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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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Lies: I need everyone’s approval

To some degree everybody needs to be liked. Mainly that’s a good thing. Friends can make our lives a lot better—they can bring encouragement,…

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When your body hurts

My back had been mildly hurting for a few days, but by the fourth day, it was killing me! (I’m not exaggerating.) I couldn’t…

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Dealing with sin

Why would any Christian in his or her right mind listen to Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 18:15-17? Why would any of us even dare…

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Reaching out in love

Not long ago, a church in Texas followed the four agonizing but necessary stages of Jesus’ teaching on dealing with sin (Matthew 18:15-17). Sadly,…

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A beautiful woman. A beautiful friend.

There’s a woman in Scripture named Tabitha. Her funeral gives us one of the most touching scenes in the entire Bible. Tabitha made clothes…

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Where two or three gather

One of the Bible’s most beautiful passages just might be one of its most misquoted. Ever heard Jesus’ famous words: “For where two or…

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A shout-out to “unslothy” women

The closest my wife gets to sloth is holding one. On a recent vacation, our family visited a sloth habitat in Honduras where my…

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The apple can fall far

Are you ever shocked that Jesus was Jewish? If that doesn’t blow your mind, you haven’t read the story of the Jewish people. It’s…

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Friends confess

Most people are terrified to confess their sins to me. I guess that’s the nature of sin—it prefers to hide in the dark rather…

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The church is people

People can be forgiven for thinking of the church as real estate or buildings. After all, those are seemingly the most permanent features of…

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Ladies, we men need you

There are few things as statistically powerful as a man who loves Jesus. Perhaps you’ve read the studies concerning the impact men have on…

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Did Jesus play favorites?

Do you think Thomas was offended when Jesus didn’t give him one of the three VIP passes to get a glimpse of glory on…