Devotional

The Good Shepherd

June 29, 2020

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. John 10:11 Sheep are one of the only animals that cannot take care of themselves. They have no homing instincts and are therefore easily lost. They have no defensive skills and are therefore easy prey. They have no sense of danger […]

The Door

June 22, 2020

“I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved.” John 10:9 Thus far in our series, Jesus has proclaimed to bread and light, two essentials things for life and growth. In verse 9, Jesus makes another bold statement: He claims to be the only entryway into a relationship with God. He […]

The Light of the World

June 15, 2020

“I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” John 8:12 As we continue our look at the “I Am” statements of Jesus, notice that He does not claim to be merely a Light but the Light of the World. The idea […]

The Bread of Life

June 8, 2020

Jesus’ emphasis upon Himself clearly comes across in what commonly are called the “I AM” statements of Christ. These statements are recorded in John’s Gospel. “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, he who believes in Me shall never thirst.” John 6:35 How astounding and how unlike anything […]

The Words of Christ

June 1, 2020

Words can be powerful, and at times, have changed the course of history. Out of all the words ever recorded, the words of Jesus have unparalleled quality. On one occasion, the chief priest of Israel sent a band of soldiers to arrest Jesus as He was teaching in the temple. When they returned without having […]

The Miracles of Christ

May 25, 2020

As we continue our look at the uniqueness of Jesus, we come to the subject of miracles. Jesus was unique in His display of miraculous power. Others have displayed miraculous power— Moses, for example, and some of the Hebrew prophets—but they were only instruments through whom God was working. Jesus, on the other hand, performed […]

The Life of Christ

May 18, 2020

As we have seen, not only was Jesus’ birth unique, but His sinless life also sets Him apart from every other human being. We are all sinners even on our best day—yet Jesus never succumbed to temptation. In John 8:46 we find Jesus in the midst of a group of men debating His messianic claims. […]

The Prophetic Birth of Christ

May 11, 2020

One other unique aspect of the birth of Christ that has already been alluded to is that His birth was predicted centuries before it occurred. There is no one else in history whose birth was foretold to that extent. There were a few other people in the biblical record whose births were announced before their […]

The Virgin Birth of Christ

May 4, 2020

Every person’s life began through the same basic process, but Jesus was different. He did not have a biological father but was born by a miraculous move of God’s Spirit upon a young Jewish virgin named Miriam (Mary). From the beginning of human history, the Scriptures declared that the Savior would come in an extraordinary […]

The Uniqueness of Jesus

April 27, 2020

When I was a boy, one of my favorite things about Easter (besides time off from school) was something not even my best friend would have been able to guess. Back then I wasn’t particularly religious, but one of the main highlights of my Easter vacation (60s term for spring break) was the opportunity to […]