Devotional

Spiritual Wisdom And Understanding

Spiritual Wisdom And Understanding

Colossians 1:10-12

Paul wrote his letter to the Colossians to show that Jesus is sufficient to supply every need of the believer. In the opening verses, Paul wrote that the Colossians had a reputation for great faith in Jesus Christ – their love, hope, and hunger for the Gospel was bearing fruit and had been growing “since […]

The Good Deeds of Faith

The Good Deeds of Faith

James 2:15-17

In the last several messages we have considered the grace of God in relation to our Christian walk and also as the foundation for how we interact with others. However, the area which probably causes the most contention is the role of grace in Salvation. Unfortunately, this debate is largely due to various sides not […]

Grace In Others

Grace In Others

Galatians 1:6-8

In the last two messages, we have considered the grace of God in our Salvation as well as in our daily Christian walk. Anytime we add requirements to genuine faith, we have strayed from the true gospel message. We certainly need to be challenged as to what faith really means and how a saving faith […]

His Amazing Grace

His Amazing Grace

Galatians 5:6

In the message “Strong In His Grace” we considered God’s grace in the process of Salvation and saw we can do nothing to earn a right standing in His eyes. Our Heavenly Father freely gave and poured out His love when He sent Jesus; “But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While […]

Strong In His Grace

Strong In His Grace

2 Timothy 2:1

When we are brought to the point of belief – the point where we see our sin, desire to change, and acknowledge God’s Son as our only way to eternal life – we ask, in faith, for Jesus to forgive our sins and be our Savior. At that very moment, the grace of God abounds, […]

Be Prepared To Follow

Be Prepared To Follow

Jeremiah 12:5

We are often reminded of our need to pray and study God’s Word. These essential disciplines allow us to abide in the presence of God and “hear” when He calls; they are also necessary for strengthening our faith in order to obediently follow where He leads. God’s Word encourages us that when He calls, He […]

Free In The Fire

Free In The Fire

Daniel 3:25

King Nebuchadnezzar made a large statue of gold and commanded that everyone must worship the statue whenever they heard the royal music; they must worship the statue, or face terrible consequences! “Whoever does not fall down and worship will immediately be thrown into a blazing furnace” (Daniel 3:6). Daniel’s friends, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, were […]

How To Guard His Deposit

How To Guard His Deposit

Deuteronomy 11:17-20

In the message “Guard The Good Deposit” we saw the importance of protecting what God places on our heart. He often gives us moments of Divine intimacy as a taste of the life He desires for us – a life of continual passion for God; a life where all our thoughts, words, and deeds become […]

Guard The Good Deposit

Guard The Good Deposit

2 Timothy 1:13-14

In the messages “Covenant of Worship” and “A Broken Covenant” we were encouraged to make a covenant (which we resolve not to break) to worship God with all our heart for the rest of our days. I pray we accept this challenge and make a decision to commit our lives to Him without any reservation. […]

Continue To Seek

Continue To Seek

Matthew 7:7-8

As Jesus was speaking to a Pharisee named Nicodemus, He said, “no one can see the Kingdom of God unless he is born again” (John 3:3). He then explained being “born again” as a spiritual birth which occurs when we believe; “whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). EVERYONE […]

A Broken Covenant

A Broken Covenant

Hosea 6:6-7

In the message “Covenant of Worship” we were encouraged to make a covenant to love the Lord and worship Him with all our heart. This covenant must be viewed as a pledge or binding agreement which directs all our actions. God gives many examples of covenants in His Word, and nowhere does He allow for […]

Covenant of Worship

Covenant of Worship

2 Chronicles 15:12,15

In the message “An Unknown God” we were encouraged to live a life of sincere love and faithful service while we worship a God we truly know and adore. But this type of consistent life, where our daily activities match what we profess to believe, does not come easily or initially feel natural. Living such […]