Devotionals

Praying

Gratitude

January 13th

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you – 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Our immediate response may be, “In every thing? I can understand giving thanks for family and jobs and air conditioning and modern medicine; but how can I give thanks when I lose loved …

Forgiveness

January 12th

I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name’s sake – 1 John 2:12 You are a sinner. Your thoughts, your actions, and your words are all tainted with selfishness, pride, and idolatry. You need forgiveness. By whom do you need to be forgiven? While you may have …

Call to Worship

January 11th

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory for ever and ever – 1 Timothy 1:17 Worship God, first of all, because he is the King eternal. He always has been and always will be the sovereign of the universe. He never relinquishes his throne, at any time or …

Cross of Christ

January 10th

Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin – Romans 6:6 When you by faith look at Jesus on the cross, do you see yourself perhaps in the place of those who stood far away from the gruesome scene, observing …

Names of God

January 9th

I will raise unto David a righteous Branch… and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS – Jeremiah 23:5-6 Jesus Christ perfectly kept the law, from beginning to end. When Moses recorded the first five books of the Bible, then, he was not so much laying down the law …

Prayer

January 8th

When ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses – Mark 11:25 The only way any prayer is ever heard is through the righteous imputation and intercession of Jesus Christ. Yet it is Jesus who here reminds us that …

God’s Word

January 7th

Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away – Matthew 24:35 “Nothing lasts forever.” We have become so used to the reality of this cliche that we have many times, even as Christians, unconsciously applied this earthly maxim to eternal things. But Jesus would have us remember …

The Gospel Message

January 6th

We pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him – 2 Corinthians 5:20-21 Here is the gospel in a nutshell. First, God made Jesus sin itself — Jesus who had never sinned in his life. …

Salvation

January 5th

He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned – Mark 16:16 Jesus describes two groups of people, and he gives each assurance of the end they can expect for their current course of life. Jesus has commissioned his disciples to go into all the world, …

Repentance

January 4th

Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins – Acts 2:38 Perhaps forgiveness is not one of your felt needs. You may have so completely immersed yourself in the relativism and self-justification of your culture that you have numbed yourself to the …