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Devotionals by Chaplain (Col) Stephen W. Leonard, USA, Ret.

The Murder That Wasn’t

By Stephen Leonard “When the large crowd of the Jews learned that Jesus was there, they came, not only on account of Him but also to see Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead. So the chief priests made plans to put Lazarus to death as well, because, »

The Weeping Of Jesus

By Stephen Leonard “Jesus wept.” John 11:35 The Scriptures tell us that Jesus wept and, consequently, tears rolled down his face and fell to the ground. Why? Why was Jesus moved to the point of tears over this great sorrow? Was he weeping for Lazarus, who had »

Perseverance of Whom?

By Stephen Leonard “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6 Once saved, always saved? Is this really true? Let’s say you thought you gave your heart »

Words Without Knowledge

By Stephen Leonard “Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said: ‘Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? Dress for action like a man; I will question you and you make it known to me. Where were you when I laid the foundation »

Strength In Your Weakness

By Stephen Leonard “But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me; for the sake of Christ, then, »

“I Can’t Hear You!”

By Stephen Leonard “Each evening, they come back, howling like dogs and prowling about the city. There they are, bellowing with their mouths with swords in their lips—for ‘Who,’ they think, ‘will hear us?’ “ Psalm 59:6-7 This is exactly what these rebels think; that the “all-hearing God” »

Battle From Cradle To Grave

By Stephen Leonard “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12 This life is a battle from cradle to grave »

Man Knows Not His Time

By Stephen Leonard “It is appointed unto man to die once, and after that comes the judgment.” Hebrews 9:27 2023 is upon us. We often reflect back on the last year of 2022. Recently reviewing 228 “famous” persons who died in the past year, causes one to once »

Personal Invite

By Stephen Leonard “When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.’ And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, »

God As A Baby

By Stephen Leonard “And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.” Luke 2:6-7 »

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