Devotional

The Purpose and the Nature of the Gifts

September 30, 2019

God has given the gifts of the Holy Spirit to His people that they might be used to build up the body of Christ. A mature and healthy fellowship will naturally have the gifts of the Spirit in operation. It is unfortunate that people hold the position that the gifts have ceased because they rob […]

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

September 23, 2019

To the church in Corinth the apostle Paul wrote, “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant” (1 Corinthians 12:1). Yet, there is perhaps no greater area of ignorance and confusion within the church today than in the area of spiritual gifts. The Two Extremes Among Bible-believing Christians, there are […]

Be Strong in the Lord

September 16, 2019

“Yet now be strong, Zerubbabel,” says the Lord; “and be strong, Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest; and be strong, all you people of the land,” says the Lord, “and work; for I am with you,” says the Lord of hosts. Haggai 2:4 “Yet now be strong.” Through Zerubbabel and Joshua, the leaders of […]

The Greater Glory

September 9, 2019

“‘Yet now, be strong, Zerubbabel,’ says the Lord; ‘and be strong, Joshua … and be strong, all you people of the land … and work; for I am with you,’ … For thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘Once more I will shake heaven and earth, the sea and dry land; and I will shake […]

That People May Have Life

September 2, 2019

These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name. John 20:31 Jesus, the Word of God, had approximately three years of public ministry in which to bring the knowledge of God to the Jews. Many things that Jesus […]

Restored and Recommissioned

August 26, 2019

So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?” John 21:15 Despite our intentions to please the Lord, we all fail to one degree or another. But if we truly repent of our sin, God graciously allows us to keep serving Him—even […]

That You May Believe

August 19, 2019

And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name. John 20:30-31 John wrote his gospel to convince […]

It Is Finished!

August 12, 2019

After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!” Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth. So when Jesus had received the sour wine, […]

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 […]