Devotional

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 […]

Remember The Basics

Remember The Basics

2 Peter 1:12-13

As we continue down God’s path of sanctification, “being transformed into His likeness” (2 Corinthians 3:18), moving from milk to solid food (Hebrews 5:12), and growing in grace and “all spiritual wisdom and understanding” (Colossians 1:9), it’s wise to return often to the basics of our faith. As we learn more of our Heavenly Father […]

All His Energy

All His Energy

Colossians 1:29

When the Apostle Paul met Jesus on the road to Damascus, his life was forever changed. Prior to meeting Jesus, Paul was “breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples” (Acts 9:1). After the encounter with Jesus, and being filled with the Holy Spirit, Paul “began to preach in the synagogues that Jesus is the […]

Our Unconditional Love

Our Unconditional Love

Habakkuk 3:17-18

When we become a Child of God, through faith in Jesus for the forgiveness of sin, He loves us in spite of our failures – in spite of the way we stumble and sometimes fall. But what type of love do we give in return? Do we have a continual love which remains through good […]

Walk Humbly

Walk Humbly

Micah 6:8

Seven hundred years before Jesus walked the earth, the prophet Micah wrote words given to him by God, words that tell what God expects from His Children. Micah 6:8 “He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to […]

All For His Glory

All For His Glory

Genesis 1:1

A few years ago I visited a planetarium and remember coming away with a renewed wonder of God’s creation. I saw many pictures taken from large telescopes and even many taken from space. The stars are fascinating! I’ve often looked into the night sky and wondered about God’s promise to Abraham: “‘Look up at the […]