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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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Born again?

Have you ever heard the phrase “born again”? To some people, born again is a certain type of Christian who tends to vote in…

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You must be born again

Once upon a time, there was an old, repetitive preacher who thundered his favorite refrain Sunday after Sunday: “You must be born again!” On…

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This faith of ours

This faith of ours is a warm hug from Jesus. It is a gift of his Holy Spirit that enables us to embrace God…

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Life or death

All of us are a bundle of opinions on great movies we’ve seen, restaurants we like, favorite foods, coolest cars, and politics. These opinions…

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“Sacrament”: Not in the Bible?

Thanks to the capital of California everybody knows this word, though it’s not found in the Bible. But it is another example of valuable…

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Degrees of punishment

Not everyone believes that there will be a judgment day. Their disbelief will not make it disappear, of course. That day will come without…

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Child champion: Little Samuel

A woman named Hannah, living in the tribal territory of Ephraim in the 11th century b.c., had a tough life. Not only was she…

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Less me, more Jesus

His conception and birth were swathed in drama and miracles. He burst onto the scene at age 30, just like his famous relative Jesus,…

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Martha’s mistake

I think it’s time someone speaks up for Martha. For too long she’s been maligned in Sunday school lessons and sermons for being some…

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What’s judgment day going to be like?

It pleases God to keep the veil drawn on what the end of time and life in heaven will be like. Mostly. Even though…

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Spiderwebs are flimsy and weak

I don’t always get the picture language of the Bible. I’m not a farmer or a sailor or a soldier of ancient times. Often…

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Should you name your kid after a killer?

I normally wouldn’t recommend naming your kid after the woman who murdered a man while he was sleeping. But when I met one of…