Devotionals Written by Johnny

Ephesians 5:15-17

Thoughts from Katie Fox Dive Deeper “So be careful how you live.  Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most

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Titus 3:5-8

Thoughts from Katie Fox Dive Deeper “He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.  He saved us through the

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Acts 10: 34-35

Thoughts from Jodi Venhaus Dive Deeper “Then Peter began to speak: ‘I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but

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Revelation 3:16-17

Thoughts from Katie Fox Dive Deeper “So, because you are lukewarm – neither hot nor cold – I am about to spit you out of

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Joshua 24:15

Thoughts from Pastor Stuart Dive Deeper “If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the

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Luke 6:46-47

Thoughts from Jodi Venhaus Dive Deeper “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?  As for everyone who comes to

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1 John 2:16-17

Thoughts from Katie Fox Dive Deeper “For everything in the world-the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life-comes

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Romans 8:18

Thoughts from Pastor Josh https://youtu.be/3kFnECDlSjI Dive Deeper I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in

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Hebrews 10:23

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.” Thoughts from Pastor Josh Dive Deeper Behind the Scenes I am

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Colossians 3:23-24

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will

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Isaiah 52:7

“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God

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Proverbs 15:5

“A fool despises his father’s instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is prudent.” Thoughts from Pastor Josh https://youtu.be/eErvqttRsc8 Dive Deeper Behind the Scenes I was blessed

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Jeremiah 17:5-8

Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the Lord.  He is like a shrub

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Romans 6:16, 23

Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of

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John 15:4-5

Abide in me, and I in you.  As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you

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John 3:16-17

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.  For

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Isaiah 53:5-7

“But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our inequities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his

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Psalm 51:10

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Thoughts from Pastor Josh https://youtu.be/LdQHd_BFslY Dive Deeper Behind the Scenes

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Johnny Spence

ACF Devo Team

About the Author:

Johnny was born and raised in East Tennessee and is a huge Tennessee Volunteers fan.  He also lived in Alabama and Texas before moving to Alaska in 2013 where he lives with his wife Amy and son Will.  He likes to hike, fish, and kayak.    He is a history buff and is currently working on a PhD in American History and would be finished by now if he did not like to hike, fish, and kayak. 

Johnny has worked as an engineer, nuclear power plant worker, community college history teacher, and probation officer.  He is currently an Eligibility Technician with Alaska’s Division of Public Assistance.  He serves as coach for ACF Guest Services and leads a weekly men’s small group that focuses on apologetics and questions of faith. 

One of Johnny’s favorite verses from the Bible is Deuteronomy 33:26-27.  He owns a picture of an airplane with these verses printed across the bottom.  During the earthquake of 2018, this picture fell from a shelf and into a drawer full of clothes that had shook open at the same time.  It was the only thing on the shelf that escaped damage.  The verses read: There is no one like the God of Israel.  He rides across the heavens to help you, across the skies in majestic splendor.  The eternal God is your refuge, and his everlasting arms are under you.  He drives out the enemy before you; he cries out, ‘destroy them!’