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Devotionals by Dr. Jeff Schreve


Where is He who has been born King of the Jews?  For we saw His star in the east, and have come to worship Him.  Matthew 2:2

Recently, I read about a skeleton found in the attic of an old dormitory at Texas A&M University.  The skeleton was in a crouched position, found behind some old filing cabinets.  After some research university officials found out that skeleton was the remains of Ralph Schmidtt, the Hide and Seek champion from 1949.  I think old Ralph may have carried the game a bit too far, don’t you? 

Seriously, do you remember playing Hide and Seek as a kid?  I sure do.  Growing up with three sisters and two brothers, we played that game a lot.  It was great fun… especially when you were “it” and finally found someone.  The game lost its luster if all of the hiders were like old Ralph – impossible to find. 


Did you know that God likes to play Hide and Seek?  He hides and wants us to seek after Him… but He purposely does not hide all that well.  You see, He wants us to find Him.  He says in Jeremiah 29:13, “And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.”   

The magi (wise men in Matthew 2) traveled many miles seeking the King of the Jews.  Some suppose that these men came from Babylon and traveled as far as 1000 miles to see Jesus and worship Him.  When they arrived in Jerusalem, they were told that the Christ was to be born in Bethlehem, only five miles to the south. 

Amazingly, as they departed for the last five miles of their 1000 mile trek, not one scribe or Pharisee or chief priest or religious leader even bothered to come with them and check out their story.  Their long awaited Messiah was supposedly born, and not one person joined the search.  Why not?  They were too busy “doing church” and going about the demands of their lives to take the time to go five miles to Bethlehem.  They were too busy to seek Him… and after all, they did not really believe they would find Him anyway… so why bother?      


Are you too busy to seek Him?  Do you think it is a waste of time and an exercise in futility?  Nothing could be further from the truth. 

Jesus wants you to seek Him with all your heart and start making Him the priority of your life.  He wants you to start your day in His Word.  He wants you to call Him up in prayer upon awakening… and then never hang up the line (that is what it means to pray without ceasing).  He wants you to search for Him like you would search for a valuable diamond lost in your house. 

If you will seek Him like that, you will find Him.  He wants you to find Him.  Imagine that… finding the great God of the universe who has all power and loves you with all His heart.  

May you find this Christmas, not the gift under the tree, but the God who hung on a tree just for you!!


Pastor Jeff Schreve,
From His Heart Ministries

Dr. Jeff Schreve believes that no matter how badly you may have messed up in life, God still loves you and has a wonderful plan just for you. From His Heart provides real truth, love and hope on over 700 radio stations each day, in 182 countries each week on TV, and is always available online.  Pastor Jeff takes no income from this ministry. All donations go to furthering the broadcast outreach. As a listener/viewer supported ministry, we thank you for joining with us to help speak the truth in love to a lost and hurting world. Go to for more information.



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From His Heart Ministries is the TV, Radio and Internet broadcast outreach of Dr. Jeff Schreve who believes that no matter how badly you have messed up in life, God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life. We’re on mission to help a new generation discover their creator through the preaching of the compassionate, relevant, yet uncompromised truth of the Gospel. Pastor Jeff speaks the truth in love with clear biblical content combined with engaging, personal stories. His messages are filled with life-giving principles for everyday living and eternal assurance.

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About Dr. Jeff Schreve

Jeff's life has been radically changed by Jesus Christ.
Growing up in a church-going home, Jeff learned a lot about God, but he did not know God. He believed in Jesus in the same way he believed in George Washington: he knew Jesus was real, but had not personally met Him. All this changed one night after a Young Life meeting when he was alone in his bedroom. There Jeff saw his need for Christ and His forgiveness and surrendered his life to Jesus.

As a student at the University of Texas, Jeff grew in his Christian life. He graduated with a degree in business and moved back home to Houston, Texas to start a career in business. There he met his future wife, Debbie, at a single's group meeting at Champion Forest Baptist Church. They were married in 1986 and have been blessed with a wonderful relationship and three awesome daughters and two beautiful grandchildren.

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After spending 13 years as a chemical salesman, God called Dr. Schreve to preach. He left his secure position and moved his family to North Carolina to attend Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. It was a scary and difficult move to make ... but it was one of the best decisions they have ever made. One year later, God called them to serve on staff at Champion Forest Baptist Church. In 2000, he completed his Master of Divinity degree graduating from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He graduated with a Doctor of Ministry degree in 2014 from Southeastern Seminary.

Jeff Schreve has been the senior Pastor of First Baptist Texarkana in 2003, a growing and exciting church with 4500+ members.

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