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2021 Devotionals

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No One Deserves It

by: Pastor Joey Vazquez

09/16/2021

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Jonah 4:1-2 (NIV) But to Jonah this seemed very wrong, and he became angry. He prayed to the Lord, “Isn’t this what I said, Lord, when I was still at home? That is what I tried to forestall by fleeing to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity.”

There are a lot of things that people get angry with God about. Since God is God and everything that He does is flawless, all the t

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Blessings for Those that Come After You

by: Pastor Joey Vazquez

09/14/2021

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Joshua 14:14 (NLT) Hebron still belongs to the descendants of Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite because he wholeheartedly followed the Lord, the God of Israel.

Out of all the adults that were part of the exodus from Egypt, only Joshua and Caleb remained alive after forty years of wandering through the wilderness. This was due to the sin of the people in believing a bad report about the land from ten spies instead of believing God, who had told them that He was giving the

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It's More Important Than You Think

by: Pastor Joey Vazquez

09/09/2021

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1 Timothy 3:14-15 (NLT) I am writing these things to you now, even though I hope to be with you soon, so that if I am delayed, you will know how people must conduct themselves in the household of God. This is the church of the living God, which is the pillar and foundation of the truth.

The importance of the Church cannot be underemphasized. Although the Church is not a building, we do meet in buildings all around the world. Each gathering in one of those buildings is a loc

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The Blessing that Comes from Believing God

by: Pastor Joey Vazquez

09/07/2021

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Joshua 14:12 (NLT) “So give me the hill country that the Lord promised me. You will remember that as scouts we found the descendants of Anak living there in great, walled towns. But if the Lord is with me, I will drive them out of the land, just as the Lord said.”

Out of all the adults who were freed from slavery in Egypt by the hand of God, only two made it to the Promised Land. The two were Joshua and Caleb and the reason that they made it and the others didn't was simply

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One Affects Many

by: Pastor Joey Vazquez

09/02/2021

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Joshua 7:20-21 (NLT) Achan replied, “It is true! I have sinned against the Lord, the God of Israel. Among the plunder I saw a beautiful robe from Babylon, 200 silver coins, and a bar of gold weighing more than a pound. I wanted them so much that I took them. They are hidden in the ground beneath my tent, with the silver buried deeper than the rest.”

After their great victory over Jericho, the Israelites were feeling confident for their next battle and rightly so, for the Lo

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Nothing That We Cannot Face

by: Pastor Joey Vazquez

08/31/2021

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Joshua 3:15 (NLT) It was the harvest season, and the Jordan was overflowing its banks. But as soon as the feet of the priests who were carrying the Ark touched the water at the river’s edge, the water above that point began backing up a great distance away at a town called Adam, which is near Zarethan.

The Israelites finally reached the moment that they were all waiting for. After traveling around the wilderness for forty years, they were now on the move to cross over the  

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No Distance Between Us

by: Pastor Joey Vazquez

08/26/2021

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Joshua 3:3b-4 (NLT) “When you see the Levitical priests carrying the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord your God, move out from your positions and follow them. Since you have never traveled this way before, they will guide you. Stay about half a mile behind them, keeping a clear distance between you and the Ark. Make sure you don’t come any closer.”

The Israelites were getting ready to finally cross over into the promised land but in order to get there, they had to cross the J

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Finding No Wrong

by: Pastor Joey Vazquez

08/24/2021

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Daniel 6:4 (NLT) Then the other administrators and high officers began searching for some fault in the way Daniel was handling government affairs, but they couldn’t find anything to criticize or condemn. He was faithful, always responsible, and completely trustworthy.

There are some people who never see the good in others. Even if someone did something really well, people like that will try to find some fault in what they did. They just can't get themselves to say something

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Following the Rules from the Inside Out

by: Pastor Joey Vazquez

08/19/2021

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Colossians 2:23 (NLT) These rules may seem wise because they require strong devotion, pious self-denial, and severe bodily discipline. But they provide no help in conquering a person’s evil desires.

In our society, it is obvious that we need rules and regulations to govern ourselves. Without them we would descend into chaos. Because of our sinful nature, we need to put boundaries, guardrails and checkpoints to regulate our sinful behavior using laws, rules and regulations.

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Bad Things with Great Results

by: Timothy Vazquez

08/17/2021

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Philippians 1:12 (NLT) And I want you to know, my dear brothers and sisters, that everything that has happened to me here has helped to spread the Good News.

Everyone loves good news and when something good happens to someone that you love and care about, it makes you happy for them. Good things that happen are a blessing to many. But did you ever think about a bad thing that happens to someone that you love and care about that can make you joyful? On top of that, the perso

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Practically Perfect

by: Timothy Vazquez

08/12/2021

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Philippians 3:12 (NIV) I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me.

I've watched the classic movie, Marry Poppins, dozens of times and there is something that Mary Poppins says in that movie that would make me laugh. When describing herself, she would say that she was "practically perfect in every way." What is funny about that is

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Not So Good

by: Timothy Vazquez

08/10/2021

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Deuteronomy 9:4a (NLT) “After the Lord your God has done this for you, don’t say in your hearts, ‘The Lord has given us this land because we are such good people!’”

As Moses was giving The Lord's final instructions to the people just before they were about to enter the promised land, God had one more thing to let them know. He was about to displace many wicked people from the Promised Land to make room for His people but He wanted them to know the truth about all that was a

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Passing the Test

by: Timothy Vazquez

08/05/2021

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Deuteronomy 8:2 (NIV) Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands.

As Moses was reviewing the long forty-year journey that the Israelites had been on just before they were about to enter the Promised Land, he revealed the reason for the many years of wandering that they had experienced. As we know from scripture, the people h

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Start the Count!

by: Timothy Vazquez

08/03/2021

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Deuteronomy 5:10 (NLT) But I lavish unfailing love for a thousand generations on those who love me and obey my commands.

Before the final journey for the Israelites to cross over the Jordan into the promised land, Moses reviewed with them all that the Lord had told him to share with the people while on their forty-year journey around the wilderness. He told of the many warnings that God had given about turning from Him to worship other gods and of living sinful lives. But w

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Finding God

by: Timothy Vazquez

07/29/2021

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Deuteronomy 4:29 (NLT)  But from there you will search again for the Lord your God. And if you search for him with all your heart and soul, you will find him.

When the people who had been liberated from bondage in Egypt by God finally finished their wanderings in the wilderness and were ready to go into the promised land, Moses laid out for them God's laws and instructions. He was warning them about idolatry and what the consequences of worshipping other gods would be. They

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