Devotional

Abundant Life Now

November 12, 2018

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10 The gospel of John speaks of abundant life, so let me ask you this question: Are you living the life that Jesus came […]

The Gospel of John

November 5, 2018

John, more than any other gospel writer, reveals the deity of Christ. God Himself, John tells us, became one of us, possessing as His own a full human nature from His conception. John tells us at the outset that the Word—Jesus—was God (see John 1:1). He tells us that Jesus claimed to be the great […]

Getting Back to Jesus

October 29, 2018

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 An interesting phenomenon has occurred in our society regarding Christianity in recent years: many people have been turned off by the church, viewing it as oppressive and […]

The Authority of Jesus

October 22, 2018

And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. Matthew 7:28–29 We have seen over and over again throughout the Sermon on the Mount how Jesus called His followers to a life distinctly […]

Doers of the Word

October 15, 2018

Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. “But everyone who hears these […]

Genuine Believers

October 8, 2018

Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to […]

Beware of False Prophets

October 1, 2018

Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear […]

The Narrow Gate

September 24, 2018

Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. Matthew 7:13–14 Throughout the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus had likely been on a hillside overlooking […]

Getting Answers to Our Prayers

September 17, 2018

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a […]

Asking, Seeking, Knocking

September 10, 2018

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Matthew 7:7–8 As Christians, we are called to advance the kingdom of God and effect change in […]