DEVOTION: Stand Therefore

Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Ephesians 6:13 ESV When we talk about the armor of God it is customary to hear the shield of faith and the sword of the Spirit get most of the emphasis.... 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

" You are my portion, O Lord; I have said that I would keep Your words." - Psalm 119:57 NKJV "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... Continue Reading →

Devotion: Diligence

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.2 Timothy 2:15 NKJV 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 Scripture,... Continue Reading →

DEVOTION: Life

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”Jeremiah 1:5 NKJV 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 that a man can plan... Continue Reading →

Devotion: Trust

"It is better to trust in the Lord Than to put confidence in princes." - Psalm 118:9 NKJV "Do not put your trust in princes, Nor in a son of man, in whom there is no help." - Psalm 146:3 NKJV How many times do we find ourselves putting our trust in a politician's promises, a business bargain, or even a pastor's... Continue Reading →

Devotion: Rest

"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly 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 NKJV Come to Me, were the first words on my mind a few... Continue Reading →

Devotion: Courage

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9 NKJV). 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... Continue Reading →

Devotion: Persecution

"Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong." - 2 Corinthians 12:10 NKJV 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... Continue Reading →

Devotion: Renewed

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

Ascension

"Now it came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and carried up into heaven."Luke 24:51 NKJV 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... Continue Reading →

Silent Saturday

Scripture doesn't say much about what happened between the crucifixion and the resurrection. We do know the disciples hid. 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 gave... Continue Reading →

Thursday Devotion: The Last Super

 "For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission 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. But this Passover would be... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Devotion: Jesus’ Authority Questioned

" But after that they dared not question Him anymore."Luke 20:40 NKJV 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

"Have you not even read this Scripture: ‘The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone." - Mark 12:10 NKJV 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.... Continue Reading →

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