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Dive Chapel Devotions

Dive Chapel Devotions

Nathan Shepherd is the fictional pastor of The Dive Chapel in Candle Key, Florida. He is also founder and president of Reef Restoration Ministries.

Nathan’s sermons have become a hit with the youth and self-styled characters of the Candle Key area. The following “Dive Chapel Devos” are attempts to capture the power and spirit of Pastor Nathan’s teaching in a story-like, devotional format.


Devos on Judges

Introduction to Judges
If we let the Amorites of gossip run amok in our lives, there can be painful, long-term consequences.

Judges 1
If we let the Amorites of gossip run amok in our lives, there can be painful, long-term consequences.

Judges 2
In a "pre-incarnation" visit, Jesus chastises Israel about living in compromise with the pagan folk of the land of Canaan.

Judges 3
Ehud, the left-handed hero of Israel, gets an audience with the vile and oppressive ruler, "Eglon the Enormous" - and kills him.

Judges 4
In a time of war, God raised up somebody's mom to lead the nation when the men acted like wimps and idiots.

Judges 5
God can do anything. When He calls us to His cause, it's not the time to go sailing or surfing.

Judges 6
The power of God can easily transform a chicken-whiner into a mighty member of the Hall of Faith.

Judges 7
When God is the General, He sends ALL of the fraidy cat’ home and it doesn't change the end result.

Judges 8
The aging rock star Gideon challenges us to pray for ministries that are crashing through their monument and mosque phases.

Judges 9
When you are serving the LORD in massive evangelism, deep discipleship or huge pastoring, don't dare leave to take an administrative position.

Judges 10
Are you following Baal - the god of knowledge? How about Ashtoreth - the god of sensuality? What about Mammon - the god of money?

Judges 11
God can, and will, use anybody. It doesn't matter what you've done, where you've come from, or what people say about you.

Judges 12
Our words are powerful - whether encouraging or discouraging, joyful or woeful, better or bitter. It pays to guard your tongue.

Judges 13
Gentlemen, listen to what God may be saying to our wives. Ladies, encourage our husbands as leaders in our homes.

Judges 14
"I Like Women just a Little on the Trashy Side," speaks well of the spoiled rock star Samson.

Judges 15
Samson, the powerful leader, was possibly the worst husband in history. How could that be if the LORD was with him?

Judges 16
The arrogant, lusty Samson forgets about the source and secret of his powers and ends up bound, blinded, and belittled.

Judges 17
Then, as now, there was no king in the country and everyone did what was right in his or her own eyes.

Judges 18
Many people who perceive themselves as followers of Jesus are forever turning away as “perseverance stages” unfold in their lives.

Judges 19
One of the most disturbing, graphic, brutal chapters in the Bible. It should serve as a warning that America may be headed for self-destruction.

Judges 20
How many times do Christians today go off-road when they think they see something or someone who needs to be corrected?

Judges 21
It will amaze you how much this twisted saga of the children of Israel mirrors the American culture of today.

Questions? Comments? Pastor Shepherd would love to hear from you.

What do you think?
We have all sinned and deserve God’s judgment. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried, and rose from the dead according to the Bible. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your Savior, declaring, "Jesus is Lord," you will be saved from judgment and spend eternity with God in heaven.

What is your response?

Yes, I want to follow Jesus

I am a follower of Jesus

I still have questions

How can I know God?

If you died, why should God let you into heaven?

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