LIFE Runners Devotions – audio and authors at liferunners.org/authors

09 May Without Him (Jn 15:5) by Reggie Littlejohn

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Jesus said, “I am the vine, you are the branches.  Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing.” ~...

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07 May Obedience Reveals (John 14:22) by Rich Reich

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Lord, why is it that You will reveal Yourself to us and not to the world?" ~ John 14:22 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  In the Gospel today, Jesus told His disciples the world would not accept His...

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04 May The Way, the Truth, the Life (John 14:6) by Rosemary Bernth

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. Jesus said to him, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." ~ John 14:6 (full...

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04 May The Way, the Truth, the Life (John 14:6) by Rosemary Bernth

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. Jesus said to him, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." ~ John 14:6 (full...

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03 May Greater Works? (John 14:12) by Monica Elsinger

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones than these, because I am going...

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02 May Word of God continues (Acts 12:24) by Kevin McNicholas

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "The word of God continued to spread and grow." ~ Acts 12:24 (full readings) . Kevin's Reflections:  This seems like just an opening line in today’s first reading, but it is...

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27 Apr Heroic NOT Casual (John 6:53) by Steve Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not...

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26 Apr Guidance and Instruction (Acts 8:27-31) by Joshua Bachman

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "[A]n Ethiopian had come to Jerusalem to worship. Philip heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and he asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” And he said, “How...

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25 Apr True Manhood (1 Peter 5:8) by Dr. Pat Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. "Your opponent the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour." ~ 1 Peter 5:8 (full readings) Pat's Reflections:  The Devil is devouring true manhood.  God calls men to sacrifice for women and children....

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25 Apr True Manhood (1 Peter 5:8) by Dr. Pat Castle

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. "Your opponent the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour." ~ 1 Peter 5:8 (full readings) Pat's Reflections:  The Devil is devouring true manhood.  God calls men to sacrifice for women and children....

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20 Apr Loaves and Fishes (John 6:9) by Rosemary Bernth

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish; but what good are these for so many?" ~ John 6:9 (full readings) Rosemary's...

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19 Apr Obedience to His will (Acts 5:29) by Lara Sabin

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "We must obey God rather than men." ~ Acts 5:29 (full readings) . Lara's Reflections: There are many alluring messages and promises in this world and all kinds of leaders offering us...

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18 Apr Abundance in Him (Mt 22:36-40) by Cliff Nancarrow

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life." ~ Jn 3:16...

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17 Apr Speak of What You Know (John 3:11)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB).  Guest Authors. > "Amen, Amen, I say to you, we speak of what we know and we testify to what we have seen, but you people do not accept our testimony." John 3:11 (full readings) > Rob's Reflections:   This is one of...

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16 Apr New Birth (John 3:5)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Jesus answered, 'Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit.'" ~ John 3:5 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  Whenever Jesus says "Amen, Amen", He...

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13 Apr Big Enough To Love (Matt 25:40)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "And the king will say to them in reply, 'Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did...

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12 Apr Transformation (Lk 24:35) by Kevin Lowry

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "Then the two recounted what had taken place on the way and how he was made known to them in the breaking of the bread." ~ Lk 24:35 (full readings) . Kevin's...

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11 Apr Jesus meets us where we are (Lk 24:15) by Teresa Laugeman

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "And it happened that while they were conversing and debating, Jesus drew himself near and walked with them, but their eyes were prevented from recognizing Him." ~ Luke 24:15 (full...

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09 Apr Lies for Sale (Matthew 28:12-13)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. "They 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 were...

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06 Apr Behold your son (John 19:26)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved, he said to his mother, "Woman, behold, your son."~ John 19:26 (full readings) Rosemary's Reflections: I...

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05 Apr Serving others (Jn 13:12) by Kristina Hernandez

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "So when he had washed their feet and put his garments back on and reclined at table again, he said to them, "Do you realize what I have done...

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04 Apr God provides (Ps 69:33-34) by Robyn Steinbrueck

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. “I will praise the name of God in song, and I will glorify him with thanksgiving: "See, you lowly ones, and be glad; you who seek God, may your...

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02 Apr Images of Life (John 12:10-11)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. "And the chief priests plotted to kill Lazarus too, because many of the Jews were turning away and believing in Jesus because of him."  ~ John 12:10-11 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  The last line of the Gospel today...

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29 Mar Glorify God (Jn 8:54) by Mark Houck

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . “If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing; it is my Father who glorifies Me of whom you say, 'He is our God.'" ~ Jn 8:54 (full readings) . Mark's Reflections:  In...

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28 Mar Dad’s Life (2 Tim 4:7) 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 have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." ~ 2 Tim 4:7 (full readings) Pat's Reflections:  Without my Dad, our LIFE Group would not exist.  This is...

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23 Mar Put to the Test (Wisdom 2:17)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Let us see whether his words be true; let us find out what will happen to him." ~ Wisdom 2:17 (full readings) Rosemary's Reflections: In college, I ran the...

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22 Mar Ex 32:8 (Usefulness) by Amanda Hicks

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. . "They have soon turned aside from the way I pointed out to them" ~ Ex 32:8 (full readings) . Amanda's Reflections: To worship is to love. What or Whom do we...

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21 Mar Jn 5:21 (I come to do your will) by Ron Meyer

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. “For just as the Father raises the dead and gives life so also does the Son give life to whomever he wishes.” ~ Jn 5:21 (full readings) . Ron's Reflections: We...

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20 Mar God’s Law vs. Man’s Laws (John 5:10)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided byLIFE Runners (FB).  Guest Authors. > "So the Jews said to the man who was cured, "It is the Sabbath, and it is not lawful for you to carry your mat.'" John 5:10 (full readings) > Rob's Reflections:   Today...

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19 Mar The Ultimate Yes Man (Mt 1:24)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners(FB).  Leaders.  Guest Authors. "When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took his wife into his home." ~ Mt 1:24 (full readings) Rich's Reflections:  Today's Gospel is about St. Joseph's "fiat", which means...

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16 Mar Practice What You Preach (Hosea 14:3)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "Forgive all iniquity, and take what is good." ~ Hosea 14:3 (full readings) Steve's Reflections:  This past Sunday night I received word that our dear Friday devotion contributor Sr. Francelle...

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15 Mar Lk 11:14 (A House Divided) 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...

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13 Mar Daniel 3:37 (We Are Reduced)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. > "For we are reduced, O Lord, beyond any other nation, brought low everywhere in the world this day because of our sins." ~ Daniel 3:37 (full readings) > Rob's Reflections:  In 1776, the...

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12 Mar Luke 4:28 (Off the Cliff)

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

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09 Mar Matthew 21:42 (Unexpected Cornerstones)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. Jesus said to them, "Did you never read in the Scriptures: The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; by the Lord has this been...

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08 Mar Jer 17:7-8 (Hope in the Lord) by Jenna Henry

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. LIFE Minute radio. "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...

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07 Mar Psalm 31:14 (“plotting to take my life”) by Peggy Bowes

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. “I hear the whispers of the crowd, that frighten me from every side, as they consult together against me, plotting to take my life.” ~ Psalm 31:14 (full readings) Peggy's Reflections:  When I...

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06 Mar Isaiah 1:18 (There Is Always Hope)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors. > "Come now, let us set things right, says the Lord. Though your sins be like scarlet, they may become white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they may become...

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05 Mar Luke 6:37 (Forgive to Give)

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." ~ Luke 6:37 (full readings) Rich's Reflections: In the Gospel today, Jesus commands us not to...

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02 Mar Ezekiel 18:21 (Thoroughly Emptied)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Guest Authors schedule. LIFE Minute radio. "But if the wicked man turns away from all the sins he has committed, if he keeps all my statutes and does what is just and...

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01 Mar Mt 7:12 (Value of Life) by Dr. Kevin Vost

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Upcoming Guest Authors. . "So, whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them; for this is the law and the prophets." ~ Mt 7:12 (full readings). . Kevin's Reflections: Many...

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29 Feb Lk 11:29 (belly of darkness) by Jean Noon

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Upcoming Guest Authors. . “No sign will be given except the sign of Jonah.” ~ Luke 11:29 (full readings) . Jean's Reflections: Jesus’ primary metaphor for the mystery of transformation is the sign of Jonah which points to a paradigm, the model of redemption...

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27 Feb Mt 25:40 (How do I love thee?)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Upcoming Guest Authors. . "And the king will say to them in reply, 'Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.'" ~ Matthew 25:40 (full readings) . Rich's Reflections: In today's...

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24 Feb Isaiah 58:2 (Fighting for a Wounded Nation)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Guest Authors schedule. LIFE Minute radio. . "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...

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23 Feb Dt 30:15 (Life or death?) by Stephen Schmidt

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Upcoming Guest Authors. "Moses said to the people: "Today I have set before you life and prosperity, death and doom.” ~ Dt 30:15 (full readings) Stephen's Reflections: As I thought about today’s readings, I considered that the choice offered...

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22 Feb 2 Cor 6:1-2 (Receive) by Whitney Compton

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Upcoming Guest Authors. "Working together, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain.  For he says: 'In an acceptable time I heard you, and on the day...

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21 Feb Mark 9:35-37 (Receive the Child)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Upcoming Guest Authors. "Then he sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, 'If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.' Taking a child...

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20 Feb James 3:13 (Lesson for the Wise)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Upcoming Guest Authors. "Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show his works by a good life in the humility that comes from wisdom." ~ James 3:13 (full readings) . Rich's Reflections:  In today's reading, James invites people who are supposedly...

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17 Feb Mark 8:38 (Not Negotiable)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Guest Authors schedule. LIFE Minute radio. "Whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this faithless and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of when he comes...

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16 Feb Mark 8:33 (from the Cross) by Deacon Sam Lee

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion(FB), provided by LIFE Runners(FB). Guest Authors schedule. LIFE Minute radio. . “At this he turned around and, looking at his disciples, rebuked Peter and said, ‘Get behind me, Satan. You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do.’”...

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