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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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Bible 101

The Word is life

Somewhere in Somalia, Christians risk their lives to read the Bible. After sunset, a brave disciple retrieves a hidden Bible from a cave, sneaks…

Bible 101

The Word is Spirit

Sometimes I like to think about the connection between eternal treasure, the words of the Bible, and the work of the Spirit. In the…

Bible 101

The Word is a sword

My friend Ben realized he had forgotten his Bible when we were a state and a half away from home on the way to…

Bible 101

The Word is a seed

I told Ricardo, one of my soccer teammates, about a Bible app that people at my church loved. A year later he said, “Mike,…

Bible 101

Seed, sword, Spirit, life

For those who are new to the Old and New Testaments, the Bible might seem like an encyclopedia, a dry and dusty text that…

Bible 101

Your activity is not your identity

Years ago I tapped into my Bible nerdery and tried to count all the names that Christians are called in the New Testament. In…

Bible 101

Temporary residents

While visiting Charleston recently, I heard the unique legend and mystery of former Vice President John C. Calhoun’s grave. Calhoun was buried in Washington…

Bible 101

You shine!

In the rural hill country of Texas, miles away from city lights, many more stars appear in the night sky. It puts my constellation…

Bible 101

The uniqueness of Jesus

Decades ago, at a European conference, scholars discussed the world’s religions, wondering if there was anything unique about the Christian faith. Was it prayer?…

Bible 101

Who does that?

“Who does that?” That question can be a wonderful compliment, like when you hear a story of someone donating their kidney to a total…

Bible 101

The truth

If I hold up three fingers and ask you, “How many fingers am I holding up?” I’m hoping you say three. It would be…

Bible 101

None.

When I was studying New Testament Greek at Bible college, I can’t say that I always loved it. Conjugating verbs and translating obscure words…