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Switching Places – August 29, 2017

I speak the truth in Christ—I am not lying, my conscience confirms it in the Holy Spirit—I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, those of my own race, the people of Israel. […]

Don’t doubt God’s Word – August 28, 2017

The boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it. During the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out […]

How To be Patient With God’s Promises – August 27, 2017

After this, the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.” But Abram said, “O Sovereign LORD, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?” And Abram […]

What Gets You Through – August 26, 2017

They were looking for a better country—a heavenly one. Hebrews 11:16 What Gets You Through Daily Devotion – August 26, 2017 Devotion based on Hebrews 11:16 See series: Devotions The World War II film, Saving Private Ryan, is about a small unit of soldiers with a difficult assignment. They had orders to penetrate enemy […]

One Faith – One Savior – August 25, 2017

There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28 One Faith — One Savior Daily Devotion – August 25, 2017 Devotion based on Galatians 3:28 See series: Devotions In his divine wisdom and love, God has provided a diverse world of […]

Slipping to Security in The Lord – August 24, 2017

When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your love, O LORD, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul. Psalm 94:18-19 Slipping to Security in The Lord Daily Devotion – August 24, 2017 Devotion based on Psalm 94:18-19 See series: Devotions Forest Gump is an interesting movie. […]

Eat What is Good – August 23, 2017

“Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, […]

Inseparable – August 22, 2017

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through […]

With Jesus There is Always More – August 21, 2017

Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, [Jesus] gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. […]

Good Investments – August 20, 2017

Jesus told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man produced a good crop. He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’ “Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store […]

Your Life is Meaningful – August 19, 2017

Meaningless! Meaningless! Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless. … For a man may do his work with wisdom, knowledge and skill, and then he must leave all he owns to someone who has not worked for it. This too is meaningless and a great misfortune. Ecclesiastes 1:2,2:21 Your Life is Meaningful Daily Devotion – August 19, […]

Happiest Day of My Life – August 18, 2017

For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. Philippians 1:21 Happiest Day of My Life Daily Devotion – August 18, 2017 Devotion based on Philippians 1:21 See series: Devotions A teacher asks her second-grade class to draw a picture of the happiest day of their lives. After they turn in […]

Place Your Confidence in Christ – September 30, 2017

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me faithful, appointing me to his service. Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief. The grace of our Lord was poured out on […]

Life in the Son of God – August 17, 2017

He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. 1 John 5:12 Life in the Son of God Daily Devotion – August 17, 2017 Devotion based on 1 John 5:12 See series: Devotions The doctor walked solemnly into the hospital room. He explained […]

Wisdom – August 16, 2017

[King Solomon prayed]: “So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong.” 1 Kings 3:9 Wisdom Daily Devotion – August 16, 2017 Devotion based on 1 Kings 3:9 See series: Devotions We live in the information age (and misinformation). If you don’t have knowledge on […]

The Big Picture – August 15, 2017

We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those he predestined, he also […]

Old and New – August 14, 2017

[Jesus] said to [his disciples], “Therefore every teacher of the law who has been instructed about the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.” Matthew 13:52 Old and New Daily Devotion – August 14, 2017 Devotion based on Matthew 13:52 […]

Pray With Confidence – August 13, 2017

One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” He said to them, “When you pray, say: “‘Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us […]

When God’s Had Enough – August 12, 2017

Then the LORD said, “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know.” The men turned away and went toward Sodom, but Abraham […]

Refuge – August 11, 2017

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1 Refuge Daily Devotion – August 11, 2017 Devotion based on Psalm 46:1 See series: Devotions At the time when this Psalm was written, the largest cities were entirely enclosed by sturdy walls. Those walls made those cities into fortresses that people […]

God Intimately Knows and Cares for You – August 10, 2017

“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Luke 12:6-7 God Intimately Knows and Cares for You Daily Devotion – August 10, 2017 Devotion based on […]

God is Your Refuge – August 9, 2017

The LORD will roar from Zion and thunder from Jerusalem; the earth and the sky will tremble. But the LORD will be a refuge for his people, a stronghold for the people of Israel. Joel 3:16 God is Your Refuge Daily Devotion – August 9, 2017 Devotion based on Joel 3:16 See series: Devotions […]

Beyond Words – August 8, 2017

The Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. Romans 8:26 Beyond Words Daily Devotion – August 8, 2017 Devotion based on Romans 8:26 See series: Devotions Ever wish there was a special […]

In Due Time – August 7, 2017

“The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of […]