Devotions


Park View Community Mission

by: Larry Davies | September 14, 2014

“If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.” Ecclesiastes 11:4 Park View Community Mission started as a typical weekly church covered-dish supper. During the meal, two strangers just off work, asked if they could come in and eat. Church members welcomed them and shared their meal. The next week the same […]

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Big Religious Words! Why?

by: Larry Davies | September 5, 2014

There is a seminary joke about a professor explaining the difference between exegesis and eisegesis? “Exegesis is There is a seminary joke about a professor explaining the difference between exegesis and eisegesis? “Exegesis is an analytical study of scripture. Eisegesis is applying the exegesis, as in a sermon.” While the class discussion continued a student […]

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Four Churches, “Something” and “Next Steps”

by: Larry Davies | August 31, 2014

It’s no secret that most churches in America are declining, yet some churches thrive. Why? What are they doing that others could learn from? I visited four churches defying the statistics and thriving in the midst of decline. In all four churches, I experienced; generous hospitality from parking lot greeters to coffee bars; a casual, […]

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Four Churches and “Something”

by: Larry Davies | August 24, 2014

It’s no secret that most churches in America are declining. Thom & Joani Schultz, authors of “Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore” provide alarming statistics. • Every year more than 4000 churches close. Every year approximately 1000 churches start. Of 350,000 churches across America, only some small and large are showing signs of […]

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“Epworth by the Sea” and St. Simons Island

by: Larry Davies | August 16, 2014

This summer, Mell and I decided to visit “Epworth by the Sea” a United Methodist retreat center in St. Simons, Georgia; named in honor of the boyhood home of John and Charles Wesley, founders of the United Methodist Church. The vision of “Epworth by the Sea” is to provide a Christian place where one might […]

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9/11 Memorial and Museum

by: Larry Davies | August 9, 2014

The 9/11 Memorial is no ordinary tourist attraction. We were enjoying the sights and sounds of New York City but once we stepped on “Ground Zero” the laughter and chatter ceased. We were fellow mourners paying our respects. The 9/11 attacks killed 2,977 people from more than 90 countries. Everyone over the age of twenty […]

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Visiting New York City

by: Larry Davies | August 2, 2014

New York City: One of the most populous cities in the world with over 8 million people speaking nearly 800 different languages, crammed into approximately 300 square miles. New York City exerts a significant impact on business, government, education, art, media, entertainment and fashion. Home to the United Nations, Wall Street, New York Stock Exchange, […]

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Feeling Anxious? God’s Relief!

by: Larry Davies | July 26, 2014

Recently, I was hit with a few surprises that left me feeling anxious and concerned about several ministries. For most of the night before a critical meeting, I was unable to sleep and started praying. In addition, I started searching through Scripture and even googled prayers for anxiousness. I found a lot of Scripture discovered […]

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Stop the Busyness and Listen

by: Larry Davies | July 19, 2014

“Come away with Me for a while. The world, with its nonstop demands can be put on hold. Most people put Me on hold, rationalizing that someday they will find time to focus on Me. But the longer people push Me into the background of their lives, the harder it is for them to find […]

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Hang in There? Really?

by: Larry Davies | July 6, 2014

I mean well but I have a bad habit. People occasionally come to me for spiritual guidance and counseling. I listen carefully and try to offer sound practical and Biblical advice but at one point I may say to someone; “Hang in there!”  A couple going through marital problems: “Hang in there? What is […]

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