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One Year Bible

February 24, 2018

Daily Devotional

by Pastor Larry Stockstill

Unclean was the word the Pharisees most feared. They spent hours washing pots, spots, and dots! They followed and amplified to impossible proportions every little hygienic requirement of the Mosaic Law. Jesus answered the objections of the Pharisees by pointing out that unclean refers more to a state of the heart than to a state of the hands.

Bad attitudes, anger, adulteries, and arrogance cannot be removed from the human heart by any amount of hand washing. Unlike unclean foods that are simply processed through the body and the wastes removed naturally, unclean attitudes sit like poison in the human spirit and wait to spring into actions.

Aaron learned the mystery of cleansing before God: "Then he must dip his finger into the blood and sprinkle it seven times over the altar. In this way, he will cleanse it from Israel's defilement and return it to its former holiness" (Leviticus 16:19). Water may cleanse the body, but only blood can cleanse the spirit! Reach out and apply that blood to your spirit today.

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"Because God is a God of love, He gives us choices." - Pastor Jeff | Don't miss out on service this weekend! Saturday at 6:00pm and Sunday at 9:00am, 10:30am and 12:00pm. SPREAD THE WORD - Student service and Kids Ministry are cancelled tonight due to weather. Today we honor the life of Rev. Billy Graham. The impact that he had on the lives of others is immeasurable! Though he will be greatly missed, we know it to be true that he is now home. Hope Ministry aids and provides love and support for families through the adoption or fostering journey as well as after their transition into a forever family. We offer social gatherings, events, education and mentoring. Pray about how you can be a part of Hope Ministry today!