Everything listed under: devotion

  • Only New Will Do!

    “Create in me a pure heart, O God. Renew an unwavering spirit within me.” (Psalm 51:10 - EHV) Why did so many people who owned an iPhone 7 or 8 quickly run out and buy the new iPhone X when it came out? My guess is that many of them wanted the latest and greatest.   Read More...

  • Jesus Shows Compassion!

    “When he (Jesus) saw the crowds, he was moved with compassion for them, because they were troubled and downcast, like sheep without a shepherd.” (Matthew 9:36 - EHV) Jesus was a busy man. He healed a paralyzed person, a sick woman and two blind men. He raised another man’s daughter from the dead.   Read More...

  • God’s Promises are Always “Yes” in Christ

    For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.  (2 Corinthians 1:20 – EHV) Yes, this edition of “Bytes of Bread” is coming to you at the end of the work-week instead of at the beginning as is customary.   Read More...

  • Drink The Living Water!

    “Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:13-14 - EHV)Boy, is it hot! How many times have we said this over the past few Summer months?   Read More...

  • Chosen for No Reason

    He chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world, so that we would be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 1:4-5 — EHV) Almost every sports league gives out rewards at the end of the season (and sometimes, at the end of big games).   Read More...

  • Wise For Salvation!

    “And that from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is God breathed.” (2 Timothy 3:15-16 - EHV)Do you know who Ken Jennings is? Back in 2004, Ken Jennings won 74 games in a row on Jeopardy which is still the record. Imagine the knowledge that he must have!   Read More...

  • Free From Sin

    The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God. (Isaiah 61:1-2 NIV84) It seems as if every town has a festival of some sort.   Read More...

  • “I Need Jesus My Savior”

    “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.  But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”  (Matthew 14:29-30) EHVHave you ever had times in your life when you thought that you were in complete control -- Times where life was going so well and so smoothly. During these times it is easy to be happy and content, but the real question is how do you handle life wh...  Read More...

  • God is Gracious and Compassionate through his Holy Word

    But Jonah was greatly displeased and became angry. 2 He prayed to the Lord, “O Lord, is this not what I said when I was still at home? That is why I was so quick to flee to Tarshish.   Read More...

  • Why Do I Go To Church?

    How I love your dwelling place, O Lord of Armies. 2 My soul grows weak and even wastes away, as I long for the courtyards of the Lord. My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.   Read More...