Devotional

Reaping The Whirlwind

Reaping The Whirlwind

Hosea 8:7

The spiritual decline of God’s chosen people, as detailed in the Old Testament, includes some of the saddest passages in the Bible. God dearly loved the children of Israel, but they continually rejected Him and turned away. God appointed King David to unite the nation and focus their worship on the One True God. David […]

His Devoted Slave

His Devoted Slave

Romans 6:20-22

We often consider our need to more fully submit our life to God and the leading of His Spirit, to place our life in His hands and release our “self” control. We desire to be in His perfect will and serve Him with all our heart. But does our desire to serve go so far […]

Nothing Can Compare

Nothing Can Compare

Genesis 15:4-5

In the message “Calling God A Liar” we saw how the way we live directly reflects our true belief. If we do not follow His commands and trust His promises, we do not believe His Word and have effectively called God a liar. But as we draw near and give ourselves more fully into His […]

An Active Love

An Active Love

1 John 3:16-18

In the message “So We May Know” we looked at some indicators of a “born again” life. We saw that such a life should be characterized by love; “we know that we have passed from death to life, because we love our brothers” (1 John 3:14). Although loving others will not save us, John forcefully […]

Calling God A Liar

Calling God A Liar

1 John 5:10

God desires that we know Him in an intimate and personal relationship. He has therefore revealed Himself and provided a way to know Him through the life and sacrifice of His Son; “Anyone who has seen Me has seen the Father… Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is […]

So We May Know

So We May Know

1 John 5:11-13

In the message “Imperishable Seed” we saw our need to plant a message of truth; “no one can see the Kingdom of God unless he is born again” (John 3:3). The Word is clear: only those who have been born of the Spirit by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sin, […]

Imperishable Seed

Imperishable Seed

1 Peter 1:23

In the message “Scatter The Seed” we considered our call to “scatter” God’s Word to as many people as possible without becoming preoccupied with the condition of the soil. We also saw how our technique or ability has little to do with yielding a spiritual harvest; all growth is by the grace of God and […]

Scatter The Seed

Scatter The Seed

Luke 8:5-8

In the message “Plant and Water” we considered our call to join God in His work by planting the seed of His truth and watering with encouragement at every opportunity. We were also reminded to keep our focus on God as we “work” since He is the One Who makes all things grow. We see […]

Plant and Water

Plant and Water

1 Corinthians 3:6

In the message “God’s Thermal of Encouragement” we saw how God promises to lift up those who hope and trust in Him. His promise of encouragement does not depend on the difficulty or darkness of our situation. No matter how hopeless our circumstances may appear, His promise remains and we must trust Him with all […]

Knowing Christ

Knowing Christ

Philippians 3:10

The Apostle Paul had a definite passion to serve God. Even before his conversion on the road to Damascus, Paul strictly observed God’s law; “as for legalistic righteousness, faultless” (Philippians 3:6). But after being confronted by Jesus, his focus forever changed; his passion remained, but his every desire now centered around faith in Jesus and […]

God’s Thermal of Encouragement

God’s Thermal of Encouragement

Isaiah 40:29-31

Many of us have experienced that low spiritual valley where we thought the sun would never shine again. Some were sent quickly into the valley by a very specific event. Others drifted slowly to the bottom and can’t say by what path they arrived. In either case, we wandered in this gloom until something began […]

A Childlike Amazement

A Childlike Amazement

Matthew 18:3

In the message “Remember The Basics” we saw the importance of returning often to the fundamental truths of our faith. We are called to grow and mature, but never to “grow” such that we are led away from the simple and unchanging truth: God loves us so much that He provided a way to restore […]