps 2:7 (full readings) . Shane's Reflections: Moved by the Holy Spirit, St. Paul applied the words of Psalm...

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25 Apr Uncomplicated (Mk 15:16) by Jason Peters

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . . “He said to them, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.” ~ Mark 15:16 (full readings) . Jason's Reflections: How do you answer the call of...

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24 Apr Leaning Toward the Light (Jn 12:46) by Mary Ellen Hoffman

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . . "I have come as light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in the darkness." ~ Jn 12:46 (full readings) . Mary Ellen's Reflections: So many readings...

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22 Apr Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing (Jn 10:5) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion(FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "But they will not follow a stranger; they will run away from him, because they do not recognize the voice of strangers."  ~ Jn 10:5 (full readings) . Rich's Reflections:  In today's Gospel, Jesus warns us about "thieves and robbers"...

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19 Apr Sight in Light (Acts 9:18) by Dr. Kevin Vost

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . . “Immediately things like scales fell from his eyes and he regained his sight.”  ~ Acts 9:18 (full readings) . Kevin's Reflections: Sometimes it takes a dramatic, traumatic event to get us to...

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18 Apr Jesus Hears (Acts 8:32-33) by Laurie Edwards

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . . "Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter, and as a lamb before its  shearer is silent, so he opened not his mouth.  In his humiliation justice...

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17 Apr Virtue of Devotion (Jn 6:40) by Jennifer Brinker

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in him may have eternal life." ~ Jn 6:40 (full readings) . Jennifer's Reflections: Those who believe...

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15 Apr Face of an Angel (Acts 6:15) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion(FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "All those who sat in the Sanhedrin looked intently at him and saw that his face was like the face of an angel." ~ Acts 6:15 (full readings) . Rich’s Reflections:  Have you ever debated with someone about abortion and the...

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12 Apr Faith Opportunities (Jn 6:6) by Shane Kapler

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . . "[Jesus] said this to test him, because he himself knew what he was going to do." ~ Jn 6:6 (full readings) . Shane's Reflections: Seeing the massive crowd coming upon...

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11 Apr Above All (Jn 3:31) by Jenn Garza

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . . "The one who is of the earth is earthly and speaks of earthly things. But the one who comes from heaven is above all." ~ Jn 3:31 (full readings) . Jenn's...

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10 Apr The Light (Jn 3:20-21) by Molly McDonald

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . . "For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come toward the light, so that his works might not be exposed.  But whoever lives the...

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08 Apr Love and Humility (Lk 1:38) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion(FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Mary said, 'Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.' Then the angel departed from her." ~ Lk 1:38 (full readings) . Rich's Reflections:  In today's Gospel, Mary is confronted...

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05 Apr Grace (Acts 4:3) by Shane Kapler

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . . "They laid hands on Peter and John and put them in custody until the next day." ~ Acts 4:3 (full readings) . Shane's Reflections: Many in the Pro-Life movement have...

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04 Apr Evil Ways (Acts 3:26) by Kevin McNicholas

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . . "For you first, God raised up his servant and sent him to bless you by turning each of you from your evil ways." ~ Acts 3:26 (full readings) . Kevin's Reflections:...

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03 Apr Road to Emmaus (Lk 24:13) by Dr. John Sturm

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . . "Was not our heart burning within us while he was speaking on the road and explaining to us the Scriptures?" ~ Lk 24:13 (full readings) . John's Reflections: In today’s Gospel Jesus...

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01 Apr Truth Defeats Evil (Mt 28:12-13) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion(FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. "The chief priests assembled with the elders and took counsel; then they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers, telling them, 'You are to say, 'His disciples came by night and stole him while we...

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29 Mar Suffering Servant (Isaiah 53:15) by Steve Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "So shall he startle many nations, kings shall stand speechless; For those that have not been told shall see, those who have not heard it shall ponder."~ Isaiah 53:15 (full readings) . Steve's...

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28 Mar Do-Overs (Jn 13:15) by Stephanie Kemp

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . . "For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you." ~ Jn 13:15 (full readings) . Stephanie's Reflections: The Evening Mass of Our Lord's...

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27 Mar Who Disputes God? (Is 50:9) by Kevin McNicholas

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . . "Behold, the Lord God helps Me; Who is he who condemns Me?  Behold, they will all wear out like a garment; The moth will eat them." ~ Is...

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25 Mar Apathy Kills (Jn 12:1) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion(FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. "Six days before Passover Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead."  ~ Jn 12:1 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  Apathy killed Jesus Christ.  The Jewish leaders were jealous (Mt 27:18) and Pilate was afraid...

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22 Mar Believe His Works (John 10:37-38) by Rosemary Bernth

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders.Guest Authors. "If I do not perform my Father’s works, do not believe me; but if I perform them, even if you do not believe me, believe the works, so that you...

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20 Mar Sin No More (Jn 8:34) by Angela Engelsen

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Jesus answered them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin." ~ Jn 8:34 (full readings) . Angela's Reflections: “Rise up, take your mat,...

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18 Mar Stirred Up (Dt 13:44-46) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion(FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. "The Lord hear her prayer.  As she was being led to execution, God stirred up the holy spirit of a young boy named Daniel, and he cried aloud:  'I am innocent of this woman's blood.'" ~ Dt...

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14 Mar Have Life (Jn 5:39-40) By Rebecca Kiessling

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "You search the Scriptures, because you think you have eternal life through them; even they testify on my behalf. But you do not want to come to me to...

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13 Mar Nobody Except God (Is 49:11-12) by Stephen Holinaty

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "I will cut a road through all my mountains, and make my highways level.  See, some shall come from afar, others from the north and the west...

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11 Mar Believing is Seeing (Jn 4:48) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion(FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Jesus said to him, 'Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will not believe.'" ~ Jn 4:48 (full readings) . Rich's Reflections:  You have probably heard the idiom, "seeing is believing."  As Christians though, we should understand that "believing...

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08 Mar Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (Mark 12:29-31) by Rosemary Bernth

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders.Guest Authors. "Jesus replied, 'The first is this: Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your...

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07 Mar Power of Speech (Lk 11:14) by Shane Kapler

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Jesus was driving out a demon that was mute, and when the demon had gone out, the mute man spoke and the crowds were amazed."~ Lk 11:14 (full readings) . Shane's...

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06 Mar Fulfilled (Mt 5:17) by Dave DiNuzzo Sr.

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill." ~ Mt. 5:17 (full readings) . Dave's Reflections:...

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04 Mar Humble Healing (2 Kgs 5:13) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion(FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. "But his servants came up and reasoned with him: "My father, if the prophet told you to do something extraordinary, would you not do it? All the more since he told you, 'Wash, and be clean'?"" ~ 2...

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01 Mar Cornerstone (Mt 21:41) by Steve Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone."~ Mt 21:41 (full readings) . Steve's Reflections: In today’s Gospel Jesus quotes Psalm 118 to drive home the message of the...

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28 Feb Bring Souls Back to God (Jer 17:7-10) by Doug Lugge

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose hope is the Lord.  He is like a tree planted beside the waters that stretches out its root to...

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27 Feb Endure for Love (Mt 20:18-19) by Sara Beaner

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Behold, we go up to Jerusalem and the Son of Man shall be betrayed to the chief priests and the scribes, and they shall condemn to death...

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27 Feb Endure for Love (Mt 20:18-19) by Sara Beaner

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Behold, we go up to Jerusalem and the Son of Man shall be betrayed to the chief priests and the scribes, and they shall condemn to death...

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25 Feb Brother’s Keeper (Lk 6:37) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion(FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. "Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven." ~ Lk 6:37 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  A chief value of our culture today is tolerance; however,...

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22 Feb The Role of Pope (Matt 16:18) by Rosemary Bernth

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders.Guest Authors. "And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it."~Matthew 16:18...

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20 Feb Boldness, Sacrifice and Mercy (Jon 3:10) by Mark Houck

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "When God saw by their actions how they turned from their evil way, he repented of the evil he had threatened to do to them; he did not carry...

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18 Feb Idle No More (Lev 19:16) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion(FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. "Nor shall you stand by idly when your neighbor’s life is at stake. I am the Lord." ~ Lev 19:16 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  If you have not gone to confession in a while, Lent is the perfect time...

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15 Feb Where Was God? (Is 58:2) by Shane Kapler

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "They seek me day after day, and desire to know my ways, like a nation that has done what is just and not abandoned the law of their God.”...

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13 Feb Rend Your Hearts (Jl 2:12-13) by Valerie Johnson

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Even now, says the LORD, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, and weeping, and mourning; Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the...

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11 Feb Order from Disorder (Gen 1:1-2) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders.Guest Authors. "In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth, and the earth was without form or shape, with darkness over the abyss and a mighty wind sweeping over the waters." ~ Gen 1:1-2 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:...

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08 Feb A Mother’s Demand (Mark 6:24) By Rosemary Bernth

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders.Guest Authors. "She went out and said to her mother,'What shall I ask for?' Her mother replied, 'The head of John the Baptist.'"~Mark 6:24 (full readings) Rosemary's Reflections: Whenever I hear this story, I always wonder what was that mother...

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07 Feb Blood Speaks (Heb 12:24) by Becky Soske

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "and you have approached Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and the sprinkled Blood that speaks more eloquently than that of Abel." ~ Heb 12:24 (full readings) . Becky's Reflections: The blood...

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06 Feb 40=55 (Heb 12:12-13) by Steve Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "So strengthen your drooping hands and weak knees.  Make straight paths for your feet, that what is lame may not be dislocated but healed." ~ Heb. 12:12-13 (full readings) . Steve's...

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04 Feb Give Up and Get Up (Heb 11:34) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion(FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. "put out raging fires, escaped the devouring sword; out of weakness they were made powerful, became strong in battle, and turned back foreign invaders." ~ Heb 11:34 (full readings) Rich's Reflections: Today's Scripture talks about Biblical heroes who "out of...

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