Devotionals

Praying

Future Things

August 30th

The Lord himself shall descend from heaven…and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord – 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 Paul gives us here one of the …

Women of Faith

August 29th

[Apollos] began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly – Acts 18:26 Apollos was a preacher who is described by Luke as being “an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures,” as well as …

Men of Faith

August 28th

I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfill all my will – Acts 13:22 God seems to indicate that when he looks at the heart of David, he is reminded of his own heart . What does this mean? What does it mean to have a heart after God’s own heart? Is it …

Death and Dying

August 27th

The trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed – 1 Corinthians 15:52Christian, this promise applies to you. If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, then one day you will be eternally and beautifully transformed. All we have ever known has been sin inside …

Youth and Old Age

August 26th

For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him – Genesis 21:2 Abraham was 100 years old when his son Isaac was born. Sarah, Abraham’s wife, was well past her child-bearing years when Isaac was conceived. It is evident that no one was more …

Evangelism

August 25th

He commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead – Acts 10:42 Is this the message that your church, your Bible teachers, your ministry is preaching to the people? Are you proclaiming that God has appointed Jesus …

Comfort

August 24th

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted – Matthew 5:4 Jesus is clearly not speaking here of every kind of mourning, some of which is due to the natural consequences of sinful living in a sinful world. Rather, he speaks of those who mourn for their sins, in repentance, recognizing …

Jesus Our Example

August 23rd

He… was subject unto [his parents] – Luke 2:51 Young people, you may sometimes feel as though your parents do not understand you. Neither did Jesus’ parents understand him. In fact, the verse before (50) specifically mentions “they did not understand” what Jesus was saying to them. You may …

Facing Temptation

August 22nd

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it – 1 Corinthians 10:13 Although this verse is speaking of every …

Strength and Encouragement

August 21st

Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong – 1 Corinthians 16:13 As Paul concludes his first, and scathing, letter to the church at Corinth, he leaves them with a rapid-fire set of short directives. “Watch!” Paul says. You have already succumbed to many of Satan’s lies and …