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Morning Devotion

Why should we ask for the Holy Spirit's help in Bible study?

Posted by Joshua Claycamp on

The purpose of the request for the illumination of the Holy Spirit is not for special information, but deeper perception and knowledge of God himself through His Word.

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Tags: bible study, holy spirit, illumination, revelation

Christ Rejects the Old Fasting

Posted by Joshua Claycamp on

Christ rejected the old forms of Fasting and taught His followers to understand that following Him into a personal relationship with God would require new forms and new practices of faith.

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Tags: fasting, bridegroom, jesus christ, direction, comfort, guidance, covenant

Knowing God: Having a Personal Relationship with the Father

Posted by Joshua Claycamp on

How can we know God? How do we know that we find favor in God's sight?

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Tags: knowing god, how can we know god?, faith, church, discipleship, gosepl

Morning Devotion: Finding that Elusive Rest and Relaxation

Posted by Joshua Claycamp on

God promises rest, relaxation and joy for those who commit themselves to regular church attendance and worship.

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Tags: church, worship, attendance, kamloops, joy, rest, relaxation

Salvation and A Growing Knowledge of Doctrine

Posted by Joshua Claycamp on

Salvation is by faith alone in Christ alone, but salvation is not conditioned upon an ongoing correct understanding of salvation.

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Tags: mark driscoll, john macarthur, strange fire, call to resurgence, spiritual gifts, love, god, jesus christ, salvation

Finding God in the Secret Place

Posted by Joshua Claycamp on

Is God even listening to me? The answer lies in finding Him in the secret place.

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Tags: is god listening?, god, jesus, kamloops, prayer, devotion

Two Crimes Against Worship

Posted by Joshua Claycamp on

Two crimes are often committed against the Worship of God. We either do not honor Him, or we neglect His altar.

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Tags: you shall have no other gods before me, act of worship, contemporary worship music, worship to god, hillsong musicians, worship god, ten commandments, worship service, people worshiping, honor god, yahweh, crime, altar, elijah, hophni, honor, altar, altars, worship, christianity, religion

Morning Devotion: The Pitfall of Poor Shepherding

Posted by Joshua Claycamp on

“Whoever misleads the upright into an evil way will fall into his own pit, but the blameless will have a goodly inheritance.” (Proverbs 28:10, ESV) It is bad enough being foolish or wicked (foolishness and evil bring their own pain), but it is especially bad to lead those who...

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Tags: leaders, leadership, choices, jesus, praise him, proverbs, pitfalls, pit, shepherd, stewardship

Morning Devotion: Emptiness Receives Love & Correction

Posted by Joshua Claycamp on

  “Better is open rebuke than hidden love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy. One who is full loathes honey, but to one who is hungry everything bitter is sweet.” (Proverbs 27:5–7, ESV) Receiving the Loving the Correction of a...

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Tags: sage, wisdom, morning devotion, proverbs, faithful wounds, love, correction, emptiness, brokeness