Devotionals

Praying

Patience and Hope

April 19th

We glory in tribulations also; knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience, and experience, hope – Romans 5:3-4 When we are suffering physically or passing through a time of great trial, it doesn’t seem possible that any good could ever come out of it. Yet Paul says we glory …

Church Life

April 18th

Let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together – Hebrews 10:24-25a A church cannot exist without believers who are committed to meeting together for prayer, service, accountability, and biblical instruction. While this seems a …

Serving Others

April 17th

We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves – Romans 15:1 When was the last time you saw a commercial or advertisement expressing this idea: “you should not try to just please yourself, but should be concerned for the welfare and care of others”? …

Marriage and Family

April 16th

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord – Ephesians 5:22 The idea of submission, in any form or under any circumstances, has become repulsive to our Western, self-centered society. Employees no longer consider it their duty to cheerfully submit to their employers, …

Decision Making

April 15th

Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil – 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 The standard by which we are to accept or reject every idea, emotion, or opportunity is whether it is “good” or “evil.” No middle ground is mentioned. How do we know what is good and what …

Christian Living

April 14th

Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also – Matthew 6:21 How you handle money reveals a lot about your spiritual condition. If your treasure is on earth and you are focused on accumulating more and more material things, it is evident there is a heart problem. It is easy to be influenced …

Gratitude

April 13th

Give thanks unto the Lord; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people – Psalm 105:1 Cultivating a thankful heart is the key to overcoming discouragement, grief, pain, or discontentment. If we develop the habit of counting our blessings then we, like Paul, can learn to be content—even …

Forgiveness

April 12th

Their sins and iniquities will I remember no more – Hebrews 10:17 God is everywhere in the Bible affirmed to be omniscient, which means all-knowing. There is nothing that goes on in the universe that he is not aware of, there is nothing that has happened or that will happen that he does not know. …

Call to Worship

April 11th

O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker – Psalm 95:6 Throughout Scripture we are called to worship the Lord in various ways and by various means. We are called to give thanks, praise, and power to our God. But the practice of all of these commands and …

Cross of Christ

April 10th

God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world – Galatians 6:14 It is one of the most majestic ironies of history that the very cross on which Jesus died has become the event in which his followers glory… to …