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Grace Moments are daily devotions written by Pastor Mike and many other Time of Grace writers. These Bible-based messages cover a wide variety of topics and help you experience a satisfied life as you see God all around you. Join the thousands of people who receive these devotions for encouragement by subscribing to have them delivered to your inbox each morning.

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Washed clean

What a break! The brilliant, raging young Pharisee named Saul had been on a tear, using his organization’s influence, connections, and money to pursue…

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What happened to Bartholomew?

I was thinking about all of the times I’ve mentioned Peter, Paul, John, or even James in one of these devotions. Then I realized…

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Bad apples: Solomon

Born to comfort and privilege, Solomon led what we might consider a charmed life. His warlike father, King David, had conquered all of the…

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Bad apples: Abraham

Okay, Okay—how on earth does the great patriarch Abraham make a “bad apples” list? He was chosen by God to found a nation of…

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Bad apples: Judah and Tamar

Judah, Abraham’s great-grandson, was a prince in the growing Israelite community. Fourth son of the patriarch Jacob, he had wealth and standing. But his…

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Bad apples: King Manasseh

King Manasseh was one of the baddest apples ever to disgrace the Israelite barrel. He practiced things like sorcery, divination, witchcraft, consulted mediums, and…

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Bad apples: Rahab

You have probably heard the old saying about the risk of having even one bad apple in the apple barrel—just one rotten apple can…

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Struggles with Genesis?

For many, the struggle with science and religion starts in Genesis. “You’re saying God created the universe with just a few words? And Adam…

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Faith and facts

Some people claim that Christians are people of faith while atheists are people of facts. A more accurate description would be that both Christians…

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Scientific or spiritual?

I got an email from a Christian chemistry major: “How can I believe in creation and yet learn the science that directly contradicts such…

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Just the crickets

Before summer is over, I hope you can go someplace where all you can hear are the crickets. I’m not talking about crawling around…

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The water always wins

I would like to revisit an expression I heard when I was watching coverage of hurricanes Harvey and Irma: “The water always wins.” Meteorologists…