Posts by clevelandbc

Police Devotion 7-22-2019

“…the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:18). This passage tells of two realities: visible and invisible. Visible reality is temporary: “the things which are seen are temporal.” Invisible reality is eternal: “the things which are not seen are eternal.” First there’s reality we…

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Police Devotion 7-5-19

“And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught. And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as…

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A Word to Shepherds

It’s amazing how God’s Word ministers to us in our daily lives. In my own personal Bible reading I currently find myself in the book of Ezekiel. This book can be a little difficult to navigate, but God has taught me things each day. Today was no different. As many of you are aware, in…

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Reflections on Christmas

This year I celebrate my sixty-first Christmas. As time has progressed, I can see that my attitude toward this special day has changed. I suppose that is natural for any person as he grows older—his perspective on things change. Allow me to reflect on the last sixty years of Christmas in my life. I grew…

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Police Devotion 12-23-2018

“And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins,” (Luke 1:76-77) Luke 1:6-7 says that Zacharias and Elisabeth “were both righteous before God, walking in…

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The Sacrifice of Thanksgiving

“O LORD, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds. I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD. I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his…

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Police Devotion 11-20-2018

“Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” (Ps 139:23-24) A young lady working in a store was talking with a friend. A young man walked in, handed her a bag, and…

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Police Devotion 10-28-2018

“He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But…

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Police Devotion 10-17-2018

“For thou hast girded me with strength to battle” (2 Samuel 22:40) As a cop, you need to be ready to fight. No matter what you hear about how police work has changed, one thing hasn’t—there will be times when you have to fight. You can’t always deescalate. Technically, you can NEVER deescalate because you…

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Police Devotion 9-30-2018

“Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him:” (Job 13:15) As a cop, you see awful things on the job. Ever want to ask God why? Why does a drunk kill or maim an innocent motorist and walk away unhurt? Why do rival gang members shoot at each other and none of them…

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