Third Day – “Lead Us Back” (Devotional)

Right before he died, Israel gathered his sons together and left them with these words of encouragement. He didnΓÇÖt know what GodΓÇÖs plans were, but he knew God. He knew God would be faithful to his promises. Hundreds of years later, IsraelΓÇÖs descendants found themselves held captive in Egypt. Surely it was difficult for them to hold onto these words, but God sent Moses to deliver them from chains of slavery. Later, when they met all kinds of trials in the desert, they clung to GodΓÇÖs promises because their lives depended on them. At times, they lost hope, and even disobeyed God, but God remained faithful even when his people were not, and he led them back to their homeland, just as he said he would.

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Third Day – “In Jesus’ Name” (Devotional)

There is power in the name of Jesus, but there didn’t used to be. Before Joseph was commanded by the angel in Matthew 1 to call his son Jesus, the name was in common usage. This is why when Jesus began his public ministry he was distinguished from everyone else, including his followers, with that name by being called Jesus of Nazareth.

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