Category: Devotions

“Remember Your Leaders”

03, October, 2022Posted by :Benjamin Halliburton

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When you first read the title above, you may have assumed: “Oh great; one of my church’s leaders feels the need to write about how important HE is, and to remind us how [...]

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If Not for the Grace of God, Go I

06, September, 2022Posted by :Benjamin Halliburton

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Last week, I read a news story about a prominent church leader getting into trouble. This certainly isn’t anything new; we see this happen far too often, from far too many Ch [...]

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PVCC Prayer

05, July, 2022Posted by :Benjamin Halliburton

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Some years ago, our church’s leaders decided to place a greater emphasis on regular, focused times of prayer for our church body. Our first step was planning several organize [...]

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Life Among the Ruins

07, June, 2022Posted by :Benjamin Halliburton

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Current events have a way of exposing one’s underlying theology and worldview. Whether it’s a natural disaster, a political scandal, or the death of a famous gorilla (y [...]

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Love Your Neighbor

05, April, 2022Posted by :Benjamin Halliburton

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Last weekend, we traveled to Memphis, TN to visit my family. It was a long time in the car both there and back, and gas prices were out of this world; but we thoroughly enjoyed see [...]

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Wars and Rumors of Wars

01, March, 2022Posted by :Benjamin Halliburton

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It is a major challenge to read, interpret, preach, and teach Matthew 24 and 25. Jesus is clearly speaking of future events, but it’s not entirely clear what order or timefra [...]

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Bible Reading 2022

01, February, 2022Posted by :Benjamin Halliburton

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Several weeks ago, I preached on the spiritual discipline of Bible Study. I argued that reading Scripture is God’s primary means of revealing himself to us, is one of the mos [...]

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Chin Up

07, December, 2021Posted by :Benjamin Halliburton

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Every Christmas Eve, after the kids have gone to bed, Olivia and I watch “It’s A Wonderful Life” while wrapping gifts. And like clockwork, each year when the movi [...]

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The Dragon is Dead

03, December, 2021Posted by :Zach Ellsworth

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Recently, I was reading The Hobbit, a children’s fantasy book written by J. R. R. Tolkien and originally published in 1937. Tolkien, a devout Christian, wrote stories woven- [...]

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Remember the Saints

02, November, 2021Posted by :Benjamin Halliburton

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Throughout the ages, many Christians have celebrated November 1 as “All Saints’ Day”. This day is dedicated to remembering the saints of the past; those brothers [...]

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