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25 Oct Division and Disagreement (Lk 12:52) by Shane Kapler

Welcome God nowwith this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "From now on a household of five will be divided, three against two and two against three.” ~ Lk 12:52 (full readings) . Shane's Reflections: I have no doubt that your commitment to...

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22 Oct Rich for God (Lk 12:15) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Then he said to the crowd, 'Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions.'" ~ Lk 12:15 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:   In today's Gospel, we are...

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19 Oct Price of Life (Luke 12:6) by Rosemary Bernth

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Are not five sparrows sold for two small coins? Yet not one of them has escaped the notice of God." ~ Luke 12:6 (full readings) Rosemary's Reflections:...

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18 Oct Your Legacy (Ps 145:18) by Gordon Howie

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . The Lord is near to all who call upon him, to all who call upon him in truth." ~ Ps 145:18 (full readings) . Gordon's Reflection: If today was a statement...

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17 Oct Lighten the Load (Lk 11:46) by Dr. Cliff Ozmun

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "And he said, “Woe also to you scholars of the law!  You impose on people burdens hard to carry, but you yourselves do not lift one finger to touch...

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15 Oct Authentic Freedom (Gal 5:1) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "For freedom Christ set us free; so stand firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery." ~ Gal 5:1 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  Our hedonistic society views liberation as the freedom to indulge one's desires...

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12 Oct Kingdom Divided? (Luke 11:17) by Steve Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Every kingdom divided against itself will be laid waste and house will fall against house." ~ Luke 11:17 (full readings) . Steve's Reflections: Jesus' strong words come on the heels of casting...

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11 Oct Gift of a child (Lk 11:13) by Kirsten Wohlwend

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided byLIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . “And I tell you, ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” ~ Lk 11:9 (full readings) . Kirsten's Reflections: My mind...

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10 Oct Who You Listen to Matters (Gal 2:2) by Dale Bartscher

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "I went in response to a revelation and set before them the gospel that I preach among the Gentiles.  But I did this privately to those who seemed to...

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08 Oct Don’t be a Man-Pleaser! (Gal 1:10) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided byLIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Am I now currying favor with human beings or God? Or am I seeking to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a slave of Christ." ~...

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05 Oct Rejected! (Luke 10:16) by Rosemary Bernth

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Whoever listens to you listens to me. Whoever rejects you rejects me.  And whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me.'" ~ Luke 10:16 (full readings) Rosemary's...

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03 Oct Spiritual Deadness (Lk 9:60) by Dr. Kevin Vost

Welcome God now with thisLIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . “Let the dead bury their dead. But you, go and proclaim the Kingdom of God." ~ Lk 9:60 (full readings) . Kevin's Reflections: Luke 9:57-62 is a hard-hitting passage.  Jesus calls for full...

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01 Oct Bitter or Better? (Ps 17:3) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "You have tested my heart, searched it in the night.  You have tried me by fire, but find no malice in me." ~ Ps 17:3 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  The first reading today speaks about Job who lost everything that...

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28 Sep Appointed Time (Eccl. 3:1) by Steve Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for everything under the heavens." ~ Eccl. 3:1 (full readings) . Steve's Reflections:  It seems in today's culture we have lost...

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27 Sep Cleansing (Eccl 1:10) by Shane Kapler

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . “Even the thing of which we say, ‘See, this is new!’ has already existed in the ages that preceded us.”  ~ Eccl 1:10 (full readings) . Shane's Reflections: As we look at the...

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24 Sep Can’t Hide the Light (Lk 8:17) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Guest Authors. "For there is nothing hidden that will not become visible, and nothing secret that will not be known and come to light." ~ Lk 8:17 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  The message of today's Gospel should be clear; don't put God's...

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21 Sep Healing Broken Hearts (Matt 9:12) by Rosemary Bernth

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "He heard this and said, 'Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.'" ~ Matt 9:12 (full readings) Rosemary's Reflections: A common phrase...

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20 Sep Forgiveness (Lk 7:50) by Doug Wollman

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . “Jesus said to the woman, ‘Your faith has saved you; go in peace.’” ~ Lk 7:50 (full readings) . Doug's Reflections: Often times women who have experienced abortion-loss feel publicly condemned and scorned...

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19 Sep An Ugly Portrait (Lk 7:31-35) by Scott Casmer

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Jesus said to the crowds: 'To what shall I compare the people of this generation?  What are they like?  They are like children who sit in the marketplace and call to one...

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17 Sep Faith and Humility (Lk 7:6-7) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "And Jesus went with them, but when he was only a short distance from the house, the centurion sent friends to tell him, 'Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to...

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14 Sep Snake-bitten (Phil 2:7-8) by Steve Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found in human appearance, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death...

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13 Sep Gift from God (Ps 139:13) by Carrie O’Donnell

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Truly you have formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother's womb. I give you thanks that I am fearfully, wonderfully made; wonderful are your works." ~...

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12 Sep Blessed Are You (Lk 6:20-26) by Kathy Forck

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude and insult you, and denounce your name as evil on account of the Son of Man.  Rejoice and...

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10 Sep Expose Sin (Lk 6:10) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Looking around at them all, he then said to him, 'Stretch out your hand.'  He did so and his hand was restored." ~ Lk 6:10 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  In today's Gospel, Jesus asks the man...

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07 Sep Motives of Our Hearts (1 Cor 4:5) by Rosemary Bernth

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Therefore, do not make any judgment before the appointed time, until the Lord comes, for he will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and...

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06 Sep We Can Do Nothing (1 Cor 3:18-20) by John Paul Deddens

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Brothers and sisters: Let no one deceive himself.  If anyone among you considers himself wise in this age, let him become a fool, so as to become wise.  For...

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05 Sep Crazy Horse (1 Cor 3:6) by Dr. Pat Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "I planted, Apollos watered, but God caused the growth." ~ 1 Cor 3:6 (full readings) . Pat's Reflections:  "But God caused the growth." If we are not grounded in this understanding (humility),...

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05 Sep Crazy Horse (1 Cor 3:6) by Dr. Pat Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "I planted, Apollos watered, but God caused the growth." ~ 1 Cor 3:6 (full readings) . Pat's Reflections:  "But God caused the growth." If we are not grounded in this understanding (humility),...

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03 Sep Off the Cliff (Lk 4:28) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Guest Authors. "When the people in the synagogue heard this, they were all filled with fury." ~ Lk 4:28 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  In today's Gospel, Jesus unfavorably compared the people of His hometown with foreigners in order to call them to...

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31 Aug Foolish? (1 Cor. 1:18) by Steve Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God." ~ 1 Cor. 1:18  (full...

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30 Aug Stay Awake (Mt 24:42) by Shane Kapler

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Stay awake!  For you do not know on which day your Lord will come.” ~ Mt 24:42 (full readings) . Shane's Reflections: Today’s Gospel is what I call a “gut check.”...

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27 Aug Growing Faith (2 Thes 1:3) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors.  "We ought to thank God always for you, brothers, as is fitting, because your faith flourishes ever more, and the love of every one of you for one another grows ever greater."  ~ 2 Thes 1:3 (full...

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24 Aug Where We Are From (Jn 1:46) by Rosemary Bernth

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "But Nathanael said to him, 'Can anything good come from Nazareth?' Philip said to him, 'Come and see.'" ~ Jn 1:46 (full readings) Rosemary's Reflections:  Certain places come with...

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23 Aug Rape and Incest (Ps 139:1) By Carol Everett

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "O Lord, You have searched me and known me." ~ Ps 139:1 (Ps 139:1-12) (full readings) . Carol's Reflections: We think of Psalm 139 as God’s description of when life begins. Have you considered...

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22 Aug One, Two, Three More Souls (Psalm 23:6) by Deborah

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Only goodness and kindness will follow me all the days of my life; And I shall dwell in the house of the LORD for years to come." ~ Psalm 23:6...

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20 Aug Instant Gratification (Matt 19:22) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. "When the young man heard this statement, he went away sad, for he had many possessions." ~ Matt 19:22 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  The young, rich man in today's Gospel appears to be very wise for his...

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17 Aug Helping Hands (Ezekiel 16:2) by Steve Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Son of man, make known to Jerusalem her abominations." ~  Ezekiel 16:2 (full readings) Steve's Reflections:  Salvation history, the story contained in the Bible, is simply the story of God's great...

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16 Aug God is in Control (Matthew 19:26) by Kevin McNicholas

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." ~ Matthew 19:26 (full readings) . Kevin's Reflections: We as...

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15 Aug Right Choices (1 Corinthians 15:33) by Chris Talley

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Do not be led astray, 'Bad company corrupts good morals.'" ~ 1 Cor 15:33 (full readings) . Chris's Reflections: It's not easy to make the right choices. But as Christians we...

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13 Aug Pick Your Battles (Matt 17:27) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "But that we may not offend them, go to the sea, drop in a hook, and take the first fish that comes up. Open its mouth and you will find a coin worth twice the...

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10 Aug Bountiful Harvest (2 Cor 9:6) By Rosemary Bernth

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Brothers and sisters: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully."~ 2 Cor 9:6 (full readings) Rosemary's Reflections: Although I never grew up on...

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09 Aug Contrite Spirit (Psalm 51:19) by Jillian Stojeba

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "My sacrifice, O God, is a contrite spirit; a heart contrite and humbled, O God, you will not spurn." ~ Psalm 51:19 (full readings) . Jillian's Reflections: How blessed are we that...

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08 Aug Merciful Love (Jer 37:3-4) by Sara Hofflander

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "With age-old love have I loved you; so I have kept my mercy toward you.  Again I will restore you, and you shall be rebuilt, O virgin Israel." ~ Jer...

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06 Aug Listen to Him (Mark 9:7) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Then a cloud came, casting a shadow over them; then from the cloud came a voice, 'This is my beloved Son.  Listen to him.'" ~ Mark 9:7 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  The Lord has spoken to us,...

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03 Aug The Cure of Ars (Matthew 13:43) by Steve Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Where did this man get such wisdom and mighty deeds?" ~  Matthew 13:54 (full readings) Steve's Reflections:  It is often in our ordinary and mundane lives that God accomplishes mighty deeds....

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02 Aug Under Attack (Psalm 146:2) by Dr. Pat Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "I will praise the LORD all my life."  ~ Psalm 146:2 (full readings) Pat's Reflections:  The twelve innocent lives recently lost in Aurora, CO sadly reminds us of the thirteen innocent lives lost in Columbine, CO...

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30 Jul Seeding is Believing (Matt 13:31) by Dr. Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "He proposed another parable to them. 'The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that a person took and sowed in a field.'" ~ Matthew 13:31 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  The Lord wants us to...

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27 Jul Rich Soil Bears Fruit (Matt 13:23) by Rosemary Bernth

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "But the seed sown on rich soil is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields a hundred or...

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