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Yet Another Reason to Give Thanks – November 23, 2017

I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. […]

Saints Triumphant – November 22, 2017

Awake, awake, O Zion, clothe yourself with strength. Put on your garments of splendor, O Jerusalem, the holy city. Isaiah 52:1 Saints Triumphant Daily Devotion – November 22, 2017 Devotion based on Isaiah 52:1 See series: Devotions As we near the end of the Church Year, we focus this week on the Saints Triumphant. […]

Enduring Encouragement – November 21, 2017

Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord’s […]

Keep watch! – November 20, 2017

“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. … Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.” Matthew 25:1-2,13 Keep watch! Daily Devotion – November 20, […]

Heaven Will be Different – November 19, 2017

Jesus replied, “The people of this age marry and are given in marriage. But those who are considered worthy of taking part in that age and in the resurrection from the dead will neither marry nor be given in marriage, and they can no longer die; for they are like the angels. They are God’s […]

Eternal Encouragement – November 18, 2017

We ought always to thank God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because from the beginning God chose you to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus […]

Worth it? – November 17, 2017

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18 Worth it? Daily Devotion – November 17, 2017 Devotion based on Romans 8:18 See series: Devotions Is it worth it? We ask ourselves this question many times every day. Is it worth it […]

Led by the Spirit – November 16, 2017

Those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Romans […]

A Sight to Keep in Mind – November 15, 2017

“As I looked, “thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat. His clothing was as white as snow; the hair of his head was white like wool. His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze. A river of fire was flowing, coming out from before him. […]

Normalcy Bias – November 14, 2017

The day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 1 Thessalonians 5:2 Normalcy Bias Daily Devotion – November 14, 2017 Devotion based on 1 Thessalonians 5:2 See series: Devotions Want to learn a new term? Here it is. The term is Normalcy Bias. Normalcy Bias is the assumption that just […]

The Time Will Come – November 13, 2017

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory and the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on […]

Know What I Have – November 12, 2017

Jesus replied, “I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but as for the one who has nothing, even what he has will be taken away. But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them—bring them here and kill them in front of me.” Luke […]

The Lord Calls to You – November 11, 2017

“This is what the LORD says: Stand in the courtyard of the LORD’s house and speak to all the people of the towns of Judah who come to worship in the house of the LORD. Tell them everything I command you; do not omit a word. Perhaps they will listen and each will turn from […]

Enjoy the Blessings of the Spirit – November 10, 2017

Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace; the sinful […]

Eternal Innocence in Jesus Alone – November 9, 2017

There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1 Eternal Innocence in Jesus Alone Daily Devotion – November 9, 2017 Devotion based on Romans 8:1 See series: Devotions Can there be anything as sweet as God uttering that I am innocent in his eyes? Nothing refreshes the weary sinner […]

Don’t Fear the Lions – November 8, 2017

At the first light of dawn, the king got up and hurried to the lions’ den. When he came near the den, he called to Daniel in an anguished voice, “Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to rescue you from the lions?” Daniel answered, “O king, […]

Two Unspoken Words – November 7, 2017

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1 Two Unspoken Words Daily Devotion – November 7, 2017 Devotion based on Galatians 5:1 See series: Devotions In the 1930’s, a group of Americans took on […]

Trust Me – November 6, 2017

“All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.” Matthew 10:22 Trust Me Daily Devotion – November 6, 2017 Devotion based on Matthew 10:22 See series: Devotions Jesus knew what his disciples were going to endure. This is why he urged them, “Trust me.” […]

Freedom from the Truth – November 5, 2017

To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32 Freedom from the Truth Daily Devotion – November 5, 2017 Devotion based on John 8:31-32 See series: Devotions The […]

God’s Unconditional Love – November 4, 2017

“The time is coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will make a new covenant … I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” Jeremiah 31:31,34 God’s Unconditional Love Daily Devotion – November 4, 2017 Devotion based on Jeremiah 31:31,34 See series: Devotions Apple, Samsung, Nokia—someone is continually advertising their newest […]

Funerals Simplify Things – November 3, 2017

The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23 Funerals Simplify Things Daily Devotion – November 3, 2017 Devotion based on Romans 6:23 See series: Devotions I always appreciate funerals. I have been at the funerals of poor people and well-to-do people, […]

Dead and Alive – November 2, 2017

Count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought […]

The Feast – November 1, 2017

On this mountain the LORD Almighty will prepare a feast of rich food for all peoples, a banquet of aged wine—the best of meats and the finest of wines. On this mountain he will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations; he will swallow up death forever. Isaiah 25:6-8 […]

Rejoice! – October 31, 2017

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts […]