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Today's Devotion

The Vine and the Fig Tree

  • January 18, 2020 | Micah 4:4

The father of our nation, George Washington, was extremely private about his personal faith. But the President often used biblical references to express his belief that God was involved in guiding and protecting the United States of America. At his military resignation before Congress, Washington passionately declared that he was trusting “our dearest country to the protection of Almighty God.”

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You Look Just Like Your Dad

As I grew older, people would tell me, "You look just like your Dad." As a teenager, I argued that I looked nothing like him. Now, I take that as a great compliment. My father, Bob Jobe, who died 22 years ago, has been the most influential Christian in my life. He was a pioneer, a maverick, a pastor, and a missionary. He had a mechanic's hands lined with car oil, but also an open heart.

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Faith and Justification

Followers of Jesus Christ were first called Christians in Antioch (Acts 11:26). But the term they used most often to refer to themselves was "believers" (Acts 2:44; 1 Thess. 1:7; 1 Tim. 4:12; James 2:1). This familiar label indicates how important faith is to the Christian life. Faith is how we access the righteousness of Christ.

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Discussion Starters

We've been studying favorite verses or Bible passages from famous, and not-so-famous, Christ-followers.

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