But Barnabas . . .

Posted by Tim Cavanaugh on

Now Joseph, a Levite of Cyprian birth, who was also called Barnabas by the apostles (which translated means Son of Encouragement), and who owned a tract of land, sold it and brought the money and laid it at the apostles’ feet. - Acts 4:36-37 What do we know about Barnabas? We know he...

Continue reading…

Tags: 2020, great-commission-churches, gcc daily devotional

Pyramidion Placement

Posted by Tim Cavanaugh on

The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many. - Matthew 20:27-28 James and John probably put their mother up to it, to asking Jesus for her sons to sit, one on each side of Him, in His kingdom. The other disciples overheard their request and...

Continue reading…

Tags: great-commission-churches, 2019, gcc daily devotional

Wanting to Know, Having to Wait

Posted by Tim Cavanaugh on

Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them. - John 14:21 NIV Joseph had fled with Mary and Jesus to Egypt to escape the wrath of King Herod. After a period of time, Joseph was...

Continue reading…

Tags: great-commission-churches, 2019, gcc daily devotional

Of Sins Forgiven

Posted by Tim Cavanaugh on

I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. - Luke 15:7 NIV Harry Kunkle was my great-grandfather. He started well, but by the end of his life he tarnished his reputation...

Continue reading…

Tags: great-commission-churches, 2019, gcc daily devotional

Undercover Boss

Posted by Tim Cavanaugh on

There was a written notice above Him, which read: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. - Luke 23:38 NIV I’ve enjoyed watching the CBS reality show, Undercover Boss. The show is about a high-ranking executive who dons a disguise to infiltrate his or her own business. The incognito executive then...

Continue reading…

Tags: great-commission-churches, 2019, gcc daily devotional

No Pawns

Posted by Tim Cavanaugh on

And He said, “Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all of them; for they all out of their surplus put into the offering; but she out of her poverty put in all that she had to live on.” - Luke 21:3-4 Have you ever felt used by people, like a pawn, perhaps even...

Continue reading…

Tags: daily devotional, great-commission-churches, 2019

A Rough Row to Hoe

Posted by Tim Cavanaugh on

. . . in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing. - 2 Timothy 4:8 “Walking Beans” is a term Iowa farm kids my age would...

Continue reading…

Tags: great-commission-churches, 2019, gcc daily devotional

Join Me

Posted by Tim Cavanaugh on

Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do. - Philippians 3:17 NIV Jesus said He did not come to call the righteous, those who don’t think they need a Savior, but He came to call sinners, those...

Continue reading…

Tags: great-commission-churches, 2019, gcc daily devotional