Author Archives: Dan Severson



Dan Severson

The Presence of Christ
in Devotionals, Faith

A Reflection on Faith

“Come and See” (John 1:39) Faith is a relationship of trust with Jesus Christ. And that trust is based on God’s promise that in Jesus, you will find your redeemer. He is the one you...

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August 19, 2017
Bearing Our Cross
in Devotionals

Bearing Our Cross

This is a small section from the lectures on the gospel of Matthew, Chapter 1:18-25. As Luther pointed out God “saves” by coming to us in the weakness of our human nature. Like all of...

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July 29, 2017
Faith
in Devotionals, Faith

The Power of Faith

In the gospel Mark, a gentile woman asks Jesus to cure her daughter. Jesus refused because he was sent to Jews. She replied; “Sir, even the dogs, under the table eat the children’s crumbs.” Jesus...

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July 24, 2017
Favored by God
in Devotionals

Favored by God

“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth, peace among those whom he favors.” (Luke 2:14) This was the message the shepherds heard from a choir of angels one cold, dark night as...

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July 16, 2017
Hope
in Devotionals, Encouragement

Hope

“I baptize you with water for repentance, but one who is more powerful than I is coming after me… He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” (Luke 3:11) We are now in...

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July 02, 2017
Spiritual Health
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Spiritual Health

“They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream. It shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall stay green; in the fear of drought it...

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June 28, 2017
New Life
in Devotionals

New Life

The seventy returned with joy saying, “Lord in your name even the demons submit to us!” He (Jesus) said to them, ‘I watched Satan fall from heaven like a flash of lightening.” (Luke 10:17) The...

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June 16, 2017
Why Do We Suffer?
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Why Do We Suffer?

“For I know that my Redeemer lives, and that at the last he will stand upon the earth; and after my skin has been thus destroyed, then in my flesh I will see God.” –...

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June 11, 2017
Fear or Faith
in Devotionals, Faith

Fear or Faith

And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. A windstorm arose on the sea, so great that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went...

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June 01, 2017