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About Kirk's Devotional Journal

Kirk L. Zehnder is the Founder of Resurrection Christian Outreach. RCO is a ministry that promotes the growth and vitality of the local church through speaking engagements, seminars, various media tools, and written curriculum and books. This ministry was started over 35 years ago by Kirk as a means to strengthen the church that he was pastoring. It grew as Kirk began to share these tools with other churches. Today many of the materials are being used by local churches both nationally and internationally. Kirk's Devotional Journal is a result of struggling with Bible reading programs that never seemed to work. Kirk feels the Lord helped him discover an easy-to-follow program to Read, Reflect, Pray, and Journal through the Bible in one year. This program is called L.I.F.E. Unlike other programs there are no dates to follow. You can miss a day and still complete your reading. You never feel like the dates and verses you missed are chasing you. You are free to enjoy your daily Biblical journey and listen to the voice of The Lord. For more information on the L.I.F.E. plan, send an email to rcoutreach@aol.com. Kirk is also available for speaking engagements, seminars, and retreats. With over 40 years of professional business and pastoral ministry experience, Kirk brings a unique combination of practical wisdom, humor, and Biblical insight. If you would like Kirk to speak at your church, school, or ministry, please send an email to rcoutreach@aol.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible to discuss your opportunity.

DON’T JUST READ YOUR BIBLE!

REVELATION 1:3: “Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near.” NKJV OBSERVATION: Do you read your Bible? This may sound … Continue reading

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THE PROBLEM OF LIVING ONLY FOR THE MOMENT…

MALACHI 3:13-15: “You have said terrible things about me,” says the Lord. “But you say, ‘What do you mean? What have we said against you?’ “You have said, ‘What’s the use of serving God? What have we gained by obeying … Continue reading

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THE PROBLEM WITH WALKING IN THE LIGHT…

I JOHN 1:5-6: “This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk … Continue reading

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BE CAREFUL WHO YOU LISTEN TO…

II PETER 2:18-20: “For when they speak great swelling words of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through lewdness, the ones who have actually escaped from those who live in error. While they promise them liberty, they … Continue reading

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A HYMN FOR ELECTION DAY…

My hope is built on nothing lessThan Jesus’ blood and righteousnessI dare not trust the sweetest frameBut wholly lean on Jesus’ name On Christ the solid rock I standAll other ground is sinking sandAll other ground is sinking sand(Edward Mote, … Continue reading

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AND NOW – “A WORD FROM OUR PROPHET!”

AMOS 5:21-24: “I hate all your show and pretense— the hypocrisy of your religious festivals and solemn assemblies. I will not accept your burnt offerings and grain offerings. I won’t even notice all your choice peace offerings. Away with your … Continue reading

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THE MEEKNESS OF WISDOM…

JAMES 3:13: “Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom.” NKJV‭OBSERVATION: What is wisdom? To some, it is learning from others who have more life … Continue reading

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WHAT ABOUT HALLOWEEN?

JAMES 1:26-27: “If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless. Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans … Continue reading

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HANG IN THERE!

HEBREWS 10:35-39: “Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise: “For yet a little while, And … Continue reading

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RELIGION -OR- RELATIONSHIP?

HEBREWS 8:7: “For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second.” NKJV‭‭OBSERVATION: What do you think of when you hear the name, Jesus? Do you think of religion or relationship? Is … Continue reading

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