Devotionals

Praying

Prayer

August 8th

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: for every one that asketh receiveth – Matthew 7:7-8 Ask. Seek. Knock. Each of these verbs is dynamic, energetic. True prayer is not a lethargic experience; it is a vigorous participation in the plan of …

God’s Word

August 7th

Take the…sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God – Ephesians 6:17 Notice that the Bible, God’s Word, is called the sword “of the Spirit.” Not only is it a weapon, but it is a weapon forged by God himself. This is why God’s Word is so powerful. Satan only retreats before the Almighty; he has …

The Gospel Message

August 6th

Through [Jesus’] name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins – Acts 10:43 As Peter here shares with Cornelius the basic truths of the gospel, he declares that Jesus of Nazareth (a real man whose home town was just 25 miles away) was unjustly crucified, arose then from the dead …

Salvation

August 5th

She took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons – Genesis 3:6-7When Adam and Eve listened to the serpent and …

Repentance

August 4th

God…commandeth all men everywhere to repent: because he hath appointed a day, in which he will judge the world –Acts 17:30-31 Maybe you have always thought that Christianity was only for Christians, that you are either a religious person or you are not. But, in fact, the God who created you demands …

Sin and Its Effects

August 3rd

Thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked   -- Revelation 3:17 Dr. Paul Brand dedicated much of his life to investigating the disease of leprosy in India. Anyone could see that …

Sovereignty of God

August 2nd

The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will -- Proverbs 21:1 Jesus Christ is not only the King of kings, and the Lord of lords – He is the President of presidents, the Sovereign over every sovereign. He rules in every place, no matter …

God and His Attributes

August 1st

Mercy shall be built up forever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens – Psalm 89:2 The Scriptures abound with declarations that God is faithful. Since we live in a world that is constantly changing and face many disappointments along the way, it is reassuring to be reminded of …

Seven Sayings From the Cross

July 31st

About the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? – Matthew 27:46 The fourth lesson we learn from Christ on the cross is this: Believer, God will never forsake you. You may be thinking, “How does Jesus …

Future Things

July 30th

The fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death – Revelation 21:8 A recent Gallup poll found that Americans are far more …