Devotionals

Praying

Redemption and Propitiation: Salvation's Cost (to God)

April 22nd

Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his …

Grace: Salvation's Cost (to us)

April 21st

Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. Rom. 3:24 By our sin we have not only become indebted to God, but we have become indebted to him with a debt that we cannot pay.   Salvation therefore cannot come to us by way of us paying for it.  We cannot merit …

How to fight discouragement (Part 3)

April 20th

Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God. 2 Tim. 1:8 As we look at the reasons Paul gives to Timothy not to give up on the faith, perhaps the greatest reason is the faith …

How to fight discouragement (Part 2

April 19th

Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God. 2 Tim. 1:8 We are looking at ways the apostle Paul encouraged Timothy to fight discouragement in his walk with the Lord. Though he …

How to fight discouragement (Part 1)

April 18th

Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God. 2 Tim. 1:8 There were multiple reasons for Timothy to have become fearful in his office as a minister of the gospel. One was the …

Rejoice evermore

April 17th

Rejoice evermore. 1 Thess. 5:16 It isn't hard to be told to rejoice when things are going well for us. But this is a command, and the modifier "evermore" alerts us to the fact that it is God's will for us to rejoice even when the lines have not fallen for us in goodly places. And this can be hard. …

Ask great things of God

April 16th

Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power. 2 Thess. 1:11 In today's devotional, I want to consider the phrase, "and fulfill all the good pleasure of his goodness." …

Sinners forgiven

April 15th

Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. Heb. 9:12 The redemption that Christ accomplishes is complete. There is nothing that we can do to add to what he has already done. No amount of fasting, …

More and more

April 14th

Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more. 1 Thess. 4:1 "More and more," let this be our watchword today! Let us not be content with what we have done, nor rest …

The importance of the church

April 13th

And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved. Acts 2:47 Though I may be wrong, I think few Christians would deny that the Church is important.  However, when you ask some people what they think the Church is, it becomes clear that what they think the Church is, and what God says …

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