Devotional

Face to Face with the Truth

August 5, 2019

Jesus answered, “… Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” Pilate said to Him, “What is truth? John 18:37–38 The truth exposes things. Because of this, not everyone likes it. People who came face to face with Jesus, the truth Himself, reacted in varying ways—most of them foolish. But the way we respond […]

In the World but Not of It

July 29, 2019

I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. They are not of the […]

Be of Good Cheer

July 22, 2019

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. John 16:33 Early in His ministry Jesus had taught His disciples, “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you. Rejoice and be exceedingly […]

Abiding in Christ

July 15, 2019

I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and […]

Preparation for Service

July 8, 2019

If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be […]

Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled

July 1, 2019

Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. John 14:1 We see many troubling things in the world today. Perhaps you see them in your own home, among your family members, or in your own life. Jesus has a remedy for our troubled hearts. Jesus was now hours away […]

A New Commandment

June 24, 2019

Now the Son of Man is glorified, and God is glorified in Him. If God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and glorify Him immediately. Little children, I shall be with you a little while longer. You will seek Me; and as I said to the Jews, ‘Where I am […]

Fearing God Instead of Men

June 17, 2019

Nevertheless even among the rulers many believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. John 12:42–43 Have you ever been afraid to make a stand for Jesus because […]

Seeing Eternity

June 10, 2019

Let her alone; she has kept this for the day of My burial. For the poor you have with you always, but Me you do not have always. John 12:7–8 The world around us—that we can see and touch—seems very real to us. But the Bible tells us that there is another world that will […]

Losing What You Try to Keep

June 3, 2019

If we let Him alone like this, everyone will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and nation. John 11:48 We all highly value certain things, some of them legitimate—family, home, friends—and others, like pride or resentment, are dangerous. Either way, when we hold on to something tightly […]