Daily Devotion

THE HEART OF THE MATTER

THE HEART OF THE MATTER

John does not give us any genealogy, no birth narrative, no manger scene, he just cuts to the heart of the matter when he introduces the book with the statement that in the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God and the Word was God.  And if that is not...

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UNDERSTANDING THE SCRIPTURES

UNDERSTANDING THE SCRIPTURES

In Luke 24:44-46 Jesus reminds His disciples of all that He has taught them concerning His fulfilling all that was written in the 3 major divisions of the Old Testament, namely the Law, the Prophets, and the Psalms.  He tells them that this fulfillment was a...

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WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR TRUTH?

WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR TRUTH?

Jesus on the road to Emmaus gave these privileged disciples a short course on finding Christ in the Old Testament. Can you imagine being a part of what they heard?  Every part of Scripture points to Jesus, from the beginning to the end.  He may have explained to...

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HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD!

HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD!

The Psalmist Asaph was discouraged and so he began to reflect on how great God is.  He concentrated on all the good things God had done for His people in the past.  This is how we grow in our faith, we remember the past and know that God will be good to us and help...

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SUCH A GREAT HOPE

SUCH A GREAT HOPE

2 Samuel 12:16-23 is a great hope for those who have lost little children who have not yet come to the age of accountability where they have had a chance to receive or reject Christ as Savior. In this section we see David praying and fasting in the hopes that the...

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THE JUST FOR THE UNJUST

THE JUST FOR THE UNJUST

Notice in this section that Pilate says He nor Herod found any fault in Jesus.  Yet, who do the people want released, but a murderer named Barabbas.  His name means son of the Father, so the murdering son of the father is released in place of JESUS THE TRUE SON OF...

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GOD’S WAY OR MY WAY?

GOD’S WAY OR MY WAY?

God has only one way of doing things, that is the way He prescribes.  Oftentimes we try to accomplish God’s will using whatever methods we think best or worst of all we do it like the world would do it.  When God wants something done He wants it done the way He...

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PLEASING TO GOD

PLEASING TO GOD

In 2 Samuel Chapters 3-5 we see how David grows stronger and stronger and eventually becomes the King over all of Israel and rules for 40 years.  It was not God’s plan for them to have a king, but if they were to have a king it should be a man like David who wanted...

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ARE YOU READY?

ARE YOU READY?

In Luke 22 we see Jesus telling the disciples all that they would go through leading up to and after His death on the cross.  He also says that they will deny Him. Peter says he will never do that, but will die for Jesus.  We know that Jesus says Peter will deny...

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ARE YOU RIGHT WITH GOD?

ARE YOU RIGHT WITH GOD?

It never ceases to amaze me how people can sit in a church all their life if it is preaching the true Gospel and never become a true believer in Christ.  Yet, here we see Judas who has been with Jesus for three years, has seen all that Jesus has done, heard all...

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COMPLETELY TRUSTING IN GOD

COMPLETELY TRUSTING IN GOD

In Luke 21 right after the woman gives in the temple, the disciples comment on the beauty of the temple and Jesus begins to tell them that the temple and all will be destroyed.  He gives them the signs of what is going to happen and a way to determine it is...

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GIVING GOD ALL THAT WE SHOULD

GIVING GOD ALL THAT WE SHOULD

This familiar story in Luke 21 gives us a few things we should take away from it.  First, it is not how much you give, it is the heart with which you give it.  Secondly, did that gift you gave cost you anything?  In other words, was it something that you sacrificed...

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