Tag: plan

  • Biblical Principle #118: God Prepares People for His Purpose

    Biblical Principles List Principle God prepares specific people to fulfill His specific purpose. Explanation Throughout the Bible, one common theme is how GOD prepared specific individuals so that they might fulfill specific purposes according to GOD’s will. Moses is one of these individuals. 1 Now a man of the house of Levi went and took…

  • Five Keys to Unlocking GOD’s Will

    The following short reminder was given to me in a company meeting last week by Jay Wolf, pastor of First Baptist Church in Montgomery, AL. One of the most often asked questions is: “What is God’s will for my life?” The 5 Keys: Prayer Mark 1:35 Philippians 4:6-7 GOD’s Word Psalm 119:105 Joshua 1:8 Counselors Proverbs…

  • The Cost of Following Jesus (Loving GOD More than Friends and Family)

    Jesus clearly stated, repeatedly, that there is a price to be paid for following Him. He told His disciples: 18 “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. 19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to…

  • He isn’t Safe, But He is Good (Studying GOD’s Character)

    The world’s greatest problem, at its root, is a failure to see GOD as He really is. Because GOD is invisible to the physical eye, He is mysterious. This is why the righteous must walk by faith. We cannot physically see GOD in this life and continue to live. It’s impossible. Further complicating matters is…

  • December 22 – GOD’s Will for You

    Reading 2 Pet. 1:1-3:18 Devotional Today’s reading is the second letter of Peter. As mentioned yesterday, this letter was written to all Christians living at the time and its focus was to: 1.) refute the false teaching which had arisen and thereby remind the Christians what their responsibility and mission for life was, and 2.)…

  • December 21 – Your Redemption Payment

    Reading 1 Pet. 1:1-5:14 Devotional The apostle Peter wrote two letters which are included in the New Testament. Peter is believed to have died in 64 A.D., which would mean that his two letters were written sometime before then. Peter was familiar with Paul’s writings and Peter’s first letter is addressed to GOD’s elect scattered…

  • December 18 – The Kindness of GOD

    Reading Titus 1:1-3:15 Devotional During his post-house arrest travels, Paul left Titus on the island of Crete for the purpose of correcting problems within the church there and appointing elders in every town. Titus has been a long-time partner with Paul in the kingdom. There is a lot of similarity between Paul’s instructions to Timothy…

  • December 12 – Paul before Felix, Festus and Agrippa

    Reading Acts 24:1-26:32 Devotional Now in custody of the Roman governor Felix, Paul defended himself against accusations by the chief priests, elders and teachers of the Law. Felix was very familiar with Christianity, referred to in the text as “the Way,” and he ordered Paul kept in prison for two years. Thankfully, Paul was allowed…

  • December 8 – The Gospel Produces Faith

    Reading Rom. 9:1-11:36 Devotional As we continue our reading of Paul’s letter to the Romans, chapters 9-11 deal with GOD’s rejection of the faithless and wicked Jews while preserving a remnant of faithful people, His acceptance of willing Gentiles, and His promise to accept those who are willing and come to Him, regardless of their…

  • December 7 – Romans: Salvation at Work

    Reading  Rom. 3:21-8:39  Devotional Today’s reading tells the beautiful story of how GOD redeemed sinful man from the sentence of spiritual death, how grace works, the Christian’s responsibility to live a holy life, and promises that we have as a result of life in Christ. Rather than summarizing the message, I will instead select specific…