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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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His love is for the world

I’m so glad that Jesus wasn’t racist. The Novotny family tree reaches its branches back to modern Germany and the Czech Republic. Lots of…

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A multiracial Messiah

The other day, I tried to track down all the Jesuses in my office. I gathered every painting, picture, icon, and action figure. Then…

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Why?

Did you hear about that jury trial for the evil cat who murdered the innocent mouse? Snuck up on her while she was trying…

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Capital punishment

The practice of capital punishment has a long and intense debate over it that has lasted for centuries. There are powerful arguments both for…

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God & transgender (Part 5)

God gave us a gender (male or female); sin broke our bodies (including our sense of gender); Jesus’ body was broken to give us…

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God & transgender (Part 3)

Do you think Jesus experienced the same temptation that many transgender people face? Jesus is God—all-powerful, eternal, present everywhere—but two thousand years ago, when…

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God & transgender (Part 2)

If God created us “male and female” and declared that our genders are “very good” (Genesis 1:27,31), why do so many people—even God-fearing, Spirit-filled…

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God & transgender (Part 1)

How should Christians approach their transgender questions? When we (or someone we love) feel a disconnect between our brains and our biological bodies, what…

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Where the separation ends

In the Bible, God told us government and the church are both his agents. They are the only institutions he ordained to exist. He…

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Topics or issues

We can spend lots of time going back and forth on hot button topics but avoid talking about the underlying issues that heat up…

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Speak up for those who can’t

Life is full of inequalities, isn’t it? People have vastly different incomes; vastly different net worth; different levels of education, access to professional services,…

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Jesus was obedient to our authorities

“D’oh!” Homer Simpson’s catchphrase has helped make the Simpsons TV series famous. It tells the story of parents who are bumbling idiots trying to…