Devotionals

Praying

Decision Making

September 15th

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind – 2 Timothy 1:7 Fearfulness does not come from God. As children of God, who believe in the perfection and power of Jesus Christ, we don’t need to worry about the future, or fret over circumstances, or be …

Christian Living

September 14th

Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord – Romans 12:11 The word “business” here refers to any responsibility or activity in which we might be engaged, not just career or financial obligations. Paul exhorts us not to be slothful, or lazy, in anything that we do. Whether you are …

Gratitude

September 13th

I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers, hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints – Philemon 4-5 Where does faith in Jesus Christ come from? How does one come to truly love Jesus Christ and Christians? As Paul writes with …

Forgiveness

September 12th

As the elect of God…forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you – Colossians 3:12-13 How must God’s elect respond to God’s gift of salvation to them? How should those who have been themselves forgiven every offense behave, …

Call to Worship

September 11th

Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted – Isaiah 49:13 There is such a sight of God’s beauty and majesty in the grace that has been given, and promised to, God’s people that …

Cross of Christ

September 10th

You, that were…alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight –Colossians 1:21-22 One word with which Paul frequently sums up the accomplishment of the cross is …

Names of God

September 9th

O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand – Isaiah 64:8 God is the father of your very existence. You would not be here if it were not for his creating, sustaining power. You enjoy what Sinclair Ferguson calls the “staggering privilege” …

Prayer

September 8th

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name – Matthew 6:9 Every word of our Lord’s model prayer is remarkable and vital, but it is especially important to notice first what he puts first. He begins with these wonderful and welcoming words: our Father. …

God’s Word

September 7th

Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God – Matthew 4:4 We have to eat to live. Yet, Jesus reminds us (and Satan), food is not all that is needed. You could have all the food in the world and yet remain empty and lifeless. The one thing that truly …

The Gospel Message

September 6th

These are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name – John 20:31 John here gives us the mission statement for his gospel; in it we find an excellent summary of the gospel message. First, the purpose of the gospel …