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Truth about God – October 30, 2017

Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come. Then he sent some more servants and said, […]

Thanksgiving Leads to Thanksliving – October 29, 2017

Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!” When he saw them, he said, “Go, show […]

God’s Faithfulness Doesn’t Change – October 28, 2017

If we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself. 2 Timothy 2:13 God’s Faithfulness Doesn’t Change Daily Devotion – October 28, 2017 Devotion based on 2 Timothy 2:13 See series: Devotions “That’s just the way he is. He’s never going to change,” Jack explained to his younger cousin who had […]

No question—You are loved! – October 27, 2017

God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 No question—You are loved! Daily Devotion – October 27, 2017 Devotion based on Romans 5:8 See series: Devotions “I love you.” Those are precious words that we treasure hearing. But they are just that: […]

An All-access Pass to God – October 26, 2017

Since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Romans 5:1-2 An All-access Pass to God Daily Devotion – October […]

Good Fruit – October 25, 2017

I will sing for the one I love a song about his vineyard; my loved one had a vineyard on a fertile hillside. He dug it up and cleared it of stones and planted it with the choicest vines. He built a watchtower in it and cut out a winepress as well. Then he looked […]

Fixer-Uppers – October 24, 2017

Our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body. Philippians 3:20-21 Fixer-Uppers Daily Devotion – October 24, 2017 Devotion based […]

The Lord has given you a Vineyard – October 23, 2017

“Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit.” Matthew 21:43 The Lord has given you a Vineyard Daily Devotion – October 23, 2017 Devotion based on Matthew 21:43 See series: Devotions During the week that Jesus died, […]

Special Recognition – October 22, 2017

“So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.’” Luke 17:10 Special Recognition Daily Devotion – October 22, 2017 Devotion based on Luke 17:10 See series: Devotions There are times when I feel like I deserve special recognition […]

Answer Your Timidity – October 21, 2017

God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 Answer Your Timidity Daily Devotion – October 21, 2017 Devotion based on 2 Timothy 1:7 See series: Devotions Let’s start with a moment of candor. Not too many years ago, you and […]

Proof of Payment – October 20, 2017

[Jesus] was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification. Romans 4:25 Proof of Payment Daily Devotion – October 20, 2017 Devotion based on Romans 4:25 See series: Devotions Years of reckless spending resulted in massive credit card debt. A couple months of following a strict budget […]

Bragging Rightly – October 19, 2017

Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. On what principle? On that of observing the law? No, but on that of faith. Romans 3:27 Bragging Rightly Daily Devotion – October 19, 2017 Devotion based on Romans 3:27 See series: Devotions “What good thing must I do to get eternal life?” (Matthew 19:16) The wealthy […]

Repent and Live! – October 18, 2017

“Therefore, O house of Israel, I will judge you, each one according to his ways, declares the Sovereign LORD. Repent! Turn away from all your offenses; then sin will not be your downfall. Rid yourselves of all the offenses you have committed, and get a new heart and a new spirit. Why will you die, […]

The Third Son – October 16, 2017

“What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard.’ ‘I will not,’ he answered, but later he changed his mind and went. Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered, […]

Quality of Life – October 15, 2017

Godliness with contentment is great gain. 1 Timothy 6:6 Quality of Life Daily Devotion – October 15, 2017 Devotion based on 1 Timothy 6:6 See series: Devotions It’s said that, around 40 years ago, a diplomat from the old Soviet Union was visiting the United States. Part of his tour of the country included […]

A Warning—do you like them or hate them? – October 14, 2017

Woe to you who are complacent in Zion, and to you who feel secure on Mount Samaria, you notable men of the foremost nation, to whom the people of Israel come! Go to Calneh and look at it; go from there to great Hamath, and then go down to Gath in Philistia. Are they better […]

Little Words are Important – October 13, 2017

But now a righteousness from God, apart from the law, has been made known…through faith in Jesus Christ…justified freely by his grace…redemption that came by Christ Jesus. Romans 3:21-24 Little Words are Important Daily Devotion – October 13, 2017 Devotion based on Romans 3:21-24 See series: Devotions Text messages are really convenient and helpful…until […]

Jesus Gives Life – October 12, 2017

Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. Therefore no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin. […]

Unimaginable Humility – October 17, 2017

If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but […]

Infinitely Wise – October 11, 2017

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher that your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9 Infinitely Wise Daily Devotion – October 11, 2017 Devotion based on Isaiah 55:8-9 See […]

Remain – October 10, 2017

I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; but it is more necessary for you that I remain… Philippians 1:23-24 Remain Daily Devotion – October 10, 2017 Devotion based on Philippians 1:23-24 See series: Devotions Is your body worn out? How many of your friends already died? Do trips […]

God’s Generosity – October 9, 2017

“Are you envious because I am generous?” Matthew 20:15 God’s Generosity Daily Devotion – October 9, 2017 Devotion based on Matthew 20:15 See series: Devotions “We deserve more!” This is what some of the hired men thought. They worked long hours, and they bore the heat of the day. No wonder they complained against […]

Trustworthy Character – October 8, 2017

“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?” Luke 16:10-11 Trustworthy Character Daily Devotion – October 8, 2017 Devotion […]

A Better Place – October 7, 2017

I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a […]