Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Public and Private Worship

RED FLAGS: Don’t Ignore Them

Pulpit Today Sermons RED FLAGS: Don’t Ignore Them! Introduction The reason I’m addressing red flags is because they are a primary way that God deals with Christians, sinners, and even nations. It’s the flag connoting stop; do not proceed; or, danger ahead. I want to...

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THE BEGINNING OF THANKSGIVING DAY IN AMERICA

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Thanksgiving In the early 20th Century, Guideposts Magazine published a story by the poet, William Stidger. It disclosed a letter he had written to his literature teacher, which...

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Biblically Woke!

Robert D Pace Biblically “Woke”! Matthew 1:24 says, “When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife.” (Translation) When God awakens you, YOU’LL KNOW WHICH SEX TO CHOOSE AS YOUR WIFE! Zechariah 4:1 says, “Then...

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Speak Lord, But is it Really You?

Of all experiences that exhilarate people, chief among them is when God speaks directly to the human soul. One inspired word to a thirsty, hungry traveler can refresh and sustain more than a thousand meals. It was Elijah who heard God’s instruction to “rise and eat” that received nourishment to navigate 285 miles for the following forty days

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A REVELATION OF GOD

  Robert D Pace A Revelation of God God has an assignment for you and you should never doubt that! But accomplishing that assignment transcends looking inward and evaluating your talents, gifts, resources, and self-worth. While each is important, the heroes of...

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THE MINISTRY OF A PROPHET

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Hosea 1:1 opens with these words: “The word of the Lord came to Hosea, the son of Beeri, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.” That’s quite a prophetic...

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Devotional: LEANING OR LASTING?

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of Seven Wonders of the Modern World its story is interesting. It is white marble bell tower situated in a cathedral complex. Construction began in...

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The Service Jesus Never Conducted

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D Pace Marriages, funerals, and baby dedications will always occupy a minister’s portfolio. But while pastors perform such services, have you considered that Jesus, our great High Priest,...

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YOUR TIMES ARE IN GOD’S HANDS

Robert D. Pace From man’s perspective “time” is uncontrollable. Even with all the advances of modernity man has yet to harness the hands of time. We have deadlines, but “the clock is ticking.” We set goals, but it seems “time is expiring.” We work overtime, but it...

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YOUR APPOINTED TIME

PROPHETIC INSIGHTS Robert D. Pace Your Appointed Time Released from Babylonian captivity, the Prophet Zechariah arose to proclaim a message of hope and restoration to Israel. But like many of God’s prophets, Zechariah’s communication with Israel is shrouded in...

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THE BLESSING OF FOCUS!

Devotionals for Personal or Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Johann von Dannecker was the famed German sculptor of the 19th Century. After carving many sculptures someone approached him and requested that he chisel a statue of Christ. He worked on the project for...

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A BRAND PLUCKED FROM THE FIRE

Point of Inspiration devotionals A Brand Plucked from the Fire Robert D. Pace Near the close of the Old Testament, God ushered the Prophet Zechariah into a spiritual dimension revealing an indictment against the High Priest Joshua (Zechariah 3). Scripture doesn’t...

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THE ONE-MINUTE CHALLENGE

  THE ONE-MINUTE CHALLENGE Robert D Pace Have you ever wondered or asked whether Jesus is the "only way” of salvation? It’s a fair question because millions of people consider it to be life’s most important question. But rather than I answer it—one whose beliefs...

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DISCOVERING UNSEARCHABLE THINGS

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Jeremiah 33:3 has always inspired believers. God says, “Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things which you have not known” (RSV). The omnipotent God...

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Indepth Look at The Diversity of Prayer Book

Prayer is not a “one-size-fits-all” approach to God. They do not look alike, sound alike, or even produce the same result. A variety of style, cadence, quality, and disposition exist within the construct of prayer. That means,...

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BEGGARS OF MERCY

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace The story is familiar: “Two men went to the Temple to pray, one a Pharisee the other a Publican” (Luke 18:10). Jesus, the Master of Conversation, knew how to illustrate his point....

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DOES HELL OFFEND YOU?

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Hell. The word suggests an eternal abode that is void of God, filled with demons, fraught with eternal wrath, and doomed with inescapable bondage. It is no small wonder that modernity seeks to suppress this topic. It chafes the...

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LET’S BE THANKFUL!

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D Pace The ability to communicate is a primary distinction between humans—who are created in God’s image—and animals. And one of the highest forms of our communication involves thanksgiving...

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THE COMING REVIVAL IN AMERICA

Vision of Coming Revival to America by Robert D Pace (Recently, I felt directed to re-post this prophetic word dealing with America’s coming revival. I invite you to pray, discern, and take to heart the following words.) It’s now 2021, and there has been rapid...

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“SEEK ME AND LIVE”

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Years ago, cultural anthropologists understood that man’s basic desire was to worship whatever he perceived to be his god. But more recently, anthropologists have discovered another...

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The Power of Life and Death

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace One of today’s most demanding jobs is that of an Air Traffic Controller. Misreading a coordinate or reticence to communicate information is a matter of life and death. But God has...

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IF GRACE IS THE EXPLANATION

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace The Grace of God is a preeminent theme of the Bible and it’s indispensable to life. Scripture shows that grace is responsible for everything good that affects men. Salvation, spiritual...

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TREASURES OF DARKNESS

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace There is a legend of three horsemen traveling at midnight. As they crossed a dry riverbed they heard a voice pierce the darkness saying: “Dismount your horses and pick up the stones.”...

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THE LION’S ROAR!

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace The Lion’s Roar A lion’s roar can be heard up to five miles away, and its reverberation literally shakes the ground. Those who have stood close to a lion when it roared have absorbed...

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THE CHEMISTRY OF MIRACLES

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Perhaps you have discovered that miracles ‘don’t just happen’ but that they emerge according to divine chemistry. But what are the elements of this chemistry? From what I have...

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YOU ARE THE LIGHT

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Jesus described Christians as the “light of the world,” and that is because light’s primary function is to illumine the surroundings and expose that which lies in darkness. Similarly,...

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THE TRIUMPH OF GRACE

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace The Pharisees laid the perfect ambush . . . so they thought! They seized an adulterous woman to show Christ’s contempt for Moses’ Law. It would prove Jesus was soft on sin and rejected...

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SHAMGAR’S OXGOAD

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Born with the name Shamgar he was raised on a farm. Seasons of plowing, sowing, tending, and harvesting had broadened his shoulders and enlarged his angular frame with muscle. His...

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CHRIST DIED FOR THE UNWORTHY

Robert D. Pace During the Vietnam War, a West Point graduate marshaled a group of new recruits into battle. The Lieutenant did his job to keep his unit from ambush and death. One evening, while under attack, a soldier was left mortally wounded in the field. From a...

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THE MIRACULOUS CATCH OF FISH

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Private and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace In Luke 5, the Apostles spent the night fishing but without any success. The next morning they began washing the nets intending to go home, eat breakfast, and rest. But before packing...

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SHAPED FOR A HIGHER PLACE

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Years ago, a pastor lost his wife and children in a fire. For weeks, the pastor was overwhelmed with grief. But Christ, acquainted with suffering, showed compassion. It happened as the...

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JESUS—THE FIRST PROSPERITY PREACHER

Robert D. Pace The boast of the Laodicean Church was, “I am rich!” (Revelation 3:17) Gloating over their affluence these lukewarm Christians assumed their wealth had signified God’s blessing. But whatever measure of substance the Laodiceans possessed Jesus appraised...

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POWER TO SHARE CHRIST

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D Pace Each year more than 800 million passengers board United States airliners. It's easy to see that an Air Traffic Controller has one of life’s most vital jobs. Their obligation to plot and...

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A BIG WORD FOR A BIG LIFE

POINT OF INSPIRATION: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Many people assume that luck or chance govern life. They feel their fate has been “written in the stars” and life is settled regardless of which path they take. But to believe in luck,...

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GOD APPRAISES SUCCESS

Robert D. Pace Human nature drives people to succeed. While the pursuit of human achievement is a compelling force, success alone does not truly measure a man’s stature before God. That’s because God does not calculate success in proportion to our achievements or the...

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SACRIFICIAL LIVING

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace “Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. (25) For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever...

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IMITATORS OF CHRIST

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace A boy caught a sparrow and caged it with a canary. He intended to improve the sparrow’s chirp. Several days later, the boy discovered the sparrow didn’t sound like a canary; the canary...

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AN ALTAR INVITATION

Robert D. Pace "THE BOOKS" An Altar Invitation The Bible speaks of two books being opened at the end of life when everyone appears before God. One set of books is succinctly called, “The Books” and everyone’s name is recorded there. It's a comprehensive...

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DARE TO QUESTION GOD!

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Jesus knew the solution before asking the question: “Philip, where can we find enough bread to feed this crowd” (John 6:5)? How would Philip answer? Although he had watched Christ work...

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Malchus

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Most Christians don’t remember Malchus but he was one of the most recognized persons in Jerusalem during the First Century. He was the personal assistant to Caiaphas, the High Priest,...

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THE GARDENER

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace God’s work on the sixth day of Creation included planting a garden (Genesis 2:8). It was a place of life, fruitfulness and beauty. This was God revealing Himself as the Great Gardner...

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“DO NOT HARM THE OIL AND WINE”

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace The book of Revelation describes the “Great Tribulation” as a time when God’s wrath is unleashed against rebellious men. For over 2000 years God’s grace will have appealed for man’s...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RESURRECTION

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Despite society’s suggestion that all belief systems and religions are equally valid, the facts make it clear: Jesus Christ and His Resurrection raise Christianity to a place...

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WHAT WERE THEY THINKING AT THE MANGER?

POINT OF INSPIRATION DEVOTIONAL   Robert D. Pace In 800 BC Isaiah prophesied: “Unto us a child is born; unto us a Son is given.” While Isaiah is known for his pinpoint prophecies and literary genius, this artful statement is more than poetic beauty. Hidden within...

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DIVINE CONSCIOUSNESS OF CHRIST

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Years ago, I contemplated the “Divine Consciousness of Christ.” In other words, how did Jesus, the mortal man, discover He was also the divine Son of God? At some precise point, Jesus...

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JESUS, PRINCE OF PEACE

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace In Isaiah 9, the prophet foresaw the Messiah as the “Wonderful Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father and the Prince of Peace.” The first three titles suggest He would be...

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ONE-WORD DESCRIPTIONS OF GOD’S LOVE

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal or Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace One-Word Descriptions of God’s Love Christmas offers the opportunity to pause and consider the love God lavished upon mankind through the birth of Jesus Christ. Far from an exhaustive...

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THE INSPIRING STORY OF HANDEL’S MESSIAH

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Edited by Robert D. Pace In a small London house on Brook Street, a servant sighs with resignation as he arranges a tray full of food he assumes will not be eaten. For more than a week, he has...

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A KING AMONG MEN

Robert D. Pace In ancient days, Persia was governed by a benevolent, loving king. In order to identify with his citizens he divested his kingly apparel, dressed in the clothing of common men, and visited homes. On one occasion, he visited a peasant that lived in a...

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SON OF DAVID / SON OF GOD

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Have you wondered why the Bible scripts a seemingly endless list of “begets” in the Bible--all those chapters of chronology, lineage, and ancestry?  These are the passages we...

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MEN IN BROWN

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace It’s Christmas and the delivery truck stops at your house. The “man in brown” steps from his vehicle and walks briskly toward your door. You anticipate. You wonder. But your...

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World Cup and Christ’s Cup

People are excited about their team claiming the World Cup. While that’s great, ultimately, only one team can win. But there's a greater offer Jesus made when he said, "Take my cup and drink." That's because with his cup everyone wins!

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CHRONOLOGY OF HOLY WEEK

CHRONOLOGY OF HOLY WEEK Palm Sunday: Day of Adoration Jesus makes his Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem as the crowds praise him with the words, "Hosanna in the highest!" (Matthew 21:1–11; Mark 11:1–11; Luke 19:29–40; John 12:12–19). Afterward, he wept over the spiritual...

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YOU AND YOUR TWIN

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace “Created in God’s image” humans have both consciousness and conscience—cognizance and discernment. And it’s imperative to regard both. Our consciousness provides awareness of life. It...

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