Devotional

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 […]

The Resurrection and the Life

May 27, 2019

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25–26 Death comes to all of us. Young and old, rich and poor, good and bad, educated […]

Trying to Kill God

May 20, 2019

Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. Jesus answered them, “Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?” The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, […]