Devotionals

Praying

Christian Living

December 14th

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me – Galatians 2:20 I am dead, but I am still living, Paul says. My old, sinful nature was …

Gratitude

December 13th

Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight. – Luke 10:21 Jesus is rejoicing. Jesus is expressing gratitude to …

Forgiveness

December 12th

His lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not everyone his brother their trespasses – Matthew 18:34-35 When someone asked Jesus what the great …

Call to Worship

December 11th

To the only wise God, our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever – Jude 25 We are called here to worship God with unending doxology. And we are given several reminders of His worthiness of that worship. First, we are reminded that God is the only wise God. There is no …

Cross of Christ

December 10th

We preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; but unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God – 1 Corinthians 1:23-24 What was the subject of the apostles’ message? Christ crucified . Why? Not merely …

Names of God

December 9th

Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel – Isaiah 41:14 Exodus is the oldest account in history of emancipation efforts, and interestingly it is God who is undertaking the task. God says to Israel, as they are under …

Prayer

December 8th

When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple – Jonah 2:7 Prayer can take us from hell to heaven in the blink of an eye. Here Jonah had run away from God, disobeying the command to preach to Israel’s enemies in the city of Nineveh. …

God’s Word

December 7th

Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven – Matthew 5:19 The kingdom of God is not impressed by the …

The Gospel Message

December 6th

By him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses – Acts 13:39 By him (Jesus Christ) all that believe are justified. To be justified means to be declared completely righteous, innocent before the law of God. It is as if you had never …

Salvation

December 5th

This is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day – John 6:40 Jesus came to accomplish the will of his Father (verse 38). This “will” then, which Jesus describes for us, is not merely …