DEVOTION: Stand Therefore

Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist when the times are evil, and after you have done everything, to stand firm.Ephesians 6:13 When we talk about the armor of God it is customary to hear the shield of faith and the sword of the Spirit get... Continue Reading →

DEVOTION: The Blood of Jesus

I woke up at five this morning and had thoughts of the blood of Jesus. It seemed unusual to me to be thinking specifically about the blood of Jesus so early in the morning. My next thought was, that I should read Spurgeon's book on the power of the blood today. I got my phone... Continue Reading →

Devotion: Portion and Promise

"Adonai is my portion. I promised to guard Your words." Psalm 119:57 "In Him every need is met, whether in life or in death. With God as your portion you are rich indeed, for He will supply your need, comfrot your heart, relieve your grief, guide your steps, walk with you in a dark valley,... Continue Reading →

Devotion: Diligence

"Make every effort to present yourself before God as tried and true, as an unashamed worker cutting a straight path with the word of truth."2 Timothy 2:15 Understanding Scripture in its context is important. We need to get the story right, and we need to understand that all of Scripture points to Jesus. In studying... Continue Reading →

DEVOTION: Life

“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, and before you were born, I set you apart— I appointed you prophet to the nations.”Jeremiah 1:5 It's amazing to think about these words to the Prophet Jeremiah. Before God formed Jeremiah in the womb, He had already set his course. Proverbs 16:9 tells us... Continue Reading →

Devotion: Trust

"It is better to take refuge in Adonai than to trust in princes."Psalm 118:9 "Do not put your trust in princes— in man, in whom there is no salvation."Psalm 146:3 How many times do we find ourselves putting our trust in a politician's promises, a business bargin, or even a pastor's proclamation, only to be let... Continue Reading →

Devotion: Rest

"Come to Me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and ‘you will find rest for your souls.’ 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”Matthew 11:28‭-‬30 Come to Me, were the first... Continue Reading →

Devotion: Courage

"Have I not commanded you? Chazak! Be strong! Do not be terrified or dismayed, for Adonai your God is with you wherever you go.”Joshua 1:9 Just as Joshua was commanded to be strong and courageous, Timothy was instructed not to let anyone look down on him because of his young age. 1 Timothy 4:12-13 " Let no one look... Continue Reading →

Devotion: Persecution

"For Messiah’s sake, then, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in distresses, in persecutions, in calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong."2 Corinthians 12:10 Yesterday Grace Life Church in Alberta, Canada met in an undisclosed location after the government put three fences around the church building and put locked chains around the... Continue Reading →

Morning Devotion: Renewed

"Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect."Romans 12:2 The only way our minds can be renewed is by spending time in the Word. It's easy for us as Christians... Continue Reading →

Ascension

"And while blessing them, He departed from them and was taken up into heaven."Luke 24:51 After His resurrection, Jesus appeared to many people, including His disciples, and He opened the Scripture to them so that they could see that they spoke of Him. The Ascension wasn't the end of Jesus's work; redemption was accomplished, but... Continue Reading →

Silent Saturday

Scripture doesn't say much about what happened between the crucifixion and the resurrection. We do know the disciples hid themselves. Can you imagine their fear? Their Rabbi had died, the man they spent three years with - crucified by the Romans because of jealous religious leaders. Except, the truth is, no one killed Jesus, He... Continue Reading →

Thursday Devotion: The Last Super

"for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the removal of sins."Matthew 26:28 The Passover is an annual festival the Jews celebrate every year commemorating their deliverance from bondage in Egypt. The disciples were arguing about who was the greatest and waiting to get the Passover meal underway.... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Devotion: Jesus’ Authority Questioned

"For they no longer dared to question Him about anything."Luke 20:40 Countless times throughout His ministry, Jesus was questioned by the Pharisees, Sadducees, and other leaders. But as the time of Jesus's death drew near, everyone ramped up their questions. From asking about commandments, taxes, and the resurrection of the dead (which the Sadducees didn't... Continue Reading →

Tuesday Devotion: Cornerstone

"Haven’t you read this Scripture? ‘The stone which the builders rejected, this has become the chief cornerstone." - Mark 12:10 Today, read Mark 11:12-12:12. Jesus explains why the fig tree withered and tells a parable about a vineyard. Both of these illustrations share the story of rejection God has felt through the centuries. Israel continually... Continue Reading →

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