By Bro. David Mathis

David's Daily Devotion for July 22

July 22, 2022 - Good Morning! It’s Friday, July 22.

Today I’m on my way to Houston to sing at a memorial service. A service for one of my best friends. A service for one of the finest pianists I’ve ever known.

Richard and I shared a love for music when we were growing up together in my home church. And we both loved to play piano. But I was always aware (painfully) that he could play rings around me! God began to call me to lead others in worship, and when I started in my first church staff position, Richard was my accompanist.

David's Daily Devotion for July 21

July 21, 2022 - Good Morning! It’s Thursday, July 21.

Change. When I was a boy that meant money in my pocket. My grandfather called it "silver." I loved to hear the jingle-jangle sound when I walked - made me feel rich! And there were lots of things that a pocketful of change could buy.

But all that has changed. I don't carry coins around anymore. I don't really use cash that much - so there's not any "change" coming back. Today, the word has a different meaning, and unlike the definition from our childhood, it's not something that we welcome or treasure.

David's Daily Devotion for July 20

July 20, 2022 - Good Morning! It's Wednesday, July 20.

Church jokes aren't exactly the highest form of humor - maybe just a rung or two above Dad jokes. But here's some "funnies" for you this morning - 'cause sometimes you just gotta laugh!

If you took all the people in the world who fall asleep in church, and laid them end to end - they'd all be a lot more comfortable.

Why do movie makers record laser gun sounds in churches? Because they go "pew, pew, pew!"

Where was Solomon's temple located? On the side of his head.

David's Daily Devotion for July 19

July 19, 2022 - Good Morning! It’s Tuesday, July 19.

In 1854, at the tender age of 19, Charles Spurgeon became the pastor of Metropolitan Tabernacle, the largest church in London. A mesmerizing orator, he preached over 3,600 sermons over the next 38 years. And he became, in many people's estimation, the greatest pulpiteer of modern times.

David’s Daily Devotion for July 18

July 18, 2022 - Good Morning! It’s Monday, July 18.

Have you ever taken a wrong turn in your life? Found yourself going in the wrong direction? Douglas Corrigan became famous for doing just that. He was born in Galveston, Texas in 1907 and was always fascinated by one thing - airplanes. He became a pilot and flight mechanic, and was part of the team that prepared “The Spirit of St. Louis,” the plane that Charles Lindbergh piloted across the Atlantic in his historic flight.

David’s Daily Devotion for July 16

July 16, 2022 - It’s Saturday, July 16.

Tomorrow morning, we’ll be singing the song “Come, Now is the Time to Worship” at First Baptist Center. It’s a song born in a moment of change, birthed in a time of crisis. A song with a lesson for us this morning.

Brian Doerksen is a Canadian worship leader. In the early 1990’s he was inspired to write a Christian musical, and used a great deal of his own money to produce it. The musical was a failure. Discouraged, and needing a job to support his young family, he took a new position in England, a new start.

David’s Daily Devotion for July 15

July 15, 2022 - Good Morning! It's Friday, July 15.

On July 15, 1798, a great mystery was solved.  Napoleon's army had invaded Egypt and a soldier stumbled upon an engraved stone in the city of Rosetta.  This "Rosetta Stone" proved to be the key that would unlock the mystery of the ancient Egyptian language, a language first developed 4000 years before Bethlehem.

David's Daily Devotion for July 14

July 14, 2022 - Good Morning! It's Thursday, July 14.

I visited a group of our youth yesterday in Waco. They're doing a service project, putting a new roof on the home of an elderly widow. The temperature in Waco was 108 degrees, and it probably felt more like 120 up on that roof. Every evening our group gathers with teens from around Texas for worship and preaching. Considering their day job, a good sermon topic might be "the fires of hell"!

David's Daily Devotion for July 13

July 13, 2022 - Good Morning! It's Wednesday, July 13.

Last Sunday, in our worship service, we sang the Kari Jobe song "The Blessing". Do you know it? It would be worth your time to google it today. A unique song, whose words are taken directly from Numbers 6:24. Words that were given by the Lord to Moses, for the priests to pray over the nation of Israel. These words -

"The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace."

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