Posts with the category “bible-devotionals”

Living a Grace-Full Life
by Pastor Jeff Seward on November 30th, 2023
Every day the Lord reveals His amazing grace as unmerited favor, lovingkindness, mercy, and forgiveness. Paul could wish for nothing. . .  Read More
Sharing Christ
by Danny Sathyadass on November 29th, 2023
As in Acts 2, the sequence of events here in Acts 3 is very similar. Let this serve as an inspiration to help us spread the good news of Christ. . .  Read More
We are Witnesses
by Danny Sathyadass on November 28th, 2023
As people rushed to observe the miracle, and were probably staring at Peter and John in bewilderment, Peter deflects the attention away from themselves. He clearly states. . .  Read More
Every Opportunity
by Lyli Dunbar on November 27th, 2023
Inventor Thomas Edison once asserted, “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” The apostle Paul. . .  Read More
See Him as Something
by Pastor Dan Hickling on November 24th, 2023
Nothing will derail a person’s spiritual growth more than an attitude of self-righteous pride. The moment we think . . .  Read More
Two by Two Prayer
by Danny Sathyadass on November 22nd, 2023
Peter and John, as business partners, knew each other long before they started following Jesus (Luke 5:10). James and John (who were brothers), along with. . .  Read More
Sharing Christ
by Danny Sathyadass on November 21st, 2023
As in Acts 2, the sequence of events here in Acts 3 is very similar. Let this serve as an inspiration to help us spread the good news of Christ. . .  Read More
Crucifying the Flesh
by Danny Saavedra on November 20th, 2023
Yesterday, we established that a heart surrendered to the Spirit will not engage in a sinful lifestyle nor will it produce the fruit of the flesh because the seeds being sown are of the Spirit. Today, we see the reason why and the. . .  Read More
When This Happens, We Know
by Danny Saavedra on November 17th, 2023
What kind of fruit do you get if you plant a mango tree? You guessed it . . . mangos You know what you won’t get? Bananas or peaches or apples. This should. . .  Read More
Seeds and Fruit
by Lisa Supp on November 16th, 2023
Even if you think you know what “walk in the Spirit” means, permit me some leeway because some may not. And I’ll use an analogy that helped. . .  Read More
Value of Teams
by Danny Sathyadass on November 15th, 2023
While the acronym TEAMS stand for Teaching, Evangelism, Adoration, Mentoring, and Sharing, the word teams is yet another value which the early believers. . .  Read More
Functions to Help Build the Church
by Danny Sathyadass on November 14th, 2023
A simple way to remember the functions that spiritually strengthen the church, is TEAMS which is an acronym for . . .  Read More
Freedom From Sin or Freedom to Serve
by Jeff Seward on November 13th, 2023
In 1941, President Roosevelt envisioned four basic freedoms for Americans to enjoy: freedom of speech, freedom to worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. Pastor Warren Wiersbe said, “But our world needs. . .  Read More
Going off Course
by Danny Saavedra on November 10th, 2023
A few months ago, my wife and I were driving to a destination with which I was unfamiliar. We had to drive separately, so I was following my wife, who knew the way. She was in our black Honda Accord, and I tried my best to keep my eyes. . .  Read More
A Pointless Practice
by Danny Saavedra on November 9th, 2023
Have you ever done something pointless? Back in high school, many of us thought learning things like algebra or the periodic table of elements was pointless. Today I know many people who think it’s pointless to. . .  Read More
Sharing Christ
by Danny Sathyadass on November 8th, 2023
Notice the sequence of events here in Acts 2, which can be a model to help us spread the good news of Christ naturally, without any external pressure or compulsion. These steps could be done over a time frame as we relate to people of other faiths. . .  Read More
Call on His Name
by Danny Sathyadass on November 7th, 2023
The mixed responses of people and the allegation that the 120 were drunk, prompted Peter to stand up along with the 11 to boldly address the crowd. All 120, comprising of women and possibly young children too (Acts 1:14-16) were declaring the wonders of God. . .  Read More
No Longer Slaves
by Rob Nieminen on November 6th, 2023
As we’ve worked our way through Galatians 4, the apostle Paul has been referencing the Old Testament story of Sarah and Hagar to drive home an important point. He’s using . . .  Read More
by Kelsey Curran on November 3rd, 2023
I won’t pretend to understand the pain of infertility. I can only write from the pain I know—that of a deep emptiness. But I think we can all relate to barrenness in one. . .  Read More
Two Paths
by Pastor Dan Hickling on November 2nd, 2023
False teachings about the Jewish Law’s place in the Christian life were spreading fast among the Galatian believers. Left unchecked, the truth and transforming power of the gospel would be totally neutered. So Paul launches an attack on. . .  Read More
Extraordinary Power in Ordinary People
by Danny Sathyadass on November 1st, 2023
The ones who heard the wonders of God, were devout Jews from all over the world, who had a rich heritage of worshiping a monotheistic God, who were . . .  Read More
How to Spread the Word
by Danny Sathyadass on October 31st, 2023
The book of Acts, narrates the work of the Holy Spirit through His witnesses who gradually spread the word to the world starting from Jerusalem. We are a continuation of that story as we fulfill our God given destiny, to reach the world. . .  Read More
He Went There!
by Pastor Dan Hickling on October 30th, 2023
Paul is in the process of winning back the trust and respect of the group of Christians in Galatia that had once received and cared for him. Their desire to help Paul had run so deep that Paul said . . .  Read More
Relational Equity
by Pastor Dan Hickling on October 27th, 2023
Paul had an uphill battle with the Galatian Christians. Their hearts and minds toward him had become poisoned by a radical element of Judaizers. So as he continues to make his case on why they should accept. . .  Read More
Heirs of the Father
by Pastor Jeff Seward on October 26th, 2023
Do you ever think about the inheritance God has prepared for you? We have no comprehension of how glorious it will be Upon receiving Jesus as your Savior, you became an heir to His kingdom and blessings. Yet as one adopted, you receive. . .  Read More
Intro to Acts
by Thomas Road Baptist Church on October 25th, 2023
Before Jesus was taken into Heaven, He told the apostles to wait in Jerusalem for the baptism of the Holy Spirit so they would have the power to be His witnesses. . .  Read More
Wanderer and Restorer
by Lifeway on October 4th, 2023
Restoration begins with confession. You can’t fix what you don’t recognize is broken. James’s letter doesn’t wrap up with final words . . .  Read More
Faithful and Faithless
by Lifeway on October 3rd, 2023
James constantly points us to the fact that the Christian life is about glad-hearted obedience. After all the practical application of spiritual. . .  Read More
Taking the Fall
by Danny Saavedra on September 29th, 2023
Have you ever taken the fall for someone? Have you ever paid for someone else’s mistake? Maybe your kid broke something . . .  Read More
The Perfect Game
by Danny Saavedra on September 28th, 2023
Have you ever seen a perfect game in baseball? It’s a rare accomplishment. In baseball’s 150 years, there have only been 23 perfect. . .  Read More
Suffering and Comfort
by Lifeway on September 27th, 2023
Unlike most people in our culture today, the early Christians likely expected Jesus to return during their lifetimes. Many believed that . . .  Read More
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by Kurt Selles on September 26th, 2023
How do faith and actions (good works, obedience) fit together? While recognizing that salvation is completely a gift from God, including . . .  Read More
Who Do You Belong To?
by Newspring Church on September 25th, 2023
Life as a Christian can seem difficult if not impossible. How easy is it — really — to love our neighbors, to honor our. . .  Read More
by Pastor Dan Hickling on September 22nd, 2023
When we come to the Book of Galatians, it’s important to understand that everything in it has a deliberate purpose, including the. . .  Read More
Good Grace. New Heart.
by Danny Saavedra on September 21st, 2023
Have you ever fallen for a scam? Maybe you bought something online because the product looked great in pictures, but what. . .  Read More
Oppressors and Laborer
by Lifeway on September 20th, 2023
James went to great lengths to warn the church about the corrupting power of wealth. His words often echo the teachings of Jesus, specifically . . .  Read More
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by Christopher Ash on September 19th, 2023
If we ask, “Are the righteous in the Psalms the same as those who are righteous by grace alone through faith alone under. . .  Read More
Are You Stuck?
by Newspring Church on September 18th, 2023
From the time we are babies, we are rewarded for hard work. We are promised a toy if we don’t scream during the shopping trip. When . . .  Read More
Case Closed. Grace Wins.
by Danny Saavedra on September 15th, 2023
Imagine you committed a crime and were declared guilty. Now you’re facing the death penalty. But right before your execution, someone. . .  Read More
Context is Key
by Pastor Dan Hickling on September 14th, 2023
There’s a well-known saying concerning the study of the Bible: “Context is key” That’s never truer than in this passage from Galatians. This is. . .  Read More