Devotionals Written by Crystal

James 4:1-10

Watch today’s sermon online! Dive Deeper Weekly Reading: James 4:1-10 Weekly Devo There is a pervasive belief in the world that you can “have your cake

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Proverbs 24:3-4

Thoughts from Pastor Stuart Dive Deeper “By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; And by knowledge the rooms are filled

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Proverbs 4:5-9

Thoughts from Pastor Josh Dive Deeper “Acquire wisdom! Acquire understanding! Do not forget nor turn away from the words of my mouth. Do not abandon her, and

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Proverbs 3:13-18

Thoughts from Pastor Brian Dive Deeper “Blessed is a person who finds wisdom, and one who obtains understanding. For her profit is better than the

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James 3:13-18

Watch today’s sermon online! Dive Deeper Weekly Reading: James 3:13-18 Weekly Devo I don’t know what comes to mind when you hear the word “wisdom”

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Proverbs 18:21

Thoughts from Pastor Stuart Dive Deeper “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”

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Proverbs 21:23

Thoughts from Jodi Venhaus Dive Deeper “Don’t use foul or abusive language.  Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an

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Proverbs 21:23

Thoughts from Pastor Josh Dive Deeper “One who guards his mouth and his tongue, guards his soul from troubles.”  Proverbs 21:23  Behind the Scenes I love

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1 Peter 3:10

Thoughts from Pastor Brian Dive Deeper “For, ‘The one who desires life, to love and see good days, must keep his tongue from evil and

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James 3:1-12

Watch today’s sermon online! Dive Deeper Weekly Reading: James 2:14-26 Weekly Devo There’s an old saying that “sticks and stones may break my bones, but

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Matthew 5:16

Thoughts from Pastor Stuart Dive Deeper “Your light must shine before people in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father

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Romans 2:12-13

Thoughts from Pastor Brian Dive Deeper “For all who have sinned without the Law will also perish without the Law, and all who have sinned

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James 2:14-26

Watch today’s sermon online! Dive Deeper Weekly Reading: James 2:14-26 Weekly Devo Have you ever heard the statement, “don’t put the horse before the cart”? I

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Colossians 3:10-14

Thoughts from Pastor Stuart Dive Deeper “And have put on the new self, which is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image

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Galatians 3:26-29

Thoughts from Pastor Brian Dive Deeper “For you are all sons and daughters of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For all of you who were baptized into

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James 2:1-13

Watch today’s sermon online! Dive Deeper Weekly Reading: James 2:1-13 Weekly Devo Most of you reading this have probably been through grade school and can remember the torture

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1 John 2:3-6

Thoughts from Pastor Stuart Dive Deeper “By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. The one who

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Jeremiah 17:9

Thoughts from Pastor Brian Dive Deeper “The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; Who can understand it?” Jeremiah 17:9  Behind

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James 1:26-27

Watch today’s sermon online! Dive Deeper Weekly Reading: James 1:26-27 Weekly Devo We say that we love the truth. But oftentimes I think we love

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John 15:1-8

Thoughts from Pastor Brian Dive Deeper “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear

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James 1:19-25

Watch today’s sermon online! Dive Deeper Weekly Reading: James 1:19-25 Weekly Devo In this week’s section of James, we see this back-and-forth comparison that he

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Ephesians 6:10-11

Thoughts from Pastor Stuart Dive Deeper “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of

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1 Corinthians 10:13

Thoughts from Pastor Brian https://youtu.be/Ud8gV22zFgo Dive Deeper “No temptation has overtaken you except something common to mankind; and God is faithful, so He will not

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James 1:12-18

Watch today’s sermon online! Dive Deeper Weekly Reading: James 1:12-18 Weekly Devo Temptation is a tricky thing. It makes you believe you’re the victim while

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1 Peter 4:19

Thoughts from Pastor Stuart https://youtu.be/IzKMq-QW6xU Dive Deeper “Therefore, those also who suffer according to the will of God are to entrust their souls to a

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2 Corinthians 1:3-5

Thoughts from Jodi Venhaus https://youtu.be/EZBXk-5r4Lg Dive Deeper “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of

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Romans 5:3-5

Thoughts from Pastor Brian https://youtu.be/ixnJTRX2wo4 Dive Deeper Behind the Scenes We’ve been talking this week about remembering, why we remember, and what we remember. I

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Psalm 111:1-6

“Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart, in the company of the upright and in the assembly. Great

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Hebrews 10:23

“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and remind you of all

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Proverbs 11:25

“Behold, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me.” Thoughts from Pastor Brian https://youtu.be/oPAlTmu493A Dive Deeper Behind the Scenes

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Proverbs 11:25

“A generous person will be prosperous, and one who gives others plenty of water will himself be given plenty.” Thoughts from Pastor Stuart https://youtu.be/33tzeaT1uzs Dive Deeper

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Matthew 20:25-28

“But Jesus called them to Himself and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles domineer over them, and those in high position exercise

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Galatians 5:13

“For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but serve one another through love.”

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Galatians 6:9

“Let’s not become discouraged in doing good, for in due time we will reap, if we do not become weary.” Thoughts from Stuart Poteet https://youtu.be/H0MY5w9IsmM

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Isaiah 6:8

Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I.

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Matthew28:18-20

“And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, ‘ All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and

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1 Chronicles 16:11

“Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.” Thoughts from Pastor Stuart Dive Deeper Behind the Scenes This verse falls in a longer

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Psalm 127:3-5

“Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so

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1 Peter 5:7

“…cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares about you.” Thoughts from Pastor Stuart Dive Deeper Behind the Scenes I love reading the writings

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Hebrews 11:1-2

“Now faith is the certainty of things hoped for, a proof of things not seen. For by it the people of old gained approval.” Thoughts

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Proverbs 1:7

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Thoughts from Dayna Spaulding Dive Deeper Behind the Scenes This

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Romans 3:9-12

“What then? Are we better than they? Not at all; for we have already charged that both Jews and Greeks are all under sin; as it is

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Luke 4:18-19

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He anointed Me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim

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Galatians 5:1

It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery Thoughts from Katie

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John 8:34-36

Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin. Now the slave does not remain in the house

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Matthew 6:19-21

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for

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Romans 8:5-8

“For those who are in accord with the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are in accord with

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Isaiah 25:8-9

He will swallow up death for all time, and the Lord God will wipe tears away from all faces, and He will remove the disgrace

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Romans 6:8-10

“Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, is

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Romans 5:8

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Thoughts from Pastor Stuart https://youtu.be/uIrCGTfRfkg Dive

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Ephesians 2:8-9

“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not a result of

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Matthew 5:8

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” Thoughts from Pastor Stuart Dive Deeper Behind the Scenes This verse is found in

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Luke 6:45

“The good person out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil person out of the evil treasure

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Psalm 27:1, 13-14

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom should I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life; Whom should I dread?… I certainly believed that I would

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Matthew 6:31-34

“Do not worry then, saying, ‘What are we to eat?’ or ‘What are we to drink?’ or ‘What are we to wear for clothing?’ For the

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Lamentations 3:24-26

“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I wait for Him.” The Lord is good to those who await Him, to the person

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2 Corinthians 9:8

“And God is able to make all grace overflow to you, so that, always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for

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Philippians 4:6-7

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and pleading with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace

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Psalm 62:5-8

“My soul, wait in silence for God alone, for my hope is from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my refuge; I will

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Psalm 143:10

“Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; Let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground.” Thoughts from Pastor Stuart Dive

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Philippians 2:8

“And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death: death on a cross.” Thoughts from

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James 1:22-25

“But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not just hearers who deceive themselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a

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Hebrews 4:12

“For the word of God is living and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, even penetrating as far as the division of soul and

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Psalm 2:1-5

“Why do the nations rage, and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord

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John 16:13

“When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever

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Proverbs 3:5-6

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will

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Philippians 1:6

“For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work among you will complete it by the day of Christ Jesus.” Thoughts from

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Isaiah 40:28-31

“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth does not become weary

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Psalm 34:18-19

“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.” Thoughts from https://youtu.be/Fp1Gy684K8k

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James 1:12

“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has

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2 Corinthians 4:8-11

“We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body

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1 Kings 19:11-12

“So He said, “Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord was passing by! And a great and powerful wind

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Crystal Garnett

ACF Digital Discipleship Team Lead

About the Author:

Crystal was born in Arizona, but has lived in a few different places before coming to Alaska where she lives with her husband, Jesse, and two children, Josiah and Hadassah. She is an avid writer currently working on multiple projects from Christian Fiction to Bible studies. She loves learning and enjoys really digging into the word of God.

Crystal works as the Office Manager, Digital Discipleship Team Lead, and Ladies ministry leader at ACF Church in Eagle River Alaska. She loves teaching small groups and mentoring one-on-one and as a couple with her husband. She also enjoys speaking at conferences and sharing her passion for Christ and His word. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Divinity from Liberty University Online. In her free time, Crystal enjoys spending time with her family, movies, hiking, camping, being outdoors, photography, reading, and crochet.

Crystal’s Favorite verse: “And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.’ Most gladly therefore, I will rather boast about my weakness, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore, I delight in weakness, in insults, in distresses, in persecution, in difficulties in behalf of Christ; for when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:9-10