Everything listed under: devotion

  • Our Best Isn't Good Enough!

    “You have heard that it was said to people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be subject to judgment. But I tell you that everyone who is angry with his brother without a cause will be subject to judgment, and whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca,’ will have to answer to the Sanhedrin. But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of hell fire.   Read More...

  • How blessed We are that our Sins are forgiven!

    1How blessed is the personwhose rebellion is forgiven,whose sin is covered.2How blessed is the personwhose guilt the Lord does not charge against him,in whose spirit there is no deceit.3When I kept silent, my bones wasted away as I groaned all day long.4For day and night your hand was heavy on me. My moisture was dried up by the droughts of summer. 5I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover up my guilt. I said, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord,...  Read More...

  • Don't Be Afraid!

    "In a furious rage Nebuchadnezzar said to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Then these men were brought before the king. Nebuchadnezzar said to them, “Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, that you do not serve my gods and that you do not worship the golden statue that I set up?   Read More...

  • Live Differently

    This is how we know that we have known him: if we keep his commands. 4The one who says, “I know him,” but does not keep his commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him. (1 John 2:3-4 –EHV)We spend much of our lives trying to fit in. When we were younger we wanted to do what everyone else is doing—and be where everyone else was.   Read More...

  • The Beast Within

    "Certainly we know that the law is spiritual, but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. 15 For I do not understand what I am doing, because I do not keep doing what I want. Instead, I do what I hate.   Read More...

  • Faith is Necessary

    " Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned." (Mark 16:16 - EHV) This past Sunday, as we celebrated the Baptism of our Lord, we talked about all the blessings the Lord gives us through our baptisms. And there are many: 1. Through baptism the Lord washes away our sins and forgives us (Acts 2:38; Acts 22:16); 2.   Read More...

  • Go Big Or Go Home!

    "He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, but not only ours, but also for the whole world." (1 John 2:2 - EHV)“Go big or go home.” That motto reflects a character that we tend to admire in people. This character says that doing just enough to get by isn’t good enough. These types of individuals are not satisfied unless they give everything they have and do something spectacular.Athletes will do this as they give their all and leave everything on the field.   Read More...

  • Christmas Changes Everything!

    “The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.” (Matthew 2:20 - EHV)There are a few events in our lives that change who we are and what we think is important. How many of you can remember where you were or what you were doing when you heard that the Twin Towers in New York had been attacked? I can still remember standing in school watching it on TV, because it was happening just as the school day was beginni...  Read More...

  • The Significance of Bethlehem

    But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, from you, will go out the one who will be the ruler for me in Israel. His goings forth are from the beginning, from the days of eternity. (Micah 5:2 —EHV)One of our Favorite Christmas carols is “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” Another popular carol is, “Once in Royal David’s City.” Both hymns recount how the Christ-child was born in Bethlehem. But have you ever stopped to think, why...  Read More...

  • Every Word of Scripture is True

    The sum of your word is truth. All your righteous judgment is eternal. (Psalm 119:160 —EHV)As Christians we know and believe that all of God’s Word is true. The words of Scripture are God-breathed (2 Timothy 3:16) for he carried along the writers of the Bible to write what they did (2 Peter 1:21).   Read More...