Devotionals

Praying

Prayer

November 8th

Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him – Acts 12:5 Pain, sorrow, and loss drive us to prayer — and to a turning point — here in this story, and always. James is beheaded by Herod and Peter is awaiting his execution in jail… but prayer …

God’s Word

November 7th

The scripture cannot be broken – John 10:35 The Word of God is a unified and faultless body of truth. It cannot be broken, as Jesus reminds his audience; it cannot be properly taught or accepted in parts. It cannot be broken up in order to pit one verse or truth against another. They all stand or …

The Gospel Message

November 6th

He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God – John 3:18 Here is a crystal clear description of the justified sinner, from the lips of Jesus himself, as well as a depiction of the …

Salvation

November 5th

When we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly – Romans 5:6 Salvation is for the helpless, the powerless, the needy. If Christ had waited until people were good enough, strong enough, or willing enough to be saved, he would never have come. This is the first lesson of …

Repentance

November 4th

In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth – 2 Timothy 2:25 There is something here to be learned for those who might admonish others , for those who are admonished , and an objective and God-glorifying …

Sin and Its Effects

November 3rd

Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone – Hosea 4:17 This is one of the saddest statements in Scripture. The people of Ephraim had become so attached to their idols that God finally says, “Let them alone.” In one sense, this command may relate to the prophet Hosea’s interactions with these …

Sovereignty of God

November 2nd

We have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will – Ephesians 1:11 It is unsettling, to some degree, for us to realize that God is actively engaged in His creation and is working everything after the counsel …

God & His Attributes

November 1st

The God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you – 1 Peter 5:10 God is “the God all grace.” The first and primary example of grace Peter gives us is that God has “called us unto …

Seven Sayings From the Cross

October 31st

When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost – John 19:30 Here is lesson number six from Jesus on the cross: the most important thing in your life is God’s will for your life; you are not finished until you can say, like Jesus, …

Future Things

October 30th

Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven – Acts 1:11 Five times in this first chapter of Acts the literal visibility of Christ’s ascension is emphasized. There is …