Devotions


Seeking the Lost: Really?

by: Larry Davies | July 11, 2018

The stranger who entered the church was young and new to the community, struggling with her faith, with her identity and facing serious problems. She tentatively took her place in the back of the sanctuary as the service began. There was a time where prayers were spoken aloud by anyone. Hearing their prayers, she felt […]

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Softball, Three Men and a Creek

by: Larry Davies | July 6, 2018

Years ago, several members of our church suggested we join a church softball league. I was concerned. “Church leagues have a reputation for being more softball and less church. Will playing softball be more important than our mission? Does this really help us reach new people for Christ?” Reluctantly, I agreed to be part of […]

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Faith and Baseball

by: Larry Davies | June 28, 2018

I grew up playing and watching baseball. For my final message before retirement, I attempted to apply what I learned from Scripture and from baseball to recreate a worship service that would be experienced much like a game. Sounds crazy but the lessons are very real.   Our pretend baseball game features some of the […]

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Faith and Baseball – Conclusion

by: Larry Davies | June 28, 2018

My final message before retirement, applied what I learned from Scripture and baseball to recreate a game between Major League All Stars against the staff of our church. Sounds crazy but the lessons are very real. But something is not right. Something is missing. A critical ingredient is left out. Yes, we play as members […]

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Faith & Baseball – Pt 2

by: Larry Davies | June 21, 2018

I grew up playing and watching baseball. For my final message before retirement, I applied what I learned from Scripture and from baseball to recreate a lesson that would be experienced much like a game. Sounds crazy but the lessons are very real.   Good baseball players understand their strengths and weaknesses so when playing […]

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Eight Scholarships – Eight Lessons

by: Larry Davies | June 6, 2018

Years ago, eight high school seniors received a college scholarship. In addition to being intelligent these students were chosen because they were the first in their family to attend college. All eight winners allowed me to read and quote from their scholarship letters. Each letter highlights a story offering an inspiring example of courage and […]

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Ten Books for Summer – Part 2

by: Larry Davies | May 30, 2018

“Ten Books for Summer” has become an annual tradition. I read a lot and love to recommend books to others. So, why not share? Here are second five of my favorite books for summer of 2018. They are not always religious but they are interesting. With each book there is information provided by Amazon.com followed […]

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10 Books for Summer 2018

by: Larry Davies | May 22, 2018

“Ten Books for Summer” has become an annual tradition. I read a lot and love to recommend books to others. So, why not share? Here are my favorite books for summer of 2018. They are not always religious but they are interesting. With each book there is information provided by Amazon.com followed by, “Why I […]

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The Church & Playing Fair

by: Larry Davies | May 18, 2018

A young woman named Sarah comes to a church service for the first time. No one knows who she is or why she’s there. She tentatively takes her place in a back pew. Is she looking for something to help her struggling faith? Maybe she needs answers to face turmoil in her life?  The pastor […]

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Smashed Down by a Wall?

by: Larry Davies | May 1, 2018

“We need three strong volunteers,” I said to the congregation for our Sunday children’s message. Hesitantly, (I have a reputation for embarrassing folks.) three men came forward. I placed them side by side and announced: “You are to be a wall. No matter what I say or do, you must not let me through. Do […]

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